American Association of Suicidology

The goal of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is to understand and prevent suicide. AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, public education, and training for professionals and volunteers, and serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide. Membership of AAS includes mental health and public health professionals, researchers, suicide prevention and crisis interventionContinue reading “American Association of Suicidology”

First Nations Behavioral Health Association (FNBHA)

The First Nations Behavioral Health Association was established to provide an organization for Native American indigenous people to advocate for the mental well being of Native peoples by increasing the knowledge and awareness of issues impacting Native mental health. The purpose of FNBHA is to provide national leadership to all groups, institutions and individuals thatContinue reading “First Nations Behavioral Health Association (FNBHA)”

Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law works to protect and advance the civil rights of adults and children with mental illness or developmental disabilities.  We envision a society where Americans with mental disabilities live with autonomy, dignity, and opportunity in welcoming communities, supported by law, policy, and practices that help them reachContinue reading “Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law”

National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development

This organization works to establish a foundation and understanding of social, emotional, and academic development in K-12 schools in communities while developing a comprehensive change agenda with recommendations in research, practice, and policy that provide clear and compelling guidance on how to integrate social, emotional, and academic development in K-12 education. Visit the webpage here.

Don’t Name Them Campaign

“The Don’t Name Them campaign encourages media, law enforcement, and public information officers to move their focus from the shooters/attackers to the victims and heroes”. By focusing on the victims and heroes rather than perpetrator(s) and what they did/were like, it can shift from a feeling of despair and horror to a time of healingContinue reading “Don’t Name Them Campaign”

No Notoriety Campaign

“No Notoriety” challenges the media to follow their drafted protocol that will help reduce mass shootings that are due to media-inspired fame. This can be done through being aware that infamy can breed copycat crimes, and when reporting, report facts about the mindset and motivational profile, not the perpetrator’s name or showing their photo, unlessContinue reading “No Notoriety Campaign”

Treatment Advocacy Center

Treatment Advocacy Center is “dedicated to eliminating the barriers to timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness.” They promote laws, policies and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and support the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses. Visit their website here.