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Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association (DRADA) Meyer 3-181, 600 North Wolfe Street Baltimore, MD 21287-7381 Phone: (410) 955-4647
The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF) ll87 Wilmette Avenue, #33l Wilmette, IL 6009l Phone: (847) 256-8525 Fax: (847) 920-9310 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
A parent-led group providing education, support, and advocacy for children, adolescents, families and professionals.
Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health 1021 Prince Street Alexandria, VA 22314-2971 Phone: (703) 684-7710 Fax: (703) 836-1040 Email:email@example.com
A group for families, especially low-income families, who are caring for a child with a mental illness.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Colonial Place Three 2107 Wilson Blvd. – Suite 300 Arlington, VA 22201-3042 Phone: (703) 524-7600 or (800) 950-NAMI (Helpline) Fax: (703) 524-9094 TDD: (703) 516-7227
NAMI is the largest organization for mentally ill people and their families in the US. It has state and local chapters around the country, sponsors legislation, advocates for mentally ill people, and provides excellent information via its web site and publications.
National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association 730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501 Chicago, IL 60610-3526 Phone: (312) 642-0049 or (800) 826-3632 FREE Fax: (312) 642-7243
This support and advocacy group specifically for people with depression or bipolar depression has chapters throughout the US and an informative web site.
Mood Disorders Association of British Columbia 2730 Commercial Drive, #201 Vancouver, BC
Canada V5N 5PN Phone: (604) 873-0103 Fax: (604) 873-3095 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Glasgow Association for Mental Health Melrose House, First Floor
15/23 Cadogan Street Glasgow, G2 6QQ Phone: (0141) 204 2270 Fax: (0141) 204 2770 Email: GAMH@colloquium.co.uk
Manic Depression Fellowship 8-10 High Street
Kingston-upon-Thames Surrey KT1 1EY UK Phone: (0181) 974 6550 Email: email@example.com
This organization has regional offices in Wales, Greater London, and Manchester, as well as 125 local groups throughout the UK. It provides support, advice, and information for people with manic depression, their families, friends, and carers.
Mental Health Foundation 20/21 Cornwall Terrace
London NW1 4QL Phone: 0207 535 7400 Fax: 0207 535 7474 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Alliance of the Relatives of the Mentally Ill (NARMI) Tydehams Oaks Tydehams, Newbury
Berks RG14 6JT Phone: (01635) 551923
National Disability Council Caxton House, Level 4A Tothill Street London SW1H 9NA Phone: 0207 273 5636 Fax: 0207 273 5929
Minicom: 0207 273 5645 Email: email@example.com
Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health Beacon House 80 University Street Belfast BT7 1HE Phone: 028 9032 8474
Fax: 028 9023 4940
SANE 1st Floor, Cityside House 40 Adler Street London E1 1EE Phone: (0171) 724 6520 (office) National Helpline: 0345 67 8000 (daily 2:00 pm to midnight)
SANE is a mental health charity which campaigns to improve attitudes and services for sufferers and their families.
UK Advocacy Network Volserve House 14-18 West Bar Green Sheffield S1 2DA Phone: (0114) 272 8171
Young Minds 102-108 Clerkenwell Road, 2nd Floor London EC1M 5SA
Phone: (0171) 336 8445 (office) or (0800) 018 2138 FREE (Parents Hotline) Fax: (0171) 336 8446 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AWARE 147 Phipsborough Road Dublin 7 Ireland
Phone: (01) 830 8449 or (0) 679 1711 (Helpline)
AWARE offers help by phone, sponsors support groups in 38 locations around Ireland, provides information and literature, does public advocacy, and supports research.
Action Resource Network Inc. 266 Johnston Street Abbotsford, Victoria 3067 Phone: (03) 9416-3488 or (800) 808-126 Fax: (03) 9416-3484 TTY: (03) 9416-3491
Association of Relatives and Friends of the Mentally Ill (ARAFMI)
c/o Mental Health Resource Centre 1 Richmond Road Keswick, SA 5035 Phone: (08) 8221 5166 Fax: (08) 8221 5159
ARAFMI has chapters in most Australian states.
