Resources and Links

DBSA does not endorse any organization listed below nor endorse or recommend the use of any specific treatment or medication listed on this website. For advice about specific treatment or medication, patients should consult their physician(s) and/or mental health professional(s).

Mental Health Associations and Foundations

AACAP American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  Addiction Resource Guide
AAGP American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
AAMFT American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
AAS American Association of Suicidology
ACNP American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
AFSP American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
AMA American Medical Association
AMHCA American Mental Health Counselors Association
APA American Psychiatric Association
APNA American Psychiatric Nurses Association
APA American Psychological Association
  American Residential Treatment Association
  American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse
ADAA Anxiety and Depression Association of America
  Balanced Mind Foundation
  Behavioral Health Evolution
CMHS Center for Mental Health Services
CWLA Child Welfare League of America
CHADD Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
  Court Appointed Special Advocates
  Department of Health and Human Services: Administration for Children and Families
DRADA Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association 
  esperanza: A magazine for those living with depression and anxiety Families for Depression Awareness
  Families USA, The Voice for Health Care Consumers
FFF Freedom From Fear
ISBD International Society for Bipolar Disorders
  Massachusetts General Hospital Bipolar Clinic and Research Program
MHA Maureen J. Meehl Bipolar/BPD Foundation, Inc. Mental Health America (formerly, National Mental Health Association) Mood Disorders Society of Canada
NARSAD Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness
  National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
  National Partnership for Workplace Mental Health
  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - Crisis line, 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
NWHN National Women's Health Network
  Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation
  Rebecca Lynn Cutler Legacy of Life Foundation
  Recovery, Inc.
  Silver Ribbon Campaign for the Brain
  Stand For Children
  Staunton Farm Foundation (Southwestern Pennsylvania)
SPAN Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network

Federal Agencies and Related Links  

AHRQ Healthcare 411
  Congressional E-mail Directory
  Department of Health and Human Services: Administration for Children and Families
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
NIAAA National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIH National Institute of Health
NIMH National Institute of Mental Health
  Information in Spanish from NIMH - Información en español
MAP NIMH Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program
  National Library of Medicine
  Social Security Administration
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
  Thomas Legislative Information

Resources and Information for Military and Veteran Peers

VA Peer Support Positions
Information on VA peer support employment

Guard Your Health
Information and resources on health and medical readiness

Make the Connection
Connect with other Veterans with shared experiences

VA Online Self-Help Resource Center
Online skill-building courses designed for Veterans, Service Members, and their families

