Mental Health

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501
Chicago, Illinois 60610-7224 USA
Toll free: (800) 826 -3632
Fax: (312) 642-7243

DBSA is the nation's leading patient-directed organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses--depression and bipolar disorder. It is a not-for-profit organization that offers toll-free information and referrals, free educational material about living with mood disorders, support groups, annual conferences, and advocacy on the federal level.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
Colonial Place Three
2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
Phone: (703) 524-7600
Fax: (703) 524-9094
TDD: (703) 516-7227
Member Services: (800) 950-NAMI (800-950-6264)

NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life of all whose lives are affected by these diseases.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Office of Communications
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Toll-free: (866) 615-6464
Phone: (301) 443-4513
TTY: (301) 443-8431
TTY toll-free: (866) 415-8051
Fax number: (301) 443-4279

NIMH provides free publications and a comprehensive listing of other educational resources to help people with depressive and other mental disorders. NIMH has provided me with the information I was searching for on numerous occasions.

National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
2001 N. Beauregard Street, 12th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone: (703) 684-7722
Fax: (703) 684-5968
Mental Health Resource Center: (800) 969-NMHA (800-969-6642)
TTY: (800) 433-5959

Through advocacy, education, research and service, NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million people with mental disorders.

Psychology for Living
Narramore Christian Foundation (NCF)
250 W. Colorado Blvd., Suite 200
Arcadia, California 91007
Phone: (626) 821-8400
Fax: (626) 821-8409

Psychology for Living is the official website for NCF--a Christian Mental Health organization dedicated to preventing and solving human problems, and training laypersons, Christian workers, and their families. The site has online Christian psychology articles on:
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Emotions and Personality
  • Relationships

They also offer free booklets on numerous topics including:
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Encouragement
  • Damaged emotions
  • And more

These booklets are great. I've sent for a few and have always benefited from their content.


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