Links for Consumers and Families
Alzheimers.net If you know someone with Alzheimer's disease or have been diagnosed yourself, this is your community. This website grew out of the need to have a social network that will be a respite, a resource and a way to connect with others who share a common bond. Get authoritative, up-to-date resources and advice from professionals with expertise about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
American Psychological Association has a Consumer Help Center site which provides brochures, fact sheets and an online psychologist referral service for persons affected by mental disorders, their families and others who care about them.
American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse is a Self-Help Sourcebook OnLine! Database of over 1200 national/model self-help support groups, local self-help group clearinghouses worldwide, group research summaries, and how-to's on starting groups.
College Guide For Students With Psychiatric Disabilities - Our goal is to provide a comprehensive resource for college-bound high school seniors and currently enrolled postsecondary students who struggle with mental illness.
DBSA (Depressive and Bipolar Support Alliance) serves people living with all kinds of mental illnesses, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and other illnesses.
Depressed Anonymous is a 12 step program of recovery for persons with depression.
Depressionforums.org offers a platform for open peer discussion on the Internet for members in an atmosphere that is both supportive and informative. Participants discuss their experiences with depressive illnesses, other mental health issues, treatment options, and related topics.
Healing Touch: A Self-Injury Website offers resources for people who self-injure.
Helpguide.org is a site that provides information on substance abuse and mental health issues related to addiction, such as depression and anxiety.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.
National Anxiety Foundation provides information on anxiety disorders for professionals and the general public. An international directory of anxiety health care professionals is also available on this site.
Panic Survivor: This online community provides a forum for people who have been through trauma to tell their stories.
The Procovery Institute website is a clearinghouse of Procovery information, resources and ideas for building hope, healing and life for persons with mental illness.
Senior Life Solutions™ is an intensive outpatient behavioral health program, primarily for adults age 65 and over. Services include psychiatric evaluation, group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, medication education, psychiatric medication management, and resource development. Click here for all locations.
Strength of Us Developed by young adults, this user-driven social networking community allows young
adults to connect with their peers and share personal stories, creativity and helpful resources by writing and responding to blog entries, engaging in discussion groups, posting status updates on “The Wire” and sharing videos, photos and other news. Strengthofus.org offers a variety of resources on issues important to young
adults, including healthy relationships, family and friends, independent living, campus life, employment, mental health issues and much more.