MENTAL HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS
HelpGuide – HelpGuide is a small independent nonprofit that runs one of the world’s leading mental health websites. Each month, millions of people from around the world turn to HelpGuide for trustworthy content they can use to improve their mental health and make healthy changes.
Mental Health America - MHA’s work is driven by its commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services and supports for those who need them; with recovery as the goal.
Mental Health First Aid USA – Mental Health First Aid USA provides comprehensive mental health resources for you or anyone you may know experiencing a mental health or substance abuse problem.
National Alliance on Mental Health Illness (NAMI) – NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
National Institute of Mental Health – NIMH is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institute of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world.
The Body Positive – A non-profit organization that teaches people to listen to their bodies, learn and thrive. Their goal is to end the harmful consequences of negative body image: eating disorders, depression, anxiety, cutting, suicide, substance abuse, and relationship violence. The Body Positive Institute offers courses on line.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) – SAMHSA is the agency with 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 Eating Disorders (AED) - The AED offers a wide variety of resources, information, education and networking opportunities to further your career.
Duke Health – Center for Eating Disorders – The Duke Center for Eating Disorders (DCED), led by Center Director Nancy Zucker, PhD, offers personalized out-patient treatment for the full spectrum of eating disorders and body image issues across the lifespan.
Eating Disorders Anonymous – EDA is a Twelve-Step fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders.
Eating Disorder Hope – Eating Disorder Hope is an online community that offers resources, education, support, and inspiration to those struggling with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, body image issues, and a myriad of other disordered eating behaviors.
Eating Disorder Referral – a comprehensive referral site for eating disorders.
F.E.A.S.T. – Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders – F.E.A.S.T. is a global support and education community of and for parents of those with eating disorders.
Gurze Eating Disorder Catalogue and ED Pulse – The most widely-used resource for eating disorders since 1980.
Maudsley Parents – Maudsley Parents is a volunteer organization of parents who have helped their children recover from anorexia and bulimia through the use of Family-Based Treatment, also known as the Maudsley approach, an evidence-based therapy for eating disorders.
More-Love.org – More-Love.org is an online resource that empowers parents to raise kids who are free from body hate and eating disorders. More-Love educates parents about weight, food, and mental health and seek to reduce the fear and shame parents feel when their child has a problem with body hate, disordered eating, or an eating disorder.
Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association, Inc. (MEDA) – MEDA is dedicated to the prevention and compassionate treatment of eating disorders, so that Every Body has access to recovery and support.
National Alliance for Eating Disorders – The National Alliance for Eating Disorders is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the outreach, education, early intervention, support and advocacy for all eating disorders.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Related Disorders (ANAD) – ANAD is the leading nonprofit in the U.S. that provides free, peer support services to anyone struggling with an eating disorder, regardless of age, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or background.
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) – NEDA is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.
National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders – NCEED is the nation’s first center of excellence dedicated to eating disorders. Their mission is to advance education and training of healthcare providers and to promote public awareness of eating disorders and eating disorder treatment.
National Initiative for Eating Disorders (NIED) – NIED assists and supports people coping with the effects of Eating Disorders by providing access to educational, informational and other recovery-oriented resources related to the prevention and treatment of Eating Disorders and related mental illnesses in Canada.
Project Heal – Project Heal’s mission is to break down systemic, healthcare and financial barriers to eating disorder healing. Their vision is for every person with an eating disorder to have the resources and opportunities they need to heal.
Rock Recovery – Rock Recovery works to bridge gaps in resources for eating disorder treatment and education by removing the barriers of stigma, cost and accessibility and by connecting people to clinical community and quality care. As a Christian organization, we believe it is critical to care for the whole person – mind, body and spirit.
The Kirsten Haglund Foundation (KHF) – The Kirsten Haglund Foundation’s mission is to provide hope, networking, and financial aid to those seeking treatment and freedom from eating disorders.
The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) – In Canada, NEDIC, the National Eating Disorder Information Centre, is the primary resource for information related to awareness and the prevention of disorders, food and weight preoccupation; and disordered eating by promoting critical thinking skills and a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
The Eating Disorder Foundation – EDF is the only completely free and non-clinical resource in Colorado – and one of very few nationally that is accessible to everyone, regardless of income, insurance, health status, weight diagnosis, race, gender or sexual identify. EDF is not a treatment center; instead EDF offers no-cost support, education and advocacy programs with the community.
The Elephant in the Room Foundation - This website is designed to help someone who may be struggling or worried about their loved one at the onset and earliest stages of Anorexia Nervosa.
The Global Foundation for Eating Disorders (GFED) - The GFED is an aggregate of business leaders, researchers and clinicians and families touched by these illnesses whose mission is to eliminate eating disorders.
DEPRESSION/ANXIETY AND OTHER ANXIETY-RELATED ILLNESSES
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) – ADAA works to prevent, treat and cure anxiety disorders and depression. An international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through the alignment of science, treatment and education.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) – DBSA envisions wellness for people living with mood disorders (depression and bipolar disorder). DBSA provides hope, help, support and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.
Eisenberg Family Depression Center
University of Michigan – Their mission is to catalyze interdisciplinary, data-intensive collaborations that produce high-impact advances and rapidly translate advances to improve the mental health and quality of life for individuals suffering, their families and communities. Their vision is to meaningfully lower the burden of depression and bipolar disorders.
Understanding Anxiety – Wayahead – Understanding Anxiety is a WayAhead Program (they have many programs regarding Mental Health).
American Association of Suicidology – AAS’s mission is to promote the understanding and prevention of suicide and support those who have been affected by it. Membership of AAS includes mental health and public health professionals, researchers, suicide prevention and crisis intervention centers, school districts, crisis center volunteers, survivors of suicide loss, attempt survivors, and a variety of lay persons who have an interest in suicide prevention.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – AFSP is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a national community empowered by research, education, and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide, including those who have experienced a loss.
Grant Halliburton Foundation – Grant Halliburton Foundation works to strengthen the network of mental health resources for children, teens, and young adults; promote better mental health; and prevent suicide.
The Jed Foundation – The Jed Foundation is a non-profit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults, giving them the skills and support they need to thrive today.. and tomorrow.
Child Mind Institute – Child Mind Institute is dedicated to transforming the lives and children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders by giving them the help they need. We have become the leading independent nonprofit in children’s mental health by providing gold-standard evidence-based care, delivering educational resources to millions of families each year, training educators in underserved communities, and developing tomorrow’s breakthrough treatments.
The Trevor Project – The Trevor Project provides information and support to the LGBTQ young people 24/7, all year round. Call 866-488-7386 or Text “START” to 678678