Mental Health Services and Professional Organizations

The following is a listing of mental health services and professional organizations. Many of them have local affiliates and offices. Contact them or the United Way for local information.

Adolescent Mental Health Guide; provides detailed insights and resources on several mental health issues commonly experienced by children and adolescents.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,; Publishes Facts for Families, a pamphlet series on child and adolescent mental health issues.

American Association of Suicidology,; Educational materials and accrediting information are available.

American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA),; AOTA has packets of fact sheets that explain how occupational therapy can help in long-term care in mental health and for depressive disorders.

American Psychiatric Association,; Informational resources for patients and families, psychiatrists, residents, and medical students.

American Psychological Association,; Informational and referral resources.

Black Psychiatrists of America,

Employee Assistance Professionals Association,;  Information on employee assistance programs.

National Association of Social Workers,; Can provide the names of social workers who are members of the organization and information about the field.

National Association of Protection & Advocacy Systems,; Information and advocacy services for people with developmental disabilities and for people with mental illnesses.

National Council for Mental Wellbeing,; Advocates for policies that ensure people who have mental health and substance use problems can access comprehensive healthcare services; also operates the Mental Health First Aid program.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association,; Promotes the development, support, and dissemination of information about the practice of psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery.