American Psychological Association

APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 117,500 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students as its members.

Mission: Our mission is to advance the creation, communication, and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives. We do this by:

  • Encouraging the development and application of psychology in the broadest manner.

  • Promoting research in psychology, the improvement of research methods and conditions and the application of research findings.

  • Improving the qualifications and usefulness of psychologists by establishing high standards of ethics, conduct, education and achievement.

  • Increasing and disseminating psychological knowledge through meetings, professional contacts, reports, papers, discussions, and publications.
    Source: About APA

ExploreAPA’s Psychology Help Center is an online consumer resource featuring articles and information related to psychological issues affecting your daily physical and emotional well-being.

Read: the APA Blogs, which include APA BooksAPA Science Advocacy BlogGood CompanyYour Mind Your Body, and SO MANY MORE.

Listen: Speaking of Psychology Produced by APA, this podcast is designed to help listeners apply the science of psychology to their everyday lives.

Learn: Great in-depth information on How to Choose a Psychologist

ExploreAPA Publications & Databases

Discover: The APA Public Interest Directorate applies psychology to the fundamental problems of human welfare and social justice and the promotion of equitable and just treatment of all segments of society through education, training, and public policy.

LearnEducation and Psychology. Resources for students, teachers and psychologists at all levels.

ResearchScience in Action is a facet of APA’s public education campaign aimed at illustrating the breadth and depth of psychology and the variety of settings in which psychologists work, including research, education, clinical and organizational settings.

JoinBecome an APA member. As an APA member you belong to a global community of researchers, practitioners, teachers, students and other professionals who share your passion for psychology.

Learn: Since 2007, the American Psychological Association has commissioned an annual nationwide survey as part of its Mind/Body Health campaign to examine the state of stress across the country and understand its impact. The Stress in America™ survey measures attitudes and perceptions of stress among the general public and identifies leading sources of stress, common behaviors used to manage stress and the impact of stress on our lives. The results of the survey draw attention to the serious physical and emotional implications of stress and the inextricable link between the mind and body.

Thrive at Work: The APA’s Center for Organizational Excellence works to enhance the functioning of individuals, groups, organizations and communities through the application of psychology to a broad range of workplace issues.

The Center houses APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program (PHWP), a public education initiative designed to engage the employer community, raise public awareness about the value psychology brings to the workplace and promote programs and policies that enhance employee well-being and organizational performance. Source: APA Center for Organizational Excellence: About Us

Enrich: Check out Magination Press® Children’s Books, self-help books for kids and the adults in their lives.

Learn Together:  KidsPsych! This site was put together as a vehicle for you to spend quality time with your children, and to help them with cognitive thinking skills, deductive reasoning, and also just to have some fun! It is our hope that as you and your children play these games, you will talk about the skills used in each activity. Each game has information about its objectives, and this may help you to understand more about your child’s development and cognitive thinking skills.

ResearchAPA Psychology Topics. Scientific research conducted by psychologists, organized by topics here, can inform and guide those seeking help with issues that affect their professional lives, family relationships, and emotional wellness.

LearnThe APA Center for Psychology and Health is dedicated to highlighting and advancing the contributions of psychology to the overall improvement of health status — both mental and physical — and health care in our nation.

Explore: APA has several social media outlets! APA uses social media to share research findings, psychology news and other information with members and the public.

JoinAPA’s 54 divisions are interest groups organized by members. Some represent subdisciplines of psychology (e.g., experimental, social or clinical) while others focus on topical areas such as aging, ethnic minorities or trauma. APA members, and even nonmembers, can apply to join one or more divisions which have their own eligibility criteria and dues. In addition, each division has its own officers, website, publications, email list, awards, convention activities and meetings.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI, The National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health. Today, NAMI is an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and volunteers who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.

JoinNAMI – Sign up for your free account Subscribe to the latest mental health updates, participate in an online discussion group, learn how to advocate in your community and add your voice to the mental health movement.

