Helping Resources


  • Physicians.
  • Mental health specialists.
  • Health maintenance organizations.
  • Community mental health centers.
  • Hospital departments of psychiatry or outpatient psychiatric clinics.
  • University or medical school-affiliated programs.
  • State hospital outpatient clinics.
  • Family service/social agencies.
  • Private clinics and facilities.
  • Employee assistance programs.
  • Clergy.

Professional Organizations

  • American Psychiatric Association.
  • American Psychological Association.
  • National Association for Social Workers.
  • American Nurses Association.
  • American Mental Health Counselors Association.
  • American Orthopsychiatric Association.

Consumer Organizations

  • National Mental Health Association.
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.
  • National Foundation for Depressive Illness.
  • National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association.

Source:  "Helping The Depressed Person Get Treatment, "National Institute of Mental Health, Brochure,   DHHS Publication No. (ADM) 90-1675, 1990.

Helpful Websites

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Mind and Mental Health

A Few More Resources

National Mental Health Association- (800) 989-6642

National Institute of Mental Health (800) 421-4211

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (888) 333-2377

American Association for Suicidology (202) 237-2280

The Jed Foudation (212) 343-1141



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