Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Legal advocacy for the civil rights and human dignity of people with mental disability.

Center for Mental Health Services
CMHS leads Federal efforts to treatment illnesses by promoting mental health and by preventing the development or worsening of mental illness when possible. Congress created CMHS to bring new hope to adults who have serious mental illnesses and to children with serious emotional disorders. CMHS was established under the 1992 ADAMHA Reorganization Act, Public Law 102-321 that mandates CMHS’ leadership role in delivering mental health services, generating and applying new knowledge, and establishing national mental health policy. CMHS is a component of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
The Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation 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.

Center for the Study of Issues in Public Mental Health
The Center of the Study of Issues in Public Mental Health promotes the integration of research, policy and practice in public mental health. The Center was established in 1993 under a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.

Consumer Organization and Networking Technical Assistance Center
A national technical assistance center, Contact serves as a resource center for consumers/survivors/ex-patients and consumer-run organizations across the United States, promoting self-help, recovery and empowerment. Contac was developed utilizing research on ideal consumer self help programs, successful consumer-run programs, community support service philosophy about service delivery, descriptions of mature mental health systems, and management and leadership skills.

An adolescent mental health initiative, sponsored by the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands with support from the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the nation’s leading patient-directed organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses – depression and bipolar disorder. The organization fosters an understanding about the impact and management of these life-threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically-based tools and information written in language the general public can understand. DBSA supports research to promote more timely diagnosis, develop more effective and tolerable treatments and discover a cure. The organization works to ensure that people living with mood disorders are treated equitably.

Disability Rights Wisconsin
Disability Rights Wisconsin, formerly the Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy (WCA), is the state’s designated protection and advocacy agency for people with disabilities. Resources for mental health consumers and their families about recovery and other issues related to mental health rights and services area available through DRWI.

July 26, 2000, marks the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In celebration of this milestone, the Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities created this site, www.disAbility.gov, to provide one-stop online access to resources, services, and information available throughout the Federal government.

International Center for Clubhouse Development
The international site for clubhouse information. A clubhouse is based upon a psychosocial rehabilitation model of helping people with psychiatric disabilities get back to work.

Mary Ellen Copeland
Mary Ellen Copeland is a mental health recovery educator and author. Her focus is on self-help. Her teachings and writings include topics like getting a sense of hope, Wellness Tools, Wellness Recovery Action Planning, Relapse Prevention, Crisis Planning, Developing a Strong Support System, Education, Personal Responsibility, Self-Advocacy, Building Self-Esteem, Healing from the Effects of Trauma, and Relieving Loneliness and Worry.

Mental Health Association in Milwaukee County
The Mental Health Association in Milwaukee County (MHA) is an affiliate of the National Mental Health Association, which was created in 1909. The mission of MHA of Milwaukee County is to promote mental health, prevent mental disorders, and achieve victory over mental illness through advocacy, education, information, and support.

Mental Help Net
Online guide to mental health, psychology, and psychiatry.

NAMI Wisconsin
NAMI Wisconsin is a grassroots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those affected by mental illness throughout Wisconsin.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI’s efforts focus on support to persons with serious brain disorders and to their families; advocacy for nondiscriminatory and equitable federal, state, and private-sector policies; research into the causes, symptoms and treatments for brain disorders; and education to eliminate the pervasive stigma surrounding severe mental illness.

National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy
NARPA, an independent organization, is a unique mix of people who’ve survived these institutions, advocated, civil rights activists, mental health workers, and lawyers. NARPA exists to expose abuse, to shed light on coercive and dangerous practices, and to promote real alternatives to a mental health system that even professionals agree is a disgrace.

National Association to Promote Rural Mental Health
Some of the goals of NARMH are to develop a membership of people committed to sustaining and improving the quality of life in rural areas and to delivering high quality mental health services, and to improve the availability and access of services to consumers in rural areas.

National Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Center
NCSTAC was established in 1998 by grant from the Center for Mental Health Services. Our purpose is to strengthen those organizations supporting mental health consumers, survivors and ex-patients by providing technical assistance in the forms of research, informational materials, and financial aid.

National Council on Disability
The National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities. NCD’s overall purpose is to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, regardless of the nature of severity of the disability; and to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.

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

National Institute of Mental Health
NIMH has heightened the priority it gives to four broad areas: (1) fundamental research in brain, behavior and genetics; (2) rapid translation of basic discoveries into research on mental disorders; (3) research that directly impacts the treatment of individuals with mental disorders, including clinical trials and studies of treatment and preventive interventions in “real world” settings; and (4) research on child development and childhood mental disorders.

National Mental Health Association
The National Mental Health Association (NMHA) is the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With more than 340 affiliates nationwide, NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million individuals with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.

National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse
Welcome to the National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse, a consumer-run national technical assistance center serving the mental health consumer movement. We help connect individuals to self-help and advocacy resources, and we offer expertise to self-help groups and other peer-run services for mental health consumers.

The Substance and Mental Health Services Administration
SAMHA is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and const to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illness.

United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
The United States Psychiatric RehabilitationAssociation (USPRA), formerly IAPSRS, is an organization of psychosocial rehabilitation agencies, practitioners, and interested organizations and individuals dedicated to promoting, supporting and strengthening community-oriented rehabilitation services and resources for persons with psychiatric dis­abilities. With nearly 1,500 members, USPRA is the leading psychiatric rehabilitation organization in the United States.

Wisconsin Bureau of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
The Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, Bureau of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services' web site.

Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services
Information about the programs and services provided through the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services (DHFS).

Wisconsin United for Mental Health
Wisconsin United for Mental Health is a partnership of public and private organizations created to help educate Wisconsinites about mental illness and to serve as a resource for people around the state.

World Federation for Mental Health
The World Federation for Mental Health is an international non-profit advocacy organization founded in1948 to advance, among all peoples and nations, the prevention of mental and emotional disorders, the proper treatment and care of those with such disorders, and the promotion of mental health.

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