Judge Peggy Fulton Hora (Ret.)
Superior Court, State of California

   

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Action Help for Improving Women’s Mental Health

http://download.ncadi.samhsa.gov/ken/pdf/OWH09-PROFESSIONAL/ActionSteps.pdf

A pdf document published by SAMHSA 2009

 

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

 

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


American Counseling Association

www.counseling.org

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

www.psych.org

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

www.apna.org

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

 

America Psychological Association

http://helping.apa.org

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

http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/publications/allpubs/SMA05-4027/lovedoneforprint.

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

www.adaa.org

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

www.bazelon.org

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

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/abstract/mhppji.htm

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


Center for Mental Health Services

http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/cmhs/

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

http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/

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

http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/cmhpsr/

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

http://www.rfmh.org/csipmh/

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


Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

www.camh.net
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

www.bpkids.org
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

www.contac.org

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


Co-Occurring Center for Excellence

http://coce.samhsa.gov/

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


Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus Project

http://consensusproject.org/

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”)

http://www.cit.memphis.edu

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

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

http://www.atlantamoodsupport.com/

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


Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association (DRADA)

http://drada.org

Information on depressive illness and manic-depressive illness.

Dual Diagnosis Website

http://users.erols.com/ksciacca/

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

http://www.swiftsite.com/mft/dda120.htm

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


Dual Recovery Anonymous

http://draonline.org/

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)

www.freedomfromfear.org

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

http://www.hogg.utexas.edu/PDF/Saldana.pdf


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

http://www.mentalhealth.com/fr71.html

Online diagnosis of the 37 most common mental disorders.


Mental Health Courts

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/grant/MentalHealthCtFS.pdf

Bureau of Justice Assistance Website for Mental Health courts


Mental Health Infosource

www.mhsource.com

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


Mental Help Net

www.mentalhelp.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

www.nami.org

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


National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression

http://www.mhsource.com/narsad/


National Association of Social Workers

www.naswdc.org

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

http://www.ncmhjj.com

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

http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/ptsd/alert.asp

The Dept. of Veterans Affairs website on PTSD


National Center for Trauma-Informed Care

http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/nctic/

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.

www.power2u.org

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

http://www.gainsctr.com/

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

www.nimh.nih.gov

Mission is to diminish the burden of mental illness through research


National Mental Health Association (NMHA)

www.nmha.org

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

http://www.nmha.org/position/mentalhealthcourts.cfm



National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse

www.mhselfhelp.org

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


National Mental Health Information Center

http://www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/

SAMHSA’s center for mental health services


National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN)

www.mentalhealth.org

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


National Schizophrenia Foundation

http://www.nsfoundation.org/


New Freedom Commission on Mental Health

www.mentalhelathcommission.gov

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


Obsessive Compulsive Foundation

http://ocfoundation.org/

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

www.athealth.com/Practitioner/

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


Primer on Mental Health Courts for Policy Makers and Practitioners

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/pdf/MHC_Primer.pdf


Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress (PILOTS) Database

http://www.ncptsd.org/publications/pilots

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


Schizophrenia.com

http://www.schizophrenia.com

Schizophrenia information, support, education center


Schizophrenia Wellness Center

http://www.medscape.com/pages/editorial/resourcecenters/public/schizophrenia/rc-schizophrenia.ov

The latest psychiatric and medical news on Schizophrenia


http://www.ojjdp.ncjrs.org/publications/pubabstract.asp?pubi=1193

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

http://www.provcorp.com/Lib/download/Seven%20Challenges.pdf

Treatment model for adolescents with co-occurring disorders


Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive

http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/SAMHDA

A national resource providing public data access and online analysis


Treatment Advocacy Center

www.psychlaws.org

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



Rev. 5/09