Helpful Websites & External Resources

For Clients

Addiction disorders (non-substance abuse)

Gamblers Anonymous
www.gamblersanonymous.org
Gamblers Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who meet to share their experiences and help others recover from gambling problems.

Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s Association
www.alz.org
The Alzheimer’s Association enhances care for those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The association funds research grants, matches patients with clinical studies, runs support groups, and advocates making Alzheimer’s a national priority.

National Institute on Aging—Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center
www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers

Anxiety/panic disorder

Anxiety.org
www.anxiety.org
Anxiety.org partners with mental health care providers and researchers to provide online resources and forums to help people understand and confront anxiety.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America
www.adaa.org
ADAA is a national nonprofit dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, OCD, PTSD, depression, and related disorders, and to improving the lives of people who suffer from them.

National Institute of Mental Health: Anxiety Disorders from NLM’s MedlinePlus
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/anxiety.html

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
www.chadd.org
CHADD is a national nonprofit that provides education, advocacy, and support for people with ADHD. It has local chapters and sponsors an annual conference.

Autism/Asperger’s disorder

Autism Science Foundation
www.autismsciencefoundation.org
The Autism Science Foundation’s mission is to support autism research by providing funding and other assistance to scientists and organizations conducting, facilitating, publicizing, and disseminating autism research.

The Autism Society
www.autism-society.org
The Autism Society is a grassroots organization that raises public awareness about day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocates for appropriate services for them, and provides information about treatment, education, research, and advocacy.

Autism Speaks
www.autismspeaks.org
Autism Speaks is an autism science and advocacy organization dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments, and a cure for autism. It combined operations with the National Alliance for Autism Research in 2006.

Autistic Self Advocacy Network
autisticadvocacy.org
ASAN’s goal is to have people with autism enjoy the same access, rights, and opportunities as other citizens.

Bipolar disorder

The Balanced Mind Parent Network
www.thebalancedmind.org
The Balanced Mind Parent Network (BMPN), a program of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), provides resources for families raising children with mood disorders. It has online forums and a Family Helpline.

Depression and Bipolar Disorder Support Alliance
www.dbsalliance.org
The DBSA is a peer-directed national organization focused on depression and bipolar disorder. DBSA’s services and resources are available online, in local support groups, in audio and video casts, and in printed materials distributed by DBSA, its chapters, and mental health care facilities.

Healthline: Bipolar disorder
www.healthline.com/health/bipolar-disorder
Healthline has articles with basic information about bipolar disorder, and tips on managing and living with the condition.

International Bipolar Foundation
www.ibpf.org
The International Bipolar Foundation works to improve the understanding and treatment of bipolar disorder through research. It provides bipolar disorder education programs, and promotes resources for patients and caregivers.

International Society for Bipolar Disorders
www.isbd.org
The International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) furthers awareness, education, and research on bipolar disorders. The ISBD is a source for emerging research and clinical data. It shares information with patients, families, and mental health professionals.

Child psychiatry

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
www.aacap.org
AACAP’s mission is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through research, training, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. The academy also aims to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers. AACAP releases policy statements on issues affecting the health of children, adolescents, and their family.

The Balanced Mind Parent Network
www.thebalancedmind.org
The Balanced Mind Parent Network (BMPN), a program of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA), provides resources for families raising children with mood disorders. It has online forums and a Family Helpline.

New York University Child Study Center
www.aboutourkids.org
The NYU Child Study Center, built around a group of research institutes with associated clinical arms, recruits patients for research studies on the causes of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders. The center offers advanced training for mental health professionals. It shares research with parents, educators, and pediatricians.

Counseling

Theravive
www.theravive.com
Theravive allows visitors to look up therapists, counselors, and psychologists who are members of its network. Theravive also provides information about disorders and treatments.

Depression

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
www.dbsalliance.org
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is a peer-directed national organization focused on depression and bipolar disorder. DBSA’s services and resources are available online, in local support groups, in audio and video casts, and in printed materials distributed by DBSA, its chapters, and mental health care facilities.

Depression Forums
www.depressionforums.org
Depression Forums hosts online discussion boards for people suffering from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, ADHD, and OCD. The forum is not affiliated with medical professionals.

