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General Health and Wellness - Resources

American Heart Association
Access healthy lifestyle information.

American Music Therapy Association
Access information on frequently asked questions about music therapy, such as who can benefit from music therapy, how music therapy is utilized in different settings, and misconceptions about music therapy.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Find information on diseases & conditions, healthy living, environmental health, workplace safety & health, and much more.

Cochrane Reviews
The data base offers free access to abstracts and summaries on the effects of a variety of healthcare interventions. The information is intended to help people to make informed decisions about health care.

Community Resources List courtesy of UMMMG Outpatient Psychiatry Services

EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database
Research the safety of skin products, such as make-up, soap, shampoo, tooth paste, sunscreen and more.

Find a doctor at UMass Memorial

Genesis Club
The mission of Genesis Club is to assist individuals with a mental illness to attain employment, housing, wellness, and friendships.

Access quick guide to healthy living, personal wellness tools, and health news.

Healthy Living Home Guide

Household Products Database
Access health and safety information on household products.

Lamar Soutter Library
Access information on a variety of health topics and evidence-based practices.

Massachusetts 2-1-1
Free access to health and human services information and referral. This is a statewide collaboration of United Ways & the Massachusetts Association of Information and Referral Specialists. Access information via the website or call 2-1-1. 

MA Free Clinics and Community Health Centers
These clinics offer free and discounted rates for medical and dental care.

Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse
The Clearinghouse provides free health promotion materials, on a variety of health topics, for Massachusetts residents and health and social service providers in the Commonwealth.

Massachusetts Med Line
Provides medication counseling, prescription drug plan referrals and assistance with finding programs for free or discounted medications. 
Call 1-866-633-1617

Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)
Check out "Resources for Recovery A Mini Guide". The guide includes an array of “how to and where to go for help” fact sheets to support individuals and families in the recovery process.

Find information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI Hearts and Minds is an interactive, educational initiative promoting mind and body wellness.

National Institutes of Health
Access health information and wellness & lifestyle information.

SAMHSA Shared Decision Making Tools
A decision aid is a tool to help you be more involved in decisions about your treatment and services. It provides information so you can understand and compare your options, and think about what is most important to you. It could help you feel more prepared to talk to your provider.

Shine Initiative
Mental Health Toolkit for Parents and Caregivers of Children & Young Adults

Techniques for Improving Your Sleep

Health information for teens, parents and kids

Tox Town
Provides an introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you may encounter in every day life.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Quick guide to healthy living.