ADVOCACYBazelon Center for Mental Health LawThe Bazelon Center is the leading national legal advocate for people with ment...
Mental health resources for cos
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  1. 1. ADVOCACYBazelon Center for Mental Health LawThe Bazelon Center is the leading national legal advocate for people with mental illness and mental retardation. The Bazelon Center is not able to handle individual requests for information or assistance. www.bazelon.orgCalifornia Association of Mental Health Patients' Rights AdvocatesA membership organization working to promote public policy furthering the rights and well-being of mental health consumers. www.camhpra.orgCalifornia Institute for Mental HealthEstablished to "promote quality mental health services through training, technical assistance, research and policy development." It was the specific intent of the local mental health directors who founded the CIMH, that the CIMH would work collaboratively with all mental health system stakeholders. www.cimh.orgCalifornia Mental Health Directors AssociationDedicated to the accessibility of quality cost-effective mental health care for the people of the State of California. Principal goals have been to advocate for quality mental health systems of care which are culturally competent, consumer guided, family sensitive, community based. www.cmhda.orgCalifornia State Assembly: Official Web State Department of Mental HealthEnsures through partnerships the availability and accessibility of effective, efficient, culturally competent services. www.dmh.cahwnet.govCalifornia State Senate: Official Web (California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies)To promote and support the development of community based systems of service which provide choices for consumers and which are based upon the promise of growth and recovery. www.casra.orgLegislation Information: Official Web Association for Rights Protection and AdvocacyNARPA is dedicated to promoting those policies and pursuing those strategies that represent the preferred options of people who have been labeled mentally disabled. NARPA is committed to advocating the abolishing of all forced treatment. www.narpa.orgNational Council on Disability: Official Web SiteThe National Council on Disability (NCD) is an independent federal agency making recommendations to the President and Congress on issues affecting 54 million Americans with disabilities. www.ncd.govNational Empowerment CenterThis website is filled with practical information that will help you recover if you have been labeled with a mental illness. www.power2u.orgNational Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help ClearinghouseA consumer-run national technical assistance center committed to helping mental health consumers improve their lives through self-help and advocacy. Specifically, we help consumers plan, provide, and evaluate mental health and community support services. www.mhselfhelp.orgPeople WhoEach other on the Internet - people who experience mood swings, fear, voices and visions email discussion lists, a reading room, reports, and building. www.peoplewho.orgProtection and Advocacy, Inc. (Protection & Advocacy)PAI works in partnership with people with disabilities - to protect, advocate for and advance their human, legal and service rights. www.pai-ca.orgStatewide Independent Living Council (SILC) (California State Independent Living Council)To maximize options for independence for persons with disabilities. Independent Living is a philosophy and a movement of people with disabilities who work for self-determination, equal opportunities and self-respect. www.calsilc.orgSupport Coalition International (MindFreedom)Support Coalition is an alliance of more than 70 grassroots groups in 11 countries united to win human rights in the mental health system. www.mindfreedom.orgEducation and SupportDepression and Bipolar Support Alliance(DBSA)730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501Chicago, IL 60610(800) The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading patient-directed national organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses. The organization fosters an environment of understanding about the impact and management of these life-threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically based tools and information written in language the general public can understand. DBSA supports research to promote more timely diagnosis, develop more effective and tolerable treatments, and discover a cure. The mission of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is to provide hope, help, and support to improve the lives of people living with depression or bipolar disorder. DBSA pursues and accomplishes this mission through peer-based, recovery-oriented, empowering services and resources when people want them, where they want them, and how they want them.National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)Colonial Place Three2107 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300Arlington, VA 22201(800) 950-NAMhttp://www.nami.orgNAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI has a national organization as well as state organizations and local affiliates in more than 1,100 communities across the country. Through the dedicated efforts of grassroots leaders, NAMI focuses on three cornerstones of activity that offer hope, reform and health: Support, education and advocacy.NAMI’s support and public education efforts are focused on offering individuals and the community resources and information about mental illness through a variety of activities, including: The NAMI National Information Help Line, which provides toll-free, direct support and referral addressing more than 4,000 requests each month. NAMI Connection, a free recovery support group program for adults living with mental illness currently available in more than 300 communities throughout the country. NAMIWalks, now in 80 cities each year where more than 500,000 people have walked to promote hope and recovery. NAMI national and many NAMI affiliates offer an array of support and education programs and initiatives, including: NAMI’s education programs, which have graduated more than 200,000 individuals to-date. These signature programs provide critical education to help individuals and families gain knowledge and skills for living successfully with mental illness. NAMI In Our Own Voice, a public education presentation by individuals who have lived the experience, has been shared with more than 150,000 people.<br />National Mental Health Association<br />2001 N. Beauregard Street, 12th Floor<br />Alexandria, VA 22311<br />(800) 969-NMHA<br /><br />MHA, the leading advocacy organization addressing the full spectrum of mental and substance use conditions and their effects nationwide, works to inform, advocate and enable access to quality behavioral health services for all Americans. With nearly a century of experience, MHA has an established record of effective national and grassroots actions that promote mental health, and address mental and substance use issues with compassionate and concrete solutions. MHA’s actions inform, support and enable mental wellness, and emphasize recovery from mental illness. Our over 300 affiliates in 41 states and the District of Columbia represent a potent voice for healthy communities throughout the nation. Our mission: Mental Health America is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental and substance use conditions and achieving victory over mental illnesses and addictions through advocacy, education, research and service<br /><br />Local Pasadena /San Gabriel Valley Resources<br />NAMI San Gabriel Valley<br />Location:Pasadena, CA 91107-3406Phone:(626) 577-6697 Fax:(626) 577-0381Email:sgvnami@pacificclinics.orgWeb<br />NAMI Glendale<br />1540 E. Colorado St.<br />Glendale, CA 91205 <br />310.663.3844 <br />PasadenaDBSA PasadenaContact 1: John GeePhone: (626) 458-3229Contact 2: Carlos MannAdditional Phone: (626) 793-1093 or carlos.mann@att.netEmail:<br />PasadenaDBSA Pasadena Wellness CenterContact 1: Barbara RappaportPhone: (626) 441-4221 ext: 109Email:<br />California - Mental Health America of Los Angeles100 West BroadwaySuite 5010Long Beach,California  90802Phone: 562.285.1330Toll-Free: 1.888.242.2522Fax: 562.263.3395<br />Email:<br />MHA unites the public and professionals, people with mental illness and their parents to advance acceptance and achievement for people with mental illness. We serve adults, including those who have been homeless, and young adults, concentrating on those who are leaving foster care. We help individuals across our county with an information and assistance team, peer support networks and a toll-free peer support telephone line. Through our workforce development and training projects, we help train professionals in our “integrated service” model of recovery and teach the mental health workforce of tomorrow. <br />