The information provided to our readers in this page does not replace specific medical and psychological advice. Please consult with a qualified health care provider for diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.
If you live in the United States of America, are in crisis, and need immediate support or intervention, call, or go the website of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255). Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals. If the situation is potentially life-threatening, call 911 or go to a hospital emergency room.
For general information on mental health and to locate treatment services in your area, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Treatment Referral Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357). SAMHSA also has a Behavioral Health Treatment Locator on its website that can be searched by location.
National agencies and advocacy and professional organizations have information on finding a mental health professional and sometimes practitioner locators on their websites.
Information about medications changes frequently. Check the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website for the latest warnings, patient medication guides, or newly approved medications. The MedlinePlus Drugs, Herbs and Supplements Drugs website provides additional information about each medication, including side effects and FDA warnings.
American Psychiatric Association
The American Psychiatric Association is the main professional organization of psychiatrists and trainee psychiatrists in the United States, and one of the largest psychiatric organization in the world.
Mental Health America
Mental Health America (MHA) - founded in 1909 - is ta community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), is a grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
National Council for Behavioral Health
The National Council is a 501(c)(3) association that advocates for policies that ensure people who have mental health and substance use disorders have access to comprehensive, evidence-based health care services.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.
Psych Central is an independent mental health social network. Psych Central, whose daily operations are overseen by Dr. John Grohol, provides mental health information as well as annotated guides to a list of useful online resources in mental health, psychology, social work, and psychiatry.
World Psychiatric Association
The WPA is an association of national psychiatric societies aimed to increase knowledge and skills necessary for work in the field of mental health and the care for the mentally ill. Its member societies are presently 140, spanning 120 different countries and representing more than 200,000 psychiatrists.
American Journal of Psychiatry
The American Journal of Psychiatry is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal covering all aspects of psychiatry and the official journal of the American Psychiatric Association. The first volume was issued in 1844, at which time it was known as the American Journal of Insanity. The title changed to the current form with the July issue of 1921.
Annual Review of Clinical Psychology
The Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, in publication since 2005, provides comprehensive reviews of significant developments in the field of clinical psychology and psychiatry.
Clinical Psychology Review
Clinical Psychology Review publishes substantive reviews of topics germane to clinical psychology. Papers cover diverse issues including: psychopathology, psychotherapy, behavior therapy, cognition and cognitive therapies, behavioral medicine, community mental health, assessment, and child development.
JAMA Psychiatry is a monthly, peer-reviewed medical journal published by the American Medical Association. It publishes original articles about psychiatry, mental health, behavioral sciences, and related fields.
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry is the flagship journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and is a leading journal in psychiatric research and treatment of the child and adolescent.
Journal of Eating Disorders
Journal of Eating Disorders is the first open access, peer-reviewed journal publishing leading research in the science and clinical practice of eating disorders. It disseminates research that provides answers to the important issues and key challenges in the field of eating disorders and to facilitate translation of evidence into practice.
Neuropsychopharmacology is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Nature Publishing Group. It has been the official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology since 1987. The journal covers topics in neuropsychopharmacology, including clinical and basic science research into the brain and behavior, the properties of agents acting within the central nervous system, and drug targeting and development.
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