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Action Help for Improving Women’s Mental Health


A pdf document published by SAMHSA 2009


American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
A public service offering information about developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders which affect children and adolescents.


American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
An organization advancing the interests of MFTs.  On-line MFT locater.

American Counseling Association


The American Counseling Association is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession

American Psychiatric Association


Home page of the American Psychiatric Association, a medical society specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional illnesses and substance abuse disorders.

American Psychiatric Nurses Association


A membership organization representing the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing.


America Psychological Association


A comprehensive help center designed to help psychologists, students, and the general public access mental health information and services.

Answers in the Aftermath: A Guide to Mental Health Concerns for Victims

of Violent Crime


This brochure describes the after affects of trauma, including
PTSD. It offers information on how to begin the healing process following a
traumatic event and has a list of resources for further help.

Anxiety Disorders Association of America


Home page of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, a non-profit organization that promotes the prevention and cure of anxiety disorders.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law


Protects and advances the rights of people with mental disabilities to exercise meaningful life choices and to enjoy the social, recreational, educational, economic, political and cultural benefits of community living.

Bureau of Justice Assistance

Mental Health Problems of Prisons and Jail Inmates


Estimates of the prevalence of mental helath problems among prison and jail inmates

Center for Mental Health Services


Federal agency within the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that leads national efforts to improve prevention and mental health treatment services

Mental Health Services at the Department of Veterans Affairs


Resources related to veterans’ mental health services. It shows where to access
the specialty inpatient and outpatient mental health services available to veterans
and their families, and has up-to-date news and information on issues such
as suicide prevention awareness, help for veterans returning from Iraq, and
changes in healthcare eligibility laws that may affect veterans or their families.

Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research


The Center seeks to improve the quality and performance of behavioral health for public sector clients through research, evaluation, and education

Center for the Study of Issues in Public Mental Health


Promotes the integration of research, policy and practice in public mental health

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is a public hospital providing direct patient care for people with mental health and addiction problems.

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation

The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF) is a parent-led, not-for-profit, Web-based
membership organization of families raising children diagnosed with, or at risk for, early-onset bipolar disorder

Consumer Organization and Networking Technical Assistance Center


A national technical assistance center which serves as a resource center promoting self-help, recovery, and empowerment.

Co-Occurring Center for Excellence


Technical, informational and educational resources for people with co-occurring disorders

Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus Project


An unprecedented, national effort coordinated by the Council of State Governments (CSG) to help local, state, and federal policymakers and criminal justice and mental health professionals improve the response to people with mental illness who become involved in, or are at risk of involvement in, the criminal justice system.

Crisis Intervention Training (“Memphis Model”)


A police officer training model to work with mental health consumers and family members. s

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance


The site hopes to improve the lives of people with mood disorders

Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association (DRADA)


Information on depressive illness and manic-depressive illness.

Dual Diagnosis Website


This site is designed to provide information and resources for service providers, consumers, and family members who are seeking assistance and/or education in the field of Dual Diagnosis.

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous


A 12-step recovery site for people with co-occurring mental health disorders

Dual Recovery Anonymous


An independent, twelve step, self-help organization for people with a dual diagnosis

Double Trouble in Recovery

http://www. doubletroubleinrecovery.org

A twelve-step fellowship to solve their common problems and help others to recover from their particular addiction(s) and manage their mental disorder(s)

Freedom From Fear (Anxiety disorders)


A national not-for-profit mental health association offering aid and counsel to those who suffer from anxiety and depressive illness

Hogg Foundation for Mental Health


Cultural Competency: A Practical Guide for Mental Health Service

Providers. A comprehensive guide to providing culturally competent mental
health services. Includes a definition of cultural competency and information
on building rapport, failures in the cross-cultural therapeutic process, conducting
culturally sensitive assessments, evaluation of culturally related syndromes,

and other challenges.

Internet Mental Health Diagnosis


Online diagnosis of the 37 most common mental disorders.

Mental Health Courts


Bureau of Justice Assistance Website for Mental Health courts

Mental Health Infosource


Home page of Mental Health Infosource, offering information and educational resources for primary care and mental health professionals.

Mental Help Net


Home page of Mental Help Net, a non-profit company offering a comprehensive source of online mental health information, news, and resources.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill


A grassroots organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses.

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression


National Association of Social Workers


NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice


Assists the field in developing improved policies and programs for youth with mental health disorders in contact with the juvenile justice system, based on the best available research and practice.

National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder


The Dept. of Veterans Affairs website on PTSD

National Center for Trauma-Informed Care


A technical assistance center dedicated to building awareness of trauma-informed care and promoting the implementation of trauma-informed practices in programs and services.

National Empowerment Center, Inc.


This web site is filled with practical information for those who have been labeled with a mental illness.

National GAINS Center for People with Co-Occurring Disorders

in the Justice System


Effective mental health and substance abuse services for people with co-occurring disorders who come in contact with the justice system.

National Institute of Mental Health


Mission is to diminish the burden of mental illness through research

National Mental Health Association (NMHA)


Home page of the National Mental Health Association, a nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness.

NMHA Support for Mental Health Courts


National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse


A consumer-run national technical assistance center serving the mental health consumer movement.

National Mental Health Information Center


SAMHSA’s center for mental health services

National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN)


The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) provides information about mental health.

National Schizophrenia Foundation


New Freedom Commission on Mental Health


Achieving the Promise: Transforming Mental Health Care in America, report of the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation


Home page of The Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation, a not-for-profit organization of people with OCD and related disorders.

Practitioner Resources in Substance Abuse & Co-Occurring Disorders


Provides information and services for mental heath practitioners and those they serve

Primer on Mental Health Courts for Policy Makers and Practitioners


Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress (PILOTS) Database


An electronic index to the worldwide literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health consequences of exposure to traumatic events.



Schizophrenia information, support, education center

Schizophrenia Wellness Center


The latest psychiatric and medical news on Schizophrenia


Instruments that can be used to screen and assess youth for mental health- and substance use-related disorders at various stages of the juvenile justice process. The Guide includes profiles of more than 50 instruments, guidelines for selecting instruments, and best practice recommendations for diverse settings and situations.

Seven Challenges® Treatment Model


Treatment model for adolescents with co-occurring disorders

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive


A national resource providing public data access and online analysis

Treatment Advocacy Center


The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national nonprofit dedicated to eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illnesses

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