Mental Health Organizations

In New Jersey:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance New Jersey (DBSA NJ)

http://www.dbsanewjersey.org/

DBSA New Jersey is a state chapter of national DBSA and a networking organization of DBSA Support Groups in New Jersey.  These groups provide education, support, outreach and advocacy for people living with mood disorders in New Jersey.

National Alliance on Mental Illness of New Jersey (NAMI NJ)

http://www.naminj.org

NAMI New Jersey provides education, support, and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness.  Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located in each county offer emotional support and information about treatment and community resources.

Mental Health Association in New Jersey (MHANJ)

http://www.mhanj.org

The Mental Health Association in New Jersey strives for children and adults to achieve mental health through advocacy, education, training, and services.  The vision of the MHANJ is a statewide community in which people with mental illnesses can achieve full potential, free from stigma and other barriers to care and recovery.

Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey (CSPNJ)

http://www.cspnj.org/

As a mission-based, consumer/survivor driven organization, CSP-NJ exists to provide consumer driven mental health services that support recovery and promote community living.  CSP-NJ has created a consumer driven alternative to the traditional mental health system.

National:

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/

The NIMH is the government organization whose mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

http://www.dbsalliance.org/

The mission of DBSA is to provide hope, help, and support to improve the lives of people living with mood disorders.  DBSA pursues and accomplishes this mission through peer-based, recovery-oriented, empowering services and resources when people want them, where they want them, and how they want to receive them.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

http://www.nami.org/

NAMI provides education, support, and systems advocacy to empower families and persons with mental illness.  Affiliate self-help and grassroots advocacy groups located nationwide offer emotional support and information about treatment and community resources.

Mental Health America (MHA)

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/

MHA addresses the full spectrum of mental and substance use conditions and their effects nationwide, and works to inform, advocate, and enable access to quality behavioral health services for all Americans.

MentalHealth.gov

http://www.mentalhealth.gov/index.html

MentalHealth.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information. MentalHealth.gov aims to educate and guide the general public, health and emergency preparedness professionals, policy makers, government and business leaders, school systems, and local communities.  There is a place on the home page where you can search for professional treatment.

International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF)

http://ibpf.org/

International Bipolar Foundation is a not for profit organization based in San Diego whose mission is to eliminate Bipolar Disorder through the advancement of research; to promote and enhance care and support services; and to erase associated stigma through public education.

National Council for Behavioral Health

http://www.thenationalcouncil.org/

The National Council is the unifying voice of America’s behavioral health organizations.  It serves adults and children with mental illnesses and addiction disorders and is committed to providing comprehensive, quality care that affords every opportunity for recovery and inclusion in all aspects of community life.

American Association of Suicidology (AAS)

http://www.suicidology.org/

The goal of AAS is to understand and prevent suicide.  AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, public education, and training for professionals and volunteers.  In addition, AAS serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

https://www.afsp.org/

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the nation’s leading organization bringing together people across communities and backgrounds to understand and prevent suicide, and to help heal the pain it causes. Individuals, families, and communities who have been personally touched by suicide are the moving force behind everything we do.

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)

http://www.save.org/

Comprehensive suicide prevention information and resources.

Suicide.org – Suicide Prevention, Awareness, and Support

http://suicide.org/

Suicide.org’s mission is to prevent suicides, support suicide survivors, and educate the public about suicide.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)

http://www.adaa.org/

The mission of the ADAA is to promote the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, and stress-related disorders through education, practice, and research.  You can search on the ADAA website for a therapist.

Bring Change 2 Mind

http://bringchange2mind.org/

The mission of Bring Change 2 Mind is to end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness through widely distributed Public Education Materials based on the latest scientific insights and measured for effectiveness.

Active Minds

http://www.activeminds.org/index.php

Active Minds is the leading nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking.  We are changing the culture on campuses and in the community by providing information, leadership opportunities and advocacy training to the next generation.

One Mind

http://1mind4research.org/

ONE MIND™ is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to curing the diseases of the brain and eliminating the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and brain injuries.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

http://www.samhsa.gov/

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT)

http://www.academyofct.org/

This organization supports continuing education and research in cognitive therapy, provides cognitive therapy resources for professionals and the public, and actively works towards the identification and certification of clinicians skilled in cognitive therapy.  You can search here for a certified cognitive behavioral therapist near you.