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Mental Health Web Sites

  1. National Alliance for the Mentally Ill - a wealth of information: news, links to state affiliates, new legislation, etc. www.nami.org

  2. Metal Health Net - excellent, surfer-friendly site; recommended reading, professional resources, pharmacological encyclopedia www.cmhc.com

  3. National Mental Health Consumers Self-Help Clearinghouse-helps consumers plan, provide, and evaluate mental health and community support services; includes fundraising tips www.mhselfhelp.org/index2.html

  4. National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Organization has complete on-line Guide to Depressive and Manic Depressive Illness; wealth of educational and advocacy information for patients and families www.ndmda.org

  5. National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) - federal research and findings; federal programs and polices; links to related sites www.mentalhealth.org

  6. Anxiety and Phobia Treatment Center - doctors give advice on how to deal with certain types of phobia and anxiety www.phobia-anxiety.com

  7. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - describes state-funded and federally subsidized mental health and substance abuse programs; data from national studies, etc. www.samhsa.gov/cmhs/cmhs.htm

  8. National Institute of Mental Health- information on specific mental disorders, diagnosis and treatment; research reports www.nimh.nih.gov

  9. National Mental Health Association - learn how to become an advocate for consumers of mental health services www.nmha.org/about/mission.cfm

  10. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law - describes legal actions being taken to protect the rights of individuals diagnosed with mental illness www.bazelon.org

  11. In Fiscal Year 1999, the Commonwealth distributed about $123 million in state funding to agencies that provide services to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. About two-thirds, or $82 million, of that funding was provided to the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA). The remaining $41 million was distributed to four agencies: the Departments of Public Health, Mental Health, Social Services, and Veterans' Services. http://www.magnet.state.ma.us/eoaf/homelessness.htm

  12. This site provides information for and about the homeless and their service providers in Massachusetts with a Boston-area focus. This site has no affiliation with any service provider and links to but does not directly provide contact information. http://elnom.com/mahome/

  13. Founded in 1981, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless was the first statewide advocacy organization for homeless people in the nation. It grew from the realization that emergency services alone could not solve homelessness. Eighteen years later, the Coalition continues to address the broader economic and social factors that lead to homelessness. We continue to take risks to create affordable housing, adequate income, and accessible services for all homeless families and individuals. Through collaboration and coalition building we will create a strong voice in the fight to end homelessness in Massachusetts. Please join us! http://www.mahomeless.org/mch/

  14. NCH staff provide information to thousands of people each year, including practitioners, community groups, researchers, government staff, the general public, and the media. We publish reports and fact sheets, field many calls, and speak at conferences and workshops around the country. NCH maintains an extensive and constantly growing database on research, and responds to numerous inquiries. http://nch.ari.net/state/massachusetts.html

  15. MA Homeless Assistance Agencies http://www.hud.gov/local/bos/boshaa.html

  16. It is the mission of Shelter, Inc. to end homelessness in the lives of individuals and families by providing effective shelter, housing and supportive services and by promoting policy and practice necessary to change those conditions that create homelessness. Believing fully in the inherent dignity and strength of all people, Shelter serves all in a respectful and personal manner while emphasizing the values and tools of self-sufficiency, stability and independence within the greater community. http://www.shelterinc.org/

  17. The National Coalition for the Homeless is a national advocacy network of homeless persons, activists, service providers, and others committed to ending homelessness through public education, policy advocacy, grassroots organizing, and technical assistance. http://nch.ari.net/

  18. Jane Doe Inc., Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence is the name of a new organization formed by the merger between the Massachusetts Coalition of Battered Women Service Groups and the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault on July 1, 1998. Both the Massachusetts Coalition of Battered Women Service Groups (incorporated in 1978), and the Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault (incorporated in 1995), were created as umbrella organizations to represent the “voice” of programs serving battered women and sexual assault survivors throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Both organizations have built a respected statewide presence through their provision of public education and advocacy on behalf of their membership and client populations, and provision of supportive services to their member programs. http://www.janedoe.org/

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