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Please remember that the diagnosis and treatment of depression and other psychiatric disorders requires trained medical professionals. The information provided on this web site or links to other information are to be used for educational purposes only. It should NOT be used as a substitute for seeking professional care for the diagnosis and treatment of any mental/psychiatric disorders. 

Our information is designed to be used for peer support and should be used in conjunction with professional care. 

You may want to contact your local crisis hotline, community mental health center, private practitioner or clergy. 

If you are in crisis, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)


Disclaimer of Liability

Neither The SAM Foundation; Valley Head, AL., nor its contributors shall be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the information described and/or contained herein and assumes no responsibility for anyone’s use of the information.  In no event shall The SAM Foundation; Valley Head, AL., or its contributors be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages (including, but not limited to: procurement of substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, tort (including negligence or otherwise), or any other theory arising in any way out of the use of this system, even if advised of the possibility of such damage.  This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury, whether based on alleged breach of contract, tortuous behavior, negligence or any other cause of action, including but not limited to damages or injuries caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, and/or theft, destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of any record. 



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Although the data found using The SAM Foundation; Valley Head, AL, have been produced and processed from sources believed to be reliable, no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability or usefulness of any information.  This disclaimer applies to both isolated and aggregate uses of the information.  The SAM Foundation; Valley Head, AL, provides this information on an “AS IS” basis.  All warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, including but not limited to the IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, freedom from contamination by computer viruses and non-infringement of proprietary rights ARE DISCLAIMED.  Changes may be periodically added to the information herein; these changes may or may not be incorporated in any new version of the publication.  If the user has obtained information from The SAM Foundation; Valley Head, AL, Website from a source other than The SAM Foundation; Valley Head, AL, Website, the user must be aware that electronic data can be altered subsequent to original distribution.  Data can also quickly become out-of-date.  It is recommended that the user pay careful attention to the contents of any metadata associated with a file, and that the originator of the data or information be contacted with any questions regarding appropriate use. 


Disclaimer of Endorsement

The SAM Foundation; Valley Head, AL, is a distributor of content sometimes supplied by third parties and users.  Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties, including information providers, users, or others, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and do not necessarily state or reflect those of The SAM Foundation; Valley Head, AL. Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by  The SAM Foundation; Valley Head, AL, and such reference shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.  


Disclaimer for Hypertext Link

Neither The SAM Foundation; Valley Head, AL nor its contributors is responsible for the contents of any off-site pages referenced.  The user specifically acknowledges that neither The SAM Foundation; Valley Head, AL, nor its contributors is liable for the defamatory, offensive, misleading or illegal conduct of other users, links, or third parties and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user. Links from The SAM Foundation; Valley Head, AL Site on the World Wide Web to other sites do not constitute an endorsement by The SAM Foundation; Valley Head, AL  These links are for convenience only.  It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate the content and usefulness of information obtained from other sites.



This site does not provide advice of any kind. The contents are for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

If you are in crisis, call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is there to help! If you prefer, they have a confidential online chat service. Click Here