62 Henley Beach Road Mile End, SA 5031 Phone: (08) 8352 8599 or 1(800) 805 495 Fax: (08) 8354 0049 TTY: (08) 8352 8022 Email:email@example.com Contact: Brad or Jen
Mood Disorders Association (SA) Inc./Self-Help (MDP) Inc.
MHRC Building, 1 Richmond Road Keswick, SA 5035 Phone: (08) 8221-5170 Fax: (08) 8221-5159
MDA offers education and support services to those who may be suffering from depression and manic depression.
SANE Australia PO Box 226 South Melbourne, Victoria 3065
Phone: (61) 3 9682 5933 Fax: (61) 3 9682 5944 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Richmond Fellowship 249 Madras Street, Level 3 Christchurch, NZ
Phone: (64) 3 365-3211 Fax: (64) 3 365-3905 Email: email@example.com
“Books and Publications”
Berger, Diane, et al. We Heard the Angels of Madness: A Family Guide to Coping with Manic Depression. New York: Quill, 1992.
Bipolar Disorders Letter
This is an online newsletter, mostly for professionals but of interest to parents as well. It summarizes recent studies on treatments. You’ll need the free program Acrobat Reader to look at it.
Bipolar Network News (newsletter). Stanley Foundation Bipolar Network, Bethesda, Maryland.
Fieve, Ronald R. Moodswing: Dr. Fieve on Depression (revised edition). New York: Bantam Books, 1997.
Guiness, David. Inside Out: A Guide to Self-Management of Manic Depression (booklet). The Manic Depression Fellowship (UK), 1998.
Halebsky, Mark. Surviving the Crisis of Depression and Bipolar Illness: Layperson’s Guide to Coping with Mental Illness Beyond the Time of Crisis and Outside the Hospital. Arvada, Colorado: Personal and Professional Growth Organization, 1997.
Jamison, Kay Redfield. An Unquiet Mind. New York: Random House, 1997. Dr. Jamison is one of the most prominent experts on bipolar disorders–and is herself a manic-depressive. This is her fascinating (and for worried parents, heartening) memoir.
Jamison, Kay Redfield. Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament. New York: Free Press, 1996.
Walsh, Mitzi. Bipolar Disorders: A Guide to Helping Children and Adolescents. Sebastopol: O’Reilly, 1999. A comprehensive book for parents that covers diagnosis, family life, medications, talk therapies and other interventions, insurance, and school. The book from which these resources are taken.
For parents and caregivers of bipolar children and teens. Substantial excerpts from the the book Bipolar Disorders by Mitzi Walsh and other news and content.
This parent-run page features lots of supportive information and personal stories, including an incomplete list of support groups in the US and Canada for parents of children with mental illness, and links to an AOL chat room and several mailing lists.
This fabulous list for parents of bipolar children and teens is moderated by parent volunteers, and sponsored through the generosity of Active-Websites, owned by Steve Worden. It’s an excellent source of support and reliable information. To subscribe, see the requirements at their web site.
A collection of articles, links, and a Web chat group about bipolar disorders.
For parents, spouses, siblings, and friends of people with bipolar disorder. To subscribe, send email, and in the body of the message, write: subscribe bpso.
Information about bipolar disorders, and links to support and advocacy groups in Australia and elsewhere. There’s also a FyrenIyce email list.
Volunteer run organization that offers peer to peer support for people with bipolar disorder and those that care about them.
This site features discussion groups (live and bulletin board style) on almost every known neurological disorder, including bipolar disorders.
Home of the Bipolar FAQ (frequently asked questions list).
You can find up-to-date information on bipolar disorders here, with a strong mental health consumer orientation.
