Reviewed Mental Disorders Associations Links
(viewing 1 - 5 of 6)Mental Health America (formerly National Mental Health Association)
The nation's only citizen volunteer advocacy organization dedicated to addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illnesses. The Association accomplishes its mission as a force for social change through: Advocacy, Prevention, Information and Referral, Public Education, and your help. Provides free information on over 200 mental health topics including bipolar disorder, depression, bereavement, post-traumatic stress disorder and warning signs of mental illness. They also provide referrals to local mental health services and distribute a free national directory of local mental health associations and offers low-cost materials. Offers general information on mental health problems and legislative alerts. Clean design makes navigation a breeze.
American Psychiatric Association Online
The American Psychiatric Association is a national medical specialty society whose more than 35,000 physician members specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional illnesses and substance use disorders. Includes 'Let's Talk Facts' brochures on many mental disorders, resource links and public policy information for the general public.
Treatment Advocacy Center
The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to eliminate barriers to treatment of severe mental illness. TAC acts as a resource to consumers, family members, lawmakers, attorneys, and other legal and medical professionals. In addition to their excellent news coverage of mental health advocacy and legal issues, there are many unique and important resources for families with severely mentally ill members - such as a free searchable database of attorneys experienced in committment law. An excellent site that we've granted our highest rating.
Mental Health Association of New South Wales
The webpage of the Mental Health Association of New South Wales Inc., a non-government organisation funded by Northern Sydney Area Health. This page presents a wealth of information on mental disorders (including in downloadable format), advocacy activities and extensive listings of support groups for the NSW area. Really nicely done.
National Empowerment Center
The National Empowerment Center is a MA-based organization run by 'mental illness survivors/expatients' that has as its aim to support and empower recovery for all persons with mental illnesses. You can call the NEC (toll free in USA - 1-800-POWER2U or 1-800-769-3728; Outside of USA - +978-685-1518) for information on topics like advance directives, shock treatment, self-help groups in your area, legal services in your area, meditation and self-help techniques, coping with depression, etc. They also run advocacy services, and are writing a history of mental illness from patient's perspectives. The site design is minimal but easy to use.