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American Psychotherapy Association
The mission of the American Psychotherapy Association is to assume the leadership role in advancing the profession of psychotherapy. The APA exists to help members to help their clients and to increase their professional practice. The APA is concerned with establishing guidelines, promoting education and training, confirming the professional identity of the members, educating the public about the benefits of psychotherapy and providing networking and resource development. The purpose of the APA is to establish a cohesive national organization that credentials ethical, highly-educated and well-trained psychotherapists. The APA provides members with opportunities to associate with one another. The common goal of APA members is to maintain a tradition which is of great value to individuals and society as a whole.

Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) is the only national, non-profit membership organization dedicated to informing the public, healthcare professionals and legislators that anxiety disorders are real, serious and treatable. The ADAA promotes the early diagnosis, treatment and cure of anxiety disorders, and is committed to improving the lives of the people who suffer from them.

Childhood Anxiety Network
A professional and practical guide into the world of Childhood Anxiety and related Childhood disorders. Our Goal is to keep you up to date with the newest research and information about: OCD, Panic, Selective Mutism, Separation Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety, PTSD, Trichotillomania, Specific Phobia, and conditions that can occur with childhood anxiety - Depression, ADHD, DSI.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the nations leading patient-directed organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses depression and bipolar disorder. The organization fosters an 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 organization works to ensure that people living with mood disorders are treated equitably.
DBSA Chapters/Support Groups in Minnesota
The depression-guide assists patients who suffer from the depression, and a resource for family, friends and loved ones in learning about depression and other depression related disorders. It provides information about the depressive disorders, its causes, its treatment (ranges from traditional to latest medications to alternative and natural to herbal treatment options), its scope and its personal and family impact.

We have compiled and consolidated the latest information on depression, depression symptoms, depression causes, depression diagnosis, and depression treatment. We have also gathered important information on coping with the personal and social effects of a depression, which can become difficult without the proper knowledge. depression-guide has information on depression related disorders and medicine library, depression self help, depression support and health care professional, etc.

Depression Fallout
ARE YOU SUFFERING FROM DEPRESSION FALLOUT? The answer is YES if your husband, wife, lover, parent, child, or close friend is one of the more than 20 million Americans who suffer from depression or bipolar disorder. And if you wonder why the person you have known and loved for so long seems to have undergone a personality change, has become hard to reach, touchy and difficult to live with, and seems unwilling to accept your love and support, you have come to the right web site.

Here you will discover information and coping strategies that enable you to offer more than love and sympathy, as well as many other people who share your experience. We understand, we know how hard it is, and we have suggestions about how to repair and preserve the relationship and keep your self-esteem intact.
This bulletin board system was set up with one sole purpose in mind. It fills a void by offering a meeting place or forum for discussions, via a computer website, to individuals suffering from depression, anxiety, panic attacks and OCD.This forum does not employ and is not sponsored or monitored by any members of the medical community.  No individuals on this forum participate in a professional capacity.  We do not have access to professionals in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, social work or suicide prevention, nor are any of our members here in a professional capacity.  We are an informal group of individuals from various religions, age groups and ethnic backgrounds. This makes little difference though, our medical condition is the bond that we all share.  We are individuals with the commonality of mental illness who are seeking to meet others for the purpose of listening, supporting, and helping our fellow members.  Through a series of posts, we assure others that they are not alone and that on this forum we share information and our common experiences. We have an area set up on the forum to discuss and answer general concerns and questions about depressive illnesses.  We also have separate areas available to discuss the pros and cons of the most commonly prescribed medications for our conditions.
Gift from Within
Gift from Within is a non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals; develops and disseminates educational material, including videotapes, articles, books, and other resources through its website; maintains a roster of survivors who are willing to participate in an international network of peer support; is designated by the Internal Revenue Service as 501(c)(3) public charity, eligible to receive tax-exempt grants, gifts, and donations.

International Society for Mental Health Online
The International Society for Mental Health Online (ISMHO) was formed in 1997 to promote the understanding, use and development of online communication, information and technology for the international mental health community. ISMHO is a nonprofit organization.

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Mental Health Association of Minnesota
The Mental Health Association of Minnesota helps individuals find access to services, or problem-solve a situation, on a one-to-one basis. We are your advocates. We provide community education about mental illness, treatments, and resources. The Association also takes a systems-wide approach to ensuring access to appropriate mental health care and protecting the rights of individuals. We work in public policy to ensure that the voices of individuals with mental illness are heard.

Mood Disorders Society of Canada
The Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) is a national, not-for-profit, volunteer- driven organization that is committed to improving quality of life for people affected by depression, bipolar disorder and other related disorders.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
NAMI is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic and other severe anxiety disorders, autism and pervasive developmental disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and other severe and persistent mental illnesses that affect the brain.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill - Minnesota
Local chapter of NAMI, lists Minnesota NAMI groups, local events and Minnesota legislative activities.
National Center for PTSD
The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was created within the Department of Veterans Affairs in 1989, in response to a Congressional mandate to address the needs of veterans with military-related PTSD. Its mission was, and remains: To advance the clinical care and social welfare of America's veterans through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders. This website is provided as an educational resource concerning PTSD and other enduring consequences of traumatic stress.

National Institute of Mental Health
The NIMH mission is to reduce the burden of mental and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior. Our goal is to generate research that will transform prevention of and recovery from mental disorders. To achieve this, especially in a time of fiscal restraint, we are setting strategic priorities for the institute. While this is a departure from the way things have been done in the past, redefining our focus now is imperative. Identifying our priorities and reorganizing our internal structure will help us exploit the enormous scientific gains that have already been made and help us focus on cross-disciplinary collaboration as a means of accomplishing our goals.
National Mental Health Association
The National Mental Health Association is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With more than 340 affiliates nationwide, NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million people with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.


Self-Injury & Related Issues
SIARI aims to raise awareness of self-injury, as well as offering hope, and enlightenment to those who self-injure, their kith and kin, and those who work alongside people who hurt themselves. The site will be of value to anyone wishing to gain insight into the complex and much-misunderstood phenomenon of self-injury, and the issues that surround it.

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The Minnesota Recovery Page is a directory of resources for recovery from chemical addiction in Minnesota. The Minnesota Recovery Page is NOT an organization, nor is the Minnesota Recovery Page endorsed by or affiliated with Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, or any other group. In an effort to be self-supporting, the Minnesota Recovery Page includes a limited amount of advertising. The MRP makes a small amount of money when you click on the links below and purchase an item.

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The Twelve Steps And Dual Disorders
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A Framework Of Recovery For Those Of Us With Addiction & An Emotional Or Psychiatric Illness

Emotions Anonymous - Hardcover
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Working in the Dark
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Keeping Your Job While Dealing with Depression

Fountain House
Fountain House
Portraits of Lives Reclaimed from Mental Illness

Today - Emotions Anonymous Meditation Book
Today - Emotions Anonymous Meditation Book

Celebrating Small Victories
Celebrating Small Victories
A Counselor's Manual for Treating Chronic Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

Changing Course
Changing Course
Healing from Loss, Abandonment, and Fear

I Can See Tomorrow - Second Edition
I Can See Tomorrow - Second Edition
A Guide for Living with Depression

Get Me Out of Here
Get Me Out of Here
My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder

Esteemable Acts
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