Resources

Active Minds
Active Minds utilizes the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has been at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives in 2009 — each designed to reduce loss of life from suicide.

Bank on Manhattan
Bank on Manhattan is a partnership of retail banks, community groups, regulatory agencies, and the Office of Manhattan Borough President Scott M. Stringer, designed to help Manhattan's unbanked families open basic checking accounts.

The Balanced Mind Foundation
The Balanced Mind Foundation guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support and stability they seek.

The Center for Reintegration
The Center for Reintegration is a non-profit organization committed to helping people with mental illnesses pursue a meaningful life through reintegration — the process by which a person with a mental illness finds meaningful work, restores his or her relationships, and moves toward independent living.

The Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies
The Coalition of Behavioral Health Agencies, Inc. is the umbrella advocacy organization of New York’s behavioral health community, representing over 100 non-profit community-based behavioral health agencies that serve more than 350,000 clients in the five boroughs of New York City and its environs.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance is the leading patient-directed national organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses. DBSA supports research to promote more timely diagnosis, develop more effective and tolerable treatments, and discover a cure.

International Center for Clubhouse Development (ICCD)
ICCD is a global resource for communities creating solutions for people with mental illness. We help communities around the world create ICCD Clubhouses, which are community centers that give people with mental illness hope and opportunities to reach their full potential.

International Mental Health Research Organization (IMHRO)
The International Mental Health Research Organization is a leading mental health charity committed to supporting research to help people with brain disease, and, ultimately, find cures for schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder.

The Jed Foundation
The Jed Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization working to reduce the rate of suicide and the prevalence of emotional distress among college students.

Karla Smith Foundation
Karla Smith Foundation helps bring balance into lives that are affected by people with mental health problems or the suicide of a loved one with support groups, peer-to-peer coaching, education programs and awareness events.

Mental Health America
Mental Health America is the nation’s largest and oldest community-based network dedicated to helping all Americans live mentally healthier lives.

Minds on the Edge
MINDS ON THE EDGE: Facing Mental Illness is a multi-platform media project that explores severe mental illness in America. Fountain House President Kenn Dudek collaborated on this extensive project.

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)
NARSAD raises money from donors around the world and invests it directly in the most promising research projects in mental health.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
Since 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness by establishing itself as the most formidable grassroots mental health advocacy organization in the country.

NAMI Metro
A local New York City chapter of the above national organization.

National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH)
NIMH’s mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure.

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
This city agency works to protect and promote the health of all New Yorkers.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. It strives to target effectively substance abuse and mental health services to the people most in need and to translate research in these areas more effectively and more rapidly into the general health care system. 

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