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Mental Health and Substance Use

Sometimes people experience times in their lives or in the lives of their loved ones that affect mental health. Or, they feel that their or their loved one's alcohol or substance use is causing problems. These situations are more common than you might think, and they affect people of all ages, genders, races, and incomes. Use the resources below to find help for your own or a loved one’s mental health or substance use issues.  

This page has four topics: Assessment, Counseling, Support Groups, and Education and Prevention. Scroll to the topic that meets your need and click on a link to find programs that may help.

Assessment

Looking for help with a mental health or substance use issue? Your first stop for mental health and substance use programs are state- and Medicaid-funded Local Management Entities/Managed Care Organizations (LME/MCOs). They have healthcare provides who can share information about mental health and substance use and provide the next steps to seek treatment. They also provide crisis services. Use the links below to find the LME/MCO for your region of the state. 

Counseling

Looking for a mental health or substance use counselor? Recently lost a loved one and need grief counseling? Looking for a marriage counselor? Use the links below to find programs that may be able to help.

Support Groups

If you are struggling with a mental health or substance use issue, you may find it helpful to turn to others who have the same problem. Use the links below to find support groups that may meet your need.

Education and Prevention

Looking for information and materials about substance use disorders? Looking for substance use prevention programs for people who are at risk? Use the link below to find programs that may be able to help. 

Can't find what you need or need additional help?

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