- Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation – The Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation educates families, professionals, and the public about pediatric bipolar disorder; connects families with resources and support.
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – DBSA is the nation’s leading patient-directed organization focusing on depression and bipolar disorder, primarily for adults and their families.
- BP Children – Offers mood charts, posters, a newsletter, and excellent books such as Intense Minds, Brandon and the Bipolar Bear (also available in a DVD storytelling format), Anger Mountain, and My Roller Coaster Feelings Book and Work Book
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.
- National Alliance of Mental Illness – NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
- The American Psychiatric Association – An organization of psychiatrists working together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental illness.
- The UCLA Childhood OCD, Anxiety & Tic Disorders Program – A clinical research program that specializes in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety and related problems in children
- The Yale Child Study Center Program for Anxiety Disorders – A leading clinical and research center for the assessment and treatment of children with anxiety disorders.
- The Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University – An internationally known clinical and research center specializing in helping both adults and children address a range of anxiety disorders and related challenges.
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America – A national nonprofit organization that works to raise awareness and improve the lives of people living with anxiety and depression, Anxiety and Depression Association of America is a comprehensive resource for facts and information about a variety of anxiety-related issues as well as treatment options.
- Anxiety.org – Developed by doctors at the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Research Center, Anxiety.org bridges the gap between professionals and consumers by offering a wealth of research-based news and information in a consumer-friendly format.
- The Anxiety Network – The Anxiety Network provides information about panic disorders, generalized anxiety, and social anxiety. News, blog posts by anxiety experts, and information about related issues and how to cope with anxiety are also offered.
- American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry – AACAP provides concise up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families.
- Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center – Cincinnati Children’s, a nonprofit academic medical center established in 1883, is one of the oldest and most distinguished pediatric hospitals in the United States.
- The Humane Society – The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest and most effective animal protection organization.
Trauma, Abuse & Neglect
- Childhelp® National Child Abuse Hotline – 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) to report suspected abuse.
- Childwelfare.gov – Most states have a toll-free number to call to report suspected child abuse or neglect. Childwelfare.gov has a state-by-state listing
- Learning Disabilities Association of America – LDA has provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals with cutting edge information on learning disabilities.
- National Center For Learning Disabilities – The mission of NCLD is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities.
- Council for Exceptional Children – The Council for Exceptional Children provides information and resources about Special Education.
- First Signs – First Signs is dedicated to educating parents and professionals about early identification and intervention for children at risk for developmental delays and disorders, including autism.
- American Academy of Pediatrics – The American Academy of Pediatrics comprises pediatricians committed to the health of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
- Insure Kids Now! – Each state provides no-cost or low-cost health insurance coverage for eligible children through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. This website has basic facts about these programs.
- The Incredible Years – Research-based programs, proven effective in reducing children’s aggression and behavior problems, while increasing social competence at home and at school.
- VeryWell.com – A variety of useful resources to help parents and caretakers understand and cope with a child’s disruptive behavior.
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder – Even the best-behaved children can be difficult and challenging at times. Teens are often moody and argumentative. But if your child or teen has a persistent pattern of tantrums, arguing and angry or disruptive behaviors toward you and other authority figures, he or she may have oppositional defiant disorder (ODD).
- CHADD – Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is an organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD
- The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health – NFFCMH is a national family-run organization linking more than 120 chapters and state organizations focused on the issues of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs and their families.
- About.com – Great AD/HD column written by Keath Low. Keath posts new content each week that is full of information, support and ideas you can use. Her past columns provide an excellent on-line resource for nearly any ADHD related topic you can think of.
- Pendulum.org – Resources that offers support, information and education on depression and bipolar disorder.
- National Alliance on Mental Health – An alliance of thousands of Americans dedicated to improving the lives of people with mental illness.
- WebMD – Offers comprehensive information for people suffering from depression. WebMD also covers how depression is diagnosed, treated and prevented.
- Depression: A Guide for Teens – Information for the causes and effects on teenage depression and strategies to cope with depression.
- HealthyPlace.com – The largest consumer mental health site, providing comprehensive, trusted information on psychological disorders and psychiatric medications from both a consumer and expert point of view.
