Great resource in helping to support families and educate them on mental illness.
The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.
-Find state organizations and local affiliates
-Family-to-Family Education Program free 12-week course
Mental Health America (MHA) also offers a variety of programs and resources.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Education& Resources; Find Treatment feature
This site is for people living with mental illness—and their friends. You'll find tools to help in the recovery process, and you can also learn about the different kinds of mental illnesses, read real-life stories about support and recovery, and interact with the video to see how friends can make all the difference.
Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous
Al‑Anon Family Group Meetings
Friends and family members of problem drinkers share their experiences and learn how to apply the principles of the Al‑Anon program to their individual situations.
– Find a Therapist Search by zip code, specialty, provider type
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