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Resources

The following organizations provide information and resources for mental illness:

Suicide prevention
The following resource about preventing suicide was suggested by Michelle from her class in Cleary Mountain Elementary School in Virginia
"Reminding Loved Ones That Life is Precious: Suicide Prevention Resources"
http://www.lifeinsurancequote.net/reminding-loved-ones-that-life-is-precious-suicide-prevention-resources//

ADD and ADHD Resources
"One ADD Place offers comprehensive resources for symptoms, comments and interest, a community library and so much more for both children and adults."
http://www.oneaddplace.com//

College Planning Tools and Academic Resources, includes a resource of the Top 5 Mental Health Problems Facing Students
www.bestcolleges.com
Detailed look at student mental health problems, including student rights and common treatments
Bestcolleges.com has published a helpful mental health resources guide for college students at this link.
http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/top-5-mental-health-problems-facing-college-students/

Student Mental Health resource guide
www.onlinecolleges.net
A collection of online accredited colleges
Onlinecolleges.net recently published a mental health resources guide for students which can be found at the link below.
http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/mental-health-resources

Drugalert
Information about prescription drugs and possible dangers
DrugAlert.org is a comprehensive database featuring information and news alerts about potentially dangerous drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide. The Web site is dedicated to keeping the public informed about drug recalls, side effects, and pending litigation associated with various drugs and their manufacturers
http://www.drugalert.org/

Drug Information
Drugwatch
Drugwatch.com is a comprehensive Web site featuring extensive information about medications, drug interactions, and drug side effects. For more information visit
http://www.drugwatch.com/

Innovation in Mental Health
Ashoka's Changemakers
An organization looking for imaginative ideas and projects that challenge stereotypes and offer alternatives to existing interventions within the field of mental health. For more information visit
http://www.changemakers.com/ or http://www.ashoka.org/

Anorexia Recovery
Recovery from Anorexia and Depression
A site dealing with the devastating effects that Anorexia has on the lives of its victims, and recovery from anorexia and depression. "The author is passionate about reducing the stigma of mental illness including Anorexia, and has written a book called Goodbye Ana about Anorexia recovery."
http://www.anorexiarecovery.webs.com/

Severe Anxiety
Overcoming Social Phobia One Step At A Time
A well-written site about Social Phobia, resources for help, advice for dealing with the illness, and links to many other sites. "Severe social anxiety is one of the most difficult disorders to overcome. It can literally destroy your life in a matter of months. People do not realize that there is no real treatment to rid yourself of social anxiety, sure there is medication that is available through your family doctor. But how on earth does someone with severe social anxiety get this medication when their number one fear is in social interaction?"
http://www.severe-social-anxiety.com/

Breathing Exercises
Optimal breathing exercises and techniques to aid stress management, anxiety, yoga, qigong, deep breathing, sleep, high blood pressure, singing, speaking, asthma, cross breathing, co-meditation, anger, road rage, and memory.
http://www.breathing-exercises.com/

Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Phone: 301-443-8956
http://www.samhsa.gov/

Social Security Disability benefits web site
Social Security Disability benefits
Many individuals will have the need to file for Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security and Disability Resource Center website (www.ssdrc.com) provides answers to questions concerning how to apply for disability, how to appeal a claim in the event of a denial, how to navigate the federal system, and how to avoid certain mistakes that are commonly made by applicants filing for either SSD (social security disability) or SSI (supplemental security income) benefits. Written by a former claims examiner, this information may be helpful to many of your site's visitors.
http://www.ssdrc.com/

Resource Center to Address Discrimination and Stigma
ADS Center
11420 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-540-0320
Email: stopstigma@samhsa.gov
http://www.stopstigma.samhsa.gov/

Drug Abuse Information and Treatment Referral Line
(Sponsored by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment)
TollFree: 800-622-HELP (4357)

Health Resources and Services Administration Information Center (HRSA)
TollFree: (888) 275-4772
Email: ask@hrsa.gov

National Institute of Mental Health
Office of Communications
Phone: 301-443-4513
Toll Free: 1-866-615-NIMH (6464)
TTY: 301-443-8431
Email: nimhinfo@nih.gov
http://www.nimh.nih.gov

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Phone: 212-363-3500
Fax: 212-363-6237
Toll Free: 888-333-AFSP
Email: inquiry@afsp.org
http://www.afsp.org

American Psychiatric Association (APA)
Phone: 703-907-7300
http://www.psych.org

American Psychological Association
Phone: 202-336-5510
Toll Free: 1-800-374-2721
http://www.apa.org

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Phone: 240-485-1001
http://www.adaa.org

Borderline Personality Disorder Research Foundation (BPDRF)
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Phone: 212-543-6247
Email: BPDRF.USA@VERIZON.NET
http://www.borderlineresearch.org

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
Phone: 847-492-8519
Fax: 847-492-8520
820 Davis St., Ste. 520
Evanston, IL 60201
http://www.bpkids.org/

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Phone: 312-642-0049
http://www.DBSAlliance.org

Freedom from Fear
Phone: 718-351-1717
http://www.freedomfromfear.org

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)
Phone: 516-829-0091
Toll Free: 800-829-8289
Email: info@narsad.org
http://www.narsad.org

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
Phone: 703-524-7600
Toll Free: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
http://www.nami.org

National Eating Disorders Association
Phone: 206-382-3587
Email: info@NationalEatingDisorders.org
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
Phone: 703-684-7722
Toll Free: 1-800-969-6642
TTY: 800-443-5959
http://www.nmha.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
National Mental Health Information Center
Toll Free: 800-789-2647
TTY: 866-889-2647
Email: info@mentalhealth.org
http://www.mentalhealth.org
  
  
  
  
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