WalkersWeb is the home of several mailing lists geared toward people with bipolar disorders or depression. It also has excellent links to mental health sites, its own informational files, and online chat groups.
“Related Conditions and Symptoms”
If your child has multiple diagnoses or simply shares symptoms with another condition, these books and online resources may help.
Hallowell, Edward. When You Worry About the Child You Love: Emotional and Learning Problems in Children. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996. This book provides a good introduction to the whole spectrum of psychiatric, emotional, developmental, and learning disorders in young children. It’s very readable.
Hallowell, Edward. Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley, 1994. The classic book on ADD/ADHD.
Hallowell, Edward, and John Ratey. Answers to Distraction. New York: Bantam Books, 1996. A companion to Dr. Hallowell’s Driven to Distraction, this book provides behavior management and learning strategies to help the ADD/ADHD child.
This web site includes a parent message board, information, and links about conduct disorders, ODD, and related problems.
Most services are limited to Australia, but does contain a comprehensive list of related links, books and FAQ’s.
This site includes links to US and Canadian support and informational sites on anorexia and bulimia.
Eating Disorders Association Wenson House, 1st Floor 103 Prince of Wales Road Norwich NR1 1DW UK Phone: (0160) 362-1414
Seasonal affective disorder
Rosenthal, Norman E., MD. Winter Blues. New York: The Guilford Press, 1993.
National Organization for Seasonal Affective Disorder (NOSAD) PO Box 40190 Washington, DC 20016 Phone: (301) 762-0768
Environmental Health and Light Research Institute 16057 Tampa Palms Boulevard, Suite 227 Tampa, FL 33647 Phone: (800) 544-4878 FREE
Light system vendors:
Apollo Light Systems Inc. 352 West 1060 South
Orem, UT 84058 Phone: (801) 226-2370
Hughes Lighting Technologies 34 Yacht Club Drive Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849 Phone: (973) 663-1214 or (800) 544-4825 FREE Fax: (973) 663-3496
19217 Orbit Drive Gaithersburg, MD 20870 Phone: (301) 869-5980 or (800) 548-3968 FREE Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Self-injurious behavior (SIB)
Strong, Marilee. A Bright Red Scream: Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain. New York: Viking Press, 1998.
Levenkron, Steven. Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1998.
Alderman, Tracy. The Scarred Soul: Understanding and Ending Self-Inflicted Violence. Oakland, California: New Harbinger Publications, 1997.
Bodies-Under-Siege is an online support group for people with self-injurious behavior. May not be appropriate for all teens with SIB, but some may find this therapeutic. To subscribe, send email, and in the body of the message, write: subscribe bus.
Secret Shame is a web site about self-injury, offering information and support to people with SIB and their families.
The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Phone: (703) 524-7600
NAMI is the largest support group for people with mental illness in the US. Its national information line or web site can help you find local resources right away.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline (US) Phone: (800) 999-9999 FREE
Call this number to get information about the closest suicide prevention hotline.
SEIC maintains a list of suicide prevention hotlines and services in the US and Canada.
The Befrienders maintain a list of crisis and suicide counseling centers throughout the world.
Includes links to AA, NA, and many other groups that can help young people stop using drugs and alcohol.
Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse 75 Albert Street, Suite 300 Ottawa, ON K1P 5E7 Canada Phone: (613) 235-4048 Fax: (613) 235-8101
Drugline Ltd. 9A Brockley Cross
Brockley, London SE4 2AB UK Phone: (0181) 692-4975
Bending the Rules: A Guide for Parents of Troubled Children. Michael McDonald Productions, 1996. Made by the Southern California chapter of the Tourette Syndrome Association, this is an excellent video on handling problem behaviors that are driven by brain dysfunction. It comes highly recommended by parents. Call (818) 881-3211 to order.
Bruun, Ruth Dowling, MD, et al. Problem Behaviors and Tourette’s Syndrome (pamphlet). Bayside, New York: Tourette Syndrome Association, 1993. Contact information: 42-40 Bell Boulevard, Bayside, NY 11361-2820, (718) 224-2999.
