Resources

National Resources

  • Affordable Colleges Online

    ​Prospective college students with disabilities have countless resources available to make the transition to higher education less stressful.
  • American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

    Information to aid in the understanding and treatment of the developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders that affect children and adolescents. 
    Facts for Families in English, Spanish, Chinese
  • American Psychiatric Association

    This is the primary professional association of psychiatrists in the United States.

    Resources for families on this web site include:

    Mental Health: A Guide for Latinos and their Families

    Mental Health: Information/Assistance for Support Resources for Military Members and Families
  • American Psychological Association

    This is the largest professional organization of psychologists in the United States.

    Resources for families on this web site include:

    Psychoeducational programs help families cope with mental illness

    Helping families cope with PTSD
  • Brain and Behavior Foundation

    A national, not-for-profit, organization whose primary objective is to raise funds to find the causes, cures, treatments, and prevention of severe mental illnesses.
  • Center for Parent Information and Resources

    Serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities.
  • Mental Health America

    Promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, and integrated care and treatment for those who need it, with recovery as the goal. Much of our current work is guided by the Before Stage 4 (#B4Stage4) philosophy – that mental health conditions should be treated long before they reach the most critical points in the disease process.
  • Military: Coaching Into Care

    A free and confidential coaching service to help callers discover new ways to talk with a veteran in their life about their concerns and treatment options.

    Phone number: 888-823-7458
    Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 am. to 8 pm.
  • Military: One Source

    24/7 resource for Army, Marine, Navy, Air Force, Guard and Reserve active duty members and their families.
    Toll Free Phone Number: 1-800-342-9647
  • Military: The National Military Family Association

    Provides resources and support to spouses and children of Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast  Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association and Public Health Service.
  • Military: The National Resource Directory

    Provides wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families, and those who support them with a Web-based directory of valuable resources.
  • Military: Veterans Friends and Families United

    Private foundation providing information about mental health diagnoses, coping tips, interventions, legal and military resources for veterans and their families.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness

    A nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of  those with mental illnesses.
  • National Child Traumatic Stress Network

    Individuals can call the Disaster Distress Helpline, 800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 – a 24 hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week resource that responds to people who need crisis counseling after experiencing a natural or man-made disaster or tragedy. The helpline can also be accessed for deaf and hearing-impaired at 800-846-8517.
  • National Council for Behavioral Health

    A not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) association of 2,200 behavioral healthcare organizations that provide treatment and rehabilitation for mental illnesses and addictions disorders to nearly millions of adults, children and families in communities across the country. Also provides Mental Health First Aid training.
  • National Institute of Mental Health

    The largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding and treatment of mental illness through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
  • National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

    Dedicated to eliminating birth defects caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and improving the quality of life for those individuals and families .NIH releases improved guidelines for diagnosing fetal alcohol . They represent the most data-driven diagnostic criteria for fetal alcohol syndrome and fetal alcohol spectrum disorder produced to date.
  • National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse

    The latest information on mental health and consumer/survivor issues
  • Office For Victims of Crime

    This is the Official Web site of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, which oversees programs that have been designed to benefit and assist victims of crime or human trafficking.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA)

    Federal agency that works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, alcohol and drug addiction treatment, and mental health services. Provides information about these topics on their web site, hundreds of publications. Call a toll-free national help line (800-789-2647).
  • Treatment Advocacy Center

    Promotes laws, policies and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and supports the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Caregiver Support Program

    Tool Kit, Guides, and Diagnosis Care Sheets on a variety of topics including:  Intimacy, Parkinson’s, Traumatic Brain Injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Multiple Sclerosis, physical and mental symptoms, caregiving tips, etc.

    Caregiver Support Line: 1-855-260-3274