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Policy and Advocacy
Advocacy Unlimited, Inc.
Information and resources for persons with mental health disabilities. Also an educational program for mental health advocacy skills.
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
U.S. nonprofit legal advocacy organization for low-income children and adults with mental disabilities.
Developed to support the work of the 'Challenging Stigma, Removing Labels Workplace Mental Health Project'. This project is funded by the Warrington Health and Well Being Partnership.
Coalition for Persons Disabled by Mental Illness
North Carolina coalition of mental health professionals, consumers, families and advocates organized to pursue lobbying and mental health reform initiatives.
Consumer Organization and Networking Technical Assistance Center
Resource center for consumers/survivors/ex-patients and consumer-run organizations across the United States, promoting self-help, recovery and empowerment.
East Suffolk Advocacy Networks
ESAN is an independent, user managed organisation committed to the empowerment of mental health service users.
Empowerment for Healthy Minds
Consumer-run mental health advocacy organization based in Southwestern Virginia. Empowerment and activism are emphasized.
Freedom Center - Northampton MA
Support, human rights advocacy, and holistic alternatives for people labeled 'mentally ill' in the Pioneer Valley, MA.
GIDreform.org - Challenging Psychiatric Gender Stereotypes
GIDreform.org is a resource for all who advocate reform of the psychiatric classification of gender diversity as mental disorder.
Mental Health Association of South Carolina
Resources and information for persons diagnosed with mental illness and their families; reports and data on mental health policy, advocacy, conditions, treatment and other issues.
Mississippi Advocacy and Protection
Mississippi Protection and Advocacy System, Inc. is a private, nonprofit agency which receives federal funds to protect & advocate the rights of individuals with disabilities
National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
The National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse helps connect individuals to self-help and advocacy resources, and offers expertise to self-help groups and other peer-run services for mental health consumers.
Policy Research Associates
Research group offering comprehensive services - applied research, policy analysis, evaluation studies, knowledge development and application, and technical assistance - with a primary focus on mental health services.
Presidents New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
President Bush identifies obstacles to quality mental health care. Includes details of the Commission's work and schedule, along with a section for receiving public comment.
An initiative to raise awareness of the stigmatization of those suffering from mental health problems. Forum and publications.
Information about the history of and defenses to suicide malpractice litigation against mental health care providers.
The Coalition of Voluntary Mental Health Agencies
New York City's advocacy organization for community mental health, representing a network of over 100 non-profit, community-based mental health agencies.
The Institute of Mental Health Law
The National Coalition of Mental Health Professionals and Consumers, Inc.
Advocating for mental health patients and professionals via educating the general public about good mental health care and by standing up to fight managed care's abusive practices.
Truehope Mental Health Advocacy and Education Services
Tools built to assist the mentally ill. Includes downloadable and online informational me
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