Mental Health and Depressive Disorders Internet Links

Mental Health Organizations



Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance


National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)

The Suicide and Mental Health Association International

Depressive and Bipolar Support Alliance of Tampa Bay

Bipolar Signficant Others (
A nonprofit organisation for breast cancer education.
\”This is by far, the very best information on breast cancer you will ever receive.\”~Lindsay

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A Gift From Within


Depression After Delivery
A Complete Depression Guide – guidance to sufferers and their families.

Depression help and prevention
Depression help and advice that will increase your happiness, self esteem, self confidence and success includes courses, books and articles and more!

An excellent resource for depression!
Help For Today…Hope For Tomorrow

Dr Ivan’s Depression Central
An excellent resource on mental health!]


The Family Mental Health Foundation
is a subsidiary of the Washington Psychiatric Foundation, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization incorporated in the District of Columbia. Its aim is to improve the mental health of families through the earliest possible interventions.

A forum for Teens Depression Resource Center
Features medical news, health articles, doctor produced video webcasts, message boards and chat rooms, email, newsletters, books and reviews and resource directories on Depression.

Invisible Disabilities Advocate
Do your loved ones have a difficult time understanding your illness, because to them you \”LOOK\” fine

? IDA helps friends and family see the courage and determination it takes to live with a debilitating illness, amidst the challenges, frustrations and losses!
\”But You LOOK Good!\”

World’s Largest Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Site!


Just For Mumz


Mental-Health-Matters. Rate us! šŸ™‚
Where you can get up-to-date information on menopause and black cohosh, hormone replacement therapy and the latest in menopause research.
Breast Cancer Information from the National Breast Cancer Foundation

*Note* Depression and PCOS — Depression is a prominent characteristic of women who have polycystic ovary syndrome. Part of the depression stems from the emotional difficulty of being infertile, overweight, too hairy, or having acne, hair loss or some other disturbing symptom.

Pacific Post Partum Support Society (PPPSS)
The Pacific Post Partum Support Society (PPPSS) is a non-profit society which provides support to women and families experiencing depression or anxiety related to the birth or adoption of a baby. .

A very informative site..Dr Grohl is great.
\”I highly recommend this site for anyone who is contemplating anything as drastic as taking their own life\”.
\”There IS Help. There IS Hope. Depression IS treatable. Suicide IS preventable\”. ~Lindsay, 2006
A great support site for TRD (Treatment Resistant Depression) and the Vegas Nerve Stimulator. (Ask for \”warmly, Herb .. he is so \”warm\” =)

An excellent site! Depression information, news and support

A wonderful site for support information for mood disorders


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A Gift from Within
An International Organization for Survivors
of Trauma and Victimization (PTSD)

Agoraphobics Building Independent Lives (ABIL)
Agoraphobics Building Independent Lives is a non-profit organization for persons dealing with anxiety and panic disorders, incorporated in the State of Virginia. It has support groups nationwide.
AllPsych Online is one of the largest and most comprehensive psychology websites on the Internet. Inside the site you’ll find over over 920 individual, cross referenced, web pages and an estimated 3000 pages of printed material. AllPsych is referenced by over 100 colleges and universities in ten countries and receives an average of 3,000 unique visitors and 10,000 page views every day.

Alzheimer Research Forum
The Alzheimer Research Forum was founded in 1996 to create an online scientific community dedicated to developing treatments and preventions for Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s Association
Dedicated to research on the causes, cure, and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease, and to education and support services for Alzheimer’s patients, their families, and caregivers.

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC)
The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) is a program of research at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Supported by a major grant from the National Institute on Aging, the ADRC seeks to discover the causes of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), effective treatments, and ways to help those afflicted with the disease and their families.

American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR)
AAMR is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professional and other people who are concerned about mental retardation and related disabilities.

Anorexia Nervosa and Related Eating Disorders, Inc. (ANRED)
ANRED is a non-profit organization that provides informational resources about food and weight disorders.

