SCAN Healthy At Any Age Podcast
General Information on Mental Health
- The Truth About Depression (information sheet)
Includes basic mental health information, how to recognize suicide warning signs and help for veterans.
- Substance (Ab)use and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Federal agency leading public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America
International nonprofit membership organization and a leader in education, training and research for anxiety, depression and related disorders.
SCAN Straight Teletalk: Mental Health
Crisis Line Information
- Emergency Medical Services—911
If the situation is potentially life threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911; available 24 hours a day.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
Provides 24/seven, free and confidential support for people in distress. Also offers prevention and crisis resources.
TTY: 1-800-799-4889. On-line chat is also available.
- Friendship Line 1-800-971-0016
Twenty-four-hour service is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older and adults living with disabilities.
- SAMHSA National Helpline 1‑800-662-4357
Provides 24-hour free and confidential treatment referral and information about mental and/or substance use disorders, prevention and recovery in English and Spanish.
- Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255
Connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential hotline, online chat or text.
Tools and Tips for Maintaining Good Mental Health
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- Volunteer Match
Matches inspired people with inspiring causes.
- Volunteer Action for Aging
Engages seniors in fun and meaningful activities through volunteerism.
A nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write (Echo Park and Mar Vista, Los Angeles).
- LA Works Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Offers volunteer opportunities uniquely designed to tap into the experience, skills and wisdom that those age 55 and over bring.