Specific Resources

Anxiety
The only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to informing the public, health care professionals, and the media about Anxiety Disorders.  
The Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center in Northbrook, Illinois, is a specialty clinic that has been serving children, teens and adults who suffer from anxiety disorders, phobias, obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders (Tourette’s Syndrome, tics, body focused repetitive disorders such as compulsive skin picking and trichotillomania) and body dysmorphic disorder since 1983. The Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center also offers house calls and out of office exposure sessions.

Autism-Spectrum (including Asperger’s)
Dedicated to providing information and advice to families of more advanced individuals with Autism, Asperger syndrome, and Pervasive developmental disorder (PDD).    
 
The nation’s leading grassroots autism organization which exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism and autism-spectrum disorders. 

Bipolar Disorder
Full of valuable resources such as bipolar screenings, on-line support groups, and search tools for peer-recommended doctors.    
 
A comprehensive site for information on bipolar disorder

Depression
An educational campaign that creates understanding of the essential facts regarding depression.     

oc.familyaware.org   
Facilitates on-line support groups for loved ones affected by someone with depression or bipolar disorder.    
 
A very helpful site geared specifically to help men understand how depression can show up in their lives.

Eating Disorders
ANAD is the oldest non-profit organization dedicated to alleviating the problems of eating disorders in the U.S.    
 
NEDA is dedicated to providing education, resources and support to those affected by eating disorders.   
N.A.M.E.D.‘s mission is to provide support to males with eating disorders & to educate the public on the issue.    
 
Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) helps those who have binge eating disorder, their friends and family, and those who treat the disorder.   
 
EDReferral is the most comprehensive and easiest to search database of anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorder treatment professionals in the world.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Offers valuable facts about OCD, suggestions for treatment, high quality, user-friendly resources, and articles from experts as well as stories from people who live with OCD. 
   
The Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Research Clinic works to improve current treatments, develop and test novel treatments, and determine the brain basis of OCD.

Personality Disorders
Provides many of the educational and reference materials that had been collected and organized by the former Personality Disorders Foundation administered at the University of Connecticut.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Serves as a gateway to four nonprofit sites that offer comprehensive PTSD information and resources.

Schizophrenia
www.nami.org    
Offers information, free education classes and support groups for consumers and family members of those with mental illnesses, including schizophrenia.    

www.schizophrenia.com  
Provides high quality information, support and education to loved ones whose lives have been impacted by schizophrenia.

Self-Injury
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES is a nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base, which is committed to helping you and others achieve an end to self-injurious behavior.    
 
Self Mutilators Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from physical self-mutilation.  
 
Is a website for Cornell University’s research program on self-injurious behavior. This site is intended to summarize their work and to provide links and resources for information of value in understanding, detecting, treating, and preventing self-injurious behavior (SIB) in adolescents and young adults.

Substance Addiction & Dual Diagnosis
Provides access to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.  
For over 50 years, Al-Anon (which includes Alateen for younger members) has been offering hope and help to families and friends of alcoholics.    
 
Alcoholics Anonymous’ web site includes information to locate AA groups in your area.   
 
Narcotics Anonymous' website includes information on narcotics based support groups. 
   
The National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA) is the national nonprofit membership and affiliate organization working on behalf of children of alcohol and drug dependent parents.    
 
The Addiction Project (produced by HBO) brings together many of America’s top addiction experts to demystify this much misunderstood disease.    
 
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration works to improve the quality and availability of substance abuse prevention, alcohol and drug addiction treatment, and mental health services.  
   
The National Institute on Drug Abuse’s site includes a vast array of educational materials about specific drugs as well as the consequences, prevention and treatment of drug abuse. The site includes resources for young people, parents, teachers, researchers, physicians and other health professionals.    
 
A website for Dual Recovery Anonymous, a support group for people living with both a psychiatric diagnosis and a substance abuse diagnoses.