American Academy of Pediatrics

This site is the American Academy of Pediatrics’ ADHD resource web page.

American Psychiatric Association Answer Center

1-888-35-PSYCH (1-888-357-7924)

Live operators from 8:30 AM to 6 PM Eastern time, refer you to local board-certified psychiatrist.

American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With more than 122,500 members, it is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. The association’s website has a variety of resources, brochures, and other information on psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.

Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD)

The Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD) was established more than four decades ago to improve the quality of life for all children and youth, especially those with, or at risk for, special needs, and their families. The center directly serves both vulnerable children and their families, as well as influences local, state, national, and international programs and policy.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support, and advocacy organization of individuals with mental disorders and their families. This website provides many resources on mental disorders, including depression, that are helpful for people who have experienced a mental illness and their families, including support groups, education, and training.

National Council for Behavioral Health

To locate mental health and addictions treatment facilities in your community, use the “Find a Provider” feature on the National Council’s website.

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare is a member organization for American’s behavioral health organizations. The National Council advocates for public policies in mental and behavioral health that ensure that people who are ill can access comprehensive health care services and offers state-of-the science education and practice improvement resources so that services are efficient and effective. To locate mental health and addictions treatment facilities in your community, use the Find a Provider feature on the National Council’s website.

National Institute of Mental Health

This US government site gives a wealth of up-to-date information on depression and suicide in the form of downloadable booklets and fact sheets.

President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health

This commission report was released in 2003 as part of an effort to eliminate inequality for Americans with disabilities. It was tasked to “promote successful community integration for adults with a serious mental illness and children with a serious emotional disturbance.” The final report describes problems and gaps in the US mental health system and makes recommendations for improvements at the federal, state, and local levels of government, as well as private and public health care provides. A key recommendation calls for a “recover-oriented mental health system.”

S.A.F.E. Alternatives (Self-Abuse Finally Ends)

S.A.F.E. Alternatives is a residential treatment program for people who engage in self-injury. The website includes information about self=injury and information about starting treatment. S.A.F.E. information line: 1-800-DON’T CUT (366-8288)

SAMHSA’s Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness

The SAMHSA website has information about substance use disorders of all kinds. It has information for the public, including families, health professionals, schools, and individuals. It also includes a treatment finder to locate a substance use treatment providers in your area. This web page has a list of links and resources on substance use and tobacco prevention.

This website provides information, support, and education to family members, caregivers, and individuals whose lives have been affected by schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America

Schizophrenics Anonymous is comprised of self-help groups established to support the recovery of people who experience schizophrenia. The website lists location of self-help groups.

STEP (Schizophrenia Treatment and Evaluation Program)

Based at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Hospitals, this program has a web page full of straightforward, practical, easy-to-digest information.