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)”
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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”
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.
National Council for Behavioral Health
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.
Mental Health America
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)
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)”
National Alliance on Mental Illness
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”