Helpful links:

NAMI   National Alliance on Mental Health national organization site.


New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) Promoting the mental health of all New Yorkers with a particular focus on providing hope and recovery.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses.
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NAMI New York State NAMI-NYS Helpline (518) 462-2000 1-800-950-3228

Timothy’s Law is named after Timothy O’Clair, a Schenectady boy who completed suicide in 2001, seven weeks prior to his 13th birthday. His suicide was …

Timothy’s Law is named after Timothy O’Clair, a Schenectady boy who completed suicide in 2001, seven weeks prior to his 13th birthday. His suicide was attributed to the discrimination that he faced at the hands of his parent’s insurance company, discrimination that exists throughout every private insurance plan in New York State. In order to help prevent other families from having to live through this scenario, the O’Clair family has taken on a personal crusade to change the laws as they relate to the provision of mental health and substance abuse services in private insurance plans throughout New York. This extremely courageous and selfless act has resulted in what we now know as Timothy’s Law, which prevents discrimination by prohibiting insurance companies from limiting coverage for mental illness (The law currently does not cover substance abuse disorders).

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1-800-273 TALK

Helps individuals in suicidal crisis within the United States to contact the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a leading not-for- profit organization exclusively dedicated to preventing suicide.

Mental Health Guide for College Students: This online guide is designed to help identify the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues for college students.
Mental Health America is a leader in mental health support, recovery and advocacy.

United States Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health

Authoritative mental health information and resources for Veterans and their families.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

The National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association is dedicated to educating about depression and bipolar disorder, fostering self-help, eliminating discrimination, and improving access to treatment

Internet Mental Health

This site offers a free encyclopedia of mental health information to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness. The site includes information on the 67 most common psychiatric disabilities.

Mental Help

Sponsored by CMHC Systems, a company that develops technology for mental health organizations, this site provides weekly new updates, information on disorders and treatments and professional resource.

Mental Illness Education Project

This informative web page offers information on and links to purchase video-based information on mental health issues geared toward family members, consumers, professionals for use in a wide variety of settings.


A fantastic site with information organized according to users: people who have schizophrenia; families and friends of those who have schizophrenia; researchers; professionals; and students 
The NOPIATES Comittee is a comprehensive team working together through both legislative initiatives and community outreach and education to prevent future opiate addiction, provide support, and service to those fighting opiate addiction, and raise awareness regarding opiate addiction prevention; and to remember those who have been lost to the disease.

Strength of Us

Developed by young adults, this user-driven social networking community allows young adults to connect with their peers and share personal stories, creativity and helpful resources by writing and responding to blog entries, engaging in discussion groups, posting status updates on “The Wire” and sharing videos, photos, and other news. offers a variety of resources on issues important to young adults including healthy relationships, family and friends, independent living, campus life, employment, mental health issues and much more.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) MedWatch

Medwatch provides a mechanism for consumers, health professionals, and manufacturers to report serious reactions with medications and medical devices.


This web site can lead you to selected on-line publications, clearinghouses, databases, and support and self-help groups as well as to government agencies and not-for-profit organizations.


Produced by a network of doctors, this site includes news and perspectives, treatment updates, health facts, a medical dictionary, and a pharmacy indexing commonly used prescriptions and over-the-counter.

Medline Plus

This site provides free access to more than 9 million journal citations in MEDLINE and related databases as well as links to self-help groups and information on ongoing clinical trials.


Primarily targeted toward professionals, the web site also offers a wealth of information that can be useful for family members and consumers. The news articles on mental health are comprehensive.


An organization representing approximately 100 U.S. pharmaceutical companies “that have a primary commitment to pharmaceutical research.” The web site includes information on new medicines, and lists.


Another link to millions of medical articles. The search engine at the site enables the user to access citations which are often linked to full-text journals.

Welcome to the Veterans and Military Resource Center

At the NAMI Veterans and Military Resource Center you will find resources, support, and partnerships dedicated to mental health policy, education initiatives and advocacy priorities that impact active duty military personnel, veterans with mental illness and the family members of these individuals. The Veterans and Military Resource Center is supported by the NAMI Veterans and Military Council.

Do you know of a resource that doesn’t appear in the Veterans Resource Center? Send your news articles, videos, personal stories and links to veterans’ organizations and services to

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Information, treatment options, effects on families and more.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Effects, recent findings and emerging treatments.

Veterans and Mental Illness

Links to illness information, screening, medications and recovery options.

Veterans and Depression

NAMI’s factsheet for Veterans and Depression

Suicide Prevention

nysomhInformation and the latest data and research.

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