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Behavioral Health Administration (Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene)
Develop an integrated process for planning, policy and services to ensure a coordinated quality system of care is available to individuals with behavioral health conditions. The BHA will, through publicly-funded services and support, promote recovery, resiliency, health and wellness for individuals who have or are at risk for emotional, substance related, addictive, and/or psychiatric disorders.

Behavioral Health System Baltimore
A nonprofit organization established by Baltimore City to perform the governmental function of managing Baltimore City’s behavioral health system—the system of care that addresses emotional health and well-being and provides services for individuals with substance use and mental health disorders.

Bipolar Disorders Information Center
Information related to bipolar disorders from the National Institute of Mental Health site.

Centers for Disease Control Suicide Prevention Site
This fact sheet presents statistics on suicide across the country from 1999, the most recent figures available.

Center for Health and Human Services, Massachusetts
Website of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services for the state of Massachusetts.

CRISP (Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects) is a searchable database of federally funded biomedical research projects conducted at universities, hospitals and other research institutions. The database, maintained by the Office of Extramural Research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), includes projects funded by the NIH Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ), and the Office of Assistant Secretary of Health (OASH). Users, including the public, can use the CRISP interface to search for scientific concepts and emerging trends and techniques, or to identify specific projects and/or investigators. Below you will be able to access additional general information about the CRISP database, as well as obtain answers to questions frequently asked about CRISP. In addition, this home page serves as the gateway to interactive searching of Award Information.

The Future of Children
NCSL Report on state-based mental health services for children.

Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network
The Consumer Network is a Georgia non-profit corporation founded in 1991 by consumers of state services for mental health, developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases.

Medicare Prescription Benefit Part D
A consumer workbook in English and Spanish that provides comprehensive coverage of the Medicare Prescription Benefit in easy-to-understand language. There are also factsheets on different components of Park D on the NIMHA website.

Mental Health Information and Services
The Stark County (Ohio) Community Mental Health Board provides a system of care that includes a complete range of mental health programs and services for Stark County residents, their families and the general public.

Missouri Institute of Mental Health
Home page for the Missouri Institute of Mental Health and its Policy Information Exchange.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Established by Congress in 2000, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) brings a singular and comprehensive focus to childhood trauma. NCTSN's collaboration of frontline providers, researchers, and families is committed to raising the standard of care while increasing access to services. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and dedication to evidence-based practices, the NCTSN changes the course of children's lives by changing the course of their care.

National Institute of Mental Health
The homepage for NIMH, the principal biomedical and behavioral research agency of the US government.

National Institute of Mental Health Publications on Suicide
This site, for the public and for professionals, links to several publication on suicide.

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention
This site links to the full report on the goals and objectives of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, the Institute of Medicine's Reducing Suicide: A National Imperative, and the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent Suicide.

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
The principal purpose of ONDCP is to establish policies, priorities and objectives for the nation's drug control program.

Reducing Suicide: A National Imperative
This report by the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences covers the incidence, causes and prevention of suicide, as well as research into suicidality, treatments for people who are suicidal, and recommendations for reducing suicide.

Foundations & Centers

Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association is the largest national voluntary health organization supporting Alzheimer's research and care. On this site, you will find information about the disease, our programs and services, and our advocacy efforts.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Supports research and education to prevent suicide.

Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD)
An organization formed from four major citizens' groups (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, National Mental Health Association, National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association and the Schizophrenia Research Foundation) in 1986.

Centre for Evidence-Based Mental Health
CEBMH is promoting and supporting the teaching and practice of evidence-based mental health care.

Drug Strategies
A nonprofit research institute that promotes more effective approaches to the nation's drug problems and supports private and public efforts to reduce the demand for drugs through prevention, education, treatment, law enforcement and community initiatives.

Fitzmaurice Community Services, Inc.
Provides information about this mental health organization for the mental health field, consumers and the community of adults with behavorial and developmental disabilities and their families.

Mental Health Foundation of Australia
The oldest Mental Health Association in Australia. Site includes news and events on mental health issues, as well as information on problems, treatments and strategies for living with mental distress.

Mental Health Foundation - UK
Leading UK charity working in mental health and learning disabilities. Site includes news and events on mental health issues, as well as information on problems, treatments and strategies for living with mental distress.

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders. There are two documents describing Medicare Part D in relation to people with psychiatric disabilities: a longer one and a shorter one.

National Mental Health Association
Mental Health America, formerly the National Mental Health Association, is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With more than 340 affiliates nationwide, MHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million individuals with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.

Pacific Neuropsychiatric Institute
A valuable resource for comprehensive evaluation and management in neuropsychiatry and psychopharmacology at the clinical, research and forensic levels. Unique information on seizures, the brain, experience, the temporal lobe, head injury, deja vu and instruments.

Progress Foundation
Progress Foundation is a nonprofit agency that provides treatment and housing for people with mental health issues.

Selective Mutism Group Inc.
Selective Mutism Group, Inc., an aggressive charitable organization uniting to educate those on the front line in the development of children affected by SM: parents, health professionals and teachers.

Stanley Neurovirology Laboratory
A lab at the Johns Hopkins Medical School devoted to the elucidation of the role of infection and immunity in the etiology of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
The leading national and professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents and families affected by mental, behavioral and developmental disorders

American Counseling Association
The largest scientific and professional organization representing master's-level professional counselors in the U.S.; over 50,000 members.

American Mental Health Counselors Association
The American Mental Health Counselors Association is the only organization working exclusively for the mental health counseling profession.

American Psychiatric Association
A medical specialty society with 40,500 physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional illnesses.

