MENTAL HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS
Active Minds - Active Minds is the nation's premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for young adults.
American Mental Health Wellness Association – American Mental Health Wellness Association is building healthier lives free of mental health conditions through educational outreach. They envision a world that through public education values prevention, early detection, early intervention, scientific research, and cures of mental health conditions, including substance misuse, for the holistic health of the individual and society.
Artists & Musicians in Recovery – This group puts on an event called Signature that invites the community to celebrate with artists and musicians in recovery. It takes place in Dallas, Texas and was launched in the Spring of 2018.
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 online.
Breaking the Chains Foundation – Breaking the Chains Foundation is committed to the prevention of body-focused and mental well-being stigma. Their mission is to use the power of art and expression to foster creativity, build connections, and create a community in which individuals are able to thrive by transforming research and personal stories into artistic programs aimed at increasing self-love, self-esteem, self-compassion and self-acceptance.
Calm Sage – Calm Sage is a growing community working towards changing the way individuals think and act about problems related to Mental Health. Managed by the current generation, it is a dedicated project to help people calm their minds and heal their lives through motivational words, graphics, podcasts, webinars, open-discussions and personal chats.
Deconstructing Stigma – Deconstructing Stigma: Changing attitudes about mental health is a series of larger-than-life photographs and interviews with people from across the United States and beyond who have been affected by mental illness. Told through the eyes of its participants, Deconstructing Stigma boldly challenges the misconceptions of what those with mental illness look like.
Head to Health – Head to Health is a digital mental health service from some of Australia’s most trusted mental health organizations. Provided by the Australian Government of Health and Aged Care, Head to Health brings together apps, online programs, online forums, and phone services, as well as a range of digital information resources.
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.
Make it OK – Make it OK is helping stop the stigma of mental illnesses. Launched in collaboration with HealthPartners, Regions Hospital, the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) and other partners, the campaign works through community engagement, trained ambassadors, partners, online resources and more to mobilize and share Make It Ok throughout communications. By creating open and caring conversations and helping to change attitudes about mental health illness get the care and support they deserve.
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.
Mental Health Literacy – Mental Health Literacy is the knowledge and understanding that helps us become responsible, effective and successful in living full and healthy lives. With good mental health literacy, we learn how to take better care of ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. We are empowered and provided with the skills that we need to help us build better lives, better systems of care and a better society. Website is full of great resources.
Mind – Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Mind campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. Based out of England.
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.
Psych Central - As the experts staying up-to-date on the most recent insights that the industry has to offer, they sift through the science and provide you with only the most credible information validated by their own medial review team. Their goal is to help connect you with the guidance and support you need to help make meaningful changes that can benefit you in your real life.
SANE – SANE offers connection and community to people with complex mental health issues including trauma. They also support the family and friends who care about them. The site has easy to read information on mental health issues as well as personal stories of hope and recovery from people who have been there.
Simply Grace House – Simply Grace House exists to provide a safe, structured environment to assist women recovering from substance abuse, help to rebuild their lives and achieve long-term recovery.
A Sister’s Legacy – A Sister’s Legacy’s goal is to create stability through innovative therapeutic interventions, case management, and community resource connection. They are a non-profit located in Dallas, Texas and specialize in caring for caregivers, working with seniors, adults with disabilities and social workers.
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.
Rethink Mental Illness - Rethink Mental Illness improves the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through their network of local groups and services, expert information, and successful campaigning. Their goal is to make sure everyone who is severely affected by mental illness has a good quality of life.
WISE – The WISE - Initiative for Stigma Elimination – (WISE) is a nationwide coalition of organizations and individuals promoting inclusion and support for those affected by mental illness and addiction/substance use through advancement of evidence-based practices for stigma reduction efforts.
YoungMinds - YoungMinds is the leading UK charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. Their purpose is to stop young people's mental health from reaching a crisis point and their vision is a world where every young person who is struggling feels able to reach out, and has people and services around them who can really help.
Academy of Eating Disorders (AED) - The AED offers a wide variety of resources, information, education and networking opportunities to further your career.
Beat Eating Disorders - Beat Eating Disorders is the UK’s eating disorder charity. It was founded in 1898 as the Eating Disorder Association, and their mission is to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders.
