National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

The National Federation supports families in all the work that they do at the local, state and national level. Through various programs and resources, they are able to help families and their children obtain the needed resources and supports.  For more info-


National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse

“The National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse is a consumer-run national technical assistance center serving the mental health consumer movement. We help connect individuals to self-help and advocacy resources, and we offer expertise to self-help groups and other peer-run services for mental health consumers.”  For more info-


Depression and Bi-Polar Support Alliance (DBSA)

“The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the nation’s leading patient-directed organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses – depression and bipolar disorder. The organization fosters an understanding about the impact and management of these life-threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically-based tools and information written in language the general public can understand. DBSA supports research to promote more timely diagnosis, develop more effective and tolerable treatments and discover a cure. The organization works to ensure that people living with mood disorders are treated equitably.”  For more info-


Center for Mental Health Services

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services- SAMHSA’s National Mental Health Information Center.  For more info-


Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

The Center is a research, training, and service organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons who have psychiatric disabilities.


National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health problem that can occur after someone goes through a traumatic event like war, assault, or disaster.


Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Depression and bipolar disorder can be isolating illnesses, but DBSA support groups can help you connect with others who have been there as well. Visit a DBSA support group and get the support that is essential to recovery.


Mary Ellen Copeland (Mental Health Recovery and WRAP)

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan®, or WRAP®, is an evidence based system that is used world-wide by people who are dealing with mental health and other kinds of health challenges, and by people who want to attain the highest possible level of wellness.


The National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices

NREPP is a searchable online registry of more than 260 interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment.


Safe Harbor

The world’s largest site on non-drug approaches for mental health.



National Institute of Mental Health. For more info-



National Alliance on Mental Illness.  For more info-



Mental Health America. For mor info-


National Empowerment Center

Mission: To carry a message of recovery, empowerment, hope and healing to people who have been labeled with mental illness.  For more info click here.


Bring Change 2 Mind

Here’s a great new resource to combat mental health stigma :


Research and Training Center

The (RTC) on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health has a page listing children’s mental health links.  For more info click here.  Also check out the RTC home page for more good information on children’s mental health:


Psych Central

This is trusted information on mental health and psychology.  For more info-


Help for adoptive parents

For more info:


No Child Left Behind

Information about the “No Child Left Behind” act is available at this website:  *Note that information about the Office of Civil Rights can be found at their  website, here.


Children’s Mental Health Coalition

This introduces the Bill of Rights for Families Living With Mental Illnesses:  For more info click here.


Technical Assistance Alliance

An informative parent center for children & youth with disabilities: For more info-



e-couch is a self-help interactive program with modules for depression, generalised anxiety & worry, social anxiety, relationship breakdown, and loss & grief. Click here to visit e-couch.


Active Minds on Campus

Active Minds empowers students to change the perception about mental health on college campuses.


Additional Resources:


Parent/Child (parent/child issues and some advise on how to deal with them) (an informative site for parents)  (a medication guide for parents)  (help for children and adults with ADHD)


Substance Abuse  (a place for teens and the people who care about them)


Educational Laws (school resources for parents) (for children that need an IEP for stuttering issues) (help for children that have learning disabilities) (us department of education)   (anti-bulling laws)


Suicide Help  (Suicide Prevention Lifeline) and  (Suicide Prevention Resource Centers)  (The Jed Foundation- Promoting Emotional Health & Preventing Suicide)


Mental Health Information  (for children with early onset bipolar disorder)  (information about autism and asperger disorder)  (the resource institute for children with fetal alcohol Syndrome)  (anxiety, ADHD, early onset bipolar, autism)  (the Child Anxiety Network)  (information on advocacy, public education and support)  (National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health)  (Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care)  (Help and Healing from Violence)  (Independent Living Centers)  (The Recovery Group)   (NCTIC: National Center for Trauma-Informed Care)


International Association of Peer Supporters

The International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization dedicated to growing the peer support movement worldwide. Founded in 2004 by a group of avid peer specialists in the state of Michigan, the organization has quickly grown with members from every state, and now includes members from several countries outside the U.S.




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