Budman, Cathy, MD, and Ruth Dowling Bruun, MD. Tourette Syndrome and Repeated Anger Generated Episodes (RAGE) (pamphlet). Bayside, New York: Tourette Syndrome Association, 1998.
Greene, Ross. The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, “Chronically Inflexible” Children. New York: HarperCollins, 1998. The title says it all: This may be the best book ever on raising a child with bipolar disorder, or even just a “difficult” temperament. Full of parent-tested strategies for defusing behavior problems.
Greenspan, Stanley I., with Jacqueline Salmon. The Challenging Child. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley, 1995. Dr. Greenspan explains why some kids have a “challenging” temperament, and offers excellent ideas for turning down the volume of outbursts, anxiety, and other behavior problems.
Greenspan, Stanley I., with Jacqueline Salmon. Playground Politics: Understanding the Emotional Life of Your School-Age Child. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley, 1993. Help for parents with children who don’t fit in.
Greenspan, Stanley I., and Serena Wieder, with Robin Simons. The Child with Special Needs. Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley, 1998. This book concentrates on working with developmentally or emotionally challenged children from infancy through school age. Highly recommended, especially if your child has an additional diagnosis of PDD/autism, ADHD, etc.
Kurcinka, Mary Sheedy. Raising Your Spirited Child. New York: HarperPerennial, 1991. Covers handling sensory defensiveness and other contributors to “spirited” behavior.
Marsh, Diane T., Rex M. Dickens, and E. Fuller Torrey. How to Cope with Mental Illness in Your Family: A Self-Care Guide for Siblings, Offspring, and Parents. New York: Putnam Publishing Group, 1998.
Meyer, Donald, editor. Uncommon Fathers: Reflections on Raising a Child with a Disability. Rockville, Maryland: Woodbine House, 1995.
Naseef, Robert A. Special Children, Challenged Parents: The Struggles and Rewards of Raising a Child with a Disability. New York: Birch Lane Press, 1997.
Phelan, Thomas W. 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12. Glen Ellyn, Illinois: Child Management Inc., 1996. Phelan has devised a workable system for managing behavior without getting physical, especially for strong-willed kids. Many parents swear by it. Also available on tape.
Wollis, Rebecca, and Agnes Hatfield. When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness: A Handbook for Family, Friends, and Caregivers. Los Angeles: J. P. Tarcher, 1992.
Meyer, Donald, and Patricia Vadasy. Living with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1996.
Meyer, Donald, editor. Views from Our Shoes: Growing up with a Brother or Sister with Special Needs. Rockville, Maryland: Woodbine House, 1997.
A web site for kids who have a sibling with a disability.
SibShops/Sibling Support Project Children’s Hospital and Medical Center PO Box 5371, CL-09 Seattle, WA 98105 Phone: (206) 368-4911 Fax: (206) 368-4816
SibShops are special support groups for children dealing with a sibling’s disability. This site provides information on SibShops and related topics, and can help you find a SibShop program in your area.
Anderson, Winifred, Stephen Chitwood, and Dierdre Hayden. Negotiating the Special Education Maze: A Guide for Parents and Teachers, 2nd ed. Rockville, Maryland: Woodbine House, 1990. Well-written and very complete. A new edition with information on the changes wrought in IDEA 97 was said to be in production at press time.
Cutler, Barbara Coyne. You, Your Child, and “Special” Education: A Guide to Making the System Work. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing, 1993. A guide to fighting the system on your child’s behalf.
Dornbush, Marilyn P., and Sheryl K. Pruitt. Teaching the Tiger: A Handbook for Individuals Involved in the Education of Students With Attention Deficit Disorders, Tourette Syndrome, or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Duarte, California: Hope Press, 1995. This is a wonderful book, full of practical suggestions, organizing aids, and ideas for teachers, parents, and students. Very applicable to children with bipolar disorders, with or without ADD/ADHD.