- Erika’s Lighthouse – A comprehensive resources for parents of children that are dealing with depression.
- Moodswings – One of the first online psychotherapies for bipolar disorder. It is based on a successful validated manualized intervention, the MAPS programme.
- Pendulum.org – One of the oldest mailing lists on this topic also has a Web site which is a very comprehensive resource on bipolar disorder, offering online resources, symptom lists, book lists, medications, treatment options, etc.
- VeryWell.com – An online community and extensive collection of resources which includes articles, newsletters, chat, forums, links and much more for those who struggle with this disorder.
- Heathline.com – Offers helpful information and trusted health advice for people who are suffering from Adjustment Disorder.
- WebMD.com – A great resource for people looking for information, treatment, symptoms and advice on many conditions or disorders such as Adjustment Disorder.
- Make The Connection – Learn the signs and symptoms of adjustment disorder. Hear stories from other Veterans. Find treatment options for adjustment disorders.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- National Center for PTSD – Part of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, has a website with targeted information for anyone interested in PTSD.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder News & Research – Overview of the latest research on PTSD, including its causes, risk factors, and promising new treatments. (National Institute of Mental Health)
- Partners with PTSD – Article for the friends and family members of people with PTSD. Includes an explanation of symptoms and what you can do to help. (Gift from Within)
Borderline Personality Disorder
- National Institute of Mental Health – This excellent site thoroughly covers the subjects of What Is Borderline Personality Disorder, Signs and Symptoms of BPD, Treatment, Clinical
- BPD Demystified. – The website is a compilation of all the essentials necessary for learning, understanding, and getting to the ‘nitty gritty’ of borderline personality disorder.
- NEABPD – National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder is a resources for families and people in recovery.
Family Counseling & Support
- The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy – The professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy.
- AFTA – Offers a unique Annual Conference that addresses personal and professional growth through peer discussion and current research.
- The Family Dynamics – Institute started in 1994 and helps couples grow happier and ensure their children remain happy and stay productive in their development.
Low Self Esteem
- PsychCentral.com – Great resource for individuals that are seeking information self esteem struggles and strategies that can help.
- SelfImprovement.com – A place to find tips, tools, and knowledge that helps you to create opportunities and improve low self esteem.
- Psychology Today – Simple suggestions for building confidence and low self esteem.
- GoodTherapy.com – Resources for people looking for information and coping mechanisms for many life transitions.
- Forbes.com – Offers a great article for surviving major life transitions by focusing on 3 main areas which are flexibility, margin and grace.
- PsychologyToday – In-Depth information on coping with difficult situations and life transitions.
- NASP Center – Information on improving social skills to help promote positive behavior, academic success, and school safety.
- VeryWell – Great overview of social skills training to help adults who suffer from social anxiety disorder.
- HelpGuide.org – A trusted guide to mental, emotional & social health that deals with social anxiety disorder and social phobia.
- American Heart Association – Great resources regarding stress management and technigues to take control of your life.
- The American Institute of Stress – The American Institute of Stress is a nonprofit organization that provides information and resources about various causes and symptoms of stress, as well as materials for stress solutions and treatment
- Stress Free Kids – Family dynamics and conflicts can put a strain on all family members, creating stress and anxiety for children and adults alike. Parents can use StressFreeKids.com to introduce children to basic mindfulness techniques, help boost their self-esteem, and make bedtime easier.
- Medical News Today – Offers a great resource on anger management and includes symptoms, strategies, treatments and causes.
- American Psychological Association – Great articles on how to control your anger before it controls you.
- Scholastic.com – Great article to help your child understand and master anger.
- Wikipedia – Reactive attachment disorder – An article on Reactive attachment disorder about the signs and symptoms, diagnosis, causes and treatment.
- Mayo Clinic – Reactive attachment disorder – Read about the causes, symptoms, complications, tests and diagnosis, treatment and drugs for Reactive attachment disorder.
- Medline Plus – Reactive attachment disorder of infancy or early childhood – Learn about the causes of reactive attachment disorder in infancy or early childhood. Read about the symptoms and treatment.