Resources

Please find below a variety of resources for information and help surrounding mental illness, depression and ECT

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

NAMI – National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
(800) 950-6264
http://www.nami.org

SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association
http://www.samhsa.gov

Mental Health America (MHA)
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/

Healthy Place for Your Mental Health 
https://www.healthyplace.com/

PsychU – Patients & Caregivers
https://www.psychu.org/spotlight/patients-caregivers/

WebMD – Mental Health Center
http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/default.htm

American Association of Suicidology
http://www.suicidology.org/

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
https://afsp.org/

TO GET A REFERRAL

Your doctor or someone at your local mental health center can refer you to a licensed therapist who is registered and affiliated with his/her same professional association. To obtain a referral, you can also contact one of these organizations:

American Psychiatric Association
http://www.psych.org

American Psychological Association
http://www.apa.org

National Association of Social Workers
http://www.naswdc.org

MENTAL HEALTH STATISTICS

National Center for Health Statistics
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs

World Health Organizations: Future projections regarding mental illness.
http://www.who.int/healthinfo/bodproject/en

DEPRESSION

The National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC)
http://www.nndc.org/

The International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred)
http://www.ifred.org/

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
http://www.dbsalliance.org/

Esperanza – Hope to Cope with Anxiety and Depression
http://www.hopetocope.com/

ECT – ELECTROCONVULSIVE THERAPY PROGRAM

The Electroconvulsive Therapy Program specializes in administering ECT to those patients for whom such treatment is indicated, (such as patients with severe mood disorders). The program strives to standardize the methods of ECT application while promoting the highest level of proficiency of this treatment. The program is heavily invested in promoting in-depth research into ECT’s clinical effectiveness and technique.

ECT for Treatment-Resistant Depression: The State of the Art
http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/mdd/content/article/10168/2126210

The Electroconvulsive Therapy Program – University of Michigan
http://www.psych.med.umich.edu/ECT/

The Mayo Clinic
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/electroconvulsive-therapy/MY00129/DSECTION=risks

Brain Stimulation Therapies – The National Institute of Mental Health
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/brain-stimulation-therapies/brain-stimulation-therapies.shtml

Healthy Place – ECT – Electroconvulsive Therapy for Bipolar Disorder
http://www.healthyplace.com/bipolar-disorder/treatment/ect-electroconvulsive-therapy-for-bipolar-disorder/menu-id-67/

Journal of ECT
http://journals.lww.com/ectjournal/pages/default.aspx

Cleveland Clinic
http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/electroconvulsive_therapy/hic_electroconvulsive_therapy.aspx

Psych Central
http://psychcentral.com/lib/2006/an-overview-of-electroconvulsive-therapy-ect/

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/psychiatry/specialty_areas/brain_stimulation/ect.html

WORKPLACE MENTAL HEALTH

Partnership for Workplace Mental Health
http://workplacementalhealth.org/

Right Direction Depression Initiative
http://www.rightdirectionforme.com/

Wellness Works
http://www.wellnessworksmentalhealth.org/

Stamp Out Stigma
http://stampoutstigma.com/

Live Your Life Well Campaign
http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/live-your-life-well

Mental Health First Aid 8 hour course (nominal fee)
https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/

LifeDojo (fee)
http://www.lifedojo.com/

Workplace Response (fee)
https://mentalhealthscreening.org/programs/workplace

meQuilibrium (fee)
https://www.mequilibrium.com/

HOTLINES & HELPLINES

Comprehensive listing of telephone hotlines and helplines
https://psychcentral.com/lib/telephone-hotlines-and-help-lines/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK)