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 provides information about forms of mental illness, treatment options, and medication resources, as well as access to an extensive network of affiliates that bring together mental health consumers, parents, advocates, and service providers. In addition, a help hotline and free brochures and reports are available.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness Web site provides resources for a host of mental illnesses, such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and borderline personality disorder. The site also offers information about treatments, support groups, and recovery from mental illness.
The NIMH site is a comprehensive resource for information on mental illnesses. In addition to a list of current clinical trials, and NIMH research reports, the site offers separate sections for the public, teachers, students, health practitioners, and researchers. Information is also available in Spanish.
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.