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nLymphedema Spokane Mental Health.................. 509-838-4651 Lymphedema can come on suddenly or be the re- and Assistance............................ 509-458-7450Elder Services, Information sult of injury or disease to the lymphatic system. Over accumulation of lymphatic fluid causes First Call For Help Crisis Line..... 509-838-4428 swelling and hardening in the affected area/s of the Washington Recovery Helpline...... 866-789-1511 body. Left untreated this condition can lead to a ........................................ TTY 206-461-3219 hardening of limbs, infection, and in very rare, se- 24-hour help for mental health, substance abuse vere cases, it can progress into a form of lymphatic and problem gambling. cancer called Lymphangiosarcoma. National Lymphedema Network nMultiple Sclerosis (MS) Information Line ............................ 800-541-3259 Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous 116 New Montgomery Street, Suite 235 system, characterized by numbness, weakness, or San Francisco CA 94105 paralysis in one or more limbs. www.lymphnet.org National Multiple Sclerosis Provides education and guidance to patients, Society ........................................... 800-344-4867 health care professionals and the general public by www.nationalmssociety.org being a source of information on the risk reduction and management of primary and secondary lymph- Inland Northwest Chapter...... 509-482-2022 edema. Also provides a wealth of information on ............................................... 800-344-4867 the website about the condition, and lists facilities 818 East Sharp, Spokane WA 99202 and individuals that treat it. Information and referral, counseling and self-help groups, special activities and programs, and written nMental Health materials are available. ALSO SEE COUNSELING IN CHAPTER 3, ON Providence PAGE 79. Multiple Sclerosis Center ............... 509-252-9602 The Providence Multiple Sclerosis Center offers a Mental or psychological problems may include de- dedicated, board certified, neurologist specializ- pression, anxiety, hypochondriasis, psychosomatic ing in serving people with MS and their families. disorders, or paranoia. Many of these conditions Comprehensive care includes medical therapeutic stem from losses experienced as one ages. management and quality of life issues. The staff Geriatric Mental Health family counseling and education, physical ther-provides neurologic and nursing care, individual Foundation..................................... 301-654-7850 apy, and social services. PLEASE SEE OUR AD ON www.GMHFonline.org THE BACK COVER. Referrals for geriatric psychiatrists and written ma- Chapter terials for patients, families, and caregivers. nOsteoporosis (NAMI)........................................... 800-950-6264 bones thin and susceptible to fracture. Prevention 4A decrease in calcium content can leave youris best, but early detection is vital. National Alliance for the Mentally Ill www.nami.org National Osteoporosis Foundation Nami of Spokane........................ 509-838-5515 Information HelpLine..................... 800-231-4222 10 North Post Street, Suite 638 www.nof.org Spokane WA 99201-0705 NAMI Washington ..................... 206-783-4288 nOstomies 7500 Greenwood Ave. N., Seattle WA 98103 An ostomy, also known as an intestinal or uri- NAMI provides information and education regard- nary diversion, is an artificial opening created to ing serious mental illnesses. eliminate waste matter from the body. Loss of the normal functioning of your body can leave you National Institute of Mental Health Information feeling alone and depressed. You are not alone; Center............................................ 866-615-6464 over one million people in the United States and www.nimh.nih.gov Canada have had an ostomy. 115


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