Beyond Hunger - Beyond Hunger is dedicated to healing body hatred and disordered eating by providing prevention and educational programs for schools.
Bulimia Guide - This website provides a one-stop comprehensive resource on bulimia nervosa for anyone who wants to understand the disorder and how to support a family member or friend with bulimia nervosa.
The Bulimia Project - The mission of the Bulimia Project is to provide educational information, research, and resources about bulimia nervosa, and any physical or mental health complications related to the eating disorder.
Butterfly Foundation – Butterfly Foundation is the national charity for all Australians impacted by eating disorders and body image issues, and for the families, friends and communities who support them.
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.
Eat Breathe Thrive – Eat Breath Thrive is a not-for-profit organization that aims to prevent and help individuals overcome eating disorders. Their mission is to provide skills and resources for mindful eating, emotional resilience, and positive embodiment.
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 Families Australia - Eating Disorder Families Australia (EDFA) was founded by a group of passionate parents who have cared for, and are caring for, young people with eating disorders. The mission of EDFA is to enable families and carers to be more effective, supported and recognized as an integral part of the recovery process for a loved one with an eating disorder.
Eating Disorder Foundation - The mission of The Eating Disorder Foundation is to be an effective resource in the prevention and elimination of eating disorders through education, support and advocacy.
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.
Eating Disorders Resource Center - EDRC is a non-profit organization that promotes awareness, recovery, and advocacy of eating disorders.
Eating Disorders Victoria - Eating disorders Victoria (EDV) is the trusted guide for Victorians affected by eating disorders, helping them to get the support they need to ensure the earliest possible recovery.
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.
Eva Busby - Helping You Free Your Child of an Eating Disorder - Eva helps parents to support a son or daughter suffering from an eating disorder. This is family therapy for eating disorders (also called "family-based treatment" - (FBT - Maudsley) or "anorexia-focused family therapy" - (FT-AN). She has written a book and the site contains other resources.
The European Academy for Eating Disorders - The European Chapter of the Academy for Eating Disorders is a multidisciplinary group of therapists and researchers from Europe with a powerful voice in the field of academic, clinical, research, policy, media and advocacy work relating to 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.
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.
Gurze Eating Disorder Catalogue and ED Pulse – The most widely-used resource for eating disorders since 1980.
InsideOut Institute for Eating Disorders - InsideOut is Australia's national institute for research, translation, and clinical excellence in eating disorders. With resources, rigor and perseverance, they aim to transform the landscape for people with eating disorders in this country, and ultimately find a cure.
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.
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.
Mirror-Mirror – Mirror-Mirror has been acquired recently by 2JWOWS, which is a young company that specializes in developing and investing in web sites. Mirror-Mirror.org is a leading content website for those with eating disorders. This young company is in the process of updating and making this website better.
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 Eating Disorders Collaboration (NEDC) - NEDC is an initiative of the Australian eating disorder sector funded by the Australian government and dedicated to developing and implementing a nationally consistent, evidence-based system of care for the prevention and treatment of eating disorders.
The National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) - In Canada, NEDIC is the primary resource for information related to the awareness and the prevention of disorders, food and weight preoccupation, and disordered eating by promoting critical thinking skills and a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
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.
Parents to Parents - This is a website about becoming informed about anorexia nervosa from both parents and professionals.
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.
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.
BeyondOCD.org - BeyondOCD.org aims to help all people affected by OCD, anxiety and related disorders. Their goal is to educate and support people with OCD, their family members, and their treatment professionals. OCD is a complicated disorder that often co-exists with other anxiety disorders and/or major depression.
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.
International OCD Foundation - The mission of the IOCDF is to ensure that no one affected by OCD and related disorders suffers alone. This community provides help, healing and hope. The IOCDF provides up-to-date education and resources, strengthens community engagement, delivers quality professional training and advances groundbreaking research.
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.
My Life is Worth Living - My Life is Worth Living includes five powerful stories told over 20 episodes. In each episode, relatable teen characters wrestle with challenges that are all too familiar for many viewers and discover strategies to cope when it feels like their own thoughts are against them.
StopOne – StopOne is bringing together key community stakeholders who are committed to seeing the statistics of suicide reduced. By structuring partnerships with the subject matter experts of key agencies, efforts are concentrated and focused, reducing the fractured effect of multiple players.
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