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- Air Carrier Access Act
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Architectural Barriers Act
- Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act
- Fair Housing Act
- General Sources of Disability Rights Information
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
- Mental Illness Policy: Unbiased information on Mental Illness for Policy Makers and Media
- National Voter Registration Act
- Rehabilitation Act
- Statute Citations
- Telecommunications Act
- Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped Act
- ADA for Business
- The Council of State Governments was founded during the Great Depression and for more than 75 years, CSG has worked hard to provide state leaders with what they need to succeed in difficult times. The members of CSG include every elected and appointed state and territorial official in the United States. Through our committees and task forces, supported by our exceptional team of policy and research specialists, we consider and make recommendations on promising approaches to public policy.
- The Council of State Governments Justice Center is a national nonprofit organization that serves policymakers at the local, state, and federal levels from all branches of government. Staff provides practical, nonpartisan advice and consensus-driven strategies—informed by available evidence—to increase public safety and strengthen communities.
- Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has three divisions dealing with mental health issues
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Center for Mental Health (CMHS)
- Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) enforces federal housing laws, including those that prevent discrimination against persons with disabilities in lending practices, renting property, and other housing practices. Consumer complaints can be filed directly with HUD’s Office of Fair Housing, Mental Illness Resources by Illness at http://www.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=By_Illness
- Directory of Consumer-Driven Services (CDS), is a project of hte National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov/: SAMHSA Treatment Facility Locator is teh most comprehensive database of treatment providers available.
- www.promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/ – SAMHSA’s Resource Center to Promote Acceptance,Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health (ADS Center)
- www.promoteacceptance.samhsa.gov/10by10/default.aspx – SAMHSA’s Wellness Initiative
- Technical Assistance Resources for Consumer-Driven Programs
- Technical Assistance Center
- www.specialneedsalliance.org: The Special Needs Alliance (SNA) is a national, not for profit organization of attorneys dedicated to the practice of disability and public benefits law. Individuals with disabilities, their families and their advisors rely on the SNA to connect them with nearby attorneys who focus their practices in the disability law arena.
- www.eMedicineHealth.com: is a consumer health information site that was launched in May 2003. The site contains over 900 health and medical articles written by physicians for patients and consumers.
- www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus: MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.
- www.psychcentral.com/disorders: Psych Central is the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health and psychology network. Since 1995, it has been run by mental health professionals offering reliable, trusted information and over 160 support groups to consumers.
At the heart of NAMI’s mission is our grassroots and the sharing of information with people with mental illness, their families, friends, mental health professionals, and the general public. NAMI strives to offer hope, reform and health to our American community through support, education , and advocacy efforts. Research is constantly providing us with new information about the brain and the nature of mental illnesses and, consequently, more effective treatments.
—Autism Advocate magazine: The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
—Autism Hangout – provides the Autism Community with an online resource that compiles news, knowledge and personal experiences on how best to thrive with autism.
—Autism Perspective magazine: TAP’s mission is to provide free information to all, provide unbiased information, educate its readership, a comprehensive resource for information, services, options, treatments, etc., provide the latest research findings and cutting-edge information, share personal life stories – experiences, triumphs, struggles, and humanness. TAP recognizes that Autism is complex, no two people are alike, therefore every person will respond differently to every situation, if someone has benefited, it was valuable, we must collaborate with one another and work together in order to affect change.
—Autism Speaks: Autism Speaks has grown into the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
—Autism Spectrum Disorders
—Autism Society of America: The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, exists to improve the lives of all affected by autism. We do this by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
—www.allaboutbipolar.com: All About Bipolar is a personal blog intended to demonstrate the day to day grind faced by a person dealing with bipolar disorder.
—www.thebalancedmind.org: Mission: guide families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support and stability they seek. Vision: a world where children living with mood disorders thrive because their families have the resources, community and support they need.
—www.bipolaradvantage.com: Our Mission is to help people with mental conditions shift their thinking and behavior so that they can lead extraordinary lives.
—www.dbsalliance.org: Depression & Bipolar Alliance – DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.
—www.famousbipolarpeople.com: feeling famous? You’re in good company!
—www.psycheducation.org: My long-term goal is to provide quality education on topics where information on the Internet is scattered or non-existent, as it was in the case of “bipolar II”. Welcome. I hope you find something useful.” Jim Phelps. M.D.
- Borderline Personality Disorder
—Borderline Personality Disorder
- Dissociative Disorders
- Dual Diagnosis and Integrated Treatment of Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorder
—Dual Diagnosis and Integrated Treatment of Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Mood Disorders
—www.moodswings.net.au: This site is an online self-help tool for people with bipolar disorder. Material used in this website is based on an effective face-to-face group program found to be successful in reducing episodes of illness.
- Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD)
—Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
—Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Schizoaffective Disorder
- Seasonal Affective Disorder
—Seasonal Affective Disorder
—Evidenced-Based Suicide Prevention Programs
- Tourette’s Syndrome
- www.askjan.org: Job Accommodation Network
- www.assessrx.com: Carla Cobb AssessRX
- http://cetcleveland.org/default.aspx: The Center for Cognition and Recovery
- www.consumerstar.org: STAR Center
- www.mhselfhelp.org: National Mental Health Consumer’s Self Help Clearinghouse
- www.mentalillnesspolicy.org: Duke University Advance Directives by state
- www.power2u.org: National Empowerment Center
- www.rehabinfo.net: Strives to be the best resource to address common issues in the journey to treatment.
- www.therapyanimals.org: Intermountain Therapy Animals (ITA)
- www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/: Treatment Advocacy Center: Eliminating Barriers to the Treatment of Mental Illness
- Addictive and Mental Disorder Division
- A.W.A.R.E. Inc.
- CALM4US (Consumers Asserting Leadership in Montana)
- Montana Advocacy Program
- Montana Mental Health Association
- Montana Mental Health Ombudsman
- Montana State University Contact Information: Phone number: (406) 994-4531; Address: 211 Swingle Hall, Bozeman, MT
- NAMI-Montana (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
- Summit Independent Living Center
- http://www.naia-butte.org/programs/mentalhealthprogram.html – North American Indian Alliance Collaborative Approaches to Building Healthy Communities in Indian Country
- http://tribalnations.mt.gov/trreports.asp – State of Montana and Tribal Nations Working Government to Government: A Final Report – 2005 to 2012
National Organizations and Agencies
- American Indian and Alaska Native Communities Mental Health Fact Sheet
- American Indian Outreach Resource Manual
- Association of American Indian Physicians
- Family Wellness Warriors Initiative
- First Nations Behavioral Health Association
- Indian Health Service Division of Behavioral Health
- NAMI MultiCoultural Center
- National Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research (a program of the University of Colorado Department of Psychiatry)
- Native Domain Programs
- Native Wellness Institute
- American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Webinar (Nov 2009) presentation information and materials.
- Healthy Aboriginal Network: preview and order copies of colorful comic books on health and social issues for youth including suicide and mental health.
- Healthy Living With Bi-Polar Disorder, for a free copy or more information contact Ashley Jacobs at email@example.com
- Meeting the Mental Health Care Needs of American Indian and Alaskan Native Communities
- Southcentral Foundation: Learn about this Alaska Native and consumer-driven health care system utilizing the Nuka Model of Care and integrating the Family Wellness Warriors Initiative into services provided throughout Alaska.
- Spirituality and Mental Health: A Native American Perspective by Terry Cross from Focal Point A National Bulletin on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health Spring 2002, Vol. 16 No. 1, pages 22-24 published by the Regional Research Institute for Human Services, Portland State University.
- Suicide Prevention in Native Populations: Helping Youth “Live To See the Great Day That Dawns”: learn about SAMHSA’s publication, To Live To See the Great Day That Dawns: Preventing Suicide by American Indian and Alaska Native Youth and Young Adults, a guide helping promote mental health and address risk of suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native youth.
- Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) American Indian/ Alaska Native Web Pages: These web pages are intended to be a resource for people working to prevent suicide and promote wellness in Native communities, offering links to pages on community readiness, best practices and local efforts, resources on digital storytelling and language archiving, and more.
- Today’s Way to Learn about American Indians “Learning and understanding helps one appreciate how people have adapted or changed out of necessity and from merging with other cultures.” This page offers links to a few of the over 45,000 relevant web sites where you can learn more about American Indian and Alaska Native cultures.
- The Tragedy of Native American Youth Suicide
- What is the Relationship of Suicide, Alcohol Abuse, and Spirituality among the Inupiat? an informative study by Catherine Swan Reimer, Ed.D. funded through a minority grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and sponsored by the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ People Awakening Project.
- County Shines at Dealing with People in Mental Health Crises by Whitney Bermes
- Mental Health Crisis Center Construction — “It’s Long Overdue” by Al Knauber
- Mental Health Cuts in Utah Leave Some Feeling Adrift by Jack Healy
- Opinion: Mental Health Just as Important as Physical Health from The Sun (Yuma, Ariz.) at www.yumasun.com
- Police Need Training, People Need Treatment from Treatment Advocacy Center at www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org
- Prevent Suicides in Our County Jail
- Psychotherapy’s Image Problem by Brandon A. Gaudiano
- The Tragedy of Native American Youth Suicide by Senator Byron L. Dorgan (D-ND), Chairman, Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
- The Woman Who Ate Cutlery by Christine Montross
- 2016 Gallatin County Resource Guide
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- A Guide to Home Buying for People with Disabilities
- American Association of Retired People is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that helps people 50 and holder improve the quality of their lives.