Act: Take the Stigma-Free Pledge

Engage: Find your local NAMI

WatchLearn about NAMI Peer-to-Peer

EngageNAMI Peer-to-Peer

EngageNAMI Connection

Watch: Learn about NAMI Connection

Speak your truthNAMI’s You Are Not Alone

Act: Find a NAMIWalk

Explore: NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group

EducationLiving with a Mental Health Condition

ExploreNAMI on Campus

Watch: 10 Common Warning Signs of a Mental Health Condition in Teens and Young Adults

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Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Alliance (SAMHSA)

The Substance Abuse ad 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.

Find Help: SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental health and/or substance use disorders. Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit the online treatment locators.

Engage:  Find your closest Treatment Location

ReadSAMHSA’s Blog

LearnSAMHSA Strategic Initiatives

LearnSAMHSA Advisory Councils

SubscribeSAMHSA Email Updates

Learn: Download Creating a Healthier Life: A Step-By-Step Guide to Wellness

Educate: Download the FREE kit and flyer  Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools


National Center for PTSD

The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD. They work to assure that the latest research findings help those exposed to trauma. The National Center for PTSD is an integral and valued component of VA’s Mental Health Services within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The Center was created in 1989.

Vision: The National Center for PTSD has emerged as the world’s leading research and educational center of excellence on PTSD. Its vision is to be the foremost leader in information on PTSD and trauma; information generated internally through its extensive research program, and information synthesized from published scientific research and collective clinical experience that is efficiently disseminated to the field. READ MORE

Mission: The mission of the National Center for PTSD is to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America’s Veterans and others who have experienced trauma, or who suffer from PTSD, through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders. Source: Mission and Overview – PTSD: National Center for PTSD

ReadGoals and Objectives 

Subscribe: PTSD Monthly Update. Receive a monthly email with PTSD news, information, and relevant products. The updates are for all audiences. View sample issue.

Watch: Short Whiteboard Videos to learn about PTSD and treatment options

EngagePTSD Coach Online is for anyone who needs help with upsetting feelings. Trauma survivors, their families, or anyone coping with stress can benefit.

Reach OutPTSD Care for Veterans, Military, and Families

Learn: Discover the facts: PTSD Basics and treatment options.

ExploreSelf-Help and Coping

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

The national Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a part of the National Institutes of Health (HIH), funds and conducts research to help answer important scientific questions about mental illnesses.

Through research, NIMH works to determine what is promising, what helps and why, what doesn’t work, and what is safe. NIMH also communicates with scientists, patients, providers, and the general public about the science of mental illnesses based on the latest research.

The NIMH Mission: Transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

For the Institute to continue fulfilling this vital public health mission, it must foster innovative thinking and ensure that a full array of novel scientific perspectives are used to further discovery in the evolving science of brain, behavior, and experience. In this way, breakthroughs in science can become breakthroughs for all people with mental illnesses.

ExploreMental Disorders and Mental Health Topics

ReadNIMH Publications

LearnHelp for Mental Illness

Learn: “Brain Basics”

WatchNIMH Multimedia

RegisterNIMH e-mail newsletters

SubscribeNIMH RSS updates

ActNIMH Outreach

The American Mental Wellness Association

The American Mental Wellness Association is the umbrella organization which unites individuals and organizations as one voice for mental wellness in the U.S.

Mission & Vision: We are building healthier lives free of mental health problems through educational outreach. We envision a world that, through public education, values prevention, early intervention, scientific research, and cures of mental health problems for the holistic health of the individual and society.

Read: What We Do

Sign Up: Want to stay up to date with all the latest happenings at the AMWA? Signing up for our Email Newsletter is the easiest way to stay in-the-know!

ReadThe latest research

LearnAMWA’s list of Education & Training Programs. Interested in learning more? Many programs exist to help build on your knowledge of mental health problems so that you can better identify signs and symptoms in yourself and your loved ones. Most of the below courses come from SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Practices and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s Best Practice Registry.

ExploreHelpful Information for Military, Veterans, and Their Families

Engage: Become a Mental Wellness Champion! Mental Wellness Champions are individuals and organizations who want prevention, early intervention, scientific research, and cures for mental health problems. That’s it!

