Links – National MH Organizations

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Anxiety Disorders Association of America

BP Disorder in children is often overdiagnosed. We suggest you do everything in your power to get a proper diagnosis from an expert in childhood BP before labeling your child and having them put on medication! Also, the first website below gives detailed instructions on How to Start Your Own Support Group – for any condition!

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders

New sites on Autism

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, below, is a nationally known facility which treats, among other conditions, childhood bipolar disorder
NARSAD (research on mental illness), Great Neck, NY

What’s on Your Mind!
DANA Organization

NEW:  Schizophrenia Research

National Mental Health Association, Alexandria, VA

Great Minds Converge at the…
NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health), Bethesda, MD
Best literature site

Research on Schizophrenia & Bipolar Disorder, HQ in Chevy Chase, MD
The Stanley Research Center

Science to Benefit Schizophrenia, Norristown, PA
The Noyes Foundation

Recovery, Inc. of Chicago. National program founded by psychiatrist Abraham Low.
Fantastic concepts include “Ability to identify and bear discomfort…”
Important concept:  “MOVE YOUR MUSCLES”

Keep College Students in College!

DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance), Chicago

DRADA Depression & Related Affective Disorders Association, Baltimore

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), Arlington, VA

National Mental Health Groups

Find a local group for those who have lost a child
Compassionate Friends

Eating Disorders

MINDPOPPER: One of our extremely talented members, “Melinda,” was re-diagnosed by her psychiatrist. Previously thought to have bipolar disorder, this brilliant but troubled woman was re-diagnosed w/BPD per below. She is now off all meds and working at her chosen profession – as a physician’s assistant and makes 50K a year.

Borderline Personality Disorder – click NIMH site for definition
McMan on Borderline – click site for his personal experiences with folks with BPD

National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder, Rye, NY

Did you know that they even have BPD in the Land Down Under?

Borderline Personality Disorder is Treatable! Excellent site in the UK. Again, please
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