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American Iatrogenic Association
The American Iatrogenic Association is dedicated to reducing medical error, and opposes involuntary medical and psychiatric treatment.
http://www.iatrogenic.org/ - 2-Apr-2004 - Hits: 216 - Rate This | Details
American Mental Health Alliance
This organization developed out of the Coalition of Mental Health Professionals & Consumers as an alternativce mental health delivery system and we are advocates for our clients. They are not-for-profit and fight for client privacy, confidentiality, and freedom of choice. Several of their members are either advisory board members or board members of the National Coalition. They are also proud to have such members as Deborah Peel, Stan Moldawsky, Dorothy Cantor, among others.
http://www.americanmentalhealth.com/ - 22-Nov-2002 - Hits: 567 - Rate This | Details
Canadian Mental Health Association
A primary source of information about mental health, mental illness, and policy in Ontario. Website covers stigma and discrimination, homelessness, and workplace issues. The Reading Room includes publications, book reviews, and fact sheets. Founded in 1952, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario, is a non-profit, charitable organization committed to making mental health possible for all.
http://ontario.cmha.ca/ - 29-Oct-2005 - Hits: 696 - Rate This | Details
Compeer Inc. is an international, not-for-profit organization that helps adults and children overcome the devastating effects of mental illness, such as loneliness, low self-esteem, and isolation through friendship. Nearly 100 affiliate locations around the world, these volunteer-based programs and services provide supportive friendships for people receiving mental-health treatment.
http://compeer.org/ - 29-Oct-2005 - Hits: 192 - Rate This | Details
Alliance of mental health day service providers in the UK offering skills and educational training to those with a mental illness or disability.CREATE Swansea provides mental health services through an alliance of mental health day service providers in the Swansea area who offer help and support for people who suffer severe mental health disabilities or illness. This is achieved through developing the skills and abilities of day service users. Through rehabilitation, education and training in the community CREATE aims to improve the quality of life for those affected by mental illness. CREATE members have signed-up to this Joint Service Philosophy statement: "CREATE is a joint working partnership involving statutory and voluntary services, committed to providing access to quality services, tailored to meet the needs of individual mental health service users."
http://www.createswansea.co.uk/ - 16-Jul-2004 - Hits: 309 - Rate This | Details
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
It provides information and advocacy on depression and bipolar issues. This group was previously known as the Depression and Bipolar Support Association and also as the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association.
http://www.dbsalliance.org/site/PageServer?pagename=home - 21-Sep-2002 - Hits: 282 - Rate This | Details
everyminute.org is a grassroots campaign organizing a lobbying force to persuade Congress to accelerate research to promote recovery and resilience, and ultimately to cure and prevent mental illnesses.
http://www.everyminute.org - 5-Mar-2008 - Hits: 110 - Rate This | Details
Institute for Behavioral Sciences and the Law
In this website: Forensic psychology practice and free newsletters with forensic articles discussing doctor profiles. There is also mention of forensic trainings.
http://www.forensic-experts.net - 24-Dec-2007 - Hits: 190 - Rate This | Details
M-POWER's Mental Health Advocacy
M-POWER is the Massachusetts state-wide mental health advocacy organization. They organize as quite active in Massachusetts advocacy for mental health issues.
http://www.m-power.org - 2-Jul-2000 - Hits: 402 - Rate This | Details
Mental Health Association in South Carolina
South Carolina's state MHA affiliate website with a growing clients section, including poetry, art and essays by mental health clients.
http://www.mha-sc.org/ - 6-Jan-2004 - Hits: 118 - Rate This | Details
Mental Health Clients Wellness & Recovery
Mental Health Clients for Wellness and Recovery people with co-occuring conditions volunteering to empower each other and our communities.
We're implementing direct advocacy activities: to implement programs and systems that empower mental health clients (direct consumers) to directly advocate for our own personal values of responsibility the improvement of our regional health services programs and government.
Mental Health Clients for Wellness & Recovery (mhcwar) is a nonprofit located in California organized by clients for clients.
http://www.mhcwar.org/ - 25-May-2005 - Hits: 181 - Rate This | Details
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee
Provides legal assistance to mental health consumers. Offers variety of publications related to patient's rights.
http://www.mhlac.org/ - 8-Aug-2001 - Hits: 227 - Rate This | Details
Moving Forward: Overcoming Life's Challenges
Moving Forward is a free, on-line educational and life coaching program that teaches problem solving skills to help you better handle life's challenges. It is designed to be especially helpful for Veterans, Military Service Members and their families. However, Moving Forward teaches skills that can be useful to anyone with stressful problems.
http://startmovingforward.t2.health.mil/ - 18-Apr-2014 - Hits: 37 - Rate This | Details
NAMI Santa Cruz - Mental Health Resources & Articles
Mental health resources, newsletter articles, advocacy information, links, personal accounts, stories, and news. We are the Santa Cruz County (Calif. USA) chapter of NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill).