American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Provides leadership to promote the psychiatric-mental health nursing profession, improve mental health care for culturally diverse individuals, families, groups and communities, and shape health policy for the delivery of mental health services.

American Public Health Association
APHA is a quality resource for public health professionals. With more than a century of achievements, APHA is on the forefront of disease prevention and health promotion.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading peer-directed national organization.

World Psychiatric Association
Organization for psychiatrists of different national and cultural origins, of different schools of thought, of various areas of interest and of diverging ideological proclivities. The WPA aspires to establish a worldwide front of professionals united in the pursuit of increased knowledge in the field and of greater capacity for the care of mental patients.

Advocacy, Services, & Resources

Addiction Resource
Addiction Resource was founded in 2005 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction, with the goal to provide resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life.

About Our Kids
An informational resource for parents and professionals on child and adolescent development and psychiatric illness in kids.

Alaska Mental Health Consumer Web
Designed to be a resource for mental health consumers to find what they want and, in particular, ways to recover.

At Health
This site contains resources for finding a practitioner or treatment center, learning about disorders and conditions, reading about medications used in mental health treatment, getting the latest mental health news, locating resources for emotional growth and healing, searching for books and more!

Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments

Case Management Resource Guide
A free, searchable database of over 110,000 specialty health care services, facilities, businesses and organizations.

CenterWatch Clinical Trials Listing Service
An international listing of clinical research trials. You can use this listing to search for clinical trials, find out information about physicians and medical centers performing clinical research, and learn about drug therapies newly approved by the Food and Drug Administration. You may also sign up for their email notification service, which will inform you of future postings in a particular therapeutic area.

Community Residence Mental Health Programs
The Way Back is a nonprofit organization that operates community-based transitional residential facilities for men and women, ages 18 and over, who have a primary psychiatric diagnosis.

Kids Help Line
A 24-hour telephone and online counseling service for children and young people in Australia.

Make A Noise Online
Make A Noise is the central concept that has been adopted to engage young people in help-seeking behavior.

Mental Health First Aid Guidelines for English-Speaking Countries
Guidelines for the public have been developed about first aid applicable to a range of developing mental disorders and mental heal crisis evaluations.

Mental Health Treatment Facility Locator
Locations of mental health treatment facilities by state.

Mental Health Wellbeing Workbook
A brief introduction to the science of mental wellbeing by the Wellness Society.  

National Alliance of Mental Health Psychiatric Advance Directives
Provides tool kits and user friendly instructions for consumers, clinicians and family members on how to complete psychiatric advance directives and health care power-of-attorney documents.

Relationship and mental health resources, mental health commentary and a link to a live relationship and mental-health radio program.

National Empowerment Center Consumer-Run Statewide Organizations
Consumer-run organizations are defined as organizations in which consumers make up the majority of the staff and the board of the organization. These consumer-run organizations encompass the entire state or large parts of the state. These organizations can be contacted for consumer support groups or programs in their respective states.

New York City Voices
A journal in which mental health consumers, family members and professional helpers can let their voices be heard, providing mutual support for living the most empowered and independent lives possible.

NISA (Northern Initiative for Social Action)
Umbrella group for seven consumer/survivor-driven programs based in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
Guide on promoting mental health through helping cigarette smokers quit. The American Lung Association supports QuitDay's cause.

Quit Smoking Community
A virtual community that offers support and information for those trying to kick the deadliest habit in the world.

Victim Assistance Online
An online information, research and networking resource for victim-assistance specialists, professionals in related disciplines, and all interested in the field of victimology.

Youth Suicide Prevention Information
A resource site containing information on the danger signs of suicide, what you should do when a child talks of suicide, suicide prevention and crisis intervention agencies, and youth crisis and information hotlines
A resource guide for youth in Baltimore. The site aims to connect Baltimore youth to clinical- and community-based health and non-health programs and resources to assist them in becoming successful adults. It is designed for easy and direct access by youth‐serving professionals, parents/guardians and other caring adults, and youth.


Development and Psychopathology
This multidisciplinary journal is devoted to the publication of original, empirical, theoretical and review papers that address the interrelationship of normal and pathological development in adults and children.

JAMA Psychiatry
JAMA Psychiatry, formerly the Archives of General Psychiatry, is an international, peer-reviewed journal that covers a broad spectrum of issues.

General Information

Abnormal Psychology
This site is specific to the field of abnormal psychology. Here you will find different perspectives regarding the interpretation of abnormal behavior, many of the common types of disorders and information on treatment for certain types of disorders.

Australia's National Youth Suicide Prevention Strategy
This site identifies effective models for intervention and prevention of suicide in emergency, mental health, youth and community services.

Cognitive-Developmental Assessment and Remediation
Resource page containing information on cognitive developmental assessment and remediation.

Fragile X Syndrome
Information on fragile X syndrome, the number-one inherited cause of intellectual disabilities.

Health On the Net (HON) Foundation
The purpose of this not-for-profit international Swiss organization is to guide laypersons and medical practitioners to useful and reliable online medical and health information.

Healthier You
Vital information for the informed patient and caregiver.

Helping Others Live Sober
Resources from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child Psychiatry to improve the quality of life for youth, families, and communities by providing a continuum of scientific information, education, and personal experiences on the role of service in addiction recovery.

Internet Mental Health
A site whose goal is to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness throughout the world; includes online diagnosis of certain conditions.

An Internet health/medical search engine.

A major psychology link site for mental health professionals, students or those just wanting to know more.

Social Anxiety Association
Social anxiety disorder (social phobia) defined, with useful information to help people overcome social anxiety.