Mental Health Organizations

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Ashley Hannon

Coping with a mental illness or watching a loved one cope with a mental illness can be extremely difficult. You are not alone. There are many organizations throughout the nation that are dedicated to help individuals who have been diagnosed with a mental illness and their caregivers.   

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Mission Statement: “NAMI provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.”

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Mission Statement: “ADAA, as a membership organization, values the inclusion of diverse groups from a variety of professional and educational backgrounds, and honors their views across all areas of the organization. We recognize that when people across identity groups are regarded and engaged as full participants in leadership, decision making and programs, we are able to provide resources and programs that best meet the needs of our members and the public. As such, ADAA leadership embraces diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as a core value for all members, staff, and volunteers. We are committed to fostering an environment that supports cultural equity and models diversity and inclusion. ADAA is committed to practicing DEI principles to ensure that everyone feels safe, seen, valued, respected, and welcome.” 

The Trevor Project

Mission Statement: “To end suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer 
& questioning young people.”

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Mission Statement: “Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education, and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.”

Bring Change to Mind

About: “Bring Change to Mind is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging dialogue about mental health, and to raising awareness, understanding, and empathy.”

HelpGuide

About: “HelpGuide is a small independent nonprofit that runs one of the world’s top 10 mental health websites. Over 50 million people from all around the world turn to HelpGuide each year for trustworthy content they can use to improve their mental health and make healthy changes.”

National Institute of Mental Health

About: “The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).”

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance

Mission Statement: “DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.”

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders

Mission Statement: ANAD’s mission is to relieve suffering by providing support & education to those struggling with disordered eating and body image.

National Eating Disorders Association

Mission Statement: “NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.”

National Institute of Alcoholism & Alcohol Abuse

Mission Statement: “The mission of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is to generate and disseminate fundamental knowledge about the effects of alcohol on health and well-being, and apply that knowledge to improve diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems, including alcohol use disorder, across the lifespan.”

Child Mind Institute

Mission Statement: “We’re dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders by giving them the help they need. We’ve become the leading independent nonprofit in children’s mental health by providing gold-standard evidence-based care, delivering educational resources to millions of families each year, training educators in underserved communities, and developing tomorrow’s breakthrough treatments.”

Schizophrenia & Psychosis Action Alliance

Mission Statement: Our mission is to create a movement for systemic change to improve care, support, and equity for the millions of people living with schizophrenia and psychosis spectrum disorders.

This is not an exhaustive list. If none of these organizations provides the support you are looking for, reach out to us. We will help you find mental health organizations that are suited for you.

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