New York State has a large, multi-faceted mental health system that serves more than 500,000 individuals each year. The Office of Mental Health (OMH) operates psychiatric centers across the State, and also regulates, certifies and oversees more than 2,500 programs, which are operated by local governments and nonprofit agencies. These programs include various inpatient and outpatient programs, emergency, community support, residential and family care programs.
A resource for individuals, families and agencies concerned with behavioral health. Provides information about behavioral
health services, laws, and related news, as well as communication tools and other features.
The Federal government’s site for information regarding social security benefits.
Public information, news, events, grants, contracts and committees, and research activities.
Includes an online help line, current studies and research issues, mental health headlines and much more.
California’s State chapter’s home page.
State branch of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Provides education, support, and advocacy for people with serious mental illness and their families.
Non profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families who are affected by mental illness. Resource links and event schedules.
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of New York City Metro, Inc. (NAMI-NYC Metro) is a grassroots organization that provides support, education and advocacy for families and individuals of all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds who live with mental illness.
New York State chapter’s home page.
A grassroots organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those
affected by mental illness throughout the state.
Information on public policy, clinical resources, news, a library, etc.
A national organization of professionals, consumers, and consumer advocates who are working to address the negative impact of managed care on patients and professionals in mental health care.
NARSAD raises and distributes funds for scientific research into the causes, cures, treatments and prevention of Brain Disorders: primarily Schizophrenia, Depression and Bipolar Disorders.
Information about issues of concern to kinship caregivers including decision making, legal rights, financial assistance,
support forums, info and referrals by specialists via toll free number 1-877-454-6463.
A multi-center research effort funded by NAMI to increase research on the causes and treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar illness and related disorders.
Features clinical information as well as newsletters and patient and caregiver resources.
A web site for spouses and significant others of those suffering from bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder.
Home site of a new (June 1999) organization founded by BPParents, an internet support group.
A not-for-profit information, support and education center focused on the brain disorder Schizophrenia.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to advancing our knowledge of suicide and our ability to prevent it.
Befrienders International is a registered charity, developing volunteer action to prevent suicide in 41 countries worldwide and providing information on the Internet.
A web site resource with help resources for those with Panic and Anxiety disorders.
A clearinghouse of information from on-line diagnoses to specific information & research on common medications.
A website for partners of someone diagnosed with a severe mental illness.
A website with information for treating the commonly found co-occuring disorders of mental illness and substance abuse and addiction.
A website for searching for independent drug rehab facilities, “guiding you from rehab to recovery”