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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI National)
NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has become the nation’s voice on mental illness, a national organization including NAMI organizations in every state and in over 1100 local communities across the country who join together to meet the NAMI mission through advocacy, research, support, and education.
Features information on state mental health initiatives. For more information on NAMI programs in Southwestern Ohio, see the following local NAMI websites.
NAMI Hamilton County
NAMI Butler County
NAMI Warren County
Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board
Coordinates mental health treatment and substance abuse treatment services in Clermont County.
Communication Center - Clermont County
Lets us know of someone with special needs
Peer support in Clermont County
Ohio Advocates for Mental Health
This organization promotes recovery and independence for persons with mental illness. The website offers information about advance directives, client rights, the Bridges program and other peer support resources for persons with mental illness.
Ohio Department of Mental Health
Coordinates and regulates mental health treatment across Ohio.
Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services
Coordinates and regulates alcohol and drug addiction treatment and prevention programs across Ohio.
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Coordinates and regulates public benefit programs including Medicaid, Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and child care throughout Ohio.
Ohio Department of Insurance
Mental Health America
Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is a leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people lead mentally healthy lives.
National Institute of Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the principal biomedical and behavioral research agency of the United States Government. NIH is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Information to aid in the understanding and treatment of the developmental, behavioral, and mental disorders that affect children and adolescents.
Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
An important site serving children with mood disorders.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Information about depression and bipolar illness. Formerly the National Depression and Manic-Depression Association.
Psych Central Resource Directory
A huge, annotated list of mental health web links.
InteliHealth - Harvard Medical School Health Information
A terrific site for medical news.
Quality Review Services Inc.
Studies local mental health system quality and satisfaction.
Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy
Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
Special Education Guide is one of the top informational sites on the web for parents and teachers of children with special needs (and people who want to become special education teachers). This site includes original, trustworthy content from a number of experienced special education professionals, including prominent contributors such as Tim Shriver, Chairman of the Special Olympics.
Disability Is Natural
Commentary and resources by Kathie Snow. Includes the article People First Language. This article—first written in 1991, updated regularly, and distributed widely—is considered by many to be the clearest, simplest, and most comprehensive article on the power of language. Individuals, schools, and organizations across the country and around the world use this article to teach others the importance of using respectful and dignified words.
The Partnership for Mental Health, Inc. is a growing regional collaborative of agencies, organizations and individuals sharing common goals of increasing awareness and understanding of mental health issues, working to eliminate the stigma that surrounds mental disorders and advocating for those challenged by mental illness in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern KY region.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.
For information about Down Syndrome.