The National Council for Behavioral Health is a nonprofit organization that “advocates for policies that ensure individuals with mental health and substance use disorders have access to comprehensive, evidence-based health care services.” Visit their website here.
SAMHSA is within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The organization leads public efforts to strengthen behavioral health across the country. Their mission is to “reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.” Visit their website here.
Mental Health America (MHA) works with stakeholders to design policy recommendations that advance (a) prevention for all individuals, (b) identification and intervention for at risk individuals and (c) cohesive services while focusing on recovery as the goal. Visit their website to see their recommendations here.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. They utilize four core strategies: (1) funding for research, (2) educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention, (3) advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide preventionContinue reading “The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)”
NAMI advocates for a variety of policies that promote health and wellbeing for individuals living with mental illness. The organization fights to establish availability and access to the best care possible, diversion away from the criminal justice system, successful involvement in the community and effective interventions that help instead of worsen mental illness. Visit theirContinue reading “National Alliance on Mental Illness”
NCSSLE is an organization that promotes safe school environments. They provide training to teachers, support staff, families, and students. The organization also implements school climate surveys which are used to measure the safety of the environment and areas that need improvement. Visit their website here.
Common Sense Education is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of kids through the development of peer relationships. Visit their website here.