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Mental Health

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

www.NAMI.org

800-950-NAMI (950-6264)

This non-profit is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. The website provides a wide range of information on various mental illnesses, including autism, ADHD, bipolar, eating disorders, depression, OCD, suicide and more. Learn about treatment options and recovery. Find a support group in your area. Connect on-line with a discussion group. Trained volunteers provide information, referrals and support (800-950-6264; Monday – Friday, 1 am – 6 pm, Eastern Time).

National Institute of Mental Health

www.NIMH.NIH.gov

This government agency’s mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illness through research. Look up information on a wide range of mental illnesses, including anxiety, ADHD, depression, eating disorders, schizophrenia and more. Find help in your area, and learn more about clinical trials, research updates, prevention and coping strategies. Sign up for e-newsletters. Publications are available in Spanish.

PyschCentral

http://PsychCentral.com

This non-profit organization is the largest and oldest independent mental health and psychology network. Since 1995, it has been run by mental health professionals, providing information and support groups. The site provides information regarding symptoms, treatment options, and more on over 100 mental health conditions, including ADHD, agoraphobia, acute stress disorder, alcohol/substance abuse, autism, depression, eating disorders, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, and more. You can find information on thousands of resources sorted by condition and topic; use their Find A Therapist tool to locate a therapist in your area; read the latest news on mental health topics; sign up for a free weekly newsletter; join free on-line forums; learn about psychiatric drugs; and more.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

www.SAMHSA.gov

This government site provides information on substance abuse and mental health conditions, including prevention, treatment options, recovery programs, and tools to find treatment.  Information is provided on several hotlines run by other organizations for confidential phone assistance.  Information on programs is available in 16 languages.