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  • Center for Mental Health Services
    The Center for Mental Health Services is a Federal agency that provides services and programs in support of users of mental health services, their families, and workers in the mental health field. CMHS is one of 3 Centers within the the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

  • Closing the Health Gap
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and ABC Radio Networks are working together to sponsor Closing the Health Gap, a national campaign to bring the best health information to African American communities and help African American consumers take charge of their health.

  • Consumer-Operated Services Program
    This is a multi-site research initiative was designed to examine the effect of consumer-operated mental health services and determine how participation in such services affects overall costs to patients, facilities, and the health care system in general. Funded by the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), the research involves seven study sites, including include drop-in centers, education and advocacy training programs, and peer or mutual support programs, and a coordinating center.

  • Florida Council for Community Mental Health (FCCMH)
    FCCMH is a statewide association of about 60 community-based mental health and substance abuse agencies. The Council was originally formed in 1958 as an association of mental health clinic directors. Its role broadened in the 1960s and 1970s, as the focus of treatment shifted from state hospitals to communities. The Council's membership has expanded in recent years to include a number of agencies that specialize in substance abuse services and in children's services. Collectively, these agencies serve more than 200,000 Floridians a year.

  • National Association of County Behavioral Health Directors
    This association is dedicated to promoting and improving behavioral health services on a county and local level. The nonprofit organization’s membership is composed of county and local health officials and their State associations.

  • National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
    The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the needs of the Nation's Public Mental Health System through policy development, information dissemination, and technical assistance.

  • National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors -- Membership Roster
    The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors -- Membership Roster is an online directory of directors & commissioners of the 55 state & territorial government mental health programs.

  • National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
    This council is a nonprofit trade association for community providers of addiction and mental health services. Consulting services are provided to healthcare providers and educational resources are provided to council members.

  • National Institute of Mental Health
    Through research in basic neuroscience, behavioral science, and genetics, NIMH works to gain an understanding of the fundamental mechanisms underlying thought, emotion, and behavior -- and an understanding of what goes wrong in the brain in mental illness.

  • National Technical Assistance Center for State Mental Health Planning
    The National Technical Assistance Center for State Mental Health Planning provides onsite technical assistance to individual States and regions on issues of mental health planning, service delivery, and evaluation. It is supported by the Federal government's Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS).

  • President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health
    The President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health seeks to improve the quality and availability of mental health services.

  • Staunton Farm Foundation
    The goal of the foundation is to award grants to non-profit organizations for mental health treatment, care and support through programming that purposes to restore individuals to their optimal functioning and productivity in society. The Staunton Farm Foundation's funding is limited to the ten-county region of southwestern Pennsylvania, which includes Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

The information above was taken, in part, from material provided by SAMHSA.

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