The American Psychiatric Association is a national
society of physicians who specialize in mental and emotional health. This Web
site provides information on how to contact the society's information center
for a local referral to a psychiatrist in your area. You can also request
pamphlets and other resources from this organization at the address above. Be
sure to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) for
The National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia And
Depression (NARSAD) is a national, not-for-profit organization with a primary
objective of raising funds to find the causes of, develop better treatments
for, and find ways to prevent severe mental illnesses. A free newsletter can be
obtained by calling the phone numbers above.
1-800-950-NAMI (1-800-950-6264) hotline for help with depression (703) 524-7600
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a national
self-help and family advocacy organization dedicated solely to improving the
lives of people who have severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar
disorder (manic depression), major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder,
and panic disorder. NAMI focuses on support, education, advocacy, and research.
The mission of the organization is to "eradicate mental illness and improve the
quality of life of those affected by these diseases."
National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) provides
information to help people better understand mental health, mental disorders,
and behavioral problems. NIMH does not provide referrals to mental health
professionals or treatment for mental health problems.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour,
toll-free suicide prevention service. Crisis centers are located in 130
locations across the United States. Each caller is routed to the closest provider
of mental health and suicide prevention services.