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 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
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.
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
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
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)
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.
Asperger’s, Autism, and other PDD issues On-Line Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (O.A.S.I.S.)
Borderline Personality Disorder TARA: Treatment and Research Advancements National Association for Personality Disorder
Compeer volunteer support for persons with psychiatric problems
For persons with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder National Center for PTSD
OCD-UK supporting children and adults affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Schizophrenia Society of Canada improves the quality of life for those affected by schizophrenia and psychosis through education, support programs, public policy and research