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GIDreform.org - Challenging Psychiatric Gender Stereotypes
GIDreform.org is a resource for all who advocate reform of the psychiatric classification of gender diversity as mental disorder.
The Coalition of Voluntary Mental Health Agencies
New York City’s advocacy organization for community mental health, representing a network of over 100 non-profit, community-based mental health agencies.
Mental Health Advocate
Mental health resources, newsletter articles, links, personal accounts, stories, and news. We believe recovery is possible.
Coalition for Persons Disabled by Mental Illness
North Carolina coalition of mental health professionals, consumers, families and advocates organized to pursue lobbying and mental health reform initiatives.
Advocacy Unlimited, Inc.
Information and resources for persons with mental health disabilities. Also an educational program for mental health advocacy skills.
Consumer Organization and Networking Technical Assistance Center
Resource center for consumers/survivors/ex-patients and consumer-run organizations across the United States, promoting self-help, recovery and empowerment.
Handling Your Mental Illness at Work and School
Information on ADA (the Americans with Disabilities Act), the affect of mental illness on work or schooling, coping, filing a complaint, question of the month.
The National Coalition of Mental Health Professionals and Consumers, Inc.
Advocating for mental health patients and professionals via educating the general public about good mental health care and by standing up to fight managed care's abusive practices.
Empowerment for Healthy Minds
Consumer-run mental health advocacy organization based in Southwestern Virginia. Empowerment and activism are emphasized.
Information about the history of and defenses to suicide malpractice litigation against mental health care providers.
Public Policy Advocacy - (American Psychiatric Association)
Public Policy Advocacy contains a search feature and news briefs on mental health policy.
National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
The National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse helps connect individuals to self-help and advocacy resources, and offers expertise to self-help groups and other peer-run services for mental health consumers.
Transcultural Mental Health Centre
Information and resources for people of non-English speaking backgrounds suffering or caring for someone with a mental illness. Translated information also available. Involved in research and education.
The American Psychological Association (APA) provides guidelines on how to protect individual privacy and assess the credibility of mental health information found on the Internet.
Mental Health Consumer Net Connections
By and for consumer/survivors living in British Columbia, Canada, the site is intended as an informational and referral resource for consumers within the province and beyond.
Mental Illness and the Criminal Justice System
One sixth of inmates have a mental illness, but do not receive treatment because facilities are over-crowded and under-staffed.
East Suffolk Advocacy Networks
ESAN is an independent, user managed organisation committed to the empowerment of mental health service users.
The Mental Health Activist
This Washington State advocacy site gives daily updated mental health law information, alerts, reports, and advice for health care and patient advocates and volunteers.
Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General
The first Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health, asserting that mental illness is a critical public health problem that must be addressed by the nation.
Surgeon General's Conference on Children's Mental Health
Report of the Surgeon General's Conference on Children's Mental Health: A National Action Agenda. This report was prepared by the Department of Health and Human Services in collaboration with the Department of Education and the Department of Justice. It is an outgrowth of the Surgeon General's Report on Mental Health which was released in December, 1999.
Presidents New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
President Bush identifies obstacles to quality mental health care. Includes details of the Commission's work and schedule, along with a section for receiving public comment.
Challenging Stigma
Developed to support the work of the 'Challenging Stigma, Removing Labels Workplace Mental Health Project'. This project is funded by the Warrington Health and Well Being Partnership.
Mental Health Advocacy
Provides help through knowledge on medication, mental and emotional disorders, public policy, federal and state government, laws, insurance, parity, lobbying, and international news.
Truehope Mental Health Advocacy and Education Services
Tools built to assist the mentally ill. Includes downloadable and online informational mental health resources.
An initiative to raise awareness of the stigmatization of those suffering from mental health problems. Forum and publications.
Mississippi Advocacy and Protection
Mississippi Protection and Advocacy System, Inc. is a private, nonprofit agency which receives federal funds to protect & advocate the rights of individuals with disabilities
Freedom Center - Northampton MA
Support, human rights advocacy, and holistic alternatives for people labeled 'mentally ill' in the Pioneer Valley, MA.
Mental Health Association of South Carolina
Resources and information for persons diagnosed with mental illness and their families; reports and data on mental health policy, advocacy, conditions, treatment and other issues.
The stigma of CineMania
CineMania was designed to expose the role of the media in promoting the stigmas associated with mental illness.
Psychology and Psychotherapy in Austria
Commission of the European Communities. Replies to the questionnaire on psychotherapists Regulated by the "Psychotherapiegesetz" (Psychotherapy Act)- 1995.

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