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APPENDIX 4: Resources

National Institute of Mental Health Information Resources and Inquiries Branch 6001 Executive Boulevard Room 8184, MSC 9663 Bethesda, MD 20892-9663 Telephone: 1-301-443-4513 FAX: 1-301-443-4279 Depression brochures: 1-800-421-4211 TTY: 1-301-443-8431 FAX4U: 1-301-443-5158 Website: http://www.nimh.nih.gov E-mail: nimhinfo@nih.gov

National Institute of Mental Health Outreach Program http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/outreach/ partnership-program/index.shtml

  • Enlists national and state organizations to help bridge the gap between research and clinical practice, inform the public about mental disorders, and reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Colonial Place Three 2107 Wilson Blvd, Suite 300 Arlington, VA 22201 1-703-524-7600; 1-800-950-NAMI Website: http://www.nami.org

A support and advocacy organization composed of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illness. The organization is located in over 1,200 states and has many local affiliates. Local affiliates often give guidance to finding treatment.

  • Family-to-Family education program.

  • Current information about mental illness, medical information, evidence-based treatments, strategies for handling crises, relapse, care for the caregiver, and information on community services.

Appendix 4: Resources

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance 730 N. Franklin, Suite 501 Chicago, IL 60610-7204 1-312-642-0049; 1-800-826-3632 Website: http://www.DBSAlliance.org

Purpose is to educate patients, families, and the public concerning the nature of depressive illnesses. Maintains an extensive catalog of helpful books.

National Foundation for Depressive Illness, Inc. P.O. Box 2257 New York, NY 10116 1-212-268-4260; 1-800-239-1265 Website: http://www.depression.org

A foundation that informs the public about depressive illness and its treatability; also promotes programs of research, education, and treatment.

National Mental Health Association 2001 N. Beauregard St., 12th floor Alexandria, VA 22311 1-703-684-7722; 1-800-969-6642 FAX: 1-703-684-5968 TTY: 1-800-433-5959 Website: http://www.nmha.org

An association that works with 340 affiliates to promote mental health through advocacy, education, research, and services.

For medication access if financial problems are complicating adherence: http://www.togetherrxaccess.com/Tx/jsp/home.jsp



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