General Mental Health Resources

  General Mental Health Resources
- Internet Guides
- Internet Sites
- Organizations, Associations, and Agencies
- Consumer Health Information
- Databases
- Dictionaries, Directories, and Encyclopedias
- Electronic Newsletters and Journals
- Multimedia Resources
- Teaching and Learning
- eMedExpert

Internet Guides
Behavioral and Mental Disorders
compiled by the Karolinska Institutet of Sweden.
Informational Links
Compiled by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
Links for Counselors
Links compiled by the Pennsylvania Counseling Association
Links for Pennyslvania Social Workers
Compiled by the National Association of Social Workers, Pennsylvania Chapter
Mental Health & Psychology Resources Online
over 1,000 sites compiled by Dr. John M. Grohol for his Psych Central website.
Mental Health Net
Three main sections; disorders, professional resources, and reading room. Sites they link to are rated.
A site with links to a large variety of resources such as news, conferences, journals, job postings, etc. They also publish a newsletter summarizing mental health news on the internet.
WebPsych Partnership : Member Sites
Listing of web sites that adhere to the standards of The International Society for Mental Health Online.
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Internet Sites
Internet Ethics Workshop - "Consider this : Cyber Interventions in Mental Health - Ethical Considerations"
Brief report on a NIMH workshop on ethical problems in conducting mental health research on the Internet. Links to a page of risk minimization strategies developed as a result of the workshop.
Buros Institute of Mental Measurement
Publishers of the Mental Measurements Yearbook, Tests in Print, and the Buros Desk Reference Series.
Centre for Evidence-Based Mental Health (CEBMH)
Contains the journal Evidence-Based Mental Health, links to practice guidelines, and a very useful set of tutorials on finding and evaluating methodologically sound mental health research applicable to clinical practice.
Criteria for Short-Term Treatment of Acute Psychiatric Illness
A joint publication of the APA and AACAP which presents criteria for decisions on what type of inpatient or outpatient treatment is most appropriate. Published in 1997.
Effective Public Management of Mental Health Care : Views from States on Medicaid Reforms That Enhance Service Integration and Accountability
"This report distills the experience of senior officials of state and local government in adapting the techniques of managed care to the needs of persons with mental illnesses, especially severe and chronic illnesses. The theme of the report is that public managers can use many of these techniques to improve the quality and cost effectiveness of behavioral health services."
an advocacy web site featuring multiple challenges to mainstream mental health viewpoints. Good web links section.
Medscape: Psychiatry & Mental Health
access to selected conference summaries, journals, news, and treatment information. Requires free registration.
Mental Health : The Cornerstone of Health
This site pulls together documents on the web from the agencies of the US Department of Health and Human Services on mental health topics. Organized by topic and by agency.
National Guideline Clearinghouse: Mental Disorders
A browsing list that can also be searched of practice guidelines related to mental health. Information on each guideline is extensive and includes how to obtain the full guideline either online or in print.
SAMHSA Office of Applied Studies : Substance Abuse and Mental Health Statistics
Access to many statistical studies in PDF and some HTML formats.
School Psychology Resources Online
for Psychologists, Parents and Educators
Social Work Access Network
Information and networking for social work professionals.
Testing and Assessment
Information on psychological assessment from the American Psychological Association
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Organizations, Associations, and Agencies
American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)
Publications, conference information, legislation, and job listings are included among other resources.
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
legal advocacy resources on mental health topics
International Center for Clubhouse Development
Background information on the clubhouse model of mental health rehabilitation, the certification program, and a directory of clubhouses around the world.
International Psychiatric Organizations by Country
An alphabetical listing of addresses, phone numbers, and some email addresses maintained by the American Psychiatric Association
International Society for Mental Health Online (ISMHO)
The Society provides a forum for the discussion of online mental health resources, as well as standards, education, and development of new resources.
Mental Health Infosource: Association Address Book
An extensive alphabetical list of associations, with contact information and web addresses.
Mental Health Net
Under each Disorder or Information Center, there is an extensive list of organizations, with ratings from 1 to 4 stars given by users of the site.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
a large national organization of families and mental health consumers
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Extensive information for the public, clinicians, and researchers in English and some in Spanish.
National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness
Features extensive bibliographies and links to other web sites.
Network on Mind Body Interactions
An organization of researchers from multiple disciplines whose purpose is the study of the effects of mental and social processes on physical health. The website presents biographies of members, research summaries, and links to articles, books and websites of interest.
Psychwatch.Com: Index of Psychological Organizations
organized into national, international, and state categories.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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Consumer Health Information
ABC's of Internet Therapy
a consumer's guide ot online therapy with links to credential check, a site that verifies credentials of online therapists
Consumer Questions and Answers about the Mental Health Parity Act
Answers to the most common questions asked about mental health coverage based on the Mental Health Parity Act of 1996. From the Center for Medicare " Medicaid Services.
Handling Your Psychiatric Disability in Work and School
Help with approaching employers for accomodations to a psychiatric disability, and explanations of how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies. Also links to information for employers.
Help Center
Advice on obtaining psychological help, information on mental illnesses, and psychological help with family and work place stresses from the American Psychological Association
Managed Mental Health Care : What to Look for, What to Ask
from the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), SAMHSA, US DHHS
"This booklet is designed to help mental health patients and their families understand how and why medications can be used as part of the treatment of mental health problems." Available in html and pdf format. 40 pages, last updated April 2002.
Mental Health Net: Self Help Sourcebook Online
Resources for finding and founding self-help groups for a variety of health and mental health conditions.
Mental Health Resources : A Guide for Patients and Families
A listing of books and Internet resources for consumers on a variety of mental health topics presented by Healthnet, the Connecticut Consumer Health Information Network
National Institute of Mental Health: For the Public
A collection of information organized by subject produced by NIMH.
National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
Resources for finding help, starting self-help groups, and political action.
SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center: Pennsylvania
Contact information and web links for state agencies and organizations providing services or advocacy for consumers
The Public We Serve
Information from the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc., including finding a certified counselor, and what to expect from the client-counselor relationship.
Toll-free Numbers for Health Information
Numbers organized by health topic, including mental health topics.
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Computers in Mental Health
from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, this site features a database of software used in mental health.
Dental Hygiene Education
information on the PsycINFO database of citations to the mental health literature and how to access it for APA members and non-members. Pitt and UPMC users note that you have access to PsycINFO through HSL Online.
Databases to locate tests, test reviews, publishers. Contributors include ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation, the Library and Reference Services Division of the Educational Testing Service, the Buros Institute of Mental Measurements at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, the Region III Comprehensive Center at GW University, and Pro-Ed test publishers.
PIE Online (Policy Information Exchange Online)
contains primary source materials on a wide range of issues affecting mental health policy in North America.
SAMHSA Behavioral Health Headlines Database
"Database information abstracts articles related to public sector health and behavioral health services from over 150 national, State, and local newspapers, trade newsletters, professional journals, national and State reports, and SAMHSA Tracking staff interviews with key informants." Covers March 1999 to the present.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive
Multiple datasets and available on this site. They site is offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the US government.
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Dictionaries, Directories, and Encyclopedias
National Institute of Mental Health Staff Directories
Directory information including email, address, and phone information
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Electronic Newsletters and Journals
Links to Psychological Journals: The Journal Locator in Psychology and the Social Sciences.
An extensive database of journals with a presence on the web. Search the database by keyword, general subject, or depth of information available online.
Psychiatric Times
full text online, includes CME credit available online.
WHO Mental Health Bulletin
Full-text available online.
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Multimedia Resources
NIH Symposium on the Biology of Stress
Real Media presentation from a meeting held February 04, 1999. Total length: 6 hr 18 min.
NIMH: Conferences on Video
Real Player is needed to view these conferences held by NIMH.
Relax Your Body, Clear Your Mind: Relaxation Techniques for Managing Stress
May 05, 2000 video sponsored by the NIH Work and Family Life Center. Real Media format, 1 hr 22 min.
Science Friday
Archived Science Friday radio shows with psychological subjects. Real Audio format.
White House Conference on Mental Health: Working For a Healthier America - Session 1
First segment of a video of the June 7, 1999 conference. In Real Media format, runs 1 hr 40 min.
White House Conference on Mental Health: Working For a Healthier America - Session 2
June 7, 1999 conference, second session. Real Media format, runs 1hr 33 min.
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Teaching and Learning
American Psychiatric Association: Continuing Medical Education
Overview, requirements, calendar of events, and reporting CME are covered.
American Psychological Association : Continuing Professional Education
information about CE requirements, links to approved programs, newsletter for CE providers, and online CE directly from the APA.
APA Online CME
Real Media presentations with audio and slides originally given at American Psychiatric Association Annual meetings, and text-based CME based on practice guidelines are offered. Access is free with online registration, there is a fee to get CME credit for the programs
Centre for Evidence-Based Mental Health : Critical Appraisal Forms
Contains copies of forms for evaluating articles on topic overviews, treatment, diagnosis, and prognosis. In pdf format
Current CME Reviews
Online CME from MBL Communications. CME category 1 credit is offered in conjunction with the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
Division 2 : Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Division 2 of the American Psychological Association offers multiple resources to support the teaching of psychology. This page pulls together links to various supsections of the division.
Mental Health Inforsource: Association Meetings
Meetings around the world listed by month.
NIMH: News and Events
Presents a variety of scientific meeting and conference listings.
Psy Broadcasting Corporation
Online symposia conducted via email offering continuing education credits for a variety of mental health professions.
Virtual Naval Hospital Information for Providers
Under the section called Psychiatry, it includes secions on selected psychiatric disorders.
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