Depression, Stress & Anxiety Resources

1.) American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is a leading nonprofit group dedicated to helping kids, teens, and families affected by mental, behavioral, or developmental problems. On the web site, the AACAP provides resources for parents, including a link to find a nearby psychiatrist for children and adolescents.

2.) American Psychiatric Association

The American Psychiatric Association is an organization of psychiatrists who unite to guarantee compassionate care and effective treatment for all people with behavioral and mental disorders, substance abuse problems, and mental retardation. Links from this web site will provide you more information about common mental health problems, medication options, and prevention steps.

3.) American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association (APA) is the largest association of psychologists in the world. The APA’s site is filled with the latest information on topics ranging from addiction, ADHD, aging, and Alzheimer’s to bullying, eating disorders, sexual abuse, and suicide.

4.) American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry

The American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry focuses on issues that happen during adolescence, such as mental illness, criminal behavior, and sexual abuse. On the web site, you can access book reviews pertaining to adolescent psychiatry, articles written by professional ASAP members, and the Annals of Adolescent Psychiatry journal.

5.) American Society for Clinical Psychopharmacology

The American Society for Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP) is a national organization of psychiatrists and other physicians dedicated to knowledge and expertise in psychopharmacology. The web site includes a link for finding a local expert psychopharmacologist across cities in the United States.

6.) Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, which awards National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) grants, supports research on depression and other mental health problems. The Foundations web site has a wealth of information on depression, anxiety, OCD, and schizophrenia, with the latest research, feature articles, and information for the newly diagnosed.

7.) Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance web site provides timely information on depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder and explains how doctors screen for these conditions. This web site also provides information for the newly diagnosed as well as information about recovery steps and ways to help a loved one with depression or with bipolar disorder.

8.) Mental Health America

Mental Health America is a leading nonprofit group that supports good mental health for all people. On the web site, you can access information on mental health topics, depending on ethnic group, career or military, and age group.

9.) National Alliance on Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness or NAMI works to support and educate the public about various mental disorders with the goal of improving the quality of life for all persons diagnosed with mental illness. NAMI’s web site provides the latest facts, statistics, and research advances on different types of mental health conditions.

10.) National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare is a nonprofit group with member organizations across the United States. The web site explains its goal of assisting people with mental illnesses and addiction disorders so they can recover and lead active and productive lives. The web site also provides available support services along with inspirational patient stories.

11.) National Institute of Mental Health

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the largest research organization in the world that focuses on mental health diseases. The NIMH web site provides in-depth information and the latest findings on topics ranging from anxiety, ADHD, and autism to OCD, panic disorder, and depression.

12.) Depression on MedicineNet

Here you’ll find frequently asked questions about depression from MedicineNet. Learn more about depression from this team of physicians and medical writers.

13.) Depression on eMedicineHealth

At eMedicineHealth, you can read comprehensive material about depression, the causes, symptoms, and treatment.

14.) Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Support International is dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, including postpartum depression, the most common complication of childbirth. We also work to educate family, friends and healthcare providers so that moms and moms-to-be can get the support they need and recover.

15.) MedEdPPD is a professional education, peer-reviewed web site developed with the support of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to foster the education of primary care providers who treat women who have or are at risk for postpartum depression.

16.) Postpartum Progress

Postpartum Progress® is the world’s most widely-read blog on postpartum depression and all other mental illnesses related to pregnancy and childbirth, including: postpartum anxiety, postpartum OCD, depression during pregnancy (antenatal depression), post-adoption depression, postpartum PTSD, depression after miscarriage or perinatal loss and postpartum psychosis. We focus on positive messages of empowerment and recovery, because PPD is temporary and treatable with professional help.

17.) Anxiety and Depression Association of America

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is the leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, OCD, PTSD, depression, and related disorders.

18.) Psych Central

Psych Central is the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health social network. Since 1995, it has been run by mental health professionals offering reliable, trusted information and over 200 support groups to consumers. We are today’s modern voice for mental health information, emotional support and advocacy. With the broadest online reach and recognition of any mental health network today, we touch the lives of over 4 million people around the world every month.