Anxiety and Panic Disorder Center of Los Angeles
The Anxiety and Panic Disorder Center of Los Angeles offers specialized treatment for anxiety and panic disorder, and agoraphobia in a safe and empathic environment.

Anxiety Disorder Association of America
The Anxiety Disorder Association of America promotes the prevention and cure of anxiety disorders and works to improve the lives of all people who suffer from them.

Attachment Disorder Network
This site serves children and families affected by Attachment Disorder and has numerous links to related sites.

Attachment Disorder Support Group (ADSG)
This site offers support for families about attachment disorder, bonding, and special needs children.

Autism and Communication
Autism and Communication is an informational publication by NIMH/NIH.

Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder
Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS (not otherwise specified) are developmental disabilities that share many of the same characteristics. This fact sheet provides more information on both disorders.

Autism Resources
This site provides links to other sites about autism, Frequently Asked Questions, information for parents with a child who has autism, and other sources.

Autism Society of America (ASA)…gename=homepage
ASA provides information, education, advocacy, and public awareness about autism.

Basic Statistics and HIV/AIDS Surveillance Reports
This site provides tabular and graphic information about U.S. AIDS and HIV case reports, including data by State, metropolitan statistical area, mode of exposure to HIV, sex, race/ethnicity, age group, vital status, and case definition category.

CAN, Cure Autism Now Foundation
A non-profit organization of parents, physicians, and researchers, dedicated to promoting and funding research with direct clinical implications for treatment and a cure for autism.

CDC en Espanol – Salud Mental
The web page is a service of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It provides information on a wide range of mental health issues as well as publications, in Spanish.

Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc.
A nonprofit, policy resource center that promotes high quality health care services for low-income populations and people with chronic illnesses and disabilities.

CHADD: Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
A non-profit, parent-based national organization providing support and services to children and adults with AD/HD and those who care for them.

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
A virtual community center run by a national, not-for-profit, parent-based organization for families raising children and adolescents diagnosed with (or at risk for) early-onset bipolar disorder. Includes message boards, chat rooms, on-line support groups, an on-line searchable database of professionals and research data.

Canadian Mental Health Association
“The Canadian Mental Health Association, a nation-wide, voluntary organization, promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. CMHA accomplishes this mission through advocacy, education, research and service.”

Depressed Anonymous
This is a 12 step program of recovery for persons with depression.

Depression After Delivery, Inc.
Depression After Delivery, Inc. is a non-profit organization offering support and services for women with ante and postpartum depression. This site provides education, information, support groups, telephone support and referral for women and families coping with mental health issues associated with childbearing.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Educates patients, families, professionals, and the public about depressive and manic-depressive illness, fosters self-help for patients and families, works to eliminate discrimination and stigma and improve access to care, and advocates for research toward the elimination of these illnesses.

Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association
Persons with depression or manic-depressive illness, their families, and health professionals working to alleviate the suffering arising from depression and manic depression by lending support to self-help groups, education, and research programs.

Dual Diagnosis in Adolescence….nce.htm
This link from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill provides information for and about adolescents with mental disorders and substance abuse problems.

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
This group is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. provides information and treatment resources for all forms of eating disorders. Their goal is to provide assistance, in the form of information and resources, to those suffering with eating disorders so they can start on the road to recovery and healthy living.

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Resources and referrals on topics related to the education of disabled and gifted children.

Gallaudet University
The world’s only 4-year university for deaf and hard of hearing undergraduate students. Also offers graduate-level programs for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students, sign language classes, and summer and continuing education courses.

Healing Touch: A Self-Injury Website…y/healingtouch/
This site offers resources for people who self-injure.

How To Help Your Child Develop a Healthy Attachment
10 steps to helping your adopted child develop a healthy relationship. Learn how to strengthen bonds.

