Government Resources (Mental Health) « Mental Health
Government Resources (Mental Health):
- Finding Help for Mental Illness (NIMH)
If unsure where to go for help, talk to someone you trust who has experience in mental health—for example, a doctor, nurse, social worker, or religious counselor. Ask their advice on where to seek treatment. If there is a university nearby, its departments of psychiatry or psychology may offer private and/or sliding-scale fee clinic treatment options. Otherwise, check the Yellow Pages under mental health, health, social services, crisis intervention services, hotlines, hospitals,or physicians for phone numbers and addresses. In times of crisis, the emergency room doctor at a hospital may be able to provide temporary help for a mental health problem, and will be able to tell you where and how to get further help.
- If You Are In Crisis and Need Immediate Help (NIMH)
If you are thinking about harming yourself or attempting suicide, tell someone who can help right away, using these resources.
- Mental Health Services Locator (SAMHSA)
This Locator provides you with comprehensive information about mental health services and resources and is useful for professionals, consumers and their families, and the public. Fill in your zip code for local resources.
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. NIMH is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
- Mental Health
Info and links to helpful resources and publications.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment (SAMHSA)
One of the most important goals of SAMHSA is to ensure that Americans can find treatment for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues in their local area.
A phenomenal tool, offering comprehensive services by state
Information on psychologists and therapists