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Depression Resources

The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)

aamft.jpgThe professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy representing the professional interests of more than 23,000 marriage and family therapists throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. http://www.aamft.org/

The American Counseling Association

counselingassoc.gifA not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. http://www.counseling.org/

American Counselors Mental Health Association

amhca.jpgThe mission of the AMHCA is "To enhance the profession of mental health counseling through licensing, advocacy, education and professional development." http://www.amhca.org/

The American Psychiatric Association

psyciatricassoc.jpgA medical specialty society recognized worldwide. Over 35,000 U.S. and international member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorders, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders. Its vision is a society that has available, accessible quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. http://www.psych.org/

American Psychological Association

psychologicalassoc.gifBased in Washington, DC, the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. http://www.apa.org/

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT)

A psychotherapy based on modifying everyday thoughts and behviors. In CBT, the therapist and client work together to determine the goals for therapy, and how long to continue therapy. http://www.abct.org/Home/


ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals. http://clinicaltrials.gov/

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

dbsa.jpgProvides information and available resources including support groups for depression and bipolar disorder. http://www.dbsalliance.org/

Families for Depression Awareness

familiesdepressionawareness.jpgThis is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families recognize and cope with depressive disorders. 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. http://www.familyaware.org/

The Glendon Association

glendon.jpgAn organization whose mission is to save lives and enhance mental health by addressing the social problems of suicide, child abuse, violence, and troubled interpersonal relationships. They conduct research and share what they know through various workshops, publications, and educational documentaries. http://www.glendon.org/

Mental Health America

Formerly known as the National Mental Health Association, MHA is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives. http://www.nmha.org/

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

nami.jpgNAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. http://www.nami.org

National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists

The NACBT is the leading organization dedicated exclusively to supporting, promoting, teaching, and developing cognitive-behavioral therapy and those who practice it. http://www.nacbt.org/

National Institute of Mental Health's (NIMH) Outreach Partnership Program

nimh.jpgThe Outreach Partnership Program is a nationwide initiative of the NIMH’s Office of Constituency Relations and Public Liaison (OCRPL) with support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and in cooperation with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The Program partners with national and state organizations to strengthen the public health impact of research by disseminating the latest scientific findings; informing the public about mental disorders, alcoholism, and drug addiction; and reducing the associated stigma and discrimination. The Program strives to increase public awareness about the important role of basic and clinical research in transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses and addiction disorders, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. The Program also provides NIMH with the opportunity to engage community organizations in a dialogue to help develop a national research agenda to improve America’s mental health. http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/outreach/partnership-program/index.shtml

New Directions Delaware, Inc.

newdirections.jpgNew Directions is a support group for people with depression or bipolar disorder (manic depression) and for their families and friends. They are located in Wilmington, Delaware, and their members come from Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. http://www.newdirectionsdelaware.org

No Kidding, Me Too!

nokiddingmetoo.jpgRemoving the Stigma from Mental Illness.  No Kidding, Me Too! is an organization whose purpose is to remove the stigma attached to brain dis-ease through education and the breaking down of societal barriers. Their goal is to empower those with brain dis-ease to admit their illness, seek treatment, and become even greater members of society. http://www.nkm2.org

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