Online Resources


General Information:

  •  PsychCentral 

    Website: http://psychcentral.com/resources/ External link 

    Description: PsychCentral is an extensive annotated directory of mental health resources, including general information, as well as blogs, online communities, support groups, articles, quizzes and books.

  •  American Psychological Association

    Website: https://www.apa.org External link 

    Description: This is the official website of the American Psychological Association, the largest professional psychology association in the country. It’s made up of more than 130,000 clinicians, researchers, consultants, educators and students.

  •  American Psychiatric Association

    Website: http://www.psych.org/ External link 

    Description: This is the official website of the American Psychiatric Association, the largest psychiatric organization in the world. It’s made up of more than 35,000 member psychiatrists.

  •  About.com

    Website: http://mentalhealth.about.com/ External link 

    Description: About.com maintains a robust collection of articles about mental health topics.

  •  U.S. government

    Website: https://www.usa.gov/mental-health-substance-abuse External link 

    Description: This is the mental health page of the U.S. government’s web portal for federal resources and information.

  •  Psychology Today 

    Website: http://www.psychologytoday.com/magazine External link 

    Description: This is the website of Psychology Today magazine. The magazine covers a range of topics in psychology authored by experts in the field.

Organizations:

  •  National Association of Mental Illness

    Website: https://www.nami.org/ External link 

    Description: The National Association of Mental Illness is the largest nationwide mental health advocacy grassroots organization with hundreds of state organizations, affiliates and volunteers. It is a hub for support groups, free education, raising awareness and building community.

  •  Mental Health Resources, Inc.

    Website: http://www.mhresources.org/ External link 

    Description: This nonprofit provides community-based mental health services to adults, especially those suffering medical, social or substance-related comorbidities.

  •  American Psychiatry Association 

    Website: http://www.psychiatry.org/mental-health/ External link 

    Description: The American Psychiatry Association is the largest professional membership organization of psychiatrists in the world. The APA website hosts “Let’s Talk Facts” brochures on a range of illnesses, professional resources for psychiatrists, psychiatric residents and medical students. It publishes up-to-date news, research, government policies and developments in psychiatry.

  •  National Institutes of Health

    Website: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mentalhealth.html External link 

    Description: This is the National Institutes of Health’s collection of resources from the National Library of Medicine. It includes information about conditions, treatments, patients, families and friends, latest research, drugs and supplements, terminology and definitions, videos, illustrations and clinical trials.

  •  World Health Organization

    Website: http://www.who.int/mental_health/evidence/atlas/en/ External link 

    Description: The World Health Organization’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse has a Project Atlas, which compiles resources and information about mental health and neurology policies, prevalence, statistics, medicines, professionals, information systems and publications. Topics covered include mental health in emergencies, maternal and child mental health, neurology and public health, disorders management and suicide prevention. Information can be searched by region, country or worldwide.

  •  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    Website: http://www.mentalhealth.gov/ External link 

    Description: This website, run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides government information about mental health taken from the Centers for Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, Medline Plus, FindYouthInfo.gov and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The information is for the general public, health care providers, policymakers, schools and communities.

Diagnostic Information:

  •  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

    Website: http://www.dsm5.org/Pages/Default.aspx External link 

    Description: The website of the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) provides complementary information to its print edition about the classification, assessment, symptoms and treatment of mental disorders.

  •  Mayo Clinic

    Website: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mental-illness/basics/definition/con-20033813 External link 

    Description: The Mayo Clinic, the largest medical practice and research group in the world, provides reliable physician-backed information about mental illness definitions, causes, symptoms, prevention, treatment and support.

  •  Screening for Mental Health

    Website: http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/ External link 

    Description: Screening for Mental Health provides several national screening programs, including Youth Mental Health, Workplace Mental Health, College Student Mental Health, Military Mental Health and Community Mental Health. Other screening days include National Alcohol Screening Day, National Depression Screening Day and National Eating Disorders Screening Day.

Military/Veterans:

  •  Veterans Affairs

    Website: http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/ External link 

    Description: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website hosts screening tools, a veterans crisis line and a guide to mental health conditions that often plague veterans.

  •  National Association on Mental Illness

    Website: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/Veterans-and-Active-Duty External link 

    Description: The National Association on Mental Illness has a Veterans & Military Resource Center, which is home to online discussion groups, information about veteran mental illnesses and treatments. It includes information about advocacy for active-duty members, returning veterans, veteran families, veterans in recovery, veterans looking for work, mental health providers, college faculty members and women veterans.

  •  Military Pathways

    Website: https://www.militarymentalhealth.org/ External link 

    Descriptions: Military Pathways is a site created by Screening for Mental Health and the Department of Defense that allows military members and their families to take free, anonymous mental health or alcohol self-assessments. Completion of the assessment directs users to referral information for Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs services.

Youth, Teens, School, and College Students

  •  Office of Adolescent Health

    Website: http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/adolescent-health-topics/mental-health/ External link 

    Description: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health offers information about adolescent mental health across states, adolescent mental health disorders and access to care.

