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
Explore: APA’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.
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
Explore: APA 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.
Learn: Education and Psychology. Resources for students, teachers and psychologists at all levels.
Research: Science 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.
Join: Become 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.
Research: APA 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.
Learn: The 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.
Join: APA’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.
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.
Join: NAMI – 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.
Engage: Find your local NAMI
Engage: NAMI Peer-to-Peer
Engage: NAMI Connection
Watch: Learn about NAMI Connection
Speak your truth: NAMI’s You Are Not Alone
Act: Find a NAMIWalk
Education: Living with a Mental Health Condition
Explore: NAMI on Campus
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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.
Read: SAMHSA’s Blog
Learn: SAMHSA Strategic Initiatives
Learn: SAMHSA Advisory Councils
Subscribe: SAMHSA 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
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
Read: Goals and Objectives
Watch: Short Whiteboard Videos to learn about PTSD and treatment options
Engage: PTSD Coach Online is for anyone who needs help with upsetting feelings. Trauma survivors, their families, or anyone coping with stress can benefit.
Learn: Discover the facts: PTSD Basics and treatment options.
Explore: Self-Help and Coping
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.
Read: NIMH Publications
Learn: Help for Mental Illness
Learn: “Brain Basics”
Watch: NIMH Multimedia
Register: NIMH e-mail newsletters
Subscribe: NIMH RSS updates
Act: NIMH Outreach
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!
Read: The latest research
Learn: AMWA’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.
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!
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
Government and business leaders
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 www.plainlanguage.gov.
Reach Out: Get Immediate Help
Read: The basics on Mental Health including early warning signs and wellness information.
Read: For 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.
Engage: Conversations in your community. Support the national dialogue by getting involved and building awareness of mental health problems in your community.
Learn: For 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.
Explore: What to look for. People can experience different types of mental health problems. These problems can affect your thinking, mood, and behavior.
DrugRehab.com 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 DrugRehab.com.
The mission of DrugRehab.com 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 DrugRehab.com 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. DrugRehab.com also features content contributed by experts on a variety of mental health topics and individuals in recovery.
Explore: Co-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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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 Acton: Find Help
Learn: We Can All Prevent Suicide. Know the Risk Factors & Warning Signs
Explore: Lifeline FAQ
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
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.
About: RAINN'S MISSION
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, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) 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