19.) More Than Sad

More Than Sad is a program of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention that provides education about factors that put youth at risk for suicide, in particular depression and other mental disorders.

20.) Not My Kid

notMYkid was started in 1999 by Debbie and Steve Moak. The non-profit organization was born out of the real life experience of a family dealing with substance abuse. Through the difficult and dark days of addiction, intervention, and recovery, they found that sharing their story was both therapeutic for them and helpful to others in need. The first years of the organization consisted of one family telling their story through home outreach and support.

21.) Helpguide

Helpguide’s mission is to provide you and your family with mental health information you can trust. Our expert, ad-free resources empower you with the knowledge and encouragement you need to take charge of your life and make healthy choices. We believe that with support and self-help options, you can understand, prevent, and resolve many of life’s challenges.

22.) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. You will be routed to the closest possible crisis center in your area. Your call is free and confidential. Even if you are not in a suicidal crisis, you can call the Lifeline if you just need to talk to someone who cares, are concerned about a friend, or need a referral to a mental health professional in your area.

23.) American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the nation’s leading organization bringing together people across communities and backgrounds to understand and prevent suicide, and to help heal the pain it causes. Individuals, families, and communities who have been personally touched by suicide are the moving force behind everything we do.

24.) American Association of Suicidology

AAS is a membership organization for all those involved in suicide prevention and intervention, or touched by suicide. AAS is a leader in the advancement of scientific and programmatic efforts in suicide prevention through research, education and training, the development of standards and resources, and survivor support services.

25.) The American Institute of Stress

The mission of AIS is to improve the health of the community and the world by setting the standard of excellence of stress management in education, research, clinical care and the workplace. Diverse and inclusive, The American Institute of Stress educates medical practitioners, scientists, health care professionals and the public; conducts research; and provides information, training and techniques to prevent human illness related to stress.

26.) The International Association of Anxiety Management

The IAAM is a free web resource for sufferers of anxiety, panic attacks and phobias. The website also has sections about obsessive compulsive disorder, depersonalisation and derealisation.

27.) The Anxiety Network

The Anxiety Network began in 1995 due to growing demand from people around the world wanting help in understanding and overcoming their anxiety disorder. The Anxiety and Stress Clinic and its website, The Anxiety Network, received so much traffic and requests for help that we found ourselves spending the majority of our time in international communication and outreach. The Anxiety Network focuses on three of the major anxiety disorders: panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and social anxiety disorder.

28.) Phobia Society of America

The Phobia Society of America was formed in 1980 but changed its name in 1986 to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America.[1] This was when former NIMH director, psychiatrist Herbert Pardes decided that mental illness advocacy groups could generate increased psychiatric research dollars. ADAA describes itself as having an “internationally renowned board certified psychiatrists and psychologists, social workers and psychiatric nurses”. Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly, and other drug-industry groups heavily subsidize the group

29.) International OCD Foundation

The International OCD Foundation is a donor-supported nonprofit organization. Founded in 1986 by a small group of individuals with OCD, the Foundation has grown into an international membership-based organization serving a broad community of individuals with OCD and related disorders, their family members and loved ones, and mental health professionals and researchers. We have affiliates in 22 states and territories in the US, in addition to partnerships with other OCD organizations around the world.

30.) Families for Depression Awareness

The organization aims to helps families recognize and manage the various forms of depression and associated mood disorders, eliminate the stigma associated with depressive disorders, eliminate the stigma associated with depressive disorders and unite families and help them heal in coping with depression.

31.) Institute of HeartMath

The Institute of HeartMath is an internationally recognized nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to helping people reduce stress, self-regulate emotions and build energy and resilience for healthy, happy lives. HeartMath tools, technology and training teach people to rely on the intelligence of their hearts in concert with their minds at home, school, work and play.

32.) The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. This section of provides information about the Network itself.

33.) Freedom from Fear

Freedom From Fear is a national not-for-profit mental health advocacy association. Mary Guardino founded FFF in 1984 as an outgrowth of her own personal experiences having suffered from anxiety and depressive illnesses for 30 years. The mission of FFF is to impact, in a positive way, the lives of all those affected by anxiety, depressive and related disorders through advocacy, education, research and community support.