- American Psychiatric Foundation
The American Psychiatric Foundation advances public understanding of mental illnesses and promotes awareness of mental illnesses and the effectiveness of treatment, the importance of early intervention, access to care and the need for high quality services and treatment through a combination of grants, programs, research funding and awards.
- Association of Treatment of Sexual Offenders
The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders is an international, multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to preventing sexual abuse.
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading patient-directed national organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses. The organization fosters an environment of 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.
Depression Is Real Coalition. We have come together to help educate the public about the true nature of depression, and to offer hope.
- Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
Colorado Chapter provides support, advocacy and education for families, children and youth.
- Mental Health America
Mental Health America is the nation’s largest and oldest community-based network dedicated to helping all Americans live mentally healthier lives.
- Mental Health of Colorado
Provides education, advocacy and support to help Coloradoans achieve mental wellness.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health
National Mental Health Information Center
- What’s the Matter? – NAMI Youth
Information on teen depression from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
- National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD)
NASMHPD advocates for the collective interests of state mental health authorities and their directors at the national level. NASMHPD analyzes trends in the delivery and financing of mental health services. It also disseminates knowledge on the integration of public mental health programming in today’s fast-evolving healthcare environments.
- Handling Your Psychiatric Disability in Work and School
An interactive and informative web site for people with a psychiatric condition that addresses issues and reasonable accommodations related to work and school. This is the only site designed exclusively to provide information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other employment and education issues for people with psychiatric disabilities. Provided by the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University, Boston, MA.
- National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
NAMI’s efforts focus on support for persons with serious brain disorders and for their families; advocacy for nondiscriminatory and equitable federal, state, and private-sector policies; research into the causes, symptoms and treatments for brain disorders; and education to eliminate the pervasive stigma surrounding severe mental illness.
- Colorado chapter of NAMI
Visit NAMI’s Colorado Page.
- National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network
Broad-based resources on mental health issues. Offered by the Center for Mental Health Services.
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The latest information from NIMH about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of various mental illnesses. Included are brochures and information sheets, reports, press releases, fact sheets, and other educational materials.
Colorado’s statewide grassroots organization run by and for consumers.
- Treatment Advocacy Center
A favorite source of legal information for consumers.
- The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People
Provides advice and takes cases on the legal rights of people with disabilities.
- Medline Plus
A service of the National U.S. Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. This site offers information about medications, treatments and other health topics in a easy to understand format.
- Healthy Minds.Org
Sponsored by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), HealthyMinds.org is a consumer-oriented Web site designed to inform users about mental health treatment and resources. The site has information about warning signs of mental disorders and prevention measures, as well as access to other mental health resources and a psychiatrist locator feature.
- National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse
The National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse is a consumer-run resource center specializing in self-help and advocacy.
- National Empowerment Center (NEC)
The National Empowerment Center is an independent group including survivors of mental institutions, advocates, civil rights activists, mental health workers, and lawyers. It exposes abuse and promotes alternatives to the mental health system.
- Bazelon Center
For three decades, the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law has been the nation’s leading legal advocate for people with mental disabilities.
- Office of Civil Rights
Federal civil rights laws and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule, together protect your fundamental rights of nondiscrimination and health information privacy
- Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers (MIRECC), Department of Veterans Affairs
This Web site links users to all MIRECC centers. The stated mission of these centers is “to generate new knowledge about the causes and treatments of mental disorders, apply new findings to model clinical programs, and widely disseminate new findings through education to improve the quality of veterans’ lives and their daily functioning in their recovering from mental illness.” There are currently 10 MIRECCs nationwide.
- The SAMHSA Health Information Network (SHIN) includes the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) and the National Mental Health Information Center (NMHIC) . SHIN connects the behavioral health workforce and the general public to the latest information on the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders.
- Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.