RESOURCES – INFORMATION LINKS
Do you have any web sites that you find helpful? If so, please consider sharing them with us by emailing the link(s) to our Webmaster. Here are some that may be helpful from various organizations that deal with mental illness issues.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness – The Nation’s voice on Mental Illness
- Brain and Behavior Research Foundation is the largest donor-supported organization in the world devoted to funding scientific research on brain and behavior disorders.
- Mental Health America – (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives.
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance is the leading patient-directed national organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses.
- American Psychiatric Association (APA) – The American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society recognized world-wide. Its over 38,000 U.S. and international member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorder, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders.
- The World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders (WFSAD) is the only global grassroots organization dedicated to lightening the burden of schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses for sufferers and their families.
- National Mental Health Association: NMHA
- National Alliance on Mental Illness – Michigan – The State of Michigan’s grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illnesses.
- The Mental Health Association in Michigan – The Mental Health Association in Michigan (MHAM) is a voluntary membership citizens’ organization representing a broad base of people working together as an advocate for the mentally ill.
- Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service – Our goal is to advance the dignity, equality, self-determination, and expressed choices of individuals. Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, Inc. (MPAS) promotes, expands and protects the human and legal rights of people by providing them with information and advocacy.
- Michigan Department of Community Mental Health (MDCMH) The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) is one of 18 departments of state government. The department, the largest in state government, is responsible for health policy and management of the state’s publicly-funded health service systems. An estimated 2 million Michigan residents will receive.
- Michigan Psychiatric Society – A District branch of the American Psychiatric association.
- Michigan Psychological Association – An Affiliate of the American Psychological Association working to advance psychology as a science and a profession, to promote the public welfare by encouraging the highest professional standards, offering public education and providing public service, and by participating in the public policy process on behalf of the profession and health care consumers.
- Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards (MACMHB) – created in 1967 to support county mental health services programs (CMHSPs) in promoting, maintaining and improving a comprehensive range of community-based mental health services, which enhance the quality of life, promote the emotional well-being, and contribute to healthy and secure communities which benefit all of Michigan’s citizens.
- Schizophrenia And Related Disorders Alliance of America – An organization dedicated to the support of persons who live with schizophrenia and related disorders.
- Michigan Association of Social Workers
Local Service Agencies/Organizations
- Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority – Serves Oakland County by providing public mental health services to adults with serious mental illness, children with serious emotional disturbances and persons with developmental disabilities.
- Common Ground – emergency intervention – Common Ground is a nonprofit crisis intervention agency whose mission is to provide a lifeline for individuals and families in crisis, victims of crime, persons with mental illness, people trying to cope with critical situations and runaway and homeless youth.
- Oakland County Suicide Prevention Coatlion: OCSPC
- Easter Seals – Michigan ESS
- Training and Treatment Innovations, Inc. TTI
- Community Network Services CNS
- Macomb-Oakland Regional Center MORC
- Community Living Services: CLS
- Wayne County Community Mental Health – The purpose of the Detroit-Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency (D-WCCMHA) is to ensure support, care and treatment services to adults with mental illness, individuals with developmental disabilities, children with serious emotional disturbances and persons with substance use disorders and their families so they can make choices in care, live in the community and achieve desired outcomes through individualized health goals
- Psychiatric Intervention Center (PIC) Wayne County screening center.
- Macomb County Community Mental Health – Macomb County Community Mental Health provides a wide variety of mental health treatment and support services to adults and children with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse treatment needs.
- Community Housing Network - Community Housing Network, Inc. is a community economic development organization that promotes the economic self-sufficiency and inclusion of people with special needs and people of low to very low income in their communities through home-ownership and access to affordable, desirable housing opportunities and other community resources.
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Metropolitan Detroit – The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Metropolitan Detroit (DBSA) is a self-help group for those diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder or Depression (Unipolar Disorder).
- Families Anonymous
- Mental Illness needs discussion MINDS
- Mental Illness Research Association MIRA
Children & Adolescents
- Michigan Association for Children with Emotional Disorders MACED – Since 1957 the Michigan Association for Children with Emotional Disorders has helped families statewide dealing with the difficulties they face each day when there is a child in the family with an emotional disorder.
- Association for Children’s Mental Health ACMH Michigan provides information, support, resources, referral and advocacy for children and youth with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders and their families.
- The Balanced Mind Foundation The Balanced Mind Foundation guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support and stability they seek.
- The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – The AACAP (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) is the leading national professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families affected by these disorders.
- Children and Adults with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders CHADD
- Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health: FFCMH This is a national organization run by families aimed at helping children with mental health needs and their families achieve a better quality of life.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – SAMHSA’s mission is to build resilience and facilitate recovery for people with or at risk for substance abuse and mental illness.
- SAMHSA’s National Mental Health Information Center – This Web site is a component of the SAMHSA Health Information Network.
- Social Security Administration (SSA) – The official website of the U.S. Social Security Administration office.
- Medicare – The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare.
- Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program – Michigan Department of Housing and Urban Development - Housing and Urban Development (HUD) information.
- The Social Security & Disability Resource Center – The Official resource site.
Information & Research
- Mental Health Resources – University of Michigan - University of Michigan – This site creates access to mental health care resources for students, parents, faculty and staff at the University of Michigan. We hope that this web page will be useful to you if you or a friend experience difficulty coping with college life.
- University of Michigan Depression Center – The University of Michigan Depression Center is the first ever multi-disciplinary center dedicated to research, education, and treatment of depressive and bipolar illnesses.
- University of Michigan – Good academic research and articles on mental illness
- Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association (DRADA) – Information site.
- National Institute of Health (NIH) – NIH is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) – The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure.
- Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation – The Center is a research, training, and service organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons who have psychiatric disabilities by improving the effectiveness of people, programs, and service systems.
- Medical News Today – Current News and articles on health and mental illness
- Half of Us – Through Half of Us, mtvU and The Jed Foundation want to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues on campus and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help.
- U.S. Surgeon General on Mental Illness
- Joseph J. Laurencelle Memorial Foundation JJLMF
- Emotions Annonymous
- Mental Health Net
- Internet Mental Health
- The Schizophrenia Home Page
- Treatment Advocacy Center The Treatment Advocacy Center was founded in 1998 to promote improvements in the treatment of people with severe mental illnesses. Since that time, the organization has grown as a respected independent voice for reforming treatment laws. Since the Treatment Advocacy Center was formed, 19 states have made important changes to their treatment laws and more progress is on the horizon.
- Dual Diagnosis Website – This site is designed to provide information and resources for service providers, consumers, and family members who are seeking assistance and/or education in this field.
- National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse (The Clearinghouse) – The National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse, the nation’s first national consumer technical assistance center, has played a major role in the development of the mental health consumer movement.
- The Law Center for Social Security Rights – The are there to answer your questions and give you guidance. The Law Center is the largest law firm in Michigan that practices Social Security and SSI law exclusively. They are dedicated to helping children in need and urge you to call for help.
- Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc represents low- and moderate-income residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, including the City of Detroit, in civil legal matters. They also represent low- and moderate-income people accused of state criminal offenses in Wayne County Circuit Court and federal criminal offenses in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. If you are arrested for a crime under state or federal law and cannot afford an attorney, please call our State Defender Office
- Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law – The David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law has been the nation’s leading legal advocate for people with mental disabilities.
- The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Office for Victims of Crime.