Men­tal Health Resources

Amer­i­can Foun­da­tion For Sui­cide Pre­ven­tion They raise aware­ness, fund sci­en­tif­ic research, and pro­vide resources and aid to those affect­ed by sui­cide. Web­site: http://​www​.afsp​.org

Amer­i­can Psy­chi­atric Asso­ci­a­tion’s Web­site on Men­tal HealthInfor­ma­tion on com­mon men­tal health con­cerns includ­ing warn­ing signs of men­tal dis­or­ders, treat­ment options, and pre­ven­ta­tive measures.Website: https://​www​.psy​chi​a​try​.org/

Live Through This Estab­lished in 2010, Live Through This is a col­lec­tion of por­traits and true sto­ries of sui­cide attempt sur­vivors across the Unit­ed States. Web­site: https://​www​.livethroughthis​.org

Nation­al Alliance on Men­tal Ill­ness (NAMI)NAMI is the nation’s largest grass­roots men­tal health orga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cat­ed to improv­ing the lives of per­sons liv­ing with seri­ous men­tal ill­ness and their families.Website: www​.nami​.org

Nami’s Elk Grove/​Schaumburg web­site pro­vides infor­ma­tion about NAMI ser­vices in our local com­mu­ni­ty. Web­site: http://​www​.namis​chaum​bur​garea​.org/

Nation­al Insti­tute of Men­tal Health (NIMH)The mis­sion of NIMH is to reduce the bur­den of men­tal ill­ness and behav­ioral dis­or­ders through research on mind, brain, and behavior.Website: www​.nimh​.nih​.gov

Thresh­olds They part­ner with peo­ple who have men­tal ill­ness to sup­port their recov­ery and pur­suit of lives with mean­ing and purpose.Website: www​.thresh​olds​.org

OCD Resource Cen­terInfor­ma­tion and resources avail­able on obses­sive com­pul­sive disorder.Website: www​.ocd​hope​.com

Pre­vent Men­tal Ill­nessInfor­ma­tion and resources avail­able on rec­og­niz­ing the signs of men­tal ill­ness, pre­ven­tion tech­niques, resources, myths, facts and more.Website: http://​pre​vent​men​talill​ness​.org

Chil­dren’s Men­tal Health and Advo­ca­cy Organizations

Bazelon Cen­ter for Men­tal Health LawThe mis­sion of the Judge David L. Bazelon Cen­ter for Men­tal Health Law is to pro­tect and advance the rights of adults and chil­dren who have men­tal disabilities.Website: www​.bazelon​.org

Chil­dren and Adults with Atten­­tion-Deficit/Hy­per­ac­­tiv­i­­ty-Dis­­or­der (CHADD)CHADD is a nation­al orga­ni­za­tion rep­re­sent­ing indi­vid­u­als with AD/HD in pro­vid­ing edu­ca­tion, advo­ca­cy and sup­port to indi­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies. The orga­ni­za­tion is com­posed of ded­i­cat­ed vol­un­teers from around the coun­try who play an inte­gral part in the orga­ni­za­tion by pro­vid­ing resources and encour­age­ment to fam­i­lies, edu­ca­tors and professionals.Website: www​.chadd​.org

Fed­er­a­tion for Fam­i­lies for Chil­dren’s Men­tal HealthThe Fed­er­a­tion of Fam­i­lies is ded­i­cat­ed to pro­vid­ing edu­ca­tion, resources and infor­ma­tion to chil­dren with men­tal health needs and their families.Website: www​.ffcmh​.org

Lives in the Bal­anceA website/​resource for par­ents, teach­ers and care­givers of trou­bled and dif­fi­cult teens.Website: www​.livesinthe​bal​ance​.org

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