The following organizations offer a wealth of information:
Web site: www.psych.org
Web site: www.dbsalliance.org
NAMI HelpLine: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
Web site: www.nami.org
(Program operated by the Kristin Brooks Hope Center)
Phone: 1-800-442-HOPE (4673)
Crisis Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
Web site: www.hopeline.com
Phone: 1-866-615-NIMH (6464), toll-free
Web site: www.nimh.nih.gov
Web site: www.mentalhealthamerica.net
The MHA promotes victory over mental illness and the stigma associated with it through advocacy, education, research, and service. Website includes information on the range of mental illnesses and how they affect all age groups; healthcare reform and the rights of consumers (including parity of mental health benefits with other health coverage); suicide prevention; and treatment guidelines. Also included are a confidential online screening test for depression and a list of community support services. For additional information, access to NMHA's Help Desk is also provided.
Web site: www.mentalhealthscreening.org
The SMH was developed to coordinate nationwide mental health screening programs and to ensure that they are conducted properly. It is also involved in a number of research initiatives designed to shed new light on America's mental health. Website offers information about no-cost, anonymous, community-based screening programs for alcoholism, anxiety disorders, depression, and eating disorders, among others. Also provided: suicide education and research and information about interactive telephone screening programs.
Web site: www.afsp.org
The AFSP, which funds research, education, and treatment programs aimed at the prevention of suicide, has compiled a national directory of survivor support groups for families and friends of people who have committed or attempted suicide.