International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred)
www.ifred.org
The International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred) is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to helping research the causes of depression, to support those dealing with depression, and to combat the stigma associated with the disease.

Depression, postpartum

Postpartum Support International
www.postpartum.net
Postpartum Support International (PSI) raises awareness about the emotional changes women experience during pregnancy and postpartum. PSI disseminates information and resources through its volunteer coordinators, Web site, and annual conference. It offers a toll-free Help Line in English and Spanish, and regular phone conferences.

Domestic violence

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
www.ncadv.org
NCADV’s mission is to work for major societal changes to eliminate personal and societal violence against women and children. Its work includes coalition building at the local, state, regional, and national levels; support for community-based safe home and shelter programs for battered women and their children; public education and technical assistance; and policy development.

Eating disorders/body image disorders

EatingDisordersOnline.com
www.eatingdisordersonline.com
EatingDisordersOnline.com publishes articles about types of eating disorders, recovering from eating disorders, and research findings. It also lists providers.

National Eating Disorders Association
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is a nonprofit that advocates on behalf of people and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA campaigns for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding. NEDA was formed in 2001 when Eating Disorders Awareness & Prevention (EDAP) merged with the American Anorexia Bulimia Association (AABA).

General information

About.com—Mental Health Resources
www.mentalhealth.about.com
About.com has articles and resources on topics including mental health medications, talk therapies, finding help, mind and body, books, legal and ethical issues, and families.

American Psychological Association
www.apa.org
The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students as its members. Its mission is to advance the creation, communication, and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.

BrainPhysics.com
BrainPhysics.com
BrainPhysics.com publishes information about OCD, anxiety, eating disorders, and impulse control.

Dementia
www.dementia.com
Published by Janssen Pharaceutica NV, dementia.com features articles about the causes, treatment, and prevention of dementia.

PsyWeb.com—Depression & Mental Health Resource
www.psyweb.com
PsyWeb.com publishes articles about depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.

SupportGroups.com
www.supportgroups.com
SupportGroups.com allows members to join more than 220 condition-specific groups, seek emotional support, and find other members who are confronting the same problems.

Government agencies

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (A service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
www.samhsa.gov

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
www.fda.gov

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

OCD Research Program at the Anxiety Disorders Clinic—New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University (OCD education, information on volunteering for treatment studies)
www.columbia-ocd.org
The Anxiety Disorders Clinic advances the understanding and treatment of anxiety disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The OCD Research Program posts information about how to volunteer for its treatment studies. Researchers examine how to combine and sequence treatments to maximize outcome, and explore novel treatments. The program’s counterpart Hispanic Clinic offers research treatment in Spanish.

International OCD Foundation
www.ocfoundation.org
The International OCD Foundation’s mission is to help people with OCD live full and productive lives. It aims to increase access to effective treatment, end the stigma associated with mental health issues, and foster a community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat them. The foundation awards grants to support research, and provides a forum for professionals to collaborate and network.

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome

Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Information Service
www.nmsis.org
NMSIS serves as an international resource center for knowledge on neuroleptic malignant syndrome and other heat-related disorders and drug side effects. It develops educational programs, supports clinical and new product research, and provides evidence-based consultative services.

Posttraumatic stress disorder

Make the Connection: PTSD
www.maketheconnection.net/conditions/ptsd
Make the Connection shares the stories of veterans who describe living with PTSD, how they learned they had PTSD, and how they got on a path to recovery. The Web site has information about signs and symptoms of, and treatments for, PTSD, and lists resources about PTSD in veterans.

National Center for PTSD
www.ptsd.va.gov

Schizophrenia

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
www.bbrfoundation.org
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness. The foundation awards grants for research it hopes will lead to scientific advances and breakthroughs.

