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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

REFERENCE LINKS

Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation
www.ocfoundation.org
The obsessive-compulsive Foundation is an international not-for-profit organization composed of people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders, their families, friends, professionals and other concerned individuals.

Spectrum Disorders Association
www.ocdhelp.org
This site offers on-line diagnostic tests, support groups, newsletter, and over forty of the most frequently asked questions about obsessive-compulsive disorder.

OCDresource.com
www.ocdresource.com
Excellent, hip-looking website with an information section for adults, and a separate youth section with games, art gallery, and links.

Schizophrenia

REFERENCE LINKS

Johns Hopkins schizophrenia bipolar family studies in psychiatry www.hopkinsmedicine.org/epigen
Research information on the causes of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, from Johns Hopkins Medical School.

1996-2002 World Psychiatric Association
www.openthedoors.com/index_2.htm
Highlights the World Psychiatric Assn.’s fight against stigma, and offers personal stories about struggles with housing, employment, and family issues.

Schizophrenia.com
www.schizophrenia.com
Chat rooms for individuals with schizophrenia, parents, spouses, siblings, and children. Also offers basic information about schizophrenia and medications used to treat the illness.

Substance Abuse

REFERENCE LINKS

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University
www.casacolumbia.org
Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse website, with news resources, publications, and support.

American Council for Drug Education
www.acde.org
Information for parents, students, professionals, employers, and educators, from the American Council for Drug Education.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
www.niaaa.nih.gov
Very comprehensive website, with brochures, news, articles, etc. from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

National Institute on Drug Abuse
www.nida.nih.gov
National Institute for Drug Abuse site, with specialized information for parents, children, etc. Explains the effects and addictive aspects of commonly abused drugs.

Children of Alcoholics Foundation
www.coaf.org
The Children of Alcoholics Foundation is a national non-profit that provides a range of educational materials and services to help professionals, children and adults break the intergenerational cycle of parental substance abuse.

SAMHSA’s The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
http://www.samhsa.gov/data/dasis.htm
Clearinghouse for information on substance abuse.

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
www.ncadd.org
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence fights the stigma and the disease of alcoholism and other drug addictions.

Alcoholics Anonymous Official Web site
www.aa.org
The Alcoholics Anonymous website, also available in French or Spanish

Suicide Prevention

REFERENCE LINKS

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
www.afsp.org
Fairly basic information on suicide from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
www.cdc.gov/safeusa/suicide.htm
The Centers for Disease Control’s web page on suicide prevention.

YellowRibbon.org
www.yellowribbon.org
Teen-oriented website with suicide warning signs, life skills information, and links.

American Association of Suicidology
www.suicidology.org
This site is designed as a resource for anyone concerned about suicide, including AAS members, suicide researchers, therapists, prevention specialists, survivors of suicide, and people who are themselves in crisis.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
www.save.org
Information on suicide: questions and answers, misconceptions, fact sheets, how to interact with survivors.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center
www.sprc.org
SPRC promotes the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and enhances the nation’s mental health infrastructure by providing states, government agencies, private organizations, colleges and universities, and suicide survivor and mental health consumer groups with access to the science and experience that can support their efforts to develop programs, implement interventions, and promote policies to prevent suicide.