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DBSA does not endorse any organization listed below nor endorse or recommend the use of any specific treatment or medication listed on this website. For advice about specific treatment or medication, patients should consult their physician(s) and/or mental health professional(s).

Mental Health Associations and Foundations

AACAP American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  Addiction Resource Guide
AAGP American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
AAMFT American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
AAS American Association of Suicidology
ACNP American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
AFSP American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
AMA American Medical Association
AMHCA American Mental Health Counselors Association
APA American Psychiatric Association
APNA American Psychiatric Nurses Association
APA American Psychological Association
  American Residential Treatment Association
ADAA Anxiety and Depression Association of America
  Behavioral Health Evolution
CMHS Center for Mental Health Services
CWLA Child Welfare League of America
CHADD Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
  Court Appointed Special Advocates
  Crisis Text Line Text START to 741-741
  Department of Health and Human Services: Administration for Children and Families
  esperanza: A magazine for those living with depression and anxiety
  Families for Depression Awareness
  Families USA, The Voice for Health Care Consumers
FFF Freedom From Fear
IMMH Integrative Medicine for Mental Health
ISBD International Society for Bipolar Disorders
  Intrusive Thoughts
  Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic and Research Program
MHA Maureen J. Meehl Bipolar/BPD Foundation, Inc. Mental Health America (formerly, National Mental Health Association)
  Mood Disorders Society of Canada
NARSAD Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness
  National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
  National Partnership for Workplace Mental Health
  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Crisis line, 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
NWHN National Women's Health Network
  Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation
  Recovery, Inc.
  Stand For Children
  Staunton Farm Foundation (Southwestern Pennsylvania)
SPAN Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network

Federal Agencies and Related Links  

AHRQ Healthcare 411
  Department of Health and Human Services: Administration for Children and Families
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
NIAAA National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIH National Institute of Health
NIH National Institute of Mental Health
  National Library of Medicine
  Social Security Administration
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
  Thomas Legislative Information

Resources and Information for Military and Veteran Peers

VA Peer Support Positions
Information on VA peer support employment

Guard Your Health
Information and resources on health and medical readiness

Make the Connection
Connect with other Veterans with shared experiences

VA Online Self-Help Resource Center
Online skill-building courses designed for Veterans, Service Members, and their families

Veterans Employment Toolkit
Resources for employment

Vet to Vet USA
Facilitator training and partnerships

NAMI Veterans & Military Resource Center
NAMI resources

Wounded Warrior Project
To honor and empower wounded warriors

Veterans with Mesothelioma
The Mesothelioma Veterans Center was created to provide information and assistance to Veterans regarding treatment, clinical trials, and VA benefits for Veterans suffering from asbestos illnesses.

Other Informational Sites  

Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine
ADD Resources
American Childhood Cancer Organization
Anxiety and Stress Management Institute
Bazelon Center
Biological Therapies in Psychiatry (BTP) - Newsletter for physicians
Bipolar Caregivers
Bipolar Debt
Bipolar Disorder | K-12 Academics
bp Magazine
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Resource Center
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) World
Careers in Psychology
CBS Cares - Provides additional information on causes (including depression) that are the subject of CBS on-air PSAs
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Center for Reintegration
Common Ground - Nonprofit crisis intervention agency with a mission to provide a lifeline for individuals and families in crisis, victims of crime, persons with mental illness, people trying to cope with critical situations and runaway and homeless youth. We listen, we care, we help...24-hours a day, 7 days a week. 1-800-231-1127
Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives
Depression Guide
Depression Learning Path
Depression Recovery Groups - video-based, real-time online support group
Depression Resources for Austraila
The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families
eMedicine Consumer Health
Facts for Health
The Foundation Center - Foundation Grants to Individuals - Helping People Find Therapists & Advocating for Ethical Therapy
Mayo Clinic Depression Diagnosis and Treatement Options - People Helping People [Online Support Groups]
Men Get Depression National Educational Outreach
Men's Health Network
My Medicare Matters
National Hopeline Network (Kristin Brooks Hope Center)
National Partnership for Workplace Mental Health 
National Women's Health Resource Center
Pat Deegan, PhD & Associates
People with Disabilities Foundation
Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Alliance
Return-to-Work Toolkit for Employees & Employers
S.A.F.E - Help Treat, Prevent & Stop Self-Injury, Self-Abuse and Cutting
Signs of Addiction
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Suicide Prevention: prevent depression and overdose in youths and teens
Teen Drug Abuse
Temple University Collaborative on Community Integration
Through the Looking Glass
UIC National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric Disability
UCLA Mood Disorders Research Program
University of Michigan Depression Center
Vitamins and Nutrition Center

Warm Line Information

Warmline - KEYS Consumer Organization
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; talk to each individual for fifteen minutes each day.

The Empowerment Center in New York
877-HELP-800, 877-4357-800
Available 8 AM - 8 PM M-F (EST)

Cincinnati Warmline
open 24 hours
(513) 931-WARM or (513) 931-9276

Online Mental Health Forums

NOTE: the listing of the forums below is provided for your reference only and does not represent an endorsement by DBSA of these resources.