National Pregnancy Registry for Atypical Antipsychotics
http://womensmentalhealth.org/clinical-and-research-programs/pregnancyregistry or call 1-866-961-2388
Are you a pregnant woman between the ages of 18 and 45 who is being treated with one or more of the following: Abilify, Clorzaril, Geodon, Invega, Risperdal, Seroquel, Zyprexa, Saphris, Fanapt, and Latuda? Register now and help make the future better for many other women like you by participating in the National Pregnancy Registry for Atypical Antipsychotics, maintained by the Reproductive Psychiatry Resource and Information Center of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Women’s Health. The primary goal of the Registry is to determine the frequency of major malformations, such as heart defects, cleft lip, or neural tube defects, in infants exposed to atypical antipsychotics during pregnancy.

Schizophrenia.com
www.schizophrenia.com
Schizophrenia.com is an online community that provides information, support, and education to people whose life has been affected by schizophrenia.

Schizophrenic.com
www.schizophrenic.com
Schizophrenic.com is a resource for people dealing with schizophrenia. It publishes educational information, news, and opinions.

Sleep disorders

American Academy of Sleep Medicine
www.aasmnet.org
The AASM is a professional society dedicated exclusively to sleep medicine. Established in 1975 as the Association of Sleep Disorders Centers, the AASM has a combined membership of nearly 12,000 accredited member sleep centers and individual members, including physicians, scientists, and other health care professionals.

American Sleep Apnea Association
www.sleepapnea.org
The American Sleep Apnea Association is a nonprofit organization that promotes awareness of sleep apnea, works for improved treatments, and advocates for the interests of patients. The association is dedicated to reducing injury, disability, and death from sleep apnea, and to enhancing the well-being of those affected by the disorder. The association hosts an online forum and lists support groups.

National Sleep Foundation
www.sleepfoundation.org
The NSF surveys American sleep health and behaviors each year and then releases the findings as part of National Sleep Awareness Week. The foundation is a charitable, educational, and scientific not-for-profit organization. Its membership includes researchers and clinicians focused on sleep medicine, health professionals, patients, families affected by drowsy driving, and over 900 health care facilities.

Willis-Ekbom Disease Foundation (formerly Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation)
www.willis-ekbom.org
The WED Foundation works to educate the public and medical communities about Willis-Ekbom disease. The foundation’s medical advisory board has written several publications on the diagnosis and treatment of WED/RLS. The foundation also funds research grants.

Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms
www.sltbrmeeting.org
The Society of Light Treatment & Biological Rhythms (SLTBR) is an international scientific nonprofit organization devoted to promoting research and knowledge about the effects of light on the organism and the chronobiology of psychiatric and other medical disorders.

Social networking

HealthyPlace.com
www.healthyplace.com
HealthyPlace.com is a consumer mental health site, providing information on psychological disorders and psychiatric medications from a consumer and expert point of view. It has an active mental health social network for support, online psychological tests, mental health news, videos, and tools, including a mood journal.

Stuttering

National Stuttering Association
www.westutter.org
The NSA has over 100 self-help support groups in the United States. The association increases public awareness of stuttering, serves as an advocacy group, and is a referral organization for speech therapy sources.

Substance abuse

Alcohol Rehab Guide
https://www.alcoholrehabguide.org/
This website provides a wide variety of resources to help treat alcoholism. There is also a lot of great information about alcoholism in general.

Addiction Center
www.addictioncenter.com
Addiction Center maintains a directory of treatment centers in the United States and publishes information about addiction.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
www.niaaa.nih.gov

National Institute on Drug Abuse
www.drugabuse.gov

Suicide prevention

American Association of Suicidology
www.suicidology.org
AAS is an organization for those involved in suicide prevention and intervention, or who have been affected by suicide. AAS advances scientific and programmatic efforts in suicide prevention through research, education, and training, the development of standards and resources, and survivor support services.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
www.afsp.org
AFSP is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education, and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide. The organization funds research, offers educational programs for professionals, educates the public about mood disorders and suicide prevention, promotes policies and legislation, and provides programs and resources for survivors of suicide loss and for people at risk.

Tourette syndrome

National Tourette Syndrome Association
www.tsa-usa.org
The nonprofit Tourette Syndrome Association works to identify the cause of, find a cure for, and control the effects of Tourette syndrome. The association offers resources and referrals to help people with Tourette syndrome and their families. TSA funds clinical and scientific research and counters media stereotypes about the disorder.

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