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Anxiety | Bipolar Disorder | Children & Adolescents | Community | Depression | Diverse Communities | General | Insurance | Legal | Legislative/Government | Medication | Recovery | Schizophrenia | Seniors | Suicide | Veteran | Young Adult


Anxiety

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Information exchange for professionals, links to other sites, publications, chat rooms, bulletin board, and reports of current research treatment and recovery.


Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar News
The latest news on bipolar research and treatment.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Education and advocacy dedicated to improving the lives of people living with mood disorders.


Children & Adolescents

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – NAMI
NAMI's mini site featuring information and resources about ADHD

Balanced Mind Parent NetworkA website for parents of children with bipolar disorder. Includes new research, findings of scientific and professional journals, family stories, news articles, online chat room, message board, links to other sites, etc.

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
CHADD is the nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.

Child and Adolescent Action Center
NAMI's Child and Adolescent Action Center (CAAC) works to improve the lives of children, youth and young adults impacted by mental illness and their families. CAAC offers resources and technical assistance to families, child-serving professionals and youth and young adults.

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week
SAMHSA's "Caring for Every Child's Mental Health" public awareness effort was created in 1994 with the mission to increase awareness around children's mental health. The "Caring for Every Child's Mental Health" team works to support SAMHSA-funded sites through the strategic use of social marketing and communications strategies. The overarching purpose of the team is to stimulate support for a comprehensive system of care approach to children's mental health services.

CopeCareDeal – A Mental Health Site for Teens
A ebsite offering information and support for teens dealing with mental illness.

For Kids and Teens
Articles, games and book reviews for children and adolescents interested in understanding mental health issues.

Kids Well
Kids Well is a state and national advocacy and organizing campaign to ensure successful implementation of health care reform on behalf of children.

KidsHealth
KidsHealth has separate areas for children, teens and parents. Each of these sections includes its own design, age-appropriate content, and tone. For information for teens mental health, click on "teens" and then click on "Your Mind" to access a broad array of resources for teens.

Mental Health America Factsheet: Youth and Families
Comprehensive set of Fact Sheets on mental health issues for youth and families.

Teen Mental Health
Information and support for teens and their families.

The Jed Foundation
The Jed Foundation works nationally to reduce the rate of suicide and the prevalence of emotional distress among college and university students.

Wisconsin Family Ties
Working for community support and understanding for families that include children and adolescents with emotional, behavioral and mental disorders.


Community

Accredited Online Colleges and Disability Education
A powerful and informative site that provides resources such as Disability Education in support of independent living as well as providing a database of for those who are looking for an accredited online degree program that meets Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (section 504).

Affordable Online Colleges
Are you looking for an affordable college experience? Look no further to find financial aid information, cost saving tips, and comprehensive college rankings focused on affordability and value. This site also offers student mental health resources, to view them click here

Accredited Schools Online
Each year, millions of college students use online learning to earn a degree in a fast and flexible way. The question facing many students is: which program will be the best fit and where do I start? This site helps anyone explore accredited online schools by major, state or degree level to narrow the field and find a higher education option that fits.

CIT/CIP in Wisconsin
NAMI Wisconsin is the CIT/CIP coordinator for Wisconsin. This website will help you to understand what Crisis Intervention Teams and Crisis Intervention Partners can do for our community. Police officers can also visit this site to see when the next trainings are and get the latest updates on what is happening with CIT/CIP in Wisconsin. 

Disability Rights Wisconsin
Three locations: Madison, phone 608-267-0214 or 800-928-8778; Milwaukee, phone 414-773-4646 or 800-708-3034; Rice Lake, phone 715-736-1232 or 877-338-3724.

Mental Health America
Mental Health America site dedicated to advocacy, education, research and service.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
The federal mental health administration agency, SAMHSA, offers hundreds of toolkits for developing community initiatives (for advocates, professionals, etc.) and implementing evidence-based practices (for service providers).


Depression

Depression
Information and links dealing with depression from the National Institute of Mental Health.

Depression NAMI
NAMI's mini-site with information and resources about major depression.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Education and advocacy dedicated to improving the lives of people living with mood disorders.

Depression Screening 
If you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or unable to do the things you once enjoyed, it may be time to assess your emotional health. If you are concerned about yourself or someone you love, take a few minutes to complete an anonymous self-assessment.

Real Men Real Depression
Information and support for men experiencing depression.

Seasonal Affective Disorder
NIH website on Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Seasonal Affective Disorder
NAMI's page on Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Senior Health Depression
National Institutes of Health site, information and support about depression for seniors.

The Charles E. Kubly Foundation
A public charity devoted to improving the lives of those affected by depression.


Diverse Communities

African American Mental Health
American Psychiatric Association's Healthy Minds – Healthy Lives site for African Americans.

African American Outreach Resource Manual
NAMI's resource manual for African Americans.

