Mental health Links

Mental Health Links

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator

Find alcohol, drug, or mental health treatment facilities and programs around the country at findtreatment.samhsa.gov.

Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator

Find treatment programs in your state that treat recent onset of serious mental illnesses such as psychosis, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, and other conditions at www.samhsa.gov/esmi-treatment-locator.

Veteran's Crisis Line

1-800-273-TALK (8255)
TTY: 1-800-799-4889
Website: www.veteranscrisisline.net

Connects veterans in crisis (and their families and friends) with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential, toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)
TTY: 1-800-799-4889
Website: www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers.

Support Groups
Mental Health Support Groups - USA
NAMI Prince Georges County Maryland
RIMS Center for Enrichment and Development LLC
My Father's Eyes
National Alliance on Mental Illness (National)
KINSHIP Care Progressive Life Center Maryland
NIMH Outreach Partners
Alek's House LLC (MD)
Help For Mental Health NIMH

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LookingAtMyGenes

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Alzheimers.net  If you know someone with Alzheimer's disease or have been diagnosed yourself, this is your community. This website grew out of the need to have a social network that will be a respite, a resource and a way to connect with others who share a common bond. Get authoritative, up-to-date resources and advice from professionals with expertise about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

American Psychological Association has a Consumer Help Center site which provides brochures, fact sheets and an online psychologist referral service for persons affected by mental disorders, their families and others who care about them.

American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse is a Self-Help Sourcebook OnLine! Database of over 1200 national/model self-help support groups, local self-help group clearinghouses worldwide, group research summaries, and how-to's on starting groups.

College Guide For Students With Psychiatric Disabilities - Our goal is to provide a comprehensive resource for college-bound high school seniors and currently enrolled postsecondary students who struggle with mental illness.

DBSA (Depressive and Bipolar Support Alliance) serves people living with all kinds of mental illnesses, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and other illnesses.

Depressed Anonymous is a 12 step program of recovery for persons with depression.

Depressionforums.org offers a platform for open peer discussion on the Internet for members in an atmosphere that is both supportive and informative. Participants discuss their experiences with depressive illnesses, other mental health issues, treatment options, and related topics.

Healing Touch: A Self-Injury Website offers resources for people who self-injure.

Helpguide.org is a site that provides information on substance abuse and mental health issues related to addiction, such as depression and anxiety.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.

National Anxiety Foundation provides information on anxiety disorders for professionals and the general public. An international directory of anxiety health care professionals is also available on this site.

Panic Survivor: This online community provides a forum for people who have been through trauma to tell their stories.

The Procovery Institute  website is a clearinghouse of Procovery information, resources and ideas for building hope, healing and life for persons with mental illness.

Senior Life Solutions™ is an intensive outpatient behavioral health program, primarily for adults age 65 and over. Services include psychiatric evaluation, group therapy, individual therapy, family therapy, medication education, psychiatric medication management, and resource development. Click here for all locations.

Strength of Us Developed by young adults, this user-driven social networking community allows young
adults to connect with their peers and share personal stories, creativity and helpful resources by writing and responding to blog entries, engaging in discussion groups, posting status updates on “The Wire” and sharing videos, photos and other news. Strengthofus.org offers a variety of resources on issues important to young
adults, including healthy relationships, family and friends, independent living, campus life, employment, mental health issues and much more. 

If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911, available 24 hours a day.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Live Online Chat

If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline . Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.

SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline, 1-877-SAMHSA7 (1-877-726-4727)

Get general information on mental health and locate treatment services in your area. Speak to a live person, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

CALL THE NAMI HELPLINE

800-950-NAMI

M-F, 10 AM - 6 PM ET

FIND HELP IN A CRISIS OR TEXT "NAMI" TO 741741

Alabama Department of Mental Health (link is external)

Alaska Division of Behavioral Health (link is external)

American Samoa Department of Human and Social Services (link is external)

Arizona Department of Behavioral Health Services (link is external)

Arkansas Division of Mental Health Services (link is external)

California Mental Health Services Division (MHSD) (link is external)

Colorado, Office of Behavioral Health (link is external)

Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (link is external)

Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (link is external)

District of Columbia, Department of Behavioral Health (link is external)

Florida Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (link is external)

Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (link is external)

Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services (link is external)

Hawaii Mental Health Division (link is external)

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (link is external)

Illinois Office of Mental Health (link is external)

Indiana Mental Health Services (link is external)

Iowa Division of Mental Health and Disability Services (link is external)

Kansas Behavioral Health Services (link is external)

Kentucky Department for Behavioral Health and Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (link is external)

Louisiana Office of Behavioral Health (link is external)

Maine Department of Health and Human Services (link is external)

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (link is external)

Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (link is external)

Michigan Department of Community Health (link is external)

Minnesota Department of Human Services (link is external)

Mississippi Department of Mental Health (link is external)

Missouri Department of Mental Health (link is external)

Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (link is external)

Nebraska Division of Behavioral Health (link is external)

Nevada, Division of Public and Behavioral Health (link is external)

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (link is external)

New Jersey Division of Mental Health Services (link is external)

New Mexico Behavioral Health Services Division (link is external)

New York State Office of Mental Health (link is external)

North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (link is external)

North Dakota Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (link is external)

Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (link is external)

Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (link is external)

Oregon Addictions and Mental Health Services (link is external)

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (link is external)

Puerto Rico Mental Health and Anti-Addiction Service (link is external) (Spanish only)

Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Hospitals (link is external)

South Carolina Department of Mental Health (link is external)

South Dakota Department of Human Services (link is external)

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (link is external)

Texas Department of State Health Services (link is external)

Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (link is external)

Vermont Department of Health (link is external)

Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (link is external)

Virgin Islands Department of Health (link is external)

Washington Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (link is external)

Wisconsin Department of Health Services (link is external)

West Virginia Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities (link is external)

Wyoming Behavioral Health Division (link is external)

Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation (link is external)

Center for Support of Mental Health Services in Isolated Rural Areas (link is external)

The Evaluation Center at HSRI (link is external)

National Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research (link is external)

National Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Center (link is external)

The National GAINS Center for People with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System (link is external)

National Empowerment Center (NEC) (link is external)

National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) (link is external)

National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse (link is external)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (link is external)

Homelessness Resource Center (link is external)

National Research and Training Center on Psychiatric Disability (link is external)

National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health at Georgetown University (link is external)

Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (link is external)

Research and Training Center for Children's Mental Health (link is external)

Portland Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health (link is external)

SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center (link is external)

Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health (link is external)

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) (link is external)

Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) (link is external)

Alliance fo the Safe, Therapeutic and Appropriate Use of Residential Treatment (A START) (link is external)

American Association of Community Psychiatrists (link is external)

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) (link is external)

American Psychiatric Association (APA) (link is external)

American Psychological Association (APA) (link is external)

American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) (link is external)

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law (link is external)

CHADD - Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (link is external)

Criminal Justice / Mental Health Consensus Project (link is external)

Coalition for Whole Health (link is external)

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) (link is external)

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health (link is external)

First Nations Behavioral Health Association (link is external)

Gift from Within - PTSD Resources for Survivors and Caregivers (link is external)

Mental Health America (formerly the National Mental Health Association) (link is external)

Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) (link is external)

Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (link is external)

NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) (link is external)

National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (link is external)

National Association of County Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Directors (NACBHD) (link is external)

National Association of Mental Health Planning and Advisory Councils (NAMHPAC) (link is external)

NASMHPD Research Institute, Inc. (NRI) (link is external)

National Coalition on Mental Health and Aging (link is external)

National Coalition for Mental Health Consumer/Survivor Organizations (link is external)

National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice (link is external)

National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) (link is external)

National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA) (link is external)

National Leadership Council on African American Behavioral Health, Inc. (link is external)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK) (link is external)

