Founded in 1976, Health Communications, Inc. publishes several new titles per year for professionals and consumers. It provides information and education to mental and/or substance use disorder professionals through "Counselor: The Magazine for Addiction and Behavioral Health Professionals."
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funds research by scientists across the country as well as in NIMH studies in the internal research program. The NIMH also supports more than 2,000 research grants and contracts at universities and other institutions across the country and overseas.
The Office of Science Policy and Communications leads NIDA's strategic efforts to inform public health policy and practice by ensuring the institute is the trusted source for scientific information on drug misuse and dependency.
The GAINS Center focuses on expanding access to community-based services for adults diagnosed with co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders at all points of contact with the justice system.
The goal of the SAMHSA ADS Center is to enhance social acceptance and inclusion by ensuring that people with mental health problems and substance use disorders can live full, productive lives within communities without fear of prejudice and discrimination.
Mental and substance use conditions often co-occur. In other words, individuals with substance use conditions often have a mental health condition at the same time, and vice versa.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of mental and/or substance use disorders on America's communities.
Mental Health America (MHA) is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization that addresses all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With nearly 300 affiliates nationwide, MHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans through advocacy, education, research, and service.
The Mental Health Association of San Francisco advances the mental health of people of San Francisco and leads the global community in advocacy, education, and research. The organization supports and promotes recovery and wellness while challenging the discrimination associated with mental health conditions.
The Mental Health First Aid Program helps the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Those who take the eight-hour course to certify as Mental Health First Aiders learn a five-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources, and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.