Mental Health – General Resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. NAMI organizations are in every state and in over 1,100 local communities across the country join together to meet the NAMI mission through advocacy, research, support, and education.

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

NCCBH is a not-for-profit association of behavioral healthcare organizations that provide treatment and rehabilitation for mental illnesses and addictions disorders in communities across the country. The National Council and its members bear testimony to the fact that medical, social, psychological and rehabilitation services offered in community settings help people with mental illnesses and addiction disorders recover and lead productive lives.

Anxiety Disorders

Answers to Your Questions about Panic Disorder

Panic Disorder is a serious condition that around one out of every 75 people might experience. It usually appears during the teens or early adulthood, and while the exact causes are unclear, there does seem to be a connection with major life transitions that are potentially stressful: graduating from college, getting married, having a first child, and so on. There is also some evidence for a genetic predisposition; if a family member has suffered from panic disorder, you have an increased risk of suffering from it yourself, especially during a time in your life that is particularly stressful.

National Center for PTSD

The National Center has become the flagship agency throughout the world in terms of addressing the problem of PTSD from a number of perspectives. If you talk to people around the world and ask them what is the absolute best resource for clinical practice, research, education, on PTSD, more people than not would identify the National Center.

Obsessive Compulsive Information Center

The Calm Clinic

Panic Disorder is a serious condition that around one out of every 75 people might experience. It usually appears during the teens or early adulthood, and while the exact causes are unclear, there does seem to be a connection with major life transitions that are potentially stressful: graduating from college, getting married, having a first child, and so on. There is also some evidence for a genetic predisposition; if a family member has suffered from panic disorder, you have an increased risk of suffering from it yourself, especially during a time in your life that is particularly stressful.

Depressive Disorders

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

DBSA is a national consumer-directed organization focused on providing hope, help and support to improve the lives of people living with depression or bipolar disorder.

Bipolar Disorder News

Bipolar Disorder, formerly known as Manic Depression, is a highly disruptive brain disorder. Since 1994 Pendulum.org has been the web’s premier resource for bipolar information.

Depression Screening Depression Test, Symptoms of Depression, Signs of Depression

The Calm Clinic

Panic Disorder is a serious condition that around one out of every 75 people might experience. It usually appears during the teens or early adulthood, and while the exact causes are unclear, there does seem to be a connection with major life transitions that are potentially stressful: graduating from college, getting married, having a first child, and so on. There is also some evidence for a genetic predisposition; if a family member has suffered from panic disorder, you have an increased risk of suffering from it yourself, especially during a time in your life that is particularly stressful.

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence

Childhelp USA®

Founded in 1959 by Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson, Childhelp® is a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp’s approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment.

SAMHSA’s Children and Families

To improve outcomes for children and youth with and/or at risk for mental, substance use and/or co-occurring disorders, and their families by increasing access to a continuum of comprehensive, integrated, culturally and linguistically competent services and supports that include prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery.

SAMHSA’s Protection and Advocacy

Increasing understanding of mental and substance use disorders to: achieve the full potential of prevention; help people recognize mental and substance use disorders and seek assistance with the same urgency as any other health condition; and make recovery the expectation.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Assistance is available in English and Spanish with access to more than 170 languages through interpreter services.

Domestic Violence Resource Center

The Domestic Violence Resource Center is a private non-profit agency dedicated to providing assistance and information to families experiencing domestic violence.

Suicide Awareness and Hotlines

SAMHSA’s Suicide

Provides individuals, families, professionals, and organizations with information and resources to seek help, provide assistance, and/or implement suicide prevention programs in their communities.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

At SAVE we believe that suicide is preventable and that suicide prevention works. In order to accomplish our mission and goals, we use the public health model along with media campaigns and education to raise awareness of suicide. We use an educational approach to dispel the myths about suicide, and to let others know about the realities surrounding what the former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher called a “public health crisis.”

Suicide: Read This First

Prevention

Family Guide

The Family Guide Website emphasizes the importance of family, promotes mental health, and helps prevent underage use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs.

National Institute on Drug Abuse

The goal of NIDA is to ensure that science, not ideology or anecdote, forms the foundation for all of our Nations drug abuse reduction efforts.

Stop Underage Drinking

A comprehensive portal of Federal resources for information on underage drinking and ideas for combating this issue.

Addiction Recovery

Al-Anon

Al-Anon has one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We believe alcoholism is a family illness, and that changed attitudes can aid recovery.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Find a Meeting

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Cocaine Anonymous

Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop using cocaine and all other mind-altering substances.

Co-Dependents Anonymous

Co-Dependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships.

Gamblers Anonymous

A problem gambler is defined as a person who gambles more than he or she can afford. He or she may lie about gambling or he or she may gamble longer than he or she planned. Pathological or compulsive gambler, on the other hand, is defined as someone who cannot resist the temptation to gamble. Pathological or compulsive gambling is a chronic and progressive disease.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous provides a recovery process and support network inextricably linked together. Members share their successes and challenges in overcoming active addiction and living drug-free productive lives through the application of the principles contained within the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of NA.

Rational Recovery

The mission of Rational Recovery is to disseminate information on self-recovery from addiction through planned, permanent abstinence, to make self-recovery a viable option throughout our social service system, and to make informed consent to addiction treatment and recovery group participation available to all addicted people.

Sexual Addictions Anonymous

Sex Addiction can involve a wide variety of practices. Sometimes an addict has trouble with just one unwanted behavior, sometimes with many. A large number of sex addicts say their unhealthy use of sex has been a progressive process. It may have started with an addiction to masturbation, pornography (either printed or electronic), or a relationship, but over the years progressed to increasingly dangerous behaviors.

Center for On-Line Addiction

The Center for Internet Addiction offers hope and valuable resources to those seeking treatment for Internet addiction. We offer the first empirically-based treatment program to cure Internet addiction. The Digital Detox ™ program consists of specialized Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy techniques for Internet addiction, known as CBT-IA.

SAMHSA’s Substance Abuse/Addiction

Creating communities where individuals, families, schools, faith-based organizations, and workplaces take action to promote emotional health and reduce the likelihood of mental illness, substance abuse including tobacco, and suicide. This Initiative will include a focus on the Nation’s high-risk youth, youth in Tribal communities, and military families.

Web  of Addictions

The Web of Addictions is dedicated to providing accurate information about alcohol and other drug addictions. The Web of Addictions was developed for several reasons. We are concerned about the pro drug use messages in some Web sites and in some use groups.We are concerned about the appalling extent of misinformation about abused drugs on the internet, particularly on some usenet newsgroups. Finally, we wanted to provide a resource for teachers, students and others who needed factual information about abused drugs.

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