American Psychiatric Association

American Psychological Association

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

CMHS is developing a center for providing resources and information to help people implement and operate programs and campaigns to reduce the stigma of mental illness. Call and ask for the contact person for the anti-stigma resources center.

CMHS has also developed an educational service, the Knowledge Exchange Network. It provides a large variety of free (or very inexpensive) publications and videotapes about mental illness and effective treatment.

Knowledge Exchange Network

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Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

Consumer Organization and Networking Technical Assistance Center (CONTAC)

CONTAC provides technical assistance to adults with psychiatric disability throughout the U.S.

The Evaluation


Georgetown University Child Development Center
National Center for Cultural Competence

Its web links are divided into sites related to health care and cultural diversity, and cultural competence skills and experts. It has a Directory of Resources in Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competence (AAUAP Technical Assistance Task Force and Multicultural Committee).

International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services

IAPSRS is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting, supporting and strengthening community-based psychosocial rehabilitation services and resources. It also publishes a journal, newsletters, and a resource catalogue.

Internet Mental Health

Mental Health Recovery

Mary Ellen Copeland has developed a number of publications and programs for helping people in the recovery process, including the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). Her web site offers a free newsletter and articles, as well as a list of publications and workshops that can be purchased.

Mental Health Resources – About: The Human Internet

Mental Illness Education Project, Inc.

The Mental Illness Education Project seeks to improve understanding of mental illness through the production of video-based programs for use by people with psychiatric conditions, their families, mental health practitioners, administrators, and educators, as well as the general public.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)

800-950-NAMI (helpline)

NAMI is a support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with mental illness. It provides educational information about severe brain disorders, supports increased funding for research and advocates for adequate health insurance, housing, rehabilitation and jobs for people with psychiatric disabilities. Each state has a chapter and many communities have their own chapters.

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors’ Research Institute, Inc.

National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association (NDMDA)

NDMDA is a membership organization that provides direct support services to people with psychiatric symptoms and their families, legislation and public policy advocacy, litigation to prevent discrimination, public education, and technical assistance to local affiliates.

National Empowerment Center (NEC)
NEC is an award-winning provider of mental health information, programs, and materials, with a focus on recovery. It can refer you to a local support group or help you to set up a new group. Newsletter and audio-visual materials are also available.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
NIMH is engaged in research for better understanding, more effective treatment and eventually prevention of mental disorders. Its website provides educational materials and an excellent list of free publications on psychiatric disorders, including a comprehensive listing of resources for help.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
The NMHA provides information and referral services for people in the process of recovery.

National Mental Health Awareness Campaign

National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse

This organization provides information about psychiatric disorders, technical support for existing or newly starting self-help groups, and a free quarterly newsletter for consumers. They sponsor an annual conference. Spanish language services are available.

New Hampshire - Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center (PRC)

The PRC conducts research on behavioral health services, within the public sector, in order to discover and disseminate generalizable knowledge that can be used to improve the lives of people with serious mental illnesses.

Office of the Surgeon General

Ohio Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Coordinating Center of Excellence

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal

The Psychiatric Rehabilitiation Journal provides information relevant to the rehabilitation of people with severe psychiatric disability. Go to their website to download full-text feature articles, read abstracts from the current and past issues, subscribe online and more.

The Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) Treatment Recommendations

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)