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Mental Health Resources

 

LINKS ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL ILLNESS

American Psychiatric Association psychiatrists are medical doctors who may prescribe medication

American Psychological Association most psychologists have doctorate degrees – PhD, PsyD, EdD; because they are not medical doctors, they do not prescribe medication

Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation the source of Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, as well as texts and trainings that promote sustainable psychiatric recovery

Drug Rehab information and answers for people fighting addiction

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

National Institute of Mental Health the federal center for mental health and mental illness research and information dissemination

 

MENTAL HEALTH ARTICLES OF GREAT IMPORTANCE

Jews Must Take Mental Illness Out of the Shadows by Stephen Fried

 

MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCACY

Buddy Project a non-profit movement that aims to prevent suicide and self-harm by pairing people as buddies and raising awareness for mental health.

Center for Public Representation mental health law and disability law services

National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse

A Guide to Self-directed Mental Heath Care from the UPENN Collaborative on Community Integration and The Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumer Association advocacy, information, and support

Anxiety disorders, including OCD Jeff Bell’s outreach website

Worth Living founder, Keith Anderson, uses his personal experience as a lawyer and with mental illness to speak, write, and coach on why our lives are Worth Living.

 

SELF HELP

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder newscaster Jeff Bell’s site that describes his “Greater Good” model of coping, as well as an overview of his books and a listing of upcoming presentations

Social Security Disability Benefit Calculator is designed to help you calculate a potential benefit you may be eligible for

Social Securities Disability Benefits Guide to help you understand how Social Security disability works

 

TREATMENT PROVIDERS

Dan Gottlieb, PhD Philadelphia-based family therapist, columnist
(Philadelphia Inquirer), and radio host (Voices in the Family WHYY 91FM)

Jonathan Grayson, PhD Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center in Pasadena, CA

Jon Hershfield, MFT The OCD and Anxiety Center of Greater Baltimore

Montgomery County Emergency Services (MCES)  Nonprofit psychiatric hospital serving adults experiencing psychiatric emergencies and serious mental health crises. Services include a Crisis Hot Line, Crisis Center, Crisis Residential Program, and Inpatient Unit

LINKS ABOUT TREATMENT & FAMILY SUPPORT

Addiction Center is not a treatment center, but the information and recovery resources that they provide are used to help connect addicts and their families to the support they need to get their lives back on track

American Residential Treatment Association (ARTA) a group of more than 20 providers of residential treatment for people with serious mental illness

Heroes In Recovery Heroes in Recovery celebrates the heroic efforts of those who seek the addiction and mental health help they need without feeling ashamed or isolated

Mental Health America (formally Mental Health Association) with local chapters and a strong national presence, MHA provides diverse initiatives that promote public mental heath and support people with mental illness

NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness the largest grass-roots family and consumer support and advocacy organization (state chapters and local affiliates across the US)

Philadelphia Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centers

Project Transition Philadelphia region apartment-based therapeutic communities for adults with serious mental illness

SAMHSA Toolkits for Recovery the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides evidence-based best practice resources for the following initiatives associated with serious mental illness: Assertive Community Treatment, Family Psychoeducation, Illness Management, Integrated Interventions for persons Dually Diagnosed, and Supported Employment

 

LINKS ABOUT SOME SPECIFIC PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS

Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders: According to Psychiatric News, about 50 percent of people being treated for mental illness also have a substance use disorder, yet few of them actually receive treatment for both disorders at the same time.

Alzheimer’s Association

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Asperger’s, Autism, and other PDD issues On-Line Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (O.A.S.I.S.)

Autism Society of America

Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder TARA: Treatment and Research Advancements National Association for Personality Disorder

CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Compeer volunteer support for persons with psychiatric problems

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Families for Depression Awareness

For persons with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder National Center for PTSD

International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF)

OCD-UK supporting children and adults affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia Society of Canada improves the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research

Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Association

Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
NADD (National Association for the Dually Diagnosed)

Tourette Syndrome Association

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