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Mental Health Links

Below are a variety of links to external websites that may be helpful in learning more about mental health or in finding community resources.  External websites are listed here for informational purposes only.  By providing links to other sites, Insightful Minds, Inc. does not guarantee, approve, or endorse the information or products available on these sites.  The website descriptions may not be accurate and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or content of the actual websites/organizations.  Please do your own research.  If you choose to explore one or more of the external websites, by clicking on the link you are certifying that you are doing so at your own risk.  Do not delay in getting help or speaking with your doctor because of any information found in this or other websites.

Community Organizations

Asperger's Support Group - Orange County, CA
www.ocaspergers.org
Local support group for those with Asperger's and their families to connect with each other, share experiences, and learn.

Autism Speaks
www.autismspeaks.org
A major organization for autism advocacy, education, resources, and more.

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
www.chadd.org
National organization focused on ADHD.  Local chapters have support groups for those with ADHD and for those affected by ADHD such as family members and educators.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
www.dbsalliance.org
A large organization that provides information, training, and connection to local support groups for depression and bipolar disorder.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
www.nami.org
A major organization for mental health advocacy and support.  Useful for individuals, families, and professionals dealing with or interested in helping with mental health.

Local / State / Federal Sponsored Information

Health Care Agency - Orange County
www.ochealthinfo.com
For those in Orange County, CA this is an excellent site to obtain information and to learn how to get connected to local public resources.  Some resources may be free or low cost to those that qualify. 

www.ochealthinfo.com/phs/about/acs
Assistance with access to services (including help lines)

www.ochealthinfo.com/bhs/about/cys/clinics
Youth mental health clinics

www.ochealthinfo.com/bhs/about/aoabh/clinics
Adult mental health clinics

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
www.nimh.nih.gov
Has a lot of useful information, but in particular, many mental health conditions are described along with diagnosis, treatment options, and more.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
www.samhsa.gov
Has information about substance abuse, prevention, hotlines, referrals, and much more.

Other Resources

2-1-1 Orange County
www.211oc.org
An information and referral service for Orange County residents that helps to connect them to a variety of social services such as community clinics, shelters, and many other health and personal care resources.

Help Me Grow
www.helpmegrowoc.org
An information and referral service primarily for children and their families that helps connect them to health, school, nutrition, and other child development services.

WebMD
www.webmd.com
Has a lot of information on healthcare and on many health conditions.

Wikipedia
www.wikipedia.org
A community-authored online encyclopedia that has articles on many topics.  For example, there are articles on mental health conditions, types of treatment, types of mental health specialists and licensures.

Professional Organizations

American Medical Association (AMA)
www.ama-assn.org
Organization for Medical Doctors.  A key organization for the practice of medicine.

American Psychiatric Association (APA)
www.psych.org
Organization for Psychiatrists.  Author of the DSM-4 and DSM-5, the manual used by most entities to diagnose mental health conditions.

American Psychological Association (APA)
www.apa.org
Organization for Psychologists.

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
www.naswdc.org
Organization for Social Workers.

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