The forward to the first-ever Surgeon General’s report on mental health states that “…despite unprecedented knowledge gained in just the past three decades about the brain and human behavior, mental health is often an afterthought and illnesses of the mind remain shrouded in fear and misunderstanding.” These excellent web sites cover all aspects of mental illness. Don’t forget to check Related Subjects for information about specific mental health disorders.
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A legal advocacy organization that promotes the civil rights and human dignity of people with mental disability, the Bazelon Center’s web site is packed with legislative alerts, advocacy resources, links and more.
Designed by Canadian psychiatrist Dr. Phillip Long, this “free encyclopedia of mental health information” is an excellent guide to common mental disorders, diagnosis, medications, and links. The magazine section includes news, articles, booklets, and more.
A service of the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), KENs information-packed web site is packed with valuable information, publications, directories, and databases relating to mental health. The layout is a bit confusing and finding the gems inside may take some time, but it’s well worth it.
Can’t find what you want? This searchable meta site provides annotated, rated descriptions of online resources, as well as basic information about symptoms, treatment, organizations, and online support.
A program of the Missouri Institute of Mental Health, PIE Online is an extensive searchable database and online collection of health and mental health policy information. It includes textual and statistical information, documents, bibliographies, reviews, federal and state legislative information, job and funding opportunities, and events calendars.