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Online Information and Support Groups

Mental Health America is the nation's largest and oldest community-based network dedicated to helping all Americans live mentally healthier lives. http://www.nmha.org

The Depression Screening web site is part of the Campaign for America's Mental Health. The mission of this web site is to educate people about clinical depression, offer a confidential way for people to get screened for symptoms of the illness, and guide people toward appropriate professional help if necessary. You can take an on line test to guide you. DepressionScreening.org

NY State office of Mental Health has free information booklets available for many mental health problems like, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, eating disorders, PTSD, Medication information, ADHD, schizophrenia and many other disorders- http://www.omh.state.ny.us/omhweb/resources/publications/

SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration--The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. http://www.samhsa.gov/

Families for Depression Awareness Online Community has moderated support groups for family members and friends of a loved one with a depressive disorder. This is a helpful place designed to connect you with other caregivers who share the same experiences you do.

Face-to-Face Support Groups

NAMI- The National Alliance in Mental Illness is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases. http://www.nami.org/

Other Support Groups are:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance has a directory of support groups for people with depression or bipolar disorder and families and friends.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention provides support groups for families who have lost loved ones to suicide.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers a free 12-week family-to-family education program on all mental illnesses. The organization also has support groups.

Parents of Children

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation For parents of children with bipolar disorder.

Federation of Families for Mental Health National organization with support group chapters.

Alcohol and Substance Abuse:

Alcoholic Anonymous: http://www.aa.org and http://www.ny-aa.org/

AA Meeting List locations in New York City: http://www.nyintergroup.org/

AL-Anon: for families of Alcoholics, Al-Anon and Al-ATeen: http://www.nycalanon.org/

Narcotics Anonymous: http://www.na.org/

Adult Children of Alcoholics: http://www.adultchildren.org

Adolescent Substance Abuse Knowledge Base: http://www.adolescent-substance-abuse.com

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