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The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
, formerly known as the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, is a professional, interdisciplinary organization that is concerned with the application of behavioral and cognitive sciences to understanding human behavior, developing interventions to enhance the human condition, and promoting the appropriate utilization of these interventions.
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)
is a non-profit membership organization of professionals and non-professionals dedicated to informing the public, healthcare professionals and legislators about anxiety disorders.
The Anxiety Disorders Association - British Columbia
was founded in 1999 by a group of concerned consumers, family members, and professionals, who work to increase awareness about and promote education of anxiety disorders. They maintain a very consumer-friendly website, complete with an explanation of the physiology of anxiety and illustrative vignettes of the various anxiety disorders.
The British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
is a multi-disciplinary interest group for professionals involved in the practice and theory of behavioural and cognitive psychotherapy.
Cognitive Therapy Today
is the blog, or web log, of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research. It provides Cognitive Therapy updates on research studies and CT developments worldwide for both consumers and professionals. It also serves as a conversation forum to answer frequently asked questions about Cognitive Therapy.
The National Foundation For Depressive Illness (NAFDI)
was established in 1983 to provide public and professional information about affective disorders, the availability of treatment, and the urgent need for further research.
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
is the nation’s leading patient-directed organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses – depression and bipolar disorder.
web site is sponsored by the National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
as part of NMHA's Campaign for America's Mental Health. The mission of this web site is to educate people about clinical depression, offer a confidential way for people to get screened for symptoms of the illness, and guide people toward appropriate professional help if necessary.
The European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy (EABCT)
is an organisation that brings together 41 individual associations from 29 different countries with the common goal of developing the highest standard of clinical practice through the development of training, continuing professional development and evidence based practice.
Families for Depression Awareness
was founded in January, 2001 and is a non-profit organization, dedicated to helping families recognize and cope with depressive disorders. They help families, especially family caregivers and friends, recognize and cope with unipolar and bipolar depression. The organization provides education, outreach, and advocacy to support families and friends. Families for Depression Awareness is made up of families who have lost a family member to suicide or have watched a loved one suffer with depression, with little knowledge about how to help. Their free Depression Wellness Guide
is an educational booklet that helps adults already diagnosed with depression (and their family members) monitor treatment with daily and weekly tools.
Freedom From Fear is a national not-for-profit mental health advocacy association founded in 1984 by Mary Guardino. Ms. Guardino founded FFF as an outgrowth of her own personal experiences of suffering with anxiety and depressive illnesses for more than 25 years. The mission of FFF is to aid and counsel individuals and their families who suffer from anxiety and depressive illnesses.
GAMIAN (Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Network)
is a not-for-profit international organization with its headquarters in New York City, USA. It is a nonpolitical and nonsectarian network of organizations and individuals concerned about mental health. Acting as a community, the members of GAMIAN are committed to the empowerment of consumers to seek appropriate professional healthcare treatment for mental illness without fear of social stigma and with the recognition that such appropriate treatment will improve the quality of life of patients, their families, and their communities.
The International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy (IACP)
is a professional, scientific, interdisciplinary organization whose mission is to facilitate the utilization and growth of cognitive psychotherapy as a professional activity and scientific discipline. In addition, the Association serves as a resource and information center for matters related to cognitive psychotherapy.
The Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy
is the official publication of IACP; an International Quarterly.
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders.
The mission of the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association
is to educate patients, families, professionals and the public about the nature of depressive and manic-depressive illnesses as treatable medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and their families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve access to care; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses.
The mission of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
is to diminish the burden of mental illness through research. This public health governmental organization offers information on the range of psychiatric disorders.
National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With more than 340 affiliates
nationwide, NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million individuals with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.
National Schizophrenia Foundation
is the only national organization in existence focusing solely on schizophrenia and related disorders and associated consumer issues, with a major emphasis on the consumer perspective. It fosters the development and maintenance of support groups for those affected by schizophrenia as well as their families and friends, and educates the public about schizophrenia and related disorders.
The Obsessive Compulsive Foundation
The Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD)
is the largest treatment study ever conducted for bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness. It is a long-term outpatient project that aims to find out which treatments, or combinations of treatments, are most effective for treating episodes of depression and mania and for preventing recurrent episodes. The five-year project will enroll approximately 5,000 volunteers with bipolar disorder into the care of specially trained clinicians.