Mental Illness

National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health (NTAC) Center for Child and Human Development

The mission of the National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health Center for Child and Human Development is to improve the quality of life for all children and youth, children with special needs, adults with developmental and other disabilities, and their families.

National Women’s Health Resource Center (NWHRC)

The National Women's Health Resource Center, which is dedicated to helping women make informed decisions about their health, encourages women to embrace healthy lifestyles to promote well-being and prevent disease. The center's website offers an extensive alphabetical listing of health topics – such as HIV/AIDS, substance use, smoking, and violence against women – that provide science-based information on their topics. Each section includes a link to the source reference documents used for developing the topic materials.

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH)

The Office of Consumer Affairs responds directly to the needs of New York consumers in three distinct diability areas: mental health, mental retardation/developmental disabilities, and chemical dependency. The office has a dual mission: to ensure that consumer voices and perspectives are heard and integrated at all levels, and to empower consumers through education and exposure to resources.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Mental Health and Human Services Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services (DMH/DD/SAS) is primarily responsible for leadership, guidance, and management of relationships with the local management entities who contact directly for dependency treatment services. It also collaborates with a wide variety of public and private partners and customers to promote recovery through the adoption of recovery-oriented systems of care and the promotion of a reduction to barriers of services.


Open Minds, Open Doors is aimed at ending discrimination against people with mental illness and is coordinated by the Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania. The campaign is centered on educating the public about mental illness and the legal rights of people living with a mental illness.

Pathways to Promise

Pathways to Promise is an interfaith technical assistance and resource center that offers liturgical and educational materials, program models, and networking information to promote a caring ministry for people with mental illness and their families. These resources are used by people at all levels of faith group structures, from local congregations to regional and national staff.


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