Maintained by the mother of neurologically challenged children, this site is an all-purpose guide to advocating for your child’s educational rights in the US. Information-rich, with great links and lots of inspiration.
This is the place to find the actual text of special education laws, information on the latest court battles, and answers to your special education questions.
US information and links on special education law, assistive technology, and related topics.
“Healthcare and Insurance”
Beckett, Julie. Health Care Financing: A Guide for Families. To order, contact: the National Maternal and Child Health Resource Center, Law Building, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, (319) 335-9073. This overview of the healthcare financing system includes advocacy strategies for families, and information about public health insurance in the US.
How to Get Quality Care for a Child with Special Health Needs: A Guide to Health Services and How to Pay for Them. To order, contact: The Disability Bookshop, PO Box 129, Vancouver, WA 98666-0129, (206) 694-2462 or (800) 637-2256 FREE.
Larson, Georgianna, and Judith Kahn. Special Needs/Special Solutions: How to Get Quality Care for a Child with Special Health Needs. St. Paul: Life Line Press, 1991.
Neville, Kathy. Strategic Insurance Negotiation: An Introduction to Basic Skills for Families and Community Mental Health Workers (pamphlet). To order, contact: CAPP/NPRC Project, Federation for Children with Special Needs, 95 Berkeley Street, Suite 104, Boston, MA 02116. Single copies available at no cost.
Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) 1220 19th Street, N.W., Suite 801 Washington, DC 20036 Phone: (202) 775-0436Fax: (202) 775-0061
Call AMCHP to locate your state’s Children with Special Health Care Needs Program.
National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Hall of States 444 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 701 Washington, DC 20001-1512 Phone: (202) 624-7790
Call NAIC to locate your state insurance commissioner, who can tell you about health insurance regulations in your state regarding bipolar disorders.
Association for the Care of Children’s Health ACCH Publications 19 Mantua Road Mt. Royal, NJ 08061 Phone: (609) 224-1742
This group offers a variety of publications on child healthcare, including guides to prepare a child for the hospital and many items for parents of special-needs children.
Mail order pharmacies
This is a consortium of Canadian pharmacies set up specifically to provide discounted prescriptions to US customers, although Canadians and others can use the service as well. Mail-order arrangements must be made over the Net, or directly through one of the consortium members (their addresses are available on the web site).
Continental Pharmacy PO Box 94863 Cleveland, OH 44101-4863 Phone: (216) 459-2010 or (800) 677-4323 FREE Fax: (216) 459-2004
Farmacia Rex S.R.L. Cordoba 2401 Esq. Azcuénaga 1120 Buenos Aires, Argentina Phone: (54-011) 4961-0338 Fax: (54-011) 4962-0153
Deeply discounted prices, and they mail anywhere.
Masters Marketing Company, Ltd.
Masters House No. 1 Marlborough Hill Harrow, Middlesex HA1 1TW England Phone: (011) 44-181-424-9400 Fax: (011) 4481 427 1994
Carries a limited selection of European pharmaceuticals, as well as a few American-made drugs, including Prozac.
1510 Harlan Drive Bellevue, NB 68005 Phone: (800) 485-7423 FREE Fax: (402) 682-9899 Email: email@example.com
This Austin, Texas-based chain provides Net-only mail-order service, and can compound medications as well.
You must have a prescription from an Australian doctor to use this mail-order service.
Stadtlanders Pharmacy has a stellar reputation in the disability community.
Victoria Apotheke (Victoria Pharmacy) Bahnhofstrasse 71 Postfach CH-8021 Zurich, Switzerland Phone: (01) 211-2432 (Europe) or (011) 411-211-24 32 (US) Fax: (01) 221-2322 (Europe) or (011) 411-221-2322 (US) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
“General Medical Information”
Searchable, online index to hundreds of medical journals. Many articles are