LINKS (only a drop in the bucket) to help with:

  • Health
  • Addictions
  • Depression
  • Homelessness
  • A Lack of Faith

HEALTH:

Help for NEW MOMS:

Matriarc is a digital community where moms post childbirth come to heal their minds and bodies. Almost always, all attention and focus shifts from the mom to the baby once the baby is born. Matriarc was built for moms to rehabilitate their new body, calm the mind, relieve stress, and restore energy levels. Our simple-to-follow program aids in the transition of a mother’s body from pregnancy to motherhood. Joining Matriarc gives each mom a few moments to focus on themselves so they can be best mom they can be for their children and family.

I think this is crazy and unnecessary, but more and more people are doing it. Kay and Chuck went to Paris before Lyla came. If you want some ideas on a taking a trip before baby comes check out Babymoon Holidays. My suggestion is keep your needs and wants in check. Don’t be extravagant. Besides, trips should happen before AND after kids. Duncan and I have traveled a TON with our kids, in fact most of them have been to 49 of the 50 states (we still need to visit North Dakota), including many state and national parks. You have GOT to try out the Jr. Ranger Program! It makes traveling with kids an extra adventure.

Baby Sign Language is a wonderful way to speed up speech development, reduce frustration in young children by giving them a means to express themselves before they know how to talk, increase parent-child bonding, and let babies communicate vital information, such as if they are hurt or hungry. My friend Sarah is a pro at this. She has taught her 3 young children sign and Spanish while keeping their primary language English. Her videos of many children songs and words are HERE.

InfantSEE®, is designed to ensure that eye and vision care becomes an essential part of infant wellness care to improve a child’s quality of life. Under this public health program, participating optometrists provide a comprehensive infant eye assessment between 6 and 12 months of age as a no-cost public service. Click here to learn more and locate a doctor in your area who can provide the free infant assessment.

Safe drugs for the home? Consumer Safety Guide was created to keep the public informed with the most recent information on popular prescription medications and FDA-approved medical devices that could be endangering your health or putting your loved ones at risk. Similar information is found at DrugDanger.com.

Getting enough good-quality of sleep is vital for a child’s physical, mental and emotional well-being. How much does your baby need? How do you get your baby on a sleeping routine. Check out Sleep Reports.

How do I know if my child needs glasses or contacts? Here are 7 Signs to “look” for. 🙂

ADDICTIONS

Drug Watch.com The foundation of a long, happy life is knowing how to take care of your health. You only get one body. You can take care of it by learning how your body grows, what diseases or conditions to look out for and how to avoid risky products. Men’s bodies are different from women’s. All of our bodies change from childhood, through adulthood and into old age. Learn about each stage of life, and become a well-informed health consumer to improve your quality of life. 

Alcohol.org is dedicated to informing the public about the use and abuse of alcohol. You will find the latest alcohol research, studies and statistical data, brought to you by government agencies, academic institutions, news sources and awareness organizations. You will also find a wealth of alcohol-related resources, support groups, and help lines for those struggling with alcoholism.

Tuck is a community devoted to improving sleep hygiene, health and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive,
unbiased, free web-based resources.

AllTreatment.com is a good resource to find the right Teen Rehab Center for your child or friend. There are many different types of teen rehabs and programs that can cater to your teen’s unique needs and situation. For inpatient rehab centers for all ages, you could check out RehabCenter.net.

BeachHouseRehabCenter.com offers innovative, results-driven, individualized treatment for drug and alcohol addictions. Our coastal treatment facility offers individuals a truly comprehensive rehab experience and strives to be known nationwide as a leading model for clinical excellence. By encouraging family engagement and support, our family program gives individuals and their loved ones’ a foothold in recovery that has the potential to have a lasting impact across a lifetime.

Video game addiction can lead to mental illness, including: depression, anxiety, suicide and more. Learn more HERE.

DEPRESSION:

PTSD:

According to the National Center for PTSD, a person with this mental health condition may appear angry, tense, or worried. They may also come across as numb, distant, or detached.

Veterans with PTSD may also be easily irritated, jumpy, or nervous, while being more demanding or protective at the same time. Intimacy issues are not uncommon with PTSD either.

All of these responses can affect family and friends, who may feel hurt, dejected, angry, or sad, especially if they don’t recognize these patterns as being normal reactions to PTSD. So, creating a positive response first requires that you understand these responses enough to know they are a normal way of dealing with this condition.

HOMELESS IN THE PHOENIX, AZ AREA:

First you go to “THE HUB”
602-595-8700
It is an old motel at 42nd and Van Buren with a red door
8 am – 8 pm on Mondays
T-Th 8 am – 5 pm
Next door to U Mom
33 E Van Buren

There is also the Salvation Army Shelter on
28th and Van Buren

There is “Project Connect” where you can hook up with services all in one place. Ask “The Hub” when the next Project Connect is.

Housing placement can take a while, but start the screening process now. You don’t have to accept the placement when it is offered to you.

CHILDCARE
Association For Supportive Child Care
3910 S Rural Rd # E, Tempe, AZ 85282
(480) 829-0500

AzEIP
The Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) is the statewide system of services and supports for families of infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with disabilities or delays. The purpose of early intervention is to help families help their children develop to their full potential. Fill out a referral to see if you qualify for a free screening for your child, which may lead to free therapy and preschool.

FAITH

No matter where you live, there is help available for you. Search on google, reach out to a friend or go to a church. (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is VERY open to all visitors and teaches all ages practical ways to succeed in life. There are missionaries all around the world that will come to your door, no matter where you live. They teach faith in Jesus Christ and will serve your family free of charge.)

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