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Ripple Effect Counseling, LLC (REC) believes in community collaboration to promote mental health awareness, reduce stigma and discrimination,  support recovery and social inclusion, and treat mental health concerns. On this page, you will find various resources that are not affiliated with REC, but that you may find useful. 

"Unity is strengh...when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." - Mattie J.T. Stepanek

Mobile Crisis Response Team

The Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) was created to provide crisis intervention and support to Nevada families dealing with a behavioral or mental health crisis. For so long, families have had no choice but to go to the emergency room due to lack of resources or knowledge of available resources. MCRT supports youth and families of youth under the age of 18 showing signs of behavioral or mental health issues that pose a threat to the child’s stability within their home, school or community. MCRT is here to help. We’re mobile so we come to you. We also provide help over the phone.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

The Trevor Project

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25..

The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada

The LGBTQIA+ Center serves as a haven for all. We welcome and celebrate the diversity of our communities and strive to empower all to live authentic lives.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI works to educate, advocate, listen and lead to improve the lives of people with mental illness and their loved ones. What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an alliance of more than 600 local affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need. 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Nevada 2-1-1

2-1-1 is a special telephone number reserved in Canada and the United States to provide information and referrals to health, human and social service organizations. Dialing 2-1-1 in almost every part of the United States will connect you to human and social services for your area. 2-1-1 services include places to find emergency food, housing and emergency shelter locations, children’s services, support for seniors, older persons, and people with disabilities, and mental health and counseling services, among many others.

Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention 

The Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention (NCSP) is a statewide coalition dedicated to suicide prevention efforts and made possible through our members in the mental and physical health professions, business community, survivors, advocates, and other supporters. Our goal is to increase community knowledge and support of suicide prevention through public awareness and education, to help save precious lives.

The Recovery Village

The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab delivers comprehensive treatment services for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. With locations across the country, The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab offers patients a full continuum of care, including medical detox, residential services and outpatient programs.

Voice for Victims - Herman Law- Legal representation for victims of childhood sexual abuse

Herman Law empowers victims by giving them a voice, along with the tools and assistance they need for themselves and their families to make decisions on how to proceed. Families and victims are often overwhelmed in the wake of sexual abuse. Dealing with the immediate issues facing victims such as police involvement, state investigations, school meetings, phone calls from attorneys and investigators, media coverage, lawsuits, and the emotional devastation is often daunting, confusing, and stressful for victims and families. Herman Law lays out the step-by-step roadmap for victims to take control and get their life back on track.

Our mission is to break down the barriers and stigmas that surround substance abuse with free, accurate, and valuable information. Many rehab centers advertise "LGBTQ-friendly" but their programs may not be focused on the unique challenges faced by community individuals. It’s important to find a center that keeps those needs in mind while being a safe environment to receive treatment for drug or alcohol addiction. We've put together a list of the 9 Best LGBTQ+-Friendly Drug Rehabs in the U.S. 

A leading mental health concern in America is alcoholism, which affects nearly 14 million people.  is an organization that provides extensive and reliable information regarding alcohol. 

Alcohol Rehab Guide

When you’re struggling with an alcohol use disorder (AUD), you may feel as though there’s no end in sight, but you don’t have to suffer alone. There are many treatment options available today that will help you recover from alcoholism and get back to living a healthy and fulfilling life.

LGBT Online Safety Guide

We at vpnMentor conducted a survey in which we asked 695 LGBTQ+ people worldwide about their experiences online as they relate to their sexual orientation and gender identity. The results  illuminated the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community. 

An organization that provides reliable information regarding substance use recovery. This free web guide is a resource for people who are looking to take the next step and learn more about recovery. Our objective is to ensure health and wellness within the community.

Free Grants for Felons is a website that helps ex-felons with finding free grants.

These grants help ex-felons with housing, rent, utility bills, medical bills,

college and medications.

Grants for Single Mother

Listed here are financial assistance programs that help single mothers with rent, utility bills, childcare, education, medication, housing, medical bills, and mortgage, among others. We have listed links to more than 1000 grants that you could apply for today. These are free grants, and no fee need to be paid. We have been featured on MSN, us News,, several educational institutions, and government websites.

Free Grants for Veterans

Our website provides comprehensive details on grants for veterans. These grants are given away for free, and they could help low-income veterans with bills, mortgage, rent, housing, college, and medications.

Renew Bariatrics

Renew Bariatrics is a community of doctors, surgeons, and employees dedicated to helping people live better by supporting healthy weight management. Weight bias or stigma refers to the discriminatory acts and ideologies targeted towards individuals because of their weight and size. This bias can lead to discriminatory behavior that affects a person's self-esteem/mental health, employment opportunities, and even the quality of healthcare they receive. We've created a guide to educate communities on the mental health effects of weight stigma, and how to take control of both your physical and mental health to be able to live your best life

Gender-Inclusive Language 

 This resource serves as a quick crash course to help educate allies on how to be more inclusive with the way we speak, adopting gender-inclusive terms and language.

