Medical & Legal
The information on my website is not intended to be a substitute for the medical advice of therapists, psychiatrists, physicians, nor other mental health professionals. It shall not take the place of a medical evaluation, diagnosis, and/or treatment.
As a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach, Author, Speaker, and Advocate, I don't give legal advice. I am not an attorney, nor do I have a professional legal background.
The information on my website is for educational purposes only. It is to help people to build awareness about practical, non-medical options for improving health and healing trauma. Furthermore, individuals are recommended to seek immediate professional medical care in the event they are suffering mental health and/or medical conditions, including suicidal thoughts, or engaging in destructive, self-harm behaviors.
As a Certified Trauma Recovery Coach, I do not diagnose, treat, nor give medical advice about medications. If you have concerns or questions pertaining to your mental health, medical conditions, negative side effects of medicine, or if you are experiencing withdrawal symptoms, these issues must be addressed by a traditional therapist, psychiatrist, your family physician, or other medical professionals. This is not within my scope of trauma recovery coaching practice.
If you feel endangered, unsafe, or in a life-threatening situation, contact 911 or your local authority immediately. If necessary, contact the FBI, an attorney, and/or a legal professional who specializes in your specific circumstances. Do not reach out to me to ask for legal help.
The information on my website is based on my personal experiences, research, education, and knowledge. Please consider building awareness, take back your power, and become your own health advocate. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, & Mental Health – Their mission is to develop and promote accessible, culturally relevant, and trauma-informed responses to domestic violence and other lifetime trauma so that survivors and their children can access the resources that are essential to their safety and well-being. They provide training, support, and consultation to advocates, mental health and substance abuse providers, legal professionals, and policymakers as they work to improve agency and systems-level responses to survivors and their children. Their work is survivor defined and rooted in principles of social justice. http://www.nationalcenterdvtraumamh.org/about/
National Domestic Violence Hotline – The National Violence Hotline is a nonprofit organization established in 1966 as a component of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). They provide lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live free from abuse. Hotline: 1-800-799-7233, https://www.thehotline.org/
RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network) – They are the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sex Assault Hotline in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that predators are brought to justice. Hotline: 1-800-656-4673 https://www.rainn.org/
Assaulted Women’s Helpline – This Canadian organization offers a 24-hour telephone and a TTY crisis line to all women who have experienced abuse. They provide counseling, emotional support, information, and referrals. The helpline is dedicated to working towards equality for all women. Hotline: 1-866-863-0511 http://www.awhl.org/
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – 1-800- 273- 8255 http://www.afsp.org/
Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) - http://www.suicideprevention.ca/
International World-Wide Suicide & Crisis Hotlines - http://www.suicidehotlines.com/international.html
National Suicide Hotlines USA – 1-800-784-2433, Deaf hotline: 1-800-799-4889, http://www.suicidehotlines.com/
Anti-Bullying Network – The Anti-Bullying Network was established at the University of Edinburgh in 1999 with funding from the Scottish Executive to provide free anti-bullying support to school communities. In the first eight years that it operated on this basis, the Network gained a national reputation for the high quality of the services it provided to school communities. The Anti-Bullying Network is now an independent operation with the following objectives:
to support anti-bullying work in schools;
to provide a free website;
and to offer an anti-bullying service which will include the provision of training, publications and consultancy services.
NAPAB, Advocating for Children’s Rights - We advocate on behalf of bullied children and their families. We help schools across the country begin their own Cool 2 Be Kind Chapters. We also provide education and support to parents, educators, children and the community at large in order to promote a harassment free society. 1-800-273-TALK https://www.napab.org/leadership
Stop Bullying Foundation – They are dedicated to raising awareness about bullying and looking for ways to stop bullying through education and art. Their intention is to bring an anti-bullying program into schools to change the bullying dynamics that goes on in communities everywhere. https://www.stopbullyingfoundation.org
The Stalking Prevention, Awareness, & Resource Center (SPARC) – They are a federally funded project providing education and resources about the crime of stalking. SPARC aims to enhance the response to stalking by education the professionals tasked with keeping stalking victims safe and holding offenders accountable. SPARC ensures that allied professionals have the specialized knowledge to identify and respond to the crime of stalking. https://www.stalkingawarness.org
Protection Against Stalking – They believe that every victim of stalking should have the support and protection they need, including access to a locally based specialist stalking advocate service. They understand the harmful effects of stalking on peoples’ lives. They are committed to raise awareness of the signs and educating about the benefits of early prevention, while supporting victims of stalking in all communities across the UK. https://www.protectionagainststalking.org