Depression resources - Organizations
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501
Toll-free: (800) 826-3632
Fax: (312) 642-7243
National DMDA is a not-for-profit organization established to educate patients, families, mental health professionals, and the general public concerning the nature and management of depressive and manic-depressive illness as treatable medical diseases; foster self-help for patients and families; eliminate discrimination and stigma; improve access to care; and advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses. NDMDA has a global network of 275 chapters and support groups.
National Institute of Mental Health
1-866-415-8051 (TTY toll-free)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Science Writing, Press, and Dissemination Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
The National Institute of Mental Health is dedicated to improving the mental health of the American people; fostering better understanding of effective diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of mental and brain disorders; and supporting research on interventions to prevent mental illness or to reduce the frequency of recurrent episodes of mental illnesses and their disabling consequences. The Web site offers fact sheets on various mental illnesses.
International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression
PO Box 17598
By Telephone: 410-268-0044
By Fax: 443-782-0739
By E-mail: info(at)ifred(dot)org
The foundation's goals are to educate the public about depressive illness, its consequences and its treatability; to provide needed information to physicians and other professionals; to provide needed information and referrals to all who make requests; to encourage additional professionals to enter the field; and to help translate public awareness into sharply focused programs of research, education, and treatment innovation.
National Mental Health Association
2000 N. Beauregard Street, 6th Floor Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone (703) 684-7722
Toll free (800) 969-6642
Fax (703) 684-5968
The National Mental Health Association, through its national office and more than 330 affiliates nationwide, is dedicated to improving the mental health of all individuals and achieving victory over mental illnesses.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
3803 N. Fairfax Dr., Ste. 100
Arlington, VA 22203
Main: (703) 524-7600
Fax: (703) 524-9094
Member Services: (888) 999-NAMI (6264)
NAMI is a grassroots, self-help support and advocacy organization of families and friends of people with serious mental illness, and those persons themselves. NAMI's mission is to eradicate mental illness and to improve the quality of life for those who suffer from no-fault brain diseases such as schizophrenia, depression and manic depression, schizoaffective disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and borderline personality disorder. NAMI has over 1000 state and local affiliates and over 172,000 members in all 50 states.
Lithium Information Center
Madison Institute of Medicine
7617 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI 53717
Tel (608) 827-2470
Fax (608) 827-2479
The Lithium Information Center collects, organizes and disseminates information about the biomedical uses of lithium and other treatments for bipolar (manic-depressive) disorder.
American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209
Call Toll-Free: 1-888-35-PSYCH or 1-888-35-77924
From outside the U.S. and Canada call: 1-703-907-7300
The American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society recognized world-wide. Its 40,500 U.S. and international physicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional illnesses and substance use disorders.
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression
60 Cutter Mill Road, Suite 404
Great Neck, New York 11021
Research Grants Program: 516-829-5576
To request educational materials
NARSAD raises and distributes funds for scientific research into the causes, cures and treatments, and prevention of severe mental illness, primarily schizophrenia and depression. NARSAD has awarded $43 million to fund 1,120 grants to 619 scientists in 110 universities and medical research institutions.
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