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Some Mental Health Websites
If you are worried about your own mental health or the mental health of a family member or friend, here are some terrific organizations you can contact to get help:
AACAP
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
A detailed list of descriptions of mental illnesses, as well as
resources for families, and a psychiatric locator.
202-966-7300
www.aacap.org
ADAA
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Great resources for people who have anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD and depression.
240-485-1001
http://www.adaa.org/
American Psychiatric Association
Lots of resources for people with mental illness and their loved ones.
703-907-7300
www.psych.org
Bring Change to Mind
A nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness.
415-814-8846
http://bringchange2mind.org/
DBSA
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Provides hope, help, support and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.
800-826-3632
http://www.dbsalliance.org/
MHA
Mental Health America
A community-based nonprofit network dedicated to helping people with mental illness find the services they need.
800-969-6642
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/
NAMI
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
America’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to helping people affected by mental illness and to obliterating the stigma associated with these diseases.
800-950-6264
http://www.nami.org/
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you are in crisis, please call this number right now.
They are there for you 24 hours a day and they can help!
800-273-8255
Strength of Us
An online community designed to inspire young adults impacted by mental health issues to think positive, stay strong and achieve their goals through peer support and resource sharing.
http://strengthofus.org/
Teen Mental Health
Puts teens in touch with lots of great mental health resources.
902-470-6598
http://teenmentalhealth.org/
The Trevor Project
The only nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth. The help line is also available for parents, family members and friends of young people.
866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)
www.TheTrevorProject.org
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