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
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
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
the specialty inpatient and outpatient mental health services available to
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
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
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,
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
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
Crisis Intervention Training (“Memphis Model”)
A police officer training model to work with mental health consumers and family
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
Double Trouble in Recovery
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
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
A comprehensive guide to providing culturally competent mental
health services. Includes a definition of cultural competency and
on building rapport, failures in the cross-cultural therapeutic process,
culturally sensitive assessments, evaluation of culturally related
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
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
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
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
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
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