Mental health and related resources abound on the Internet.
We have listed some helpful links below. If you are new to finding a therapist you
might read Bill Blout's article on "How to Find the Right Therapist".
The information published by these organizations is
independent of HelpPRO. Links are provided as a convenience
and do not imply endorsement. We are not responsible for
content provided on Web sites hosted by organizations outside
of HelpPRO and do not guarantee the accuracy of the information
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) offers valuable resources for anxiety and related disorders.
The American Psychological Association's APA Help Center has many articles and valuable information about current issues as well as a "featured topics" section.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI is the premier source for consumer information and political action.
The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. Their mission is to increase public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, to advocate for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and to provide the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
The Carson J Spencer Foundation specializes in innovative, gap-filling approaches to suicide prevention. The four major programs include:
- Working Minds (a best practice for suicide prevention
in the workplace)
- The FIRE Within (youth entrepreneurs
- Man Therapy (using humor to reach at-risk, non-help-seeking,
working aged men)
- iCare packages (resources for people
bereaved by suicide) http://carsonjspencer.org/programs/icare-packages/
The National Association of Social Workers consumers' site
Help Starts Here offers an abundance of information on many topics.
The American Psychiatric Association's Healthy Minds consumers'
site provides information on psychiatric disorders and mental health topics.
Dr. John Grohol's Resource Directory
provides links to a huge number of Web resources for mental health.
The American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) is the only multidisciplinary organization in the United States dedicated to researching and treating the psychological, behavioral and social aspects of cancer. APOS membership is a network of 450+ scientific and clinical professionals from all disciplines working in psychosocial oncology—advocacy, chaplaincy, counseling, nursing, oncology, psychiatry, psychology, social work, and sociology – to advance APOS’ values, including: People affected by cancer who receive psychosocial care can have improved quality of life and reduced distress, which enhances overall cancer care and survivorship. APOS offers training and treatment guidelines for clinicians working with people affected by cancer.
The Aging Life Care Association™ (ALCA) represents nearly 2,000 Aging Life Care Professionals™ working with aging adults and adults with disabilities. Working with families, the expertise of Aging Life Care Professionals™ provides the answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance leads families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love, thus reducing worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers. To find an Aging Life Care Expert near you, visit aginglifecare.org.
HelpGuide - A trusted guide to mental, emotional, and social health. It contains a lot of good information on many different mental health topics, such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, etc..
DR Guide to Co-Occuring Disorders - This is a very helpful guide to anyone struggling with addiction along with a mental health disorder, something that occurs in more than 30% of Americans with a mental health disorders. The two disorders combined warrant special treatment of the individual, and this resource is a great start to getting the information you need, as it has specific subsections for bipolar disorder, PTSD, depression, etc..