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This is a Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator. It is a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for substance abuse/addiction and/or mental health problems.
1) Brain stimulation therapies may be helpful in treating certain mental disorders. Brain stimulation therapies involve activating or inhibiting the brain directly. These types of therapies are less frequently used than medication and psychotherapies but they may be helpful for treating certain mental disorders that do not respond to other treatments.
Electroconvulsive therapy is the best studied brain stimulation therapy and has the longest history of use.
2) Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a procedure, done under general anesthesia, in which small electric currents are passed through the brain, triggering a brief seizure. ECT seems to cause changes in brain chemistry that can reverse symptoms of certain mental illnesses. It may work when other treatments are unsuccessful.
The NAMI HelpLine
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
The NAMI HelpLine is a free service that provides information, referrals and support to people living with a mental health condition, family members and caregivers, mental health providers and the public.
1-800-950-NAMI (6264) or firstname.lastname@example.org
The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET.
Evidence Based Practices
The Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Web Guide features research findings and details about EBPs used to prevent and treat mental and substance use disorders. EBPs integrate clinical expertise; expert opinion; external scientific evidence; and client, patient, and caregiver perspectives.
Suicide Prevention Link
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you’re in crisis, call the Lifeline to speak to someone and get support. It is confidential and available 24/7.