Trusted Resources

It is part of the ARCHway Institute for Mental Health and Addictive Disorders’ goals to provide a comprehensive list of resources available in communities across the United States. If you know of an additional resource that should be added to our site, please submit the information for review here: Submit a Resource. Otherwise, browse our resources by following the links below.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need.

Strength of Us

Developed by young adults, this user-driven social networking community allows young adults to connect with their peers and share personal stories, creativity and helpful resources by writing and responding to blog entries, engaging in discussion groups, posting status updates on “The Wire” and sharing videos, photos and other news. Strengthofus.org offers a variety of resources on issues important to young adults, including healthy relationships, family and friends, independent living, campus life, employment, mental health issues and much more.

Choices in Recovery: Support and Information for Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective and Bipolar Disorder 

This is a website about the mental health recovery process – a website about living a full, productive life after a diagnosis of schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar I disorder.

Wellness Institute 

The Institute for Wellness and Recovery Initiatives of CSP-NJ (Institute) promotes and provides innovative, state of the art services aimed at creating wellness and recovery for persons living with disabilities.  We offer educational resources as well as trainings and consultation designed to assist organizations in developing a workforce and service delivery system focused on recovery and wellness.

The National Empowerment Center

This website is filled with practical information that will help you recover if you have been labeled with a mental illness.

The National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse

This is a consumer-run national technical assistance center serving the mental health consumer movement. The Clearinghouse helps connect individuals to self-help and advocacy resources, and offers expertise to self-help groups and other peer-run services for mental health consumers.

Support, Technical Assistance, Resource Center (STAR Center)

This is a national consumer and consumer supporter technical assistance center that develops, produces, disseminates, and stores a wide range of culturally appropriate materials, resources, and tools for consumers, consumer-operated programs and self-help groups that strengthen skills, organizational capabilities, and service capacity. The Web site is also translated in Spanish El Centro STAR.

The National Mental Health Association’s National Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Center

This organization strives to strengthen consumer organizations by providing technical assistance in the form of research, informational materials and financial aid.

Consumer/Survivor Mental Health Information

SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) supports the meaningful participation of mental health consumers/survivors in all aspects of the mental health system including the planning, design, implementation, policy formulation and evaluation of mental health services. To accomplish this goal, CMHS sponsors a variety of consumer affairs activities such as scholarships to attend national conferences, meetings to address the needs of consumers/survivors, regional consumer meetings, programs to address discrimination and stigma and other issues related to mental illness, the development and dissemination of educational materials, and much more.

Alliance for Justice

Association of environmental, civil rights, mental health, consumer, and women’s organizations dedicated to the survival and growth of public interest advocacy.

CHARG Resource Center

This organization provides mental health treatment, advocacy, self-help and support, and recreational opportunities; offers information about mental illness to the public.

Depressed Anonymous

This is a 12 step program of recovery for persons with depression.

Depressionforums.org

This website offers a platform for open peer discussion on the Internet for members in an atmosphere that is both supportive and informative. Participants discuss their experiences with depressive illnesses, other mental health issues, treatment options, and related topics.

Healing Touch

A Self-Injury Website offers resources for people who self-injure.

Panic Survivor

This online community provides a forum for people who have been through trauma to tell their stories.

People Who

This is a U S 501 (c) (3) organization incorporated in California. The website includes information on a wide range issues that impact on the consumer/survivor community.

Psychology Self-Help Resources on the Internet

This resource provides links to noncommercial sites providing information and help about specific disorders. Lists of brochures and articles, commercial psychology-related Web sites, psychology journals on the Web, other psychology resources, and scholarly psychology resources are available here.

Recovery, Inc.

This is a self-help mental health program based on the ground breaking work of a neuropsychiatrist, the late Abraham A. Low, M.D. It is non-profit, non-sectarian, and completely member managed. Recovery Inc. has been active since 1937 and we have groups meeting every week around the world.

The Medicine Program

This was established by volunteers seeking to help those individuals who could not afford the cost of their prescriptions.

Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC)

This is based in Melbourne, Australia. It is a consumer/survivor-run advocacy organization for people with mental health problems.

THRIVEnet

This is a place to learn about survival. Covers change, agility, resilience, hardiness, creative adapting, the survivor personality, overcoming job loss, serendipity, successful schizophrenia, synchronicity, the synergistic personality, and other issues related to life skills and mental health.

THRIVEnet

This is a place to learn about survival. Covers change, agility, resilience, hardiness, creative adapting, the survivor personality, overcoming job loss, serendipity, successful schizophrenia, synchronicity, the synergistic personality, and other issues related to life skills and mental health.

The Anxiety-Panic Internet Resource

This is a self-help network dedicated to the overcoming and curiosity of overwhelming anxiety.

Factsforhealth.org

This was created by the not-for-profit Madison Institute of Medicine to increase the understanding of mental health disorders. Helps people identify, understand and find treatment for social anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Provides clinician referrals and free online CME courses for PTSD and PMDD.

National Anxiety Foundation

This provides information on anxiety disorders for professionals and the general public. An international directory of anxiety health care professionals is also available on this site.

American Psychological Association

This has a Consumer Help Center site which provides brochures, fact sheets and an online psychologist referral service for persons affected by mental disorders, their families and others who care about them.

American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse

This is a Self-Help Sourcebook OnLine! Database of over 800 national/model self-help support groups, local self-help group clearinghouses worldwide, group research summaries, and how-to’s on starting groups.

Transformations: A Forum for Self-Help and Recovery

This is dedicated to helping those in recovery and seeking spiritual growth. The site includes resources and a calendar for live support and recovery group meetings.

Will I Go Crazy?

This site addresses mental disorders and related issues, including stigma.

DBSA (Depressive and Bipolar Support Alliance)

This serves people living with all kinds of mental illnesses, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and other illnesses.

HealthyMinds.org

Sponsored by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), this is a consumer-oriented Web site designed to inform users about mental health treatment and resources. The site has information about warning signs of mental disorders and prevention measures, as well as access to other mental health resources and a psychiatrist locator feature.

Procovery Institute 

This website is a clearinghouse of Procovery information, resources and ideas for building hope, healing and life for persons with mental illness.