We’ve provided dozens of links to helpful resources below. Click on the category that most closely matches your needs.

Advocacy, Consumers and Families

National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI): www.nami.org

Association for Person in Supported Employment (APSE): www.apse.org

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: www.chadd.org

Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health: www.ffcmh.org

National Empowerment Center: www.power2u.org

National Mental Health Consumers Self-Help Clearinghouse: www.mhselfhelp.org/


American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: www.aacap.org

American Academy of Psychoanalysis and Dynamic Psychiatry: www.aapdp.org/

Association of Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare: www.aabh.org

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry: www.aagponline.org

American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy:  www.aamft.org/iMIS15/AAMFT/

American Association of Pastoral Counselors: www.aapc.org

American Psychiatric Association: www.psych.org

American Psychological Association: www.apa.org

American Psychological Society: www.psychologicalscience.org

Autism Society of America: www.autism-society.org

National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems: naphs.org/index

National Association of Social Workers: www.socialworkers.org

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHDPD): www.nasmhpd.org

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare: www.thenationalcouncil.org

National Mental Health Association (NMHA): www.nmha.org

North Carolina Council of Community Programs: www.nc-council.org

North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board: www.ncsapcb.org

United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association: www.uspra.org

Behavioral Health

Academy of Cognitive Therapy: www.academyofct.org

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies: www.abct.org

Behavioral Healthcare Institute: www.behavioralhealthcareinstitute.com/

Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation: www.bu.edu/sarpsych

International Center for Clubhouse Development: www.iccd.org

Latino Behavioral Healthcare Institute: www.lbhi.org

National Center for Child Traumatic Stress (NCCTS): www.NCTSNet.org

North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Studies: www.ncfads.org

Open Minds: www.openminds.com/

Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health: www.rtckids.fmhi.usf.edu/default.cfm

SMI Adviser: https://smiadviser.org/

Cultural Competence

Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling: www.algbtic.org/Advocacy and publications to reduce unethical and discriminatory practices

Association of Black Psychologists: www.abpsi.org/Planning, programs, services, training and advocacy

Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists: www.aglp.org/Education and advocacy for LGBTQ mental health issues

Black Mental Health Alliance for Education and Consultation: www.blackmentalhealth.com/ – Addressing misdiagnosis related to low awareness of African-American culture in substance abuse treatment, policy planning and program development 

Diabetes: A Family Matter (Ohio University): www.diabetesfamily.net/community/culture/Information about Appalachian cultures

Diversity Inc: www.diversityinc.com/Diversity issues addressed from a corporate viewpoint

Health Information Translations: www.healthinfotranslations.org/languages.php –  Health information on a wide range of topics in 18 languages, including videos in American Sign Language

MedlinePlus: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/languages/languages.htmlInformation from the National Institute for Health, available in over 40 languages

National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association: www.naapimha.org/Raise awareness of the interaction between mental health & overall well-being

National Center for Cultural Competence: www.nccc.georgetown.edu/– Training, publications and products to identify and share best practice standards

National Congress of American Indians: www.ncai.org/ Works to inform the public and Congress about governmental rights of Native Americans and Alaska Natives

National Latino Behavioral Health Association: www.nlbha.org/Advocacy, research and policy to reduce disparity in mental health

National Alliance on Mental Illness: www.nami.orgAdvocacy, peer support, publications and legislative action

National Organization for People of Color Against Suicide: www.nopcas.com/ –  Suicide prevention and intervention specifically for people of color

Native Web: www.nativeweb.org/Resources for indigenous cultures from around the world

National Council of La Raza: www.nclr.org/Latino civil rights and advocacy group

Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs of the American Psychological Association: www.apa.org/pi/oema/Increasing understanding of how psychology pertains to race/ethnicity and culture

NC Department of Health and Human Services – the state agency that includes both the Division of Medical Assistance and the Division of Mental Health/Developmental Disabilities/Substance Abuse Services: www.ncdhhs.gov/.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration: www.hrsa.gov/CulturalCompetence/race.htmlContains culture, language and health literacy resources

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Office of Minority Health: www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/browse.aspx?lvl=1&lvlID=3Includes information about initiatives, laws and policies, as well as teaching tools

World Health Organization: www.who.int/en/Authority for health within the United Nations system

World Health Organization Regional Office – Pan American Health Organization:  www.paho.org/hq/ – International public health organization serving the Americas

Federal Government

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: www.samhsa.gov/

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: www.cms.gov/

Medicare: www.medicare.gov

U.S. Social Security Administration: www.ssa.gov

National Council on Disability: www.ncd.gov

National Child Trauma Stress Network: www.nctsnet.org/

National Guideline Clearing House: www.guideline.gov/

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: www.niaaa.nih.gov/

National Institute on Drug Abuse: www.nida.nih.gov

SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices: www.nrepp.samhsa.gov/

SAMSHA’s Guide to Evidence-Based Practices on the Web:  www.samhsa.gov/ebp-web-guide

Suicide Prevention Resource Center: www.sprc.org/

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development: www.hud.gov

White House Office of National Drug Control Policy: www.whitehousedrugpolicy.org

Grants and RFPs

American Psychiatric Foundation: www.psychfoundation.org

Foundation Center Philanthropy News Digest- RFP Bulletin: www.fdncenter.org/pnd/index.jhtml

Alliance Behavioral Healthcare: AllianceBHC.org/about-alliance/rfps-rfis-qas

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Autism Speaks: autismspeaks.org/

Autism Society of North Carolina: autismsociety-nc.org

Brain Injury Association of North Carolina: bianc.net

Center for Parent Information and Resources: www.parentcenterhub.org

I.R.S.T: www.firstwnc.org

Family Support Network of North Carolina: www.fsnnc.org/

National Association for Developmental Disabilities: www.thenadd.org

National Down Syndrome Society: ndss.org/

North Carolina Autism Awareness: autismawarenessonline.com/resources/States/northcarolina.htm

North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities: nc-ddc.org/

North Carolina SHHH – Hearing Loss Association of NC – Self Help for the Hard of Hearing: nchearingloss.org

North Carolina Special Olympics: sonc.net/


For all disabilities

NC Council on Disabilities: nc-council.org/Members/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home

The Council for Exceptional Children: cec.sped.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home

Exceptional Children Assistance Center: ecac-parentcenter.org/

Disability Partners: http://disabilitypartners.org/

The North Carolina Office on Disability and Health: fpg.unc.edu/node/2884

State Government and Other Organizations

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: www.ncdhhs.gov/

North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services: www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/mhddsas

North Carolina Coalition to End Homelessness: www.ncceh.org

North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance: www.ncdhhs.gov/dma/

North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance Publications: www2.ncdhhs.gov/info/olm/manuals/dma/

NC Division of Health Service Regulation: www.ncdhhs.gov/dhsr/index.html

North Carolina Housing Coalition:  www.nchousing.org

North Carolina Housing Finance Agency: www.nchfa.com 

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