Information on Fentanyl, Detox, and Treatment

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is made and used illegally with devastating effects. This resource can help educate the community on this dangerous substance.

 LGBTQ Housing Discrimination

A guide to help the LGBTQ+ community combat discrimination when searching for housing.

It is never too late to take charge of your health by developing healthy habits and getting regular screening tests for common health problems. This collection of approachable and actionable guides sheds light on important questions and helps individuals make informed health decisions.

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Claims

We exist to help military veterans harmed by the contaminated water at Camp Lejeune to get the financial benefits they deserve. We’re ready to help you — at no out-of-pocket cost to you or your family.

Applying for a job with a disability or impairment

This guide features tips for every step of the process, from creating a resume, writing a cover letter, and interview tips.

Mesothelioma Hope

At Mesothelioma Hope, we offer free resources that are reviewed by certified oncologists and provide detailed information about mesothelioma and its health impacts. Our mission is to raise awareness about cancer and other asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma.

Drug Rehab USA: Free rehab directory

Drug Rehab USA created a free rehab directory that uses location technology to display addiction treatment near you. You can also filter by special groups and insurance type.

The data in this directory comes from the Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator by SAMSHA. We combined the vetted treatment information with a modern website that makes finding local treatment options simple.

Mission: To reduce the impact of substance abuse by helping people locate proper treatment.

Asbestos and Mental Health

Mental health may not be at the top of patients' concerns after a mesothelioma diagnosis, but it's important to take care of their mind and body. People diagnosed with cancer can develop depression and anxiety. According to the National Cancer Institute, up to 25 percent of cancer patients experience depression while the adult average is only 7 percent.

Employment Guide During Recovery

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration states that over 19 million Americans suffer from substance abuse issues. Studies have shown that finding employment plays a huge factor in maintaining sobriety as having a regular work schedule builds a routine and structure as well as provides a sense of purpose.To help people in recovery gain meaningful employment, we created a resource that provides information on job searching, addressing employment gaps, interview preparation, and the laws that protect them.

Top 50 LGBTQ College Guide

Our guide is an invaluable resource that provides essential information on inclusive campuses and the support and resources available to LGBTQ students.

Substance Abuse Support Guide for College Students

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, nearly 60% of college students use drugs and alcohol. Substance use among college students can diminish academic performance, reduce the likelihood of employment after graduation, and pose serious health risks. Our guide helps students learn about which substances pose the greatest risks to them, the consequences of continuous usage, and steps to overcome addiction.

Addiction Group Web Guide

Addiction Group is an informational web guide that was founded in 2019. Our website was created to help those struggling with alcohol use disorders (AUD), substance use disorders (SUD), and/or co-occurring mental health disorders find treatment for their addiction.

Charles River Recovery

Massachusetts's leading addiction treatment centers recently published an extensively researched and detailed resource about alcohol detoxification. It’s an in-depth, comprehensive guide based on up-to-date research and expert opinion for anyone seeking help or more information about the detoxification process.

Recreate Life Counseling - Residential Treatment Program

Drug Rehab in a Comfortable, Safe, Structured Environment. Our commitment to the long-term recovery of each client separates us from other treatment centers. We believe in healing the mind, body, and spirit in a comprehensive and personalized approach to treating addiction. Begin recreating your life today by calling us.

Types of Therapy for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Deciding to look or attend drug and alcohol treatment might be a difficult decision, but ultimately a beneficial and rewarding one. If you are considering this treatment for yourself or exploring it for someone else, you should become familiar with the different treatment options, including therapy for drug addiction. 

Forms Pal: Free Legal Forms to Create, Download, and Use

Forms Pal is a dedicated organization that works to better support our communities and every individual regardless of their gender, age, nationality, or religion by providing high-quality free legal templates and information online.

Drug & Alcohol Addiction Support Groups

Support groups for all types of addictions allow people to join together with others who share similar experiences, backgrounds, and struggles. Drug and alcohol substance use groups are helpful whether you are interested in a support group as a first step in your journey to recovery from a drug or alcohol addiction or if you want to participate in a group to remain sober and help newer members.

Guide to Finding a Job After Rehab.

Putting your life back together following treatment for a substance use disorder is comparable to a full-time job. How can you manage an actual job search simultaneously after rehab? Here, we explore the challenges and rewards of reentering the workforce while recovery remains your top priority.

Parent’s Guide to Fentanyl

There is a significant risk for today’s generation because of fentanyl. It is a deadly hidden threat. Fentanyl-laced drugs are extremely dangerous, and the average person is unaware their drugs are laced with fentanyl. Parents, guardians, educators, and anyone responsible for children must rely on drug prevention education to safeguard children and teens from this growing threat.

Protecting Children From Online Drug Dealers

Every parent or guardian should know that drug dealers use social media to target minors. Today’s youth spends an enormous amount of time online, most of which is spent on social media. Parents may be unaware of what their children are doing online, which is a perfect opportunity for online drug dealing. 


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Address: 7495 W. Azure Drive, Suite 204 | Las Vegas, NV 89130

Phone: 725-724-5779

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