"SOS provides a very unique and essential educational program for health care professionals. The candid panel presentations to the dental students by people who are challenged yet managing mental illness is essential to broaden the hearts and minds of our students."
Dr. Arthur A. Dugoni, Dean and Professor of Orthodontics. University of the Pacific
ResourcesThe following organizations provide information and resources for mental illness:
www.addictionguide.com is a resource whose mission is to help all those affected by addiction by providing reliable, comprehensive resources, advice, tips, and guides about addiction, addiction treatment, and recovery. They are a team made up of recovering addicts, healthcare professionals, and patient advocates.
RxDangers.com is a resource whose mission is to educate the public about all defective medical devices and dangerous medications that are available on the market today. They provide a one-stop resource where you can find comprehensive information about these defective drugs and medical devices. Their website is continually being updated with FDA Recalls and their goal is to spread awareness, creating a safer environment for all consumers.
New Mental Health Documentary - Orchestrating Change
Describes the only classical music organization in the world for people living with mental illnesses and the people who support them. There are currently two orchestras; one based in Burlington, Vermont and the other in Boston. Their mission is to fight the stigmatization against people living with mental illness. The web page for this documentary is
http://orchestratingchangethefilm.com The Facebook page for this orchestra documentary is at
https://www.facebook.com/orchestratingchangethemovie The website for the non-profit fiscal sponsor for this documentary is
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"
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."
Aging and Depression from APA.org
A discussion of aging and depression and what can be done
Depression is Not a Normal Part of Growing Older from CDC.gov
An article describing depression in older adults, where to find help, and a number of web resource links to other information
Depression Treatment: Therapy, Medication and Lifestyle Changes
Describes the types of treatment available for Depression
College Planning Tools and Academic Resources, includes a resource of the Top 5 Mental Health Problems Facing Students
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.
Student Mental Health resource guide
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.
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
Drugwatch.com is a comprehensive Web site featuring extensive information about medications, drug interactions, and drug side effects. For more information visit
Innovation in Mental Health
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/
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."
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?"
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.
Center for Mental Health Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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.
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
National Institute of Mental Health
Office of Communications
Toll Free: 1-866-615-NIMH (6464)
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Toll Free: 888-333-AFSP
American Psychiatric Association (APA)
American Psychological Association
Toll Free: 1-800-374-2721
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Borderline Personality Disorder Research Foundation (BPDRF)
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
820 Davis St., Ste. 520
Evanston, IL 60201
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Freedom from Fear
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)
Toll Free: 800-829-8289
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
Toll Free: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
National Eating Disorders Association
National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
Toll Free: 1-800-969-6642
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
National Mental Health Information Center
Toll Free: 800-789-2647
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