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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

  1. Information for parents, families and educators such as “Facts for Families”
  2. ADHD – a Guide for Families and video
  3. Information for physicians and allied professionals:  meetings, online CME, research
  4. Finding a child and adolescent psychiatrist near you

American Academy of Family Physicians. Familydoctor.org. Mental Health & Behavior

Familydoctor.org has information/fact sheets on the following topics

American Psychological Association

Includes information on addictions, ADHS, bullying, aging, Alzheimer's disease, anger, children, depression, divorce, emotion, kids and the media, obesity, personality disorders, sexuality, shyness, sleep and many other topics.

The APA Help Center has information on mind/body health and locating a psychologist.

American Psychiatric Nurses Association

The mission of APNA is to promote and improve mental health. The association is committed to becoming a leader in transforming mental health care in the nation.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is the leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, depression, and stress-related disorders.

Austin Travis County Integral Care  Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Services

Serves as the local authority for behavioral health and developmental disabilities in Travis County. ATCIC’s programs are administered through the following service areas: adult behavioral health, child and family, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and psychiatric crisis services.

 

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

This site is a national legal advocate for people with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities.  Can subscribe to a newsletter with the latest news and legislative alerts in mental health law.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the nation's leading patient-directed organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses: depression and bipolar disorder. The organization fosters an understanding about the impact and management of these life-threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically based tools and information written in language the general public can understand. DBSA supports research to promote more timely diagnosis, develop more effective and tolerable treatments and discover a cure. The organization works to ensure that people living with mood disorders are treated equitably.

 

Healthy People.gov  Mental Health and Mental Disorders. 2020

Overview, objectives, interventions and resources.

Healthy Place.com

Healthyplace.com is a community of people providing mental health information, support, and the opportunity to share experiences helpful to others.

At HealthyPlace.com, you'll find comprehensive, authoritative information on psychological disorders, psychiatric medications, active chat-rooms, hosted support groups, journals/diaries, online psychological tests, breaking mental health news, HealthyPlace.com Radio (a weekly live mental health radio show) and more.

Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. The University of Texas at Austin

The Foundation's mandate is to provide grants for mental health services, research, public education and policy projects.  It publishes a newsletter and runs the Regional Foundation Library.

Medscape

Medscape's mission is to:

There are extensive psychiatric and mental health materials at this site.  Under Specialty Sites you can click on "Psychiatry and Mental Health".  You can also click on Nurses and then under Resource Centers click "Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing". You will be ask to join Medscape but registeration is free. At the Mental Health Nursing site there are many journal articles, current news, and other resources. There are also related resource centers on addiction, ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder, depression, insomnia, patient-provider relations in psychiatry and mental health, and schizophrenia.

MedlinePlus. National Library of Medicine. Mental Health and Behavior.

The MEDLINEplus pages provide a carefully selected list of professional and consumer resources that bring together health information being published on the web by Federal government health agencies, professional associations, health libraries, research organizations and universities.

Mental Health America

Mental Health America is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness.  With more than 320 affiliates nationwide. MHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million individuals with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.

Mental Health America of Texas

Mental Health America of Texas reaches out to communities across Texas to promote mental health, prevent mental disorders, and improve the care and treatment of people with mental illnesses through education and advocacy. It provides the following information:

  • Mental health fact sheets
  • Links
  • Find a therapist
  • Newsletter
  • Mental health affiliates in Texas

 

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI is a mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. It is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases. Available are discussion groups, shared interest online communities, education/training, legislative action center, mental health organizations, research sources and other resources.

Visit the Texas NAMI site for information about the Texas organization.

National Institute of Mental Health

The NIMH is one of 27 components of the National Institutes of Health, the federal government's principal biomedical and behavioral research agency.

The NIMH mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior.  The public health mandate demands that we harness powerful scientific tools to achieve better understanding, treatment, and eventually, prevention of these disabling conditions that affect millions of Americans.
Highlights of the website include health information about the signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for

 

NOAH - Mental Health

NOAH provides access to high quality consumer health information in English and Spanish. The NOAH volunteer editors do not write this information. Instead, librarians and health professionals in New York and beyond find, select, and organize full-text consumer health information that is current, relevant, accurate and unbiased.

Has a great link to Healthology Video Library

SAMHSA. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Topics at this site include prevention of substance abuse and mental illness, health reform, trauma and justice, military families, recovery support, data outcomes and quality.  Links to the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a Treatment Locator, and a 24 hour Help Hotline.

Texas Department of State Health Services. Community Mental Health

This site has a variety of services and information on mental health.

 

Texas Resources

United States Surgeon General's Mental Health Report

Includes:

  1. Mental Health: a report of the Surgeon General 1999
  2. Mental Health: culture, race, ethnicity
  3. Youth Violence
  4. Conference on Children's Mental Health
  5. Other surgeon general reports

WebMD

WebMD provides health information, tools for managing one's health, and support to those who seek information. This site provides online public information, research, educational services and communities for consumers.  The staff includes individuals who hold advanced degrees in journalism, medical illustration, health communications, clinical informatics, nursing, and medicine. It is the consumer version of Medscape.

The site provides health news, A to Z guides, women and men's health, symptom checker, drug search, and has many mental health topics.