Client and Consumer Learning
Mental-Health-Matters.com (Get Mental Help, Inc., Kenmore, WA)
Public access. A portal with articles, answers to common questions, and multiple self-help and psychology education resources. The primary navigation--get educated, get involved, and get help--provides access to an array of
mental health resources.
National Mental Health Information Center (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration-SAMHSA, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Public access. The major directories include: Programs, Mental Health Topics, Newsroom, Publications, and Resources. The following is a sample of relevant topics within the Resources directory for student and professional counselors:
Health-discoveryhealth (Discovery Communications, Inc.)
Public access. Links are provided to general and specific news, articles (e.g., anxiety, depression, and schizophrenia), and questionnaires (e.g., jealousy, depression, locus of control, self-esteem, social anxiety, etc.) related to mental health.
Topics A to Z (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], Atlanta,
GA; U. S. Department of Health and Human Services)
An alphabetical list of directories for health topics--many
directories include detailed articles, FAQs, and general and
technical information. (A small number of resources is directly related to mental health.)
on Our Minds Series (National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], National Institutes of Health [NIH])
Public domain, unless a copyright notice is affixed. Access research-based fact sheets that were created for the June 1999 White House Conference on Mental Health. Disparate mental health, biopsychological, and psychosocial topics are addressed within a list of approximately 20 fact sheets.
The Public (National
Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], National Institutes of Health
Public domain, unless a copyright notice is affixed. A NIMH directory with links to brochures, fact sheets, reports, and other educational information related to the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. The list of mental disorders is not exhaustive; however, the disorders and related resources represent a reasonable sample of the many mental disorders identified in the
World-Counseling Community (Education World, Inc., Wallingford, CT)
Public access--ad-supported. This site includes articles, events, reviews, databases, and links
that are relevant for counselors in schools, colleges, and
mental health agencies. Relevant resources are provided
within each directory, including articles that address
contemporary topics and issues (e.g., stress management, truancy,
school violence, "marginal" students, etc.).
Psychological Association-APA (Washington, DC)
Public access. The Topics links (e.g., divorce, depression, sexuality,
etc.) within the main site connect visitors to noncommercial brochures
and Web sites, and commercial books. APA's public service directories
include the following:
Public Information-American Psychiatric
Association (Arlington, VA )
Public access. This directory provides access to pamphlets, fact sheets, and other
documents related to mental disorders, family disorganization, and
treatment--some files are .pdf, and other are in HTML
and Victims Statistics
(Bureau of Justice Statistics [BJS], U.S. Department
Public access. Summary and detailed data are presented for victims of
violent and nonviolent crimes. Links are provided for other
Crisis, Grief, and
Healing (Tom Golden, LCSW, Gaithersburg, MD)
Public access--commercial components. A relatively unorganized but informative site with links to book excerpts, grief articles, bereavement and mourning essays by laypersons, message or discussion boards (e.g., siblings, child loss, afterlife, and main), and theme-based chat options on designated days.
Century Council (Washington, DC)
Public access. The Century Council is funded by: Allied Domecq Spirits and Wine North America; Bacardi USA, Inc.; Brown-Forman Corp; Diageo; Future Brands, LLC; and Pernod Ricard USA. The Council distributes, at no cost to schools and colleges, the following multimedia-based alcohol education programs (printed programs are available for middle school students):
Plus--A computer based program for college students, which was developed by Century Council and expert advisers…"to help college students make safe and responsible decisions about alcohol." A panel of expert advisers provided oversight and guidance during the development of Alcohol 101 Plus.
Alcohol 101 for High School
Seniors--This CD-ROM program for high students is the same as the original Alcohol 101 program for college students, which was developed by The Century Council and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (and released 1998). Expert advisers modified the Educator's Guide (for high school students) and added supplemental documents (in English and Spanish). The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) is a partner in the development and distribution of this program.
Dying to be
Thin (A NOVA Production by Twin Cities Public Television, Inc. for
Public access. View eight "chapters" (i.e., four to eight
minute audiovisual clips) related to Anorexia
Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. These video clips are formatted to be
viewed with either QuickTime or a RealPlayer.
and Personality Disorders
Health: A Report of the Surgeon
A HTML option for sections of chapters, and a PDF option for
complete chapters (and sections) of the report. Valuable
statistical and demographic information for planning mental
health services, and creating advocacy strategies. An
of Tables and Figures.
Anxiety Disorders (National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH),
National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and
Public access and Public Domain (unless otherwise specified). Five
major types of anxiety disorders are highlighted (i.e., Generalized
Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder [OCD], Panic
Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD], and Social Phobia
[or Social Anxiety Disorder]).
Disorders Listed by
Categories--Internet Mental Health (Phillip W. Long, M.D.)
This site contains a list of the most common mental
disorders. Information associated with each disorder
include: American description; European description;
treatment information; research; information booklets; and
Mental Help Net (CenterSite, LLC, Columbus, OH)
Public Access--ad-supported. Use the index options (including and
drop-down menu) to access information related to multiple mental
health topics and conditions.
Pendulum Resources--Care and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
Public access. A resource for information about Bipolar Disorder (formerly, Manic-Depressive Disorder) for patients, family members, and mental health professionals.
The Related Disorders directory is useful, and the directory,
Famous People with Mood
Disorders, provides information about high functioning individuals
with serious mood disorders.
Public access. Articles related mood disorders in children, older
adults, and individuals with other Axis I and II disorders
(e.g., schizoaffective disorders, and borderline personality
disorders). Link to medical research and treatment sites;
famous people with depressive disorders; and other sites
devoted to depression.
Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism-NIAAA (National Institutes of Health
Public access. Links
are provide to publications and databases related to alcohol
abuse and dependence (a.k.a., alcoholism). Clear responses are provided
for a list of Frequently
Asked Questions--English and Spanish. Refer to the directory, Pamphlets/Brochures/Poster--English
and Spanish languages--most are formatted using HTML, and others are .pdf
(Portable Document Format) files.
Institute on Drug Abuse-NIDA (National Institutes of Health
Public access. A valuable site that provides information on drugs of
abuse--their online publications, including monographs,
teaching resources, and therapy manuals. An extensive list
of links to organizations and resources related to drug
abuse research, education, and treatment.
Directory (Yahoo, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA)
Ad-supported. Use a search option or the directory structure to access
information related to mental disorders and conditions.