Anyone can become a Champion – whether a single Dad at his wits end, a veteran struggling with PTSD, a well-known neuroscientist, an owner of a small printing company, a business, a nonprofit, a service organization, or the National Institute of Mental Health – whatever your role, you can be a Champion for mental wellness!

LearnHelpful information on Talk Therapy

ReadHelpful information about Legal Assistance

LearnLearn about the importance of good Peer Support

LearnHelpful information for a Healthy Workplace

Mental provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information. aims to educate and guide:

  • The general public

  • Health and emergency preparedness professionals

  • Policy makers

  • Government and business leaders

  • School systems

  • Local communities

They are committed to writing documents, digital content, and communications in plain language to ensure you can easily understand:

  • Benefits and services and how to get them

  • How to file taxes when you receive our benefits or services

  • How to comply with a requirement we administer or enforce

You can learn more about plain language in the government, and view “before and after” examples, at

Reach Out: Get Immediate Help

The basics on Mental Health including early warning signs and wellness information.

LearnFind a peer group and develop a recovery plan. 

ReadFor Educators: What Educators should know Educators are often the first to notice mental health problems. Here are some ways you can help students and their families.

EngageConversations in your community. Support the national dialogue by getting involved and building awareness of mental health problems in your community.

LearnFor young people looking for help. Mental health problems don’t only affect adults. Children, teens and young adults can have mental health problems, too. In fact, three out of four people with mental health problems showed signs before they were 24 years old.

ExploreWhat to look for. People can experience different types of mental health problems. These problems can affect your thinking, mood, and behavior.

Drug is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems. Since 2015, the website has provided researched, fact-based resources for free. Readers can learn about risks of various substances, the latest approaches to treatment and real stories of recovery on

The mission of is to equip people and their families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and lead a lifelong recovery.

The content team at comprises skilled writers and researchers with decades of professional writing experience. The writers and editors have backgrounds in journalism, creative writing and publishing. Each member of the content team has completed accredited trainings on health literacy from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. also features content contributed by experts on a variety of mental health topics and individuals in recovery.

ExploreCo-Occurring Disorders  Mental health disorders are complex illnesses that affect the brain. Millions of people experience substance use disorders and other mental illnesses at the same time. These co-occurring illnesses complicate a person’s mental health, but comprehensive treatment can help people recover from addiction and cope with other mental health problems.

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a National network of local crisis centers that provide free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a leader in suicide prevention and mental health crisis care. Since its inception, the Lifeline has engaged in a variety of initiatives to improve crisis services and advance suicide prevention for all, including innovative public messaging, best practices in mental health, and cutting-edge partnerships.

Reach Out: Talk to Someone Now

Take ActonFind Help

Learn: We Can All Prevent Suicide. Know the Risk Factors & Warning Signs

ExploreLifeline FAQ

ReadStories of Hope and Recovery

Act: Contact your local crisis center to find volunteer opportunities in your community.

Have the Conversation: Be the one to save a life. Use the #BeThe1To 5 action steps to help someone in your life that might be in crisis, or share the steps with others. These steps have been proven to help others find hope and support.

Advocate: Use the hashtags #suicideispreventable, #800273TALK, #LETITOUT, and help people feel connected while they’re going through tough times.

Make Contact: Call the Lifeline Anytime, 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

ACT with RAINN: RAINN's Policy Action Center lets you connect directly with lawmakers. Send a tweet, write an email, and let legislators know what matters to you. #ActWithRAINN to help us protect survivors and prevent sexual violence.

GET HELP 24/7: 800-656-HOPE (4673) Or click here for a live chat. It is free and confidential.


RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, y in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

Take an Active Role: Safety and Prevention

After Sexual Assault: After sexual assault, it’s hard to know how to react. You may be physically hurt, emotionally drained, or unsure what to do next. You may be considering working with the criminal justice system, but are unsure of where to start. Learning more about what steps you can take following sexual violence can help ground you in a difficult time.

Learn More: Learn how you can help yourself and/or others