MentalHealth.gov is the U.S. government’s one-stop shop for information about mental health. Information on the site links to other government-run sites, including the CDC, NIMH, SAMHSA, and MedlinePlus. It offers great information to help consumers understand the basics of mental health and mental illness, as well as offering resources for those supporting people who are struggling with mental illness. There are also resources for finding professional help and phone help lines.
CDC has concise explanations about what mental health is, and why it matters. They collect a variety of data, especially from a public health viewpoint. CDC also offers a short mental health quiz, focusing more on demystifying and debunking myths, than on diagnosing potential illnesses.
NIMH is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.The website includes information about research funded by NIMH, obtaining funding for research, as well as participating in clinical trials. NIMH also is home to numerous fact sheets, topic summaries, and statistics.
SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. They administer grants, provide training for mental health practitioners, and run programs like the evidenced-based practice resource center.
The National Center for PTSD operates out of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. PTSD is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault.
The Counseling Center provides free, confidential services for all Pepperdine undergraduate and graduate students, including individual, couples and group counseling; walk-in consultations; and psycho-educational outreach programming.
The American Psychological Association’s (APA) resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health.
Portal featuring DSM-V-TR, the most widely used psychiatric reference in the world and The American Journal of Psychiatry plus a collection of psychiatric references and journals from American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., self-assessment tools, and clinical & research news. All journals, with the exception of Psychiatric News, available in this database are peer reviewed.
Created by the US National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus can be used to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. Get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition. Health professionals and consumers alike can depend on it for information that is authoritative and up-to-date.
Provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines, includes searchable full text for more than 1,000 health-related pamphlets and 130 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society. Contains more than 4,500 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish) and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.
Focuses on perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to healthcare and wellness. Provides full text for articles and often peer-reviewed reports, proceedings, and association and consumer newsletters. Also includes hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts
APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 118,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.
APA (American Psychiatric Association) has more than 38,500 members involved in psychiatric practice, research, and academia representing the diversity of the patients for whom they care. APA (American Psychiatric Association) now encompasses members practicing in more than 100 countries.
WHO’s work to improve the mental health of individuals and society at large includes the promotion of mental well-being, the prevention of mental disorders, the protection of human rights and the care of people affected by mental disorders.