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Patients with Mental Health Conditions – Patient and Family Resources

Resources on pain management for patients with mental health conditions.

For 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or for the Crisis Text Line, text HOME to 741741.

Overview of Treating Chronic Pain and Mental Health Conditions

Chronic Pain and Mental Health

  • Visit this site for an overview of chronic pain, common pain conditions and their association with mental health along with treatment/therapies for managing your chronic pain and mental health.

Prescription Drug Misuse

  • Visit this site to learn about some of the most commonly misused prescription drugs: opioid pain killers, tranquilizers (used for anxiety and muscle spasms), sedatives (used for sleep disorders), and stimulants (used for ADHD and obesity).

Options for Treating and Managing Chronic Pain and Mental Health Conditions


Chronic Pain and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): A Guide for Patients

  • Designed for patients, this guide provides a summary of how healthcare providers evaluate your pain, the experience of pain both physically and psychologically, as well as, the intersection of chronic pain and PTSD.

Locating Mental Health Treatment Services


SAMHSA: Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator

  • Visit this site to access a confidential and anonymous source of information for persons and their family members who are seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for a recent onset of serious mental illnesses such as psychosis, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder and other conditions. These evidence-based programs provide medication, therapy, family and peer support, assistance with education and employment and other services.

General Resources


Depression Center Toolkit

  • The Toolkit provides information, tools, support, and resources to guide you through your mental health journey. The Toolkit offers help to people who are experiencing problems with mood, problems with stress/anxiety, those who have been recently diagnosed with depression or bipolar disorder, and those receiving treatment for mood disorders. The Toolkit also offers help to family members and caregivers of those who suffer from mood disorders, and all people who wish to understand bipolar illnesses, depressions, and related disorders.

For more information on treating patients with mental health conditions, tailored toward providers: