Research-based addictions information, including articles
posted daily from national news sources. Site lists descriptions
of types of addictions and addictive substances, as well
as statistics on populations affected and suggestions
for prevention and intervention. Also features a weekly
selected Web site and addiction-related question.
Meeting the Suicidal Person
The Aeschi Working Group website offers patient-centered
therapeutic approaches, clinical guidelines and information
on annual conferences.
The APA has many brief articles, position papers, policy
statements, and other resources relating to suicide. Recent
articles have addressed suicide in youth, the need for
rural providers, suicide risk factors, and suicide assessment.
The site allows you to search for topics of interest.
Brief articles on suicide related topics include:
for Substance Abuse Prevention
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminstration
The Center's mission is to decrease substance use
and abuse by bringing effective prevention to every community.
CSAP is the sole Federal organization with responsibility
for improving accessibility and quality of substance abuse
prevention services. The Center provides national leadership
in the development of policies, programs, and services
to prevent the onset of illegal drug use, underage alcohol
and tobacco use, and to reduce the negative consequences
of using substances. CSAP promotes a comprehensive prevention
system approach that includes community involvement and
partnership among all sectors of society.
and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
The nation’s largest patient-directed, illness-specific
organization, DBSA educates the public concerning the
nature of depressive and bipolar illnesses as treatable
medical diseases and has a toll-free information and referral
line in addition to its website. DBSA has a grassroots
network of nearly 1,000 patient-run support groups that
hold regular meetings across the United States and Canada.
The Website section on Suicide Prevention has information
for those thinking of suicide and those who respond.
Health Statistics Improvement Program
Center for Mental Health Services
Explains how and what data are collected on mental health
services, where to find such data, how to understand and
report what's found and how to use data in mental health
decision-making. Also describes how the Mental Health
Statistics Improvement Program Policy Group develops standards
for mental health data.
Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH)
Develops and enhances rural mental health and substance
abuse services and supports mental health providers in
rural areas. NARMH has added the goal of "Developing
and proactively supporting initiatives that will strengthen
the voices of rural consumers and their families."
NARMH's mission is “linking voices to promote rural
mental health.” NARMH carries out this mission through
electronic (website & listervs) and print communication,
an annual national conference, participation in national
policy making, and special projects.
Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA)
Offers a wide variety of resources useful to clinicians
and their clients. Has a multidisciplinary approach that
engages all disciplines to study every form of substance
abuse as it affects society.
Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
The National Council is a nonprofit trade association
serving the education, advocacy and networking needs of
more than 800 community providers of mental health and
addiction treatment services.
Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH)
A component of the U.S. National Institutes of Health,
the mission of NIMH is to reduce the burden of mental
illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind,
brain, and behavior. Different sections of this site tailor
information to the needs of many different audiences including
the general public, researchers, and mental health care
providers. Interested members of the general public will
find brief, understandable fact sheets and pamphlets describing
suicide that occurs in the context of mental disorders,
depression and bipolar disorder, and other mental health
topics. A section on statistics gives data on the number
of Americans who have different mental disorders and on
variations in rates of certain mental disorders within
racial/ethnic minority populations of the United States.
Short descriptions of research illustrate the breadth
of NIMH-funded science.
Offers news articles directed at psychology and psychiatry
professionals on wide-ranging aspects of mental health,
from research and treatment developments to policy and
public perceptions to children's and forensic issues.
Also offers job listings, a selected mental health "Link
of the Day" and a free weekly e-mail newsletter on
research and events in the mental health field.
Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA is the Federal agency charged with improving the
quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and
rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death,
disability, and cost to society resulting from substance
abuse and mental illnesses. Comprehensive web site contains
information on resources, clearinghouses, statistics,
prevention, and more.
Abuse Treatment Facility Locator
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
This searchable directory of drug and alcohol treatment
programs shows the location of facilities around the country
that treat alcoholism, alcohol abuse and drug abuse problems.
The Locator includes more than 11,000 addiction treatment
programs, including residential treatment centers, outpatient
treatment programs, and hospital inpatient programs for
drug addiction and alcoholism. Listings include treatment
programs for marijuana, cocaine, and heroin addiction,
as well as drug and alcohol treatment programs for adolescents,
Violence and Injury Prevention Program
This site seeks to help forensic examiners, law-enforcement
officers, health professionals and family survivors prevent
and respond to homicide-suicides. Offers advice on the
steps relatives can take to prevent homicide-suicides
and how they should deal with law-enforcement officers
and each other if one happens. Also offers online tests
of depression and impaired judgment and describes selected