What You Can Do
Keep up with SamaraCare and other great mental health providers and advocates. Join our social networks, and theirs too, for up-to-date information and news.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Mental Health America
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration
Be In The Know
Join our mailing list so you’ll be able to make a difference when it matters. By providing your contact information, you’ll receive alerts with easy instructions on how to ask your elected officials to support vital legislation that preserves, protects and creates access to quality mental health care. You’ll also be made aware of local events where your support or presence will be greatly appreciated.
Volunteers are a welcome and appreciated asset to us! Help is always needed with office and administrative work, social media management and on the Silent Samaritans Committee to handle fund raising and event preparation.
The time and talents we receive from volunteers makes an invaluable difference for our organization and the people we serve. If you’d like to help us promote the importance of good mental health care, fulfill service hours or get your club or business involved, we’d love to hear from you.Contact Us
Make a donation of any size and you’ll help the children, teens and adults who need us. All donations support our Mental Health Access Program which provides fee-subsidized counseling and psychological testing for anyone and everyone who’s unable to afford services. Good mental health is too important to ignore. Let’s work together to help people achieve their greatest potential.Give Now
Bring the importance of mental health to your company, service club, faith group, community group or child’s school. Contact us about scheduling an educational and inspirational talk or workshop today.Contact Us
Every year, 1 out of 5 adults in the U.S. experiences a mental illness. That’s over 43 million people. Family members and friends are affected, too. If someone you love has a mental illness, give them the support they need.
Good To Know
- Your loved one’s illness is not their fault, your fault, or anyone’s fault.
- You can’t make your loved one well, but you can offer support, understanding, and hope.
- People experience types of mental illness in different ways with different symptoms.
- The best way to find out what your loved one needs from you is to ask direct questions.
If You Are Involved In A Loved One’s Treatment
- Have the contact information (including emergency numbers) for their doctor, therapist, and trusted friends and family members, etcetera who can help as needed.
- Ask your loved one if you have permission to discuss their treatment with his or her health care professional(s) (counselor and/or doctor).
- Be aware of counseling sessions and any medication they may be taking.
- Know the warning signs of a worsening condition and what you can do to help.
- Ask what kind of day-to-day help you can offer.
Helpful and Supportive Things You Could Say
- You are not alone in this. I’m here for you.
- We will get through this together.
- You may not believe it now, but the way you’re feeling will change.
- I don’t understand exactly how you feel, but I care about you and want to help.
- You are important to me.
- Tell me what I can do now to help you.