Veterans Employment Toolkit
Resources for employment

Vet to Vet USA
Facilitator training and partnerships

NAMI Veterans & Military Resource Center
NAMI resources

Wounded Warrior Project
To honor and empower wounded warriors

Other Informational Sites  

Abraham Low Self-Help Systems
ADD Resources - Drug rehab center directory and substance abuse information resource
American Childhood Cancer Organization
Anxiety and Stress Management Institute
Eating Disorders Awareness & Prevention
Employee Assistance Professionals Association
Bazelon Center
Biological Therapies in Psychiatry (BTP) - Newsletter for physicians
Bipolar Caregivers
Bipolar Debt
Bipolar Disorder | K-12 Academics
bp Magazine
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Resource Center
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) World
Careers in Psychology
CBS Cares - Provides additional information on causes (including depression) that are the subject of CBS on-air PSAs
Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Center for Reintegration
Chat Bipolar - Online Support Group in Spanish
Community Outreach Network- Clinical Trials
Common Ground - Nonprofit crisis intervention agency with a mission to provide a lifeline for individuals and families in crisis, victims of crime, persons with mental illness, people trying to cope with critical situations and runaway and homeless youth. We listen, we care, we help...24-hours a day, 7 days a week. 1-800-231-1127
Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives
Depression Calculator: Calculating the Impact of Depression in the Workplace and the Benefits of Treatment
Depression Guide
Depression Guide
Depression Learning Path
Depression Recovery Groups - video-based, real-time online support group
Depression Resource Center
Depression Resources for Austraila
Depression Support Group at - DailyStrength is a great resource for people who are rural or find it difficult to get to a real-world support group.
The Dougy Center for Grieving Children & Families
eMedicine Consumer Health - Connecting People with Disabilities
Facts for Health
Famous People with Bipolar (Pendulum)
Fibromyalgia Support
Find the Light - Online Support Group
The Foundation Center - Foundation Grants to Individuals
The Fred Fund - The Fred Fund seeks to diminish the stigma associated with suicide and provides a forum for interaction regarding emotional and mental conditions. - Helping People Find Therapists & Advocating for Ethical Therapy
Health Power - Leader in providing health information for minorities
Helping Move Lives Forward Reintegration Awards
Improving Lives Community Mental Health Center
Life Coaching & Consulting with Chris Wesley - Personal, Business and Executive Coaching and Consulting. Find the Focus, Energy and Courage to make Great Things Happen in Your Life and at Work.
Lithium Information Center/Bipolar Disorders Treatment Information Center
Maternal and Child Health Library
Mayo Clinic Depression Diagnosis and Treatement Options
McMan's Depression and Bipolar Weekly - People Helping People [Online Support Groups]
Men Get Depression National Educational Outreach - is an effort to increase knowledge, reduce stigma, and promote screening and treatment for male depression. The campaign elements include: a PBS television broadcast of "Men Get Depression" (2008); a Symposium on Health Disparities in Male Depression; and extensive community outreach nationwide with national project partners
Men's Health Network
Mental Health Matters
Mental Health Resources
My Medicare Matters -- En Espanol: Mi Medicare Importa
National Hopeline Network (Kristin Brooks Hope Center)
National Partnership for Workplace Mental Health 
National Runaway Switchboard
National Women's Health Resource Center
NOAH Health Information - Your link to quality-filtered consumer health information!
NutraSanus Natural Health - Nutrition and information site
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Chicago
Ohio Recovery Network
Pat Deegan, PhD & Associates
Patient Resource Centers
Patty Duke's Online Center for Mental Wellness Blog - Information, support, and resources in the areas of mental health and mental wellness
People with Disabilities Foundation
Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Alliance
Prevent Suicide Now
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal - Find Local Addiction Recovery Centers
Return-to-Work Toolkit for Employees & Employers
Rx Cut Plus - Prescription savings card
S.A.F.E - Help Treat, Prevent & Stop Self-Injury, Self-Abuse and Cutting
Schizophrenia Digest
SchwabLearning - A parent's guide to helping children with learning difficulties
Stress, Anxiety and Depression Resource Center
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Suicide Prevention: prevent depression and overdose in youths and teens
Support Worker 
The Talk Shop - A forum for individuals who have experienced the loss of a child and/or those who have a mood disorder
Teen Drug Abuse
TeenScreen - Mental Health Checkups for Teens
Therapist Unlimited
Through the Looking Glass - For families with disabilities
UIC National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric Disability
UCLA Mood Disorders Research Program
University of Michigan Depression Center
UPenn Collaborative on Community Integration - The RRTC on Community Integration of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities
UpNDownKids - Online community for parents of children with mood disorders
Valeo Community Residence Program
Vermont Recovery
Vitamins and Nutrition Center - Provides hundreds of articles on vitamins, including proper use and latest research breakthroughs
Will I go Crazy? For Friends, Family Members, and Caregivers
We Connect NowDedicated to uniting college students with disabilities in access to higher education and employment issues
Weight Loss & Obesity Resource Center

Warm Line Information

Warmline - KEYS Consumer Organization
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday; talk to each individual for fifteen minutes each day.

The Empowerment Center in New York
877-HELP-800, 877-4357-800
Available 8 AM - 8 PM M-F (EST)

Cincinnati Warmline
open 24 hours
(513) 931-WARM or (531) 931-9276
A warmline is a peer-run listening line staffed by people in recovery themselves.

Online Mental Health Forums

Note, the listing of the forums below is provided for your reference only and does not represent an endorsement by DBSA of these resources.