Resources, Links and Reference Sites:
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – This organization offers fact sheets about a number of mental illnesses, psychiatric medications, coping, emphasizing mental illness in children and adolescents. The site includes some publications in Spanish.
Anger Management – The Mayo Clinic asks why are you so angry and offers tips for controlling your anger.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder – The Mayo Clinic looks at this disorder and gives cause and treatment information.
Clinical Trials in Mental Health – This listing of clinical trials investigating various mental illnesses and treatments is produced by ClinicalTrials.gov.
Coping Tips for Siblings and Adult Children of Persons with Mental Illness – NAMI has advice for those who care for someone close with mental illness.
Food For Thought - NAMI offers suggestions on how to eat a healthier diet to help improve how you feel.
Forgiveness: Letting Go of Grudges and Bitterness – The Mayo Clinic explains how forgiveness is important to our mental health.
Fostering A Positive Self-Image – The Cleveland Clinic offers these tips on feeling better about yourself.
Getting through Tough Economic Times – This advice comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Good Mental Health is Ageless – Learn more about how to keep your mental health on track as you age.
Going to a Psychologist, Psychiatrist or Therapist – This site, designed for children by KidsHealth, would be useful to adults who face a first time appointment with a therapist.
How to Deal with Grief – This information comes from the Center for Mental Health Services.
How To Pay For Mental Health Treatment – Learn how with this document from Mental Health America.
Internet Mental Health – This robust site includes quality of life issues, web discussion communities, online diagnostic programs for seven disorders, information on the different disorders and treatment options including drugs, as well as articles from professional books and journals.
Let’s Talk Facts About Choosing a Psychiatrist – The American Psychiatric Association offers this advice.
Mass Psychogenic Illness – Sometimes people start feeling sick when there really is not any cause for it. Read more about it here from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
MayoClinic.com: Mental Illness - MayoClinic.com gives you access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 2,000 physicians and scientists of the Mayo Clinic. Basic information on anxiety disorders and their treatment will be found here.
MedlinePlus: Mental Health – The National Library of Medicine has assembled these links to quality resources on the Internet, including some in Spanish.
Men and Depression – Read more about this topic from the National Institute of Mental Health.
Mental Health America - This group is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With more than 340 affiliates nationwide, it works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million individuals with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.
Mental Health in Men -The National Women’s Health Information Center has supplied this information.
Mental Health Screening Center – The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance offers these screening tools.
Mental Health: Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness – More information from the Mayo Clinic.
Mental Health: What’s Normal, What’s Not – They Mayo Clinic offers this look at what can be normal, culturally appropriate behavior, and what is not.
Mental Illness – The American Psychiatric Association offers this information.
Mental Illness and the Family: Finding the Right Care for You and Mental Illness and the Family: Is Hospitalization Necessary? – Mental Health America has produced these two handouts.
Mental Illness: What a Difference a Friend Makes- This site, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is for those with mental illness, and their friends.
MentalHelpNet – The mental health field (including all disciplines: psychiatry, psychology, social work, counseling, substance abuse counselors, etc.), is an important and integral component of the overall health and well-being of all people. This web site provides contact information for therapists and facilities, information about disorders, and three questionnaires to determine if you are prone to certain disorders.
Ministry, Mental Illness, and Communities of Faith – The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers this information.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill – 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.
National Empowerment Center – Recovery is real and this website is filled with practical information that will help you recover if you have been labled with a mental illness.
NIMH – National Institute of Mental Health -Information for the public, for researchers and for practitioners is included at this site from the National Institutes of Health. The information for the public covers 19 different topics indepth.
Persons with Mental Illness Who Are Homeless or Missing: A Guide for Families – NAMI presents this information.
Psychotherapy – The Mayo Clinic offers this review of the different types of psychotherapy.
Seniors Mental Health – The American Psychiatric Association has prepared this information.
Speaking Out for Yourself – The Center for Mental Health services offers these tips for being your own advocate.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – SAMHSA is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.
Support groups: Share Experiences About Depression, Other Mental Conditions – Learn more about how support groups can help, from the Mayo Clinic.
Take a Screening – Mental Health America provides these screenings.
Traditional Therapies for Mental Health and Alternative Approaches to Mental Health Care – Click here to read about some of the more commonly used and less commonly used treatments for mental health problems.
Warning Signs of Major Mental Illnesses – More great information from the American Psychiatric Association.
What Is Mental Illness? – This brochure comes from the American Psychiatric Association.
Women’s Mental Health – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides this information.