Internet Resources

New York State Office of Mental Health

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.

Onondaga Network of Care for Behavioral Health

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.

Social Security Administration

The Federal government’s site for information regarding social security benefits.

National Institute on Mental Health

Public information, news, events, grants, contracts and committees, and research activities.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

Includes an online help line, current studies and research issues, mental health headlines and much more.


California’s State chapter’s home page.

NAMI-New Hampshire

State branch of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Provides education, support, and advocacy for people with serious mental illness and their families.

NAMI-New Jersey

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.

NAMI-New York State

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.

Canadian Association for the Mentally Ill (CAMI)

American Psychiatric Association

Information on public policy, clinical resources, news, a library, etc.

The National Coalition of Mental Health Professionals & Consumers

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.

The National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)

NARSAD raises and distributes funds for scientific research into the causes, cures, treatments and prevention of Brain Disorders: primarily Schizophrenia, Depression and Bipolar Disorders.

NYS Kinship Navigator

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.

Stanley Foundation Bipolar Network

A multi-center research effort funded by NAMI to increase research on the causes and treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar illness and related disorders.

Bipolar Disorders Information Center

Features clinical information as well as newsletters and patient and caregiver resources.

Bipolar Significant Others (BPSO)

A web site for spouses and significant others of those suffering from bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder.

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF)

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.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to advancing our knowledge of suicide and our ability to prevent it.

Befrienders International

Befrienders International is a registered charity, developing volunteer action to prevent suicide in 41 countries worldwide and providing information on the Internet.’s Panic/Anxiety Disorders website

A web site resource with help resources for those with Panic and Anxiety disorders.

Mental Health Internet

A clearinghouse of information from on-line diagnoses to specific information & research on common medications.

Beacon of Hope

A website for partners of someone diagnosed with a severe mental illness. for Co-occuring Disorders

A website with information for treating the commonly found co-occuring disorders of mental illness and substance abuse and addiction.

Addiction Center – New York

A website for searching for independent drug rehab facilities, “guiding you from rehab to recovery”