Network of Care for Mental Health (link is external)

SAMSHA's Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity, and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health (ADS Center) (link is external)

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) (link is external)

US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA, formerly IAPSRS) (link is external)

American Public Human

Services Association

(APHSA) (link is external)

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) (link is external)

Campaign for Children's Health Care (link is external)

Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) (link is external)

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) (link is external)

Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) (link is external)

Council of State Governments (CSG) (link is external)

Reentry Policy Council (RPC) (link is external)

The Finance Project (link is external)

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) (link is external)

Legal Action Center (link is external)

National Alliance to End Homelessness (link is external)

National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) (link is external)

National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) (link is external)

National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) (link is external)

National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) (link is external)

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) (link is external)

National Disability Rights Network (link is external)

National Governors Association (NGA) (link is external)

ParityTrack
Maryland

Prince Georges County Maryland

American Association of Christian Counselors
www.aacc.net
World’s largest professional organization for Christian counseling professionals. Extensive resources, counselor search engine, lay counseling resources.

Christian Association for Psychological Studies
www.caps.net
Founded in 1956, an organization for Christian psychologists, therapists, counselors,
and academicians.

The American Scientific Affiliation
www.asa3.org
A fellowship of men and women in science and related disciplines who share a common fidelity to the Word of God and a commitment to integrity in the practice of science.

National Institute of Mental Health
www.nimh.nih.gov
Excellent source of current research and knowledge about mental and emotional disorders.

Fathers.com
www.fathers.com
This site aims to strengthen families by strengthening fathers. Great tips and resources.

Real Families.com
www.realfamilies.com
Established by Dr. Kevin Leman, this site offers forums and resources on parenting, marriage and relationships

Dr. Gary Chapman
www.garychapman.org
This is the official site of one of our local pastors, an award winning author and international speaker in the field of marriage.

Focus on the Family
www.family.org
Promotes healthy families in the mental health and family policy arena, many resources.

The Master's Loft
www.mastersloft.com
A resource for books with an extensive selection in the counseling/growth area

The Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law:
http://www.abanet.org/disability
Comprehensive source information on disability law. Excellent site for information on Supreme Court actions.

National Mental Health Association (NMHA):
http://www.nmha.org

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI):
http://www.nami.org

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law:
http://www.bazelon.org
A nonprofit legal advocacy organization for people with mental illness and mental retardation.

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health (FFCMH):
http://www.ffcmh.org
A national parent-run non-profit organization focused on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral or mental disorders and their families.

Treatment Advocay Center
State Emergency Hospital Standards
Treatment Advocacy Center
www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
http://www.hhs.gov
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201  Toll Free: 1-877-696-6775‌

Veterans Crisis Line

https://www.veteranscrisisline.net

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
http://www.mentalhealth.gov

200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201

American Association of Suicidology
http://www.suicidology.org/
5221 Wisconsin Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20015    
Phone: (202) 237-2280 | Fax: (202) 237

Active Minds
http://www.activeminds.org

2001 S Street, NW Suite 450  •  Washington, DC 20009  •  (202) 332-9595


American Foundation For Suicide Prevention
http://afsp.org/
Toll-Free: 1-888-333-AFSP (2377)
T: (212) 363-3500

National Alliance On Mental Illness
http://www.nami.org/#
NAMI 3803 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100 Arlington, VA 22203 Main 703-524-7600


NASMHPD's Mental Health Glossary

Federal Web Sites

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) (link is external)

National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (link is external)
Adminstration for Children and Families (ACF) (link is external)
National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (link is external)
National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (link is external)
Administration on Aging (AoA) (link is external)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (link is external)
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) (link is external)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (link is external)
National Institutes of Health (NIH) (link is external)

U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) (link is external)

U.S. Department of Education (link is external)

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (link is external)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) (link is external)

U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) (link is external)
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Home Page (link is external)
Office of the Surgeon General (link is external)
President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health (link is external)