American Indian & Alaskan Native Mental Health
American Psychiatric Association's Healthy Minds - Healthy Lives site for American Indians and Alaskan Natives.

American Indian & Alaska Native Resource Manual
NAMI's American Indian & Alaska native resource manual.

Asian American & Pacific Islanders Mental Health
American Psychiatric Association's healthy minds - Healthy Lives site for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Asian American & Pacific Islander Outreach Resource Manual
NAMI's Asian American and Pacific islander outreach resource manual.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Mental Health Resources
NAMI's Mental Health Resources for the GLBT community.

Latino Mental Health
American Psychiatric Association's Healthy Minds - Healthy Lives site for Latinos.

Latino Outreach Resource Manual
NAMI's Latino Outreach resource manual.

Multicultural Center of Greater Green Bay
The purpose of the Multicultural Center is to support the preservation and sharing of diverse cultures and the full inclusion of all peoples at all levels of our community.

NAMI en español
Recursos de NAMI en español.

Multicultural Action Center
NAMI's Multicultural Action Center (MAC) offers information and resources to reach diverse communities.

National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health
Mental health resources for the Hispanic community.

Seeking Community and Support in a Digital Age
This resource created by NAMI Wisconsin offers a list of digital support systems available via Android and/or Apple mobile and web applications and is meant to help people be a leader in their recovery. 

SPIRAL: Selected Patient Information Resources in Asian Languages
SPIRAL is a web resource that connects people to authoritative health information in Asian languages that is freely available on the World Wide Web.

Surgeon General's Report: Mental Health: Culture, Race, Ethnicity - Fact Sheets
Fact Sheets on Culture, Race, Ethnicity from the Surgeon General's Report.

The Oneida Nation
Website for the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin.

The STAR Center
The STAR Center provides Support, Technical Assistance and Resources to assist consumer-operated and consumer-supporter programs in meeting the needs of underserved populations.

The Trevor Project
An organization dedicated to ending the disproportionately high rates of suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.


General

ClinicalTrials.gov
ClinicalTrials.gov provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers.

Grassroots Empowerment Project
The only statewide non-profit organization that is controlled and directed by mental health consumers to help people with mental illness exercise power in their lives.

H.O.P.E.S. Helping Others Prevent and Educate About Suicide
H.O.P.E.S. is a nonprofit organization composed of volunteers helping others through education and advocacy for suicide prevention.

Kaiser Health News
Comprehensive health site from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Mental Health America of Wisconsin
Mental Health America of Wisconsin site dedicated to advocacy, education, research and service.

Mental Health Matters!
An online directory of mental illness resources for professionals, patients and families.

Mentalhealth.gov
Part of President Obama call for a National Dialogue on Mental Health, MentalHealth.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information.

National Institute of Mental Health
Site of the National Institute of Mental Health

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
United States Department of Health and Human Service site.

Treatment Advocacy Center
The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illnesses.

UW Madison Libraries Grant Writing Resource Site
UW Madison Library's grant writing resource center, how-to's as well as resources.

Wisconsin United for Mental Health
Wisconsin United for Mental Health (WUMH) is a coalition of Wisconsin citizens who share a dream of a society in which people are not labeled or judged as lesser or unworthy on the basis of health diagnosis. The coalition is committed to working in unity for the purpose of eliminating the stigma of mental illnesses. WUMH recognizes the strength of a small group of committed citizens and works primarily to identify and develop opportunities to teach people that mental illnesses are real, common and treatable.


Insurance

Fairness in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Insurance
Persons with mental health and alcohol and other drug abuse (MH/AODA) disorders receive more limited health insurance coverage than persons with other illnesses. The Coalition for Fairness in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Insurance organized to seek changes in Wisconsin law for parity in insurance coverage. Go to this website to see what you can do to effect change.

Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
Commissioner of Insurance for the state of Wisconsin.


Legal

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
A nonprofit, legal advocacy organization providing information on legislative proposals, court decisions, regulations, analysis of federal laws, legal rights for mental health patients, among other topics.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Established by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the EEOC enforces the principal federal statutes prohibiting employment discrimination. This website offers info about laws, regulations, and policy guidance; federal sector info; EEOC lawsuits; how to file a charge of employment discrimination; and more.


Legislative/Government

Health Reform
Site from the Kaiser Family Foundation providing analysis of health care issues.

Healthcare.gov
"Take health care into your own hands." This government website contains thorough information on the Affordable Care Act.

The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition
The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition is a non-partisan initiative to increase voter turnout by our community through education, outreach and get-out-the-vote efforts.

Thomas
Legislative information of the U.S. Congress. Offers bill summaries, bill status and text, congressional record texts and indices, House and Senate committee reports, roll call votes, Library of Congress links, and much more.

Who are my legislators? 
Website for finding your state legislators.

Wisconsin Vote Project 2012
Site that provides information and links on all political races, state and national, including candidate, registration and polling place information.


Medication

Be Medwise
Information on educated use of medications.

