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Depression and Alcohol Use

Depression and alcohol use disorder are common behavioral health conditions in adults.

In fact, depression is the leading cause of disability in the United States. Alcohol use disorder is the primary addictive disorder in adults 65 years and older.

If you or a loved one is suffering from depression or alcohol use disorder, you are not alone.

How We Help

atom Alliance is partnering with primary care providers (PCPs) and inpatient psychiatric facilities (IPFs) to

  • Increase depression or alcohol use disorder screenings for adults
  • Improve outpatient follow-up care for adults with depression or alcohol use disorder

Partners

Resources for Medicare Beneficiaries (May 2016)
Resources for Medicare Beneficiaries (May 2016)

Preview: Resources for Medicare Beneficiaries (May 2016)
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Below is a list of resources to help you or your loved one seek help, manage conditions and feel better.

Use the tabs to the right to search for specific tools and resources related to this page.

You can also search our comprehensive library of online resources, where you can sort by atom Alliance state, initiative, patient or provider focus or simply type in a keyword for quick access to the tools and resources you need.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Strives to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for American’s affected by mental illness.
The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council)
A unifying voice of America’s community mental health and addictions treatment organizations
Mental Health America (MHA)
Community-based non-profit dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Focuses on improving the quality of life for children and adults affected with these disorders
Recovery Now!
Campaign to improve the quality of mental healthcare, promoting recovery for all Americans affected by mental health conditions
Find Treatment
Behavioral Health Treatment Locator
NAMI Fact Sheet Library
Fact sheets providing clear, concise information on mental health topics
Know the Warning Signs
Provides indicators of mental illness and where to seek help
NIMH: What Is Depression?
Offer types and signs of depression and how to seek treatment
Antidepressant Medicines: A Guide for Adults with Depression
Antidepressant Medicines: A Guide for Adults with Depression

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The Secret to Long Life, New York Times
I AM CDC: Deb Stone talks about depression
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among people ages 15 to 34 and every year there are twice as many suicides than homicides in the US. At CDC we collect data, we research the factors that contribute to suicide and we develop and test interventions and then we get the word out.
The Other Side
An evocative rendition of the journey from despair and loneliness to hope and community, as told by those who’ve recovered from mental illness and addictions
Podcast: Anxiety and Cardiovascular Health, ADAA
Dr. Lavie, who practices cardiology and internal medicine, discusses the link between anxiety and other psychological stress for patients with cardiovascular disease.

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