Institute for Attachment and Child Development
A licensed, non-profit, internationally recognized treatment and training program for children with attachment disorder; promotes healthy parent/child attachments.

International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD)
ISSD is a non-profit organization for professionals who are studying and treating dissociative disorders. The site provides links to sites for training and educating others about these disorders, as well as a section devoted to public resources.

Klingenstein Third Generation Foundation
One of the two areas of interest for this foundation are Childhood and Adolescent Depression, including suicide and suicide prevention. Grants have primarily fallen under the categories of Intervention and Referral, Prevention, Public Education/Training, and Infrastructure. The Foundation also sponsors a Fellowship Program for post-doctoral research in depression.

Mental Help Net
An informational page describing the symptoms and classification of OCD.

Mosaic Minds
This site was formed in 1999 by a group of individuals who had survived dissociative disorder resulting from childhood trauma. Information is provided on Dissociate Identity Disorder and Multiple Personality Disorder.

NAMI Dual Diagnosis: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness….ess.htm
This link from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill provides information for and about people with mental disorders and substance abuse problems.

National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR)
NAAR is a non-profit organization working to prevent, treat, cure, and find the cause of autism.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
This organization operates an international network of support groups for sufferers and families, and offers referrals to health care professionals, who treat eating disorders, across the U.S. and in other countries.

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Serves people with ADD and their families, teachers, and those who care for persons with ADD. The organization focuses especially on ADDults and young adults.

National Eating Disorders Association
The National Eating Disorders Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of eating disorders and body dissatisfaction. They develop prevention programs, provide publications on easting disorders, and operate a toll-free information and referral line.

National Foundation For Depressive Illness, Inc.
Provides information to the general public and health professionals affective disorders, treatment, and research.

National GAINS Center for People with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System
This group collects and disseminates information about effective mental health and substance abuse services for people with co-occurring disorders who come in contact with the justice system.

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
NICHCY is the national information center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues. Anyone can use our servicesā€families, educators, administrators, journalists, students. Our special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22).

National Institute of Mental Health: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
This site provides a variety of information and links about obsessive-compulsive disorder, its diagnosis, and treatment.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
A publication titled, Diagnosis and Treatment of Alcohol-Dependent Patients With Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders.

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research…dex.html?src=mr
Federal agency that conducts comprehensive and coordinated programs of research and related activities to maximize the full inclusion, social integration, employment, and independent living of disabled individuals of all ages.

National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
NMHA advocacy information about co-ocurring disorders.

National Mental Health Association (NMHA): Dual Diagnosis
This NMHA link has information about people who have a substance abuse problem and an emotional/psychological problem.

National Resource Center on ADHD: A program of CHADD
The National Resource Center on AD/HD: A Program of CHADD was established with funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a national clearinghouse of information and resources for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. The website provides answers to frequently asked questions about this condition. Information is also avaialable in Spanish.

National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness
Develops papers, workshops, and training programs on service delivery to homeless persons with serious mental illnesses. Maintains a database of over 4,000 articles.

National Schizophrenia Foundation
The mission of the National Schizophrenia Foundation (NSF) is to pursue the development and maintenance of support groups for individuals, affected by schizophrenia and related disorders, and their friends and family members. They also provide resources regarding schizophrenia and related disorders through education, information, and public awareness services.

NEEDID Support Network, Inc.
NEEDID Support Network, Inc. is a peer support network run by and for people with dissociative identity disorder and other trauma related dissociative disorders. The site includes mailing list, message forum, links, and reading room.

New Hampshire/Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center
The New Hampshire/Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center conducts research on the elderly, dual diagnosis, trauma, HIV, vocational rehabilitation is conducted by the Center. Visitors can order publications about these topics on this site.

NIMH: Anxiety Disorders
This site provides information on anxiety disorders for professionals and the general public.

Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation
The Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation is an international not-for-profit organization composed of people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders, their families, friends, professionals, and other concerned individuals. Their mission is to educate the public about OCD and related disorders, to provide assistance to those with OCD, and to support research into the causes and treatments of OCD and related disorders.

Presidentā„¢s Committee on Mental Retardation (PCMR)
PCMR is a Federal advisory committee that advises the President of the United States and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on issues related to people with mental retardation.

Psychology Self-Help Resources on the Internet
Psychology Self-Help Resources on the Internet provides links to noncommercial sites providing information and help about specific disorders. Lists of brochures and articles, commercial psychology-related Web sites, psychology journals on the Web, other psychology resources, and scholarly psychology resources are available here.

Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD)
This site provides information about RAD, pointers in getting help, and lists of related resources., a non-profit web community providing in-depth information, support and education related to schizophrenia, a disease of the brain.

Schizophrenics Anonymous

Schizophrenics Anonymousā„¢ mission is to provide a self-help group to support the recovery process of people suffering from schizophrenia. You can out more about the organization, where groups meet, and how to start a group on their web site.

Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
Screening for Mental Health, Inc. is a non-profit that coordinates nationwide mental health screening programs and so as to ensure cooperation, professionalism, and accountability in mental illness screenings.

Self-Injury, Abuse & Trauma Resource Directory
This site provides numerous links to Internet information about self-injury, abuse, and trauma.

Soy Unica! Soy Latina!
MƃĀ­ cuerpo se trate de aprender a amar y cuidar tu cuerpo– es el ƃĀŗnico que tienes. Esto significa saber elegir los alimentos nutritivos, comer bien, y permanecer activa.

Stanley Center for the Innovative Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
Promotes increased knowledge about and understanding of bipolar disorder (manic depression), and the development of comprehensive and innovative treatments for bipolar disorder.

TASH (formerly the Association for Persons with Severe Handicap)
TASH is an international advocacy association of people with disabilities, their family members, and other advocates and individuals who work in the disability field. TASH actively promotes the full inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in all aspects of life.

The Administration on Developmental Disabilities
Federal agency responsible for ensuring that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of, and have access to, culturally competent services, supports, and other assistance and opportunities that promote independence, productivity, and integration and inclusion in the community.

The Autism National Committee (AUTCOM)
AUTCOM serves as a national link œthink tank? advancing the research, understanding, and practice of positive relationship and communication-based approaches to assisting children and adults with autism.

The Center for Eating Disorders
Eating disorders diagnosis and symptoms, referrals for getting help, current news and events, online discussion groups and more. The Center operates comprehensive programs for the treatment of anorexia, bullimia and binge eating disorders.

The National Association for the Dually Diagnosed (NADD)
NADD is an association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs.

The Nemours Foundation
An informational page, written for children, about OCD.

The Project Hope Foundation
The Project Hope Foundation is dedicated to reducing depression and suicide (especially youth suicide). It has books, videos and instructions on self-education and how to run Life Skills Open Forums.

The Renfrew Center Foundation
The Renfrew Center Foundation is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization advancing the education, prevention, research, and treatment of eating disorders.

What is Schizophrenia?
This is a general overview of Schizophrenia provided by the Epidemiology-Genetics Program in Psychiatry, a research program designed to help characterize the genetic (biochemical), developmental, and environmental components of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Women, Co-Occurring Disorders and Violence Study
The Women, Co-Occurring Disorders and Violence Study is a five-year initiative jointly supported by the three centers of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). This Federal study is composed of two phases (Phase I was years one and two and Phase II is years three through five)

Online Resources
Anger Management for Substance Abuse & Mental Health Clients: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Manual…ProductID=16231
This manual, available free of charge through SAMHSAā„¢s National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, provides a 12-week cognitive behavioral anger management group treatment.

AOA: Depression & Suicide….dep.asp
This page from the Administration on Aging provides information on depression and suicide in older adults.

Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Website
ADHD informationā€DSM IV diagnosis, articles, chat, ADD bulletin board, family bulletin board and clinician’s forum, books and linksā€for consumers, families and the mental health clinicians that treat the attention deficit disorder.

Attention Deficit Disorder Links Project Directory
Links to ADD ADHD related resources on the internet.

Bipolar Brain
FAQ, statistics, links, news, and on-line publications about bipolar disorder.

Bipolar Disorder Sanctuary
Information on bipolar disorder including articles, newsletter, chat room for individuals with bipolar disorder and their families, bulletin boards, and other resources.

Bipolar Disorders Information Center
Information and resources for persons affected by bipolar disorder, and the people who care for themā€newsletter, clinical trials, conferences and events, and other useful links.

Boys and Eating Disorders(pdf)
The information on this fact sheet includes suggestions for creating a school environment that discourages disordered eating and promotes the early detection of eating disorders.

CDC: Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention
CDC’s HIV mission is to prevent HIV infection and reduce the incidence of HIV-related illness and death, in collaboration with community, State, National, and international partners. This site provides: recommendations and guidelines on counseling, testing, evaluation, prevention, and treatment; general information on HIV and AIDS; frequently asked questions; statistics and trends; and the latest updates on HIV and AIDS related information.

CDC: Mental Retardation
This fact sheet, compiled by the CDC, provides information on mental retardation, its possible causes, how common it is, and what resources are available for people with mental retardation and their families.

Clinical Depression in Women
A discussion on clinical depression in women. Topics include life episodes that trigger depressive illnesses.

Clinical Trials ā€œ Alzheimerā„¢s Disease….ng=true
A service of the National Institutes of Health that provides patients, family members, health care professionals, and members of the public with easy access to information on clinical trials for Alzheimerā„¢s disease.

Closing the Gap: A National Blueprint to Improve the Health of persons with Mental Retardation…retardation.pdf
This report of the Surgeon Generalā„¢s Conference on Health Disparities and Mental Retardation explains how the health of people with mental retardation can be significantly strengthened in the future.

Conduct Disorder
This brochure is written especially for families. It presents a general overview of behavioral and emotional problems in children and adolescents.

Este folleto provee una descripciƃĀ³n de la depresiƃĀ³n severa, la distimia, y el trastorno bipolar (enfermedad maniaco-depresiva).

DepresiƃĀ³n Severa en NiƃĀ±os y Adolescentes
Esta es una Hoja de Datos de la serie existente sobre DesƃĀ³rdenes de Salud Mental, emocional y de comportamiento que pueden surgƃĀ­r durante la infancia o adolescencia.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) – Suicide
If you or someone you know suffers from depression or manic depression (also known as bipolar disorder), you understand all too well its symptoms may include feelings of sadness and hopelessness. These feelings can also include thoughts of self-harm or suicide.

Depression in Children and Adolescents….nts.htm
This site, supported by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, provides a kids newsletter, brochures and fact sheets, a reading list, a list of State and NAMI-affiliated programs, and many other resources.

Depression in Men….asp?index=9307
This fact sheet provides data and information on male depression and how it differs from depression in women.

Depression, What Every Woman Should Know
This NIMH fact sheet discusses the 3 major types of depression and how women are affected by them.

Disparities in Women’s Health
In the last century, American women have been given 30 bonus years of life, thanks to such sweeping public health initiatives as sanitation and immunization programs.

Doctor’s Guide: Schizophrenia….ocument
Medical news and information for patients or family and friends of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Eating Disorders: Get Help
How can you tell if you or someone you know has an eating disorder? This site provides information on how you can tell and what you can do to help.

Excerpts From “Surviving Schizophrenia”
Written by by E. Fuller Torrey, MD, this booklet seeks to educate physicians, mental health professionals, families of those affected by the disorder, and the general public about Schizophrenia was created by the not-for-profit Madison Institute of Medicine to increase the understanding of mental health disorders. Helps people identify, understand and find treatment for social anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Provides clinician referrals and free online CME courses for PTSD and PMDD.

