Mental Illness


Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation’s site answers frequently asked questions about mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder, and discusses research advances in treating and understanding these illnesses.

This American Psychiatric Association Web site offers information on a range of mental health topics, from depression to confidentiality issues to managed care. Clearly-written brochures can be downloaded at the site, and there are also resources available to help find a psychiatrist, along with listings of hotline numbers.

Mental Health America

Mental Health America provides information about many forms of mental illness, treatment options, medication resources, and ways to get help.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Web site houses resources on a host of mental illnesses, such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and borderline personality disorder. The site also provides information on treatments, support groups, and recovery from mental illness.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

The NIMH site is a well-organized and comprehensive resource for information about mental health. In addition to news releases, a list of current clinical trials, and intramural research reports, the site offers separate sections for the public, health practitioners, and researchers.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Focusing on both substance abuse and mental health, SAMHSA provides information on prevention, treatment, and recovery, along with helpline numbers and national reports and statistics. The site also provides a treatment center locator for addiction and mental health services.