http://www.namiscc.org - 2-Mar-2001 - Hits: 275 - Rate This | Details
National Coalition of Mental Health Pros and Consumers
We are an interdisciplinary professional and consumer organization that advocates for mental health and substance abuse treatment. We are committed to the preservation of confidentiality, integrity, and quality care for all. The focus of The National Coalition is on education and political and legal action to preserve the highest standards of treatment and medical privacy.
http://www.TheNationalCoalition.org/ - 2-Dec-2004 - Hits: 159 - Rate This | Details
National Mental Health Association
Mental Health Americas Advocacy Network is a powerful voice for change that is made up of thousands of individuals nationwide who take an active role in protecting America's mental health through legislative advocacy.
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/ - 27-Jan-2000 - Hits: 498 - Rate This | Details
National Resource Center on Psychiatric Advance Directives (NRC-PAD).
The NRC-PAD provides consumers with mental illness, their family members, clinicians, and policy-makers with key information about PADs, including PAD forms, links to statutes, educational webcasts, discussion forums, FAQs, and current research.
http://www.nrc-pad.org - 22-Aug-2006 - Hits: 99 - Rate This | Details
On Our Own of Maryland
A Maryland state-wide mental health consumer education and advocacy network.
http://www.onourownmd.org/ - 29-Oct-2005 - Hits: 112 - Rate This | Details
The mission of Psychjourney is to provide a cyber-bridge between health seekers and mental and allied health professionals, empower mental health consumers to successfully navigate the Labyrinth: The Maze of Mental Health and to provide mental health and allied health professionals with the education, support and tools they need to better serve their clients.
http://psychjourney.libsyn.com/ - 30-Jun-2004 - Hits: 148 - Rate This | Details
Society of Clinical Psychology, APA Division 12
The purpose of this website is to provide information about effective treatments for psychological disorders. The website is meant for a wide audience, including the general public, practitioners, researchers, and students. Our aim is similar to that of other notable organizations promoting evidence-based psychological treatments, including the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in England and the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP), which is sponsored by the United States Substance and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
http://www.div12.org/PsychologicalTreatments/treatments.html - 10-Jul-2014 - Hits: 101 - Rate This | Details
South Carolina Client Net
Self-advocacy and support group promoting client-centered community based services and assets-based care in South Carolina. Provides education about the medical model of psychiatry.
http://my.att.net/p/s/community.dll?ep=16&groupid=179763&ck= - 6-Feb-2004 - Hits: 93 - Rate This | Details
Stamp Out Stigma
A community advocacy and educational outreach program dedicated to eradicating the stigma associated with mental illness. Stamp Out Stigma is unique in its anti-stigma approach, by creating a forum in which individuals with mental illness share their personal experiences with the community at large.
http://www.stampoutstigma.org/ - 29-Oct-2005 - Hits: 817 - Rate This | Details
To help psychiatry (for its own good) free itself from the delusions that keep it from being an effective medical speciality and to provide proof that thousands of people are right when they say they are not mentally ill.
http://www.successfulschizophrenia.org/ - 28-Jul-2004 - Hits: 216 - Rate This | Details
Support Coalition Mailing List
Political action and alternatives to psychiatry, including human rights in psychiatry.
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Mailing list: mailto:[email protected] - 20-Feb-2000 - Hits: 144 - Rate This | Details
Tennessee Mental Health Consumers' Association
Advocacy and education program for mental health consumers in the state of Tennessee.
http://tmhca-tn.org/ - 15-Nov-2000 - Hits: 290 - Rate This | Details
The National Council
The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) association representing 1,300 organizations providing treatment and rehabilitation to help people recover from mental illnesses and addiction disorders.
http://www.thenationalcouncil.org - 6-Aug-2008 - Hits: 339 - Rate This | Details
Treatment Advocacy Center
A nonprofit organization working to eliminate barriers to treatment of severe mental illness. Web site has legal statutes, briefing papers, fact sheets, and essays.
http://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/ - 14-Nov-2001 - Hits: 336 - Rate This | Details
University Guide for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities
http://www.cmha.ca/youreducation/introduction.html - 27-Oct-2005 - Hits: 168 - Rate This | Details
Viewpoint: Working for Better Mental Health in Hertfordshire
Viewpoint is a mental health service user involvement project in Hertfordshire.
It is essential that the people who use or who have used mental health services are enabled to help make positive changes to them.
We hold local forums and meetings to take service user views and suggestions to mental health service providers. We also attend statutory meetings and work with organisations to encourage service user participation at all levels.
http://www.hertsviewpoint.co.uk/ - 14-Jul-2008 - Hits: 38 - Rate This | Details