NIMH Guide to Medications
National Institute of Mental Health guide to medications used to treat mental illness.


Recovery

Addiction Center
Addiction Center is your comprehensive addiction information hub. It offers a definitive guide to the dangers of abusing alcohol, illicit drugs, prescription drugs and more and reviews top treatment centers to help you find the one that gives you or your loved one the best chance at a successful recovery.

Drug Rehabs and Addiction Treatment by State
National Mental Health & Substance Abuse Rehab Locator, which offers comprehensive services that many rehab facilities are not equipped to handle.

Healthy Minds Healthy Lives
Information on mental health topics from the American Psychiatric Association.

Live Your Life Well
This site from Mental Health America is designed to help you cope better with stress and create more of the life you want.

Need treatment or help?
Part of the SAMHSA site, which offers different treatment center options as well as information on psychologists and therapists for those in need.


Schizophrenia

Choices in Recovery
General information and current news on mental health issues, with a special focus on schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia  NAMI
NAMI's mini site featuring information and resources about schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia.com
Information and discussions, monthly e-mail newsletter, and more.


Seniors

Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse is a very difficult issue to face. Existing in many forms, many of which are not evident by clear physical signs, it is a problem our society is far too familiar with. NursingHomeAbuseGuide.org offers facts, resources and support for you and your loved ones. For Wisconsin-based resources on nursing home abuse, click here.

Senior Citizens League
The Senior Citizens League promotes and assists members and supporters in educating and alerting senior citizens about their rights and freedoms, often addressing mental health issues.

Wisconsin Geriatric Psychiatry Initiative
WGPI is a group of concerned individuals working together to shape an infrastructure from existing resources to enhance mental health services for older adults in Wisconsin.


Suicide

HOPELINE Emotional Support Text Line
HOPELINE, provided by the Center for Suicide Awareness, is a text line support service for help and hope. This service is open to anyone seeking 24/7 emotional support. Text 'HOPELINE' to 741741. 

Mental Health America of Wisconsin
MHA's information about suicide in Wisconsin-- including suicide data, risk factors, impact of trauma, and further prevention strategies. 

NIMH Guide to Suicide
National Institute of Mental Health guide to suicide risk, prevention strategies, and additional resources. 

QPR Institute
QPR's mission is to reduce suicidal behavior through intensive and practical suicide prevention training. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer, which are the three simple steps to learn in order to save a life from suicide. 

Zero Suicide
Zero Suicide provides concepts and practices of suicide prevention in health and behavioral health care systems. 


Veterans

Afterdeployment.org
Wellness resources for the military community.

Federal G.I. Bill
Payment processing for the new Post-9/11 G.I. Bill began August 1, 2009.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
Site for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families.

Joining Forces
Joining Forces is a national initiative launched by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden that mobilizes all sectors of society to give our service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned.

Make the Connection
Shared experiences and support for veterans. View information and real stories relevant to you and your experiences, and easily find resources for support.

My HealtheVet  The Gateway to Veteran Health and Wellness
My HealtheVet (MHV) is the gateway to veteran health benefits and services. It provides access to trusted health information, links to Federal and VA benefits resources, the Personal Health Journal, online VA prescription refill.

NAMI Veterans Resource Center
Resources for veterans and their families.

National Center for PTSD
The Center's mission is to advance science and promote understanding of Traumatic Stress. The Center aims to help U.S. Veterans and others through research, education, training on trauma and PTSD.

PTSD Toolkit for Nurses
The PTSD toolkit is a self-directed e-learning program designed to teach or reinforce Nurses' knowledge about the treatment of veteran's with PTSD. Test your skill for treating veterans with PTSD using our simulation tools. Based on real case studies, the simulations let you practice intervening with a veteran.

Office of Mental Health Services (Veterans)
The Office of Mental Health Services aims to insure that all veterans have access to needed mental health care. VA mental health advances the principle that mental health care is an essential component of overall health care and promotes mental health recovery.

Operation Healthy Reunions
Mental Health America's website, a first-of-its-kind program that provides education and helps to bust the stigma of mental health issues among soldiers, their families, and medical staff to ensure that a greater number of military families receive the prompt and high quality care they deserve.

Real Warriors
The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families.

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
Site of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. The Department may also be contacted by phoning 1-800-WIS-VETS (1-800-947-8387).


Young adult

College Resources for Disabled Students
This guide walks students with learning disabilities through their legal rights, where to find assistance on campus, and provides an extensive list of websites, apps and software resources designed for students' specific needs.

Get Through Tough Times
What You Go Through – Real stories from teens and young adults.

Guide to College Student Mental Health
A comprehensive guide to help college students identify common mental health disorders, their warning signs, when to seek treatment and how to manage them.

Strengthofus.org
NAMI's new online community forum for young adults.

The Jed Foundation
The Jed Foundation works nationally to reduce the rate of suicide and the prevalence of emotional distress among college and university students.