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Mental Health

Attention Deficit Disorder Reources
This website has over 100 articles written by n ational ADHD authorities as well as adults with ADHD. The site includes the National ADHD Directory with over 1,000 ADHD Service Providers listed as well as a National ADHD Events Calendar.

Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness
Contracting with health maintenance organizations or other health care delivery systems, both public and private, AMBHA member organizations offer individualized care management, specialty networks, a continuum of care, quality management programs, consumer orientations and innovations in behavioral health care delivery.  

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
The mission of DBSA is to educate patients, families, health professionals and the public concerning the nature of depressive and bipolar (manic-depressive) illness as treatable medical diseases.

Gift from Within
Gift from Within (GFW) is a non-profit organization with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) information and helpful resources for survivors, family members and mental health professionals. Founded in 1993, GFW helps everyone with PTSD by sharing ideas, improving morale, and reducing the stigma of the diagnosis and its treatment. The website has articles written by authorities in the field, poetry and art gallery for trauma survivors, peer support pal network, personal coping and inspirational stories, a Q&A, videos, book reviews, other educational materials and resources.

MedEd Mentoring
MedEd Mentoring is a mentoring and career development initiative providing tools and resources for mentees, mentors, and mentors-in-training in geriatric mental health research.

Mental Health America
MHA is the country's oldest and largest non-profit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness.

Mental Health InfoSource
This site is a source for mental health and medical education.

The Mental Health Social Worker
The Mental Health Social Worker provides news related to the mental health field and allows press submissions from the public.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
NAMI is the nation's leading grassroots advocacy organization solely dedicated to improving the lives of persons with severe mental illnesses including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness), major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and severe anxiety disorders.

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) organizes to reflect and advocate for the collective interests of State Mental Health Authorities and their directors at the national level. NASMHPD analyzes trends in the delivery and financing of mental health services and builds and disseminates knowledge and experience reflecting the integration of public mental health programming in evolving healthcare environments. 

National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice
NCMHJJ promotes awareness of the mental health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system and assists in developing improved polices and programs. 

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The mission of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is to diminish the burden of mental illness through research. 

National Mental Health Information Center
Information for users of mental health services and their families, the general public, policy makers, providers, and the media, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

National Resource Center on Psychiatric Advance Directives
The NRC-PAD provides consumers with mental illness, their family members, clinicians, and policy-makers with key information about PADs including PAD forms, links to statutes, educational webcasts, discussion forums, FAWs and current research.

New York City Voices
New York City Voices: A Consumer Journal for Mental Health Advocacy is statewide in circulation and reporting.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
The PTSD Alliance is dedicated to increasing awareness and promoting a better understanding of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA)
SCRA is an international organization devoted to advancing theory, research, and social action. Its members are committed to promoting health and empowerment and to preventing problems in communities, groups, and individuals. SCRA serves many different disciplines that focus on community research and action.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.

A director of independent counselors and clinics throughout North America that provide counseling and resources to individuals, couples, and families while upholding strong values.

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