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Advocates and on-line communities
NAMI: The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization for people with serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders.
The Schizophrenia Home Page
Like the name says, this website is devoted to schizophrenia, and to helping the people who are living with it. The website features articles on diagnosis and treatment, as well as many helpful sections on reintegration.
Schizophrenia.com hosts several discussion groups, including online support for patients, families, and friends, as well as separate forums for talking about medications and treatment.
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National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association (NDMA)
This website is devoted to helping people with depressive and manic-depressive illness. NDMA works to support these people and their families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve access to care; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses.
The National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
NMHA is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With more than 340 affiliates nationwide, NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million individuals with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.
The International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services (IAPSRS)
The purpose of IAPSRS is to help advance the role, scope, and quality of services designed to facilitate the community readjustment of people with psychiatric disabilities.
IAPSRS brings together agencies, practitioners, families, and persons with psychiatric disabilities. We serve as advocates for community-oriented psychosocial rehabilitation and seek to ensure that the best interests of all concerned are effectively supported.
This website features over 200 different online support groups, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
A well organized website with a more personal approach to helping people with mental illness.
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