Gateway to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Information
This link service is a public Service of the Dart Foundation. It is a gateway to four nonprofit sites that offer PTSD information and resources.

Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR)
The ICDR gathers input from those affected by disabilities and coordinates all Federal efforts related to disability rehabilitation research. An annual report on this topic is submitted to the President and the appropriate Congressional committees.

Kids and Eating Disorders….er.html
This site is intended for use by kids and provides information on body image and eating disorders.

Manic Depressive Annonymous
Manic Depressive Annonymous provides recovery tips based on the 12 step model. The group offers a kit for those interested in starting a chapter of the program in their local area

MEDLINEplus: Developmental Disabilities…sabilities.html
This page provides wealth of information on various aspects of developmental disabilities. It is provided by MEDLINEplus.

Mood Sciences
Depression advice and information site. A special feature includes a self-report screening and monitoring system that was developed in consultation with an eminent board of scientific advisors and validated under an NIMH grant.

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression
NARSAD’s mission is to raise and distribute funds for psychiatric brain disorder research to scientists worldwide, in an effort to find the causes, better treatments, and eventual cures for these disorders.

National Anxiety Foundation
Information on anxiety disorders for professionals and the general public can be found here. An international directory of anxiety health care professionals is also availalbe on this site.

NIA: Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trials Database
The Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trials Database is a joint project of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) maintained by the NIA’s Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center. You can search a database of clinical trials on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia that are currently in progress at centers throughout the U.S.

NIA: Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics
The Alzheimerā„¢s Disease Education and Referral Center of the National Institute on Aging provides this fact sheet on the genetics of Alzheimerā„¢s. It is written for a general audience.

NIA: Forgetfulness: It’s Not Always What You Think
This article, from the National Institute on Aging, talks about forgetfulness and dementia in older adults.

NIMH Bipolar Disorder Information Page
A general overview of bipolar disorder that includes information on clinical studies, and referrals for additional information.

NIMH Genetic Study of Schizophrenia
This is a National Institute of Mental Health web site about the genetic study of schizophrenia. It provides the Clinical Brain Disorder Branch guidelines for participating in this study, i.e., the how, what, where and when.

NIMH Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program
This is NIMH’s website on current research projects studying mood and anxiety disorders. Offers information about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses (including medication and mental illness) is available here.

NIMH: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Information on attention deficit disorders and the role of research in discovering underlying causes and effective treatments. Includes treatment options, strategies for coping, and other sources of information and support.

NINDS: Autism Information Page….doc.htm
A general overview of autism that includes a description and information about treatment, prognosis and research. Organizations where users can obtain additional information are listed, as are links to other related NINDS publications.

NRC: Legal Remedies to Address Discrimination Against People Who Are Homeless and Have Mental Illnesses….ies.pdf
The National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness provides this publication on laws and court decisions that discriminate, either intentionally or unintentionally, against people who are homeless and have mental illness. The purpose of the document is to describe the ways in which people who are homeless and have mental illness may be discriminated against and to propose appropriate legal remedies.

NWHIC: Important Information for Women With Disabilities
Designed to help women overcome the barriers associated with mental and physical disabilities, this web links users to resources that include laws & regulations, financial assistance, services and support, facts about mental disabilities, and much more. Intended use by women with disabilities, caretakers, health professionals, and researchers.

One A.D.D. Place
A “virtual neighborhood” of resources relating to Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D.), AD/HD and Learning Disorders (LD) that include a library of print materials, and links to professional resources.

Panic Disorder in Children and Adolescents
This fact sheet presents a brief overview of panic disorders in children and adolescents. Symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, incidence, and prevalence of the disorders are reviewed.

Personality Disorders
National Mental Health Association fact sheet about personality disorders that includes information on the causes and treatment of personality disorders are available on this site.

