- The National Alliance on Mental Illness New York City (NAMI-NYC Metro): www.naminycmetro.org
A support, education, advocacy organization for the mental health community. They serve families and individuals whose lives are affected by mental illness.
- Mental Health Association of New York City: www.mhaofnyc.org
Provides advocacy and education, with roots in NYC, but growing demand for services outside the City.
- NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness: www.nami.org
A self-help support and advocacy organization of consumers, families and friends of people with mental illness.
- NIMH: National Institute of Mental Health: www.nimh.nih.gov
A government agency whose mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and care.
- Mental Health America: www.mentalhealthamerica.net
A leading national nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives.
- Supportive Housing Network of New York: http://shnny.org/
Provide permanent, affordable housing in which support services are offered on-site to help homeless disabled and low-income people live independently in the community.
- Association for Community Living (ACL): http://www.aclnys.org
Statewide membership organization of not-for-profit agencies that provide housing and rehabilitation services to over 20,000 people diagnosed with serious and persistent psychiatric disorders.
- Corporation for Supportive Housing: www.csh.org
Provides advocacy, expertise, leadership, and financial resources to make it easier to create and operate supportive housing. They help communities create permanent housing with services to prevent and end homelessness.
- National Institutes of Health – Medline Plus: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/drugabuse.html
Website for patients and their families and friends, providing health information from the world’s largest medical library, in language you can understand.
- New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services: www.nyaprs.org
A statewide coalition of people who use and/or promote recovery oriented community based mental health services.
- New York State Office of Mental Health: www.omh.state.ny.us
Operates psychiatric centers across the State, and also regulates, certifies and oversees 2,500 programs, which are operated by local governments and nonprofit agencies.
- New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: www.nyc.gov/health
A public health agency facing issues such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, tobacco addiction and substance abuse, with innovative policies and programs.
- National Recovery to Practice Initiative: www.nyaprs.org/services-transformation/recovery-to-practice/
A five-year initiative that develops an online resource on recovery principles and practices for mental health professionals and recovery-focused trainings. Their goal is to translate the vision of recovery into the concrete and everyday practice of mental health professionals of all disciplines.
- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH): www.nida.nih.gov
The mission of NIDA is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.
- New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services:www.oasas.ny.gov
Plans, develops and regulates the state's system of chemical dependence and gambling treatment agencies.
- GMHC: Gay Men’s Health Crisis: www.gmhc.org
GMHC is the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Their mission is to fight to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/default.htm
Information on testing, prevention and treatment as well as relevant statistics.
- Department of Health - NY State AIDS Institute: www.health.ny.gov/diseases/aids/about/index.htm
The AIDS Institute provides leadership to alleviate the human toll of the HIV/AIDS epidemic through programs, policies and partnerships that exemplify compassion and empower individuals, communities and institutions.