On-Line Resources for Information about Mental Health and Mental Illness
American Psychological Association (APA)
-Consumer information on mental illness and mental health treatment.
American Psychiatric Association
-Consumer information on mental illness and psychotropic medication.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
“NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.”
Mental Health America
“Mental Health America, founded in 1909, is the nation’s leading community-based network dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives…With our 240 affiliates across the country, we touch the lives of millions - Advocating for changes in mental health and wellness policy; Educating the public & providing critical information; and delivering urgently needed mental health and wellness Programs and Services.”
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
“The CDC Mental Health Web site…includes basic public health information on mental health. The site aims to foster collaboration and advancement in the field of mental health in support of CDC's public health mission.”
“MentalHealth.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information.”
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)
“Our mission is to promote the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), and related disorders and to improve the lives of all those who suffer from them through education, practice, and research.”
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
-Consumer information on mental illness, including substance abuse and mood disorders, and treatment options.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH)
-Consumer information on substance abuse and treatment options.
“ FindYouthInfo.gov was created by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs (IWGYP), which is composed of representatives from 18 federal agencies that support programs and services focusing on youth. The IWGYP promotes the goal of positive, healthy outcomes for youth…”
“We're a safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life. TeensHealth is accessible 24 hours a day so you can get the doctor-approved information you need to make educated decisions - or help a friend who needs advice.”
* Disclaimer: The information reprinted above is being provided to assist you in learning more about mental health and mental illness. Dr. Gur-Aryeh assumes no responsibility for the information contained therein.
Shoval M. Gur-Aryeh, Ph.D.