  •  The Jed Foundation

    Website: http://www.jedfoundation.org/ External link 

    Description: The Jed Foundation is an organization committed to the mental and emotional health of college students and preventing suicide among this population. The foundation runs several free online self-assessment and resource programs for students and campuses. It offers training tools for campus professionals to improve their mental health services for students.

  •  Youth.gov

    Website: http://findyouthinfo.gov/federal-resources/federal-links External link 

    Description: This is a hub of government information about youth mental health issues, including substance abuse, LGBT issues, bullying and homelessness.

  •  ULifeline

    Website: http://www.ulifeline.org/ External link 

    Description: A project of the Jed Foundation that provides a free, confidential online resource about emotional health to more than 1,500 colleges and universities.

  •  LawLifeline

    Website: http://www.lawlifeline.org/ External link 

    Description: LawLifeline is a combined project of the Jed Foundation and Dave Nee Foundation. It is a free, anonymous and confidential online resource for law school students to seek out information about depression, anxiety, suicide, stress and self-harm.

  •  School Mental Health Project

    Website: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/ External link 

    Description: The UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools created the School Mental Health Project, an online collection of tools, research, publications and resources for school practitioners and professionals.

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Getting Help:

Support:

  •  Mental Health America

    Website: http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/ External link 

    Description: Mental Health America is a community-based network with 240 nationwide affiliates that provide services such as counseling referrals, support and finding housing for the homeless.

  •  National Council for Behavioral Health

    Website: http://www.thenationalcouncil.org/ External link 

    Description: The National Council for Behavioral Health is a collective of more than 2,000 member mental health and substance abuse treatment organizations. The National Council is known for creating Mental Health First Aid, a public education initiative consisting of an eight-hour course that provides participants with a crash course in understanding mental illness risk factors, impacts and treatments. It is aimed at increasing early detection and intervention.

Blogs: 

Eating Disorders:

  •  National Eating Disorders Association

    Website: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org External link 

    Description: The National Eating Disorders Association is a nonprofit supporting people with eating disorders and their families. It provides an information and referral helpline, extensive information about eating disorder prevention, treatment and recovery, as well as handouts and toolkits for parents, coaches and educators, and forums for discussion and stories of recovery. The website is also available in Spanish.

  •  Proud2Bme

    Website: http://proud2bme.org/ External link 

    Description: An online community for teens that encourages healthy body image.

Substance Use:

  •  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

    Website: http://www.samhsa.gov/ External link 

    Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agency on behavioral health, runs several mental health campaigns and has information on health reform for providers, families and individuals. SAMHSA also has a helpful online behavioral treatment services locator.

Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, and Depression:

  •  Anxiety and Depression Association of America

    Website: http://www.adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/ask-and-learn/resources External link 

    Description: The Anxiety and Depression Association of America raises public and professional awareness, promotes research advancement and provides referrals for children and adults with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorders and related disorders. The website provides information about these conditions, their treatment and resources for professionals.

  •  Anxiety Disorder Resource Center

    Website: http://www.adaa.org/living-with-anxiety External link 

    Description: The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry’s Anxiety Disorder Resource Center contains a glossary of symptoms and mental illnesses, a child and adolescent psychiatrist finder, facts and resources for families and youth suffering from anxiety and anxiety-related disorders.

  •  Depression Like Me

    Website: http://www.depressedlikeme.com/ External link 

    Description: The website Depression Like Me is home to a “depression library” of articles about types of depression, depression symptoms, causes, treatment, support groups and links to more resources.

  • Freedom from Fear 

    Website: http://www.freedomfromfear.org/
     External link 
    Description: This is the website of the nonprofit advocacy organization Freedom from Fear. It contains a wealth of research-based information and treatment referrals for anxiety and depression.

Bipolar:

  •  Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

    Website: http://www.dbsalliance.org/ External link 

    Description: The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance is a national peer-led organization run by individuals with depression and bipolar disorder. It provides support groups, peer specialist training, wellness tools, research, podcasts, brochures, publications and information for clinicians.

  •  The Balanced Mind

    Website: http://www.thebalancedmind.org/ External link 

    Description: The Balanced Mind, a parent network run by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, provides support and guidance to parents raising children with mood disorders.

Autism/Asperger's:

  •  Autism Speaks

    Website: http://www.autismspeaks.org/ External link 

    Description: Autism Speaks is a prominent autism research and advocacy organization. The website contains links to apps, tool kits and a resource guide for families and individuals with autism spectrum disorders.

  •  Autism NOW Center

    Website: http://autismnow.org/ External link 

    Description: The Autism NOW Center is a resource for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. The Center’s resources include fact sheets, webinars, a newsletter and a call center. It focuses on the topics of early detection, intervention, education, transition, aging, community inclusion, long-term care and health care reform.

Schizophrenia:

  •  Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

    Website: http://bbrfoundation.org/ External link 

    Description: The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards grants to scientists conducting research on causes and treatments of mental disorders in children and adults. This includes schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress, attention-deficit hyperactivity and autism.

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