Progress Report on Alzheimer’s Disease 2000
This report details the progress made in researching Alzheimerā„¢s disease by a variety of Federal agencies.

Project dERE Inc.
A non-profit group that provides technology and knowledge to assist people with disabilities to master the power of electronic communication.

Psychology Information Online
Psychology Information Online provides information for consumers, psychologists, and students about the practice of psychology. This Internet resource provides information about types of depression, causes, diagnoses, medications, treatments, depression and medical disorders, and depression information specific to seniors, teens, and women. Includes a national directory of psychologists.

Reactive attachment disorder of infancy or early childhood: offers overview, diagnosis, treatment and other general information.
Reactive attachment disorder is a disturbance of social interaction caused by neglect of a child’s basic physical and emotional needs, particularly during infancy. This site provides more information on the disorder, its smptoms, causes, and risk factors.

Report to Congress on the Prevention and Treatment of Co-occurring Substance Abuse Disorders and Mental Disorders
Congress has called on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, as the lead Federal mental health and substance abuse services agency, to prepare a report outlining the scope of the problem, current treatment approaches, best practice models, and prevention efforts.
A not-for-profit information, support, and education center for schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia: Open the Doors
Web site of the World Psychiatric Association (WAP) which seeks to increase awareness and knowledge about schizophrenia and treatment options; improve public attitude toward those with the disorder and their families; and generate action to eliminate stigma, discrimination and prejudice.

SI-secret shame
In spite of the title, there is no shame here. If you cause physical harm to your body in order to deal with overwhelming feelings, know that you have nothing to be ashamed of. It’s likely that you’re keeping yourself alive and maintaining psychological integrity with the only tool you have right now. It’s a crude and ultimately self-destructive tool, but it works; you get relief from the overwhelming pain/fear/anxiety in your life. The prospect of giving it up may be unthinkable, which makes sense; you may not realize that self-harm isn’t the only or even best coping method around.

Stories of Depression
This publication, produced by the National Institute of Mental Health, can be used by people who suspect they may have depression. It asks various questions and provides stories of people who have had depression.

Study Furthers Understanding of Critical Alzheimerā„¢s Disease Gene
This press release from the National Institutes of Health presents a recent study that focused on the chemical events that may lead to the development of Alzheimerā„¢s disease. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), two components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), funded the study.

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness
Definitions, signs and symptoms, referral numbers, links, and suggested reading lists related to eating disorders.

The Anxiety-Panic Internet Resource
The Anxiety-Panic Internet Resource is a self-help network dedicated to the overcoming and curiosity of overwhelming anxiety.

The Caregiver’s Handbook
Discusses caregiver problems, including mental health. Posted with permission from The Caregiver Education and Support Services, Seniors Counseling and Training, Case Management Services of the San Diego County Mental Health Services.

The Depressed Child
This fact sheet presents parents with an overview of childhood and adolescent depression, including a discussion of the incidence and prevalence of depression, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and appropriate treatment.

The Dual Diagnosis Program Directory
A comprehensive directory of dual diagnosis inpatient and outpatient treatment programs around the world. This is a useful tool for those looking for services as well as those wishing to add their services to this online database.

The Instant Access Treasure Chest; The Foreign Language Teachers’ Guide to Learning Disabilities
Links to teaching tools for educators to use with persons with disabilities. Resources range from assistive technology to visual deficits aids.

The Resource Disability Resources…tyresources.htm
This site provides a list of links to many different web sites dealing with an array of disabilities.

U.S. Department of Labor – Office of Disability Employment Policy
The Office of Disability Employment Policy is an agency within the U. S. Department of Labor. It provides National leadership to increase employment opportunities for adults and youth with disabilities while striving to eliminate barriers to employment.

ADD Resource
Search engine and directory for Attention Deficit Disorders, ADD/ADHD, and other learning disabilities resources including treatment, on-line support, news, and research.

ADD Resources

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