Links to Mental Health Sites
The Internet can be an excellent resource for information. It also has overwhelming amounts of information and occasional pitfalls. The North Carolina Psychological Association wants to help you find what you are looking for. To do this, we have chosen some of the best links to resource guides, which have been reviewed and selected as useful mental health web sites.
- The American Psychological Association has a very helpful website (www.apa.org)
- www.healthfinder.gov. This is a government site for consumer health and human services information, developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Can lead you to selected online publications, clearinghouses, databases, Web sites, and support and self-help groups, as well as government agencies and not-for-profit organizations that produce reliable information for the public.
- Online Dictionary of Mental Health, www.shef.ac.uk/~psysc/psychotherapy, is an international information resource and research tool from the University of Sheffield covering all mental health disciplines. There are links to many sites offering different viewpoints on issues in mental health, which are accessible using the A-Z links.
- American Societyof Child and Adolescent Psychiatry developed Facts for Families to provide concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families: www.aacap.org/publications/factsfam/index.htm
- www.psywww.com/resource/selfhelp.htm. This site has information and links to resources for a variety of psychological problems/disorders.
- An excellent source of information is www.grohol.com. Dr. John Grohol is a psychologist who provides reviews, ratings, and links to selected high-quality Internet resources about a range of issues.
- The Center for Menatal Health Services, www.mentalhealth.org, provides a wealth of consumer-friendly information that is also useful to professionals. There are forums on specific topics and a newsroom with recent media stories.
- Internet Mental Health is a free encyclopedia of mental health information created by a Canadian psychiatrist, Dr. Phillip Long:. www.mentalhealth.com
- www.ismho.org/webpsych/ is a non-profit organization that promotes the understanding, use and development of online communication, information and technology for the international mental health community. This page provides an a list of mental health site links.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: www.samhsa.gov. SAMHSA is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services for substance abuse and mental illnesses. Extensive links and information resources.
- The Internet Public Library contains 4492 critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by literary period. www.ipl.org.
- Free online brochures from the American Psychological Association about a variety of topics: www.apa.org/pi/online.html#Violence
- Mental Help Net (http://mentalhelp.net ). CMHC Systems developed this web site "as a free service to the worldwide mental health community of professionals and laypeople." MHN is a comprehensive resource for mental health information, news and resources.
- The Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS) of the Medical Library Association refers healthcare consumers to an extensive list of resources. While geared to general health, has a lot of useful information for patients. http://caphis.mlanet.org.
- Dr. Ivan's Depression Central:www.psycom.net/depression.central.html. This site is an impressive clearinghouse for information on all types of depressive disorders and on the most effective treatments for individuals suffering from Major Depression,Bipolar Disorder, Cyclothymia, Dysthymia and other mood disorders.
- NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services: http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/mhddsas. The Division makes policies and rules and monitors public services to people with mental illness, developmental disabilities or substance abuse throughout North Carolina. Useful updates on Division activities.
Disclaimer: These sites were reviewed by the North Carolina Psychological Association (NCPA) for quality, however, NCPA is not responsible for the validity or accuracy of the material presented on the links provided. Use of NCPsychology constitutes understanding and acceptance of these provisions.
Online resources are not meant to replace the training or judgement of a specially trained health care professional. NEVER make changes to your treatment or medication without first consulting your physician or therapist