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Mental Health





General Information

American Psychological Association

The APA is the world’s largest organization of psychologists, and the Web site includes information on numerous mental health topics, including ADHD, bullying, aging, Alzheimer’s disease, divorce, kids & the media, obesity, sexuality, shyness, sleep, stress, testing issues, and trauma.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Mental Health

This section of the CDC Web site contains resources on mental health topics, as well as publications, data, and statistics dealing with mental health.

MedlinePlus

MedlinePlus is a consumer health Web site developed by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. It includes information on nearly 50 mental health and behavior topics.

Mental Health America (MHA)

One of the main goals of MHA is to educate the public about mental health issues. Use this site to search for information about mental illnesses and their treatments.

MentalHealth.gov

This online resource provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health information. The content was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, FindYouthInfo.gov, MedlinePlus, the National Institutes of Health, the National Institutes of Mental Health, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Mind Body Medical Institute

This site, developed by Massachusetts General Hospital, includes mental health conditions and addresses treatment options. The conditions are listed alphabetically, making this database easy to use.

National Alliance on Mental Health

This is a grass roots organization dedicated to building better lives for those affected by mental illness. The site above links to the “Mental Illnesses” section that provides information on specific mental health conditions.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

The NIMH is one of 27 sections of the National Institutes of Health. It includes health information on the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of various mental health conditions and disorders. The Web site also offers statistical information on mental health conditions and disorders to help educate the public on the scope in the United States.

National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse

The clearinghouse strives for dignity, respect, and opportunity for those diagnosed with mental health conditions and includes information on a variety of mental health resource topics.

SAMHSA’s National Mental Health Information Center

SAMHSA is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. This site contains publications about substance abuse and mental illness, including statistics on the prevalence of both. Electronic versions of these publications can be downloaded for free.

Hotlines

Health Hotlines

Includes toll-free numbers of health-related organizations offering support and health information.

Learning Disabilities

Autism Speaks: What is Autism?

This is an autism science and advocacy organization dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism.

Easter Seals Disability Services: Explore Resources

Easter Seals provides services, education, outreach, and advocacy for children and adults with disabilities and special needs.

Military

Military Pathways – Mental Health Resources

Developed by the Department of Defense, this Web site provides free, anonymous mental health self-assessments for family members and service personnel in all branches including the National Guard and Reserve.

TRICARE – Mental Health

TRICARE combines the health care resources of the uniformed services with networks of civilian health care professionals, institutions, pharmacies and suppliers to provide access to high-quality health care services. The Web site address shown above links to a page on mental health.

United States Department of Veteran Affairs - Mental Health

The VA provides care and benefits to our Veterans who earned them, as well as their eligible family members and survivors. Veterans and their families dealing with mental health issues can find useful information at the link shown above.

Self-Assessments

Autism Speaks: M-CHAT Online Test

Parents who suspect that their child may have autism can use this checklist to determine whether their child should be referred for further evaluation.

Easter Seals Disability Services: Make the First Five Count

Parents of young children can use this questionnaire to see if their child has any signs of developmental delays or learning disorders.

Substance Abuse Mental Health Information – Mental Health Self-Assessment

Substance Abuse Mental Health Information (SAMHI) Online is a publicly funded site designed to help consumers, families, and professionals locate services and information relating to mental health, addiction, and services for cognitive disorders. The Web site shown above links to a self-assessment questionnaire to help you decide if you need to seek professional help.

When You Need It: Resource Manual of Mental Health and Developmental Issues Websites

Women & Children

MCH Library: The Maternal & Child Health Library at Georgetown University

The MCH Library is a virtual guide to maternal and child health information. Connect to the guide’s mental health resources at the link shown above.
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