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Anxiety

Reference Links

National Anxiety Foundation
www.lexington-on-line.com/naf.html
National Anxiety Foundation Website. Our goal is to educate the public and professionals about anxiety through printed and electronic media.

NIMH – National Institute of Mental Health
www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml
Information from the National Institute of Mental Health about anxiety.

Social Anxiety Support
www.socialanxietysupport.com
The purpose of this site is to provide structured interactive forums and special programs to help those who suffer from social anxiety disorder (social phobia).

Freedom From Fear
www.freedomfromfear.org
The Freedom from Fear site offers online anxiety and depression screening, information and referrals, and a schedule of local and national events.

Child, Adolescent and Young Adults Information

Reference Links

The Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
www.ffcmh.org
A National parent-run organization focused on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral or mental disorders and their families.

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
www.bpkids.org
Educates families, professionals, and the public about pediatric bipolar disorder; connects families with resources and support; advocates for and empowers affected families; and supports research on pediatric bipolar disorder and its cure.

Half of Us
http://www.halfofus.org
More than half of college students report suffering from emotional distress. This site is geared toward students, breaking down stigma and providing resources for help.

Clinical Research

Reference Links

National Institute of Mental Health
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/clinical-research-and-trials-listing.shtml
Information on clinical research, including the publication A Participant’s Guide to Mental Health Clinical Research

Laureate Institute for Brain Research
http://www.laureateinstitute.org/general.asp?id=64
The Laureate Institute for Brain Research aims to discover the biological basis for neuropsychiatric disorders. The Institute conducts studies using magnetic resonance imaging, genotyping, and blood-based protein assays in children, adolescents, and adults. The areas of study include major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and Alzheimer’s disease.

ClinicalTrials.gov
http://www.clinicaltrials.gov
ClinicalTrials.gov is a service of the U.S. Institutes of Health.  It is a registry and a results database of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial’s purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.

Consumer Advocacy

Reference Links

1st Person Mental Health Magazine
www.1stpm.org
1st Person is a magazine devoted to giving accounts, opinion and artwork from the perspectives of people who have had mental health conditions, rather than from the professional point of view.

National Empowerment Center
www.power2u.org
Recovery is real and this website is filled with practical information that will help you recover if you have been labeled with a mental illness.

Anxiety Phobia Peer Support Network
www.anxietytofreedom.com
A peer support network with resources, message board, personal stories, and daily affirmations.

APA Help Center
www.helping.apa.org
The American Psychology Association’s help center, with support and information for individuals struggling with mental health issues.

National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse
www.mhselfhelp.org
A consumer-run national technical assistance center designed to help connect individuals with self-help and advocacy resources.

Coping with Disasters and Violence

REFERENCE LINKS

National Institute of Mental Health
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters – What Parents Can Do

National Institute of Mental Health
Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters – What Community Members Can Do

Depression

REFERENCE LINKS

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
www.dbsalliance.org
National Depression and Manic-Depressive Association website, contains information on support groups, success stories, advocacy, clinical trials, and much more.

Real Men, Real Depression
http://menanddepression.nimh.nih.gov
Great resource on men and depression developed by the National Institute of Mental Health.

Postpartum Support International
www.postpartum.net
Great resource for mothers and families including extensive links to related resources

Healthline
http://www.healthline.com/health/bipolar-disorder
Includes an extensive list of topics related to bipolar disorder along with frequently asked questions.

Dual Diagnosis

REFERENCE LINKS

DUAL DIAGNOSIS WEBSITE
http://users.erols.com/ksciacca/
This site is designed to provide information and resources for service providers, consumers, and family members who are seeking assistance and/or education about dual diagnosis.

Dual Recovery Anonymous
www.draonline.org
Dual Recovery Anonymous is an independent, twelve step, self-help organization for people with dual diagnosis. Our goal is to help men and women who experience a dual illness.

Eating Disorders

REFERENCE LINKS

The Official Site of the Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness
www.eatingdisorderinfo.org
The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness seeks to establish easily accessible programs across the nation; that allow children and young adults the opportunity to learn about eating disorders.

National Eating Disorders Association
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/
Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention website offers information, programs aimed at improving body image of young girls, referrals, a watchdog campaign to stop media portrayals of women that contribute to eating disorders, and much more!

Overeaters Anonymous
www.overeatersanonymous.org
An excellent website and support system for anyone suffering for any type of eating disorder. Meeting schedules available.