Mental Health (See related pages: Health Care Response / Health Issues and Public Health.)
American Psychological Association – is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA is the world's largest association of psychologists, with more than 134,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. Our mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives, Washington, DC. See Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.
The Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education, Inc. – the mission is to provide social workers and other mental health professionals with state-of-the-art continuing education encompassing a wide variety of clinical issues, client populations, and practice settings. We believe effective learning occurs in a teaching environment that is professional, nurturing, supportive, and fun.
Mental Health America – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based non-profit dedicated to helping all Americans achieve wellness by living mentally healthier lives. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, and integrated care and treatment for those who need it, with recovery as the goal. Much of our current work is guided by the Before Stage 4 (#B4Stage4) philosophy – that mental health conditions should be treated long before they reach the most critical points in the disease process, Alexandria, VA.
MentalHealth.gov – provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information. MentalHealth.gov aims to educate and guide: the general public; health and emergency preparedness professionals, policy makers, government and business leaders, school systems and local communities, Washington, DC.
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health – an overarching goals is to ensure that all survivors of domestic violence and their children who are experiencing abuse-related trauma and / or living with mental illness can access the services that they may need to enhance their safety and well-being, Chicago, IL. Read brochure.
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare – the unifying voice of America's behavioral health organizations. Together with our member organizations, we serve our nation's most vulnerable citizens ~ more than 8 million adults and children with mental illnesses and addiction disorders. We are committed to providing comprehensive, quality care that affords every opportunity for recover and inclusion in all aspects of community life, Washington, DC. See Serving Our Veterans Behavioral Health Certificate.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – provides leadership and devotes its resources ~ programs, policies, information and data, contracts and grants ~ toward helping the Nation act on the knowledge that: behavioral health is essential for health; prevention work; treatment is effective; and people recover from mental and substance use disorders, Washington, DC.
Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act