- Autism Advocate magazine
- Autism Hangout
- Autism Perspective magazine
- Autism Society of America
- Autism Speaks
- A.W.A.R.E. Partners and Useful Links
- Bridging the Gap: Reaching Out to Emerging Adults
- Community Assistance Program : Sign up at www.caprxprogram.org/actnow or contact Mary Pabst, Regional Outreach Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Disability Resource Agency for Independent Living
- Disability Resource List from drail.org
- Disaster Planning for Consumers of Mental Health Services: A PowerPoint Presentation with audio, to help you be prepared in the event of a disaster.
- Drug watch medication research
- Holistic Mental Health Tips
- Housing & Mortgages for People with Disabilities
- In Psychiatric Illness – Families Must Be Our First Responders
- Inflammation Can Cause Depression
- www.ldaamerica.org : If you are a parent or teacher of a child with a learning disability – or have learning disabilities yourself – you are not alone. Typical learning difficulties include dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia – often complicated by associated disorders such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
- MindFreadom International: 25 Years of Rethinking Psychiatry. Win human rights in the mental health system!
- Montana Warmline: Do you need someone understanding to talk to? The Montana Warm Line is staffed by mental health consumers, ready to listen. Monday – Friday 4:00-10:00 PM, Saturday-Sunday 10:00 AM -10:00 PM. 877-688-3377
- MHOAC 2008 Essential Neets
- Post-Trauma Do’s And Dont’s
- Recovery Animals: How Animals Support our Well Being
The role of Animals in Mental Health Recovery.
- The Special Needs Alliance (SNA): The SNA is a national, not for profit organization of attorneys dedicated to the practice of disability and public benefits law. Individuals with disabilities, their families and their advisors rely on the SNA to connect them with nearby attorneys who focus their practices in the disability law arena.
- www.spectrumpublications.com – Deals with a variety of Autism topics
- Treatment and Advocacy Center
- Uncivil liberties: Far from respecting civil liberties, legal obstacles to treating the mentally ill limit or destroy the liberty of the person.
- Virgil Project
- Whitehouse Monthly Disability Call: Empowering People to Live Independently
- Avoiding Legal Malpractice by Using Special Needs Trusts
- Brief Guide to Special Needs Trusts
- Buying a Home for a Person with Disabilities
- Drug watch medication research
- Estate Planning for Parents of Children with Disabilities
- Handbook for Trustees
- Selecting the Trustee
- Special Needs Trusts for Litigation Proceeds
- Striking a Balance With Structured Settlements
- Taxation of Special Needs Trusts
- We Are the Special Needs Alliance
- What Happens When I Turn 18?
- What is a “Qualified Disability Trust” for Federal Income Tax Purposes?
- Adult Mental Health Services
- CANS-Montana Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths
- DPHHS Addictive and Mental Disorders Division (AMDD)
- Eastern Service Area Authority
- Local Advisory Council & Service Area Authority Information & Reports
- Mental Disabilities Board of Visitors
- Mental Health Directory 2015
- Mental Health Local Advosory Council Toolkit
- Mental Health Ombudsman
- Mental Health Oversight Advisory Council
- Montana LAC Toolkit
- Network of Care
- State Law on Mental Illness(MCA 53-21)
- State Wide Mental Health Services Matrix for Adults, Montana 2012
- State Wide Mental Health Services Matrix for Children, Montana 2012
- Suicide Prevention Information and Resources
- TSA Helpline for Travelers with Disabilities: Cares forTravelers with Disabilities and Medical Conditions. Travelers may call TSA Cares toll free at 1-855-787-2227 prior to traveling with questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint. TSA Cares will serve as an additional, dedicated resource specifically for passengers with disabilities, medical conditions or other circumstances or their loved ones who want to prepare for the screening process prior to flying.
- www.beyondblue.org.au: An Australian site whose “mission is to provide a national focus and community leadership to increase the capacity of the broader Australian community to prevent depression and respond effectively.
NAMI Veteran and Military Resources
- Access Mental Health Care and Other Health Services
- Active-duty Service Members
- Homeless Veterans
- Join NAMI
- Mental Illness and Veterans
- NAMI Veterans and Military Council
- Online Discussion Groups: Veterans
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Public Policy: Veterans
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Women Veteran’s Issues and Treatment
- Veterans and Military Resource Center
- Veterans and Military Tribute Honor Roll
- Veterans and Suicide
- Veterans Crisis Line
- Veterans of Culturally Diverse Populations
- Sharable information from the Mental Illness Awareness Week 2013
–Shareables and Infographics
–What is Algee?
- www.cor.mt.gov/content/YouthServices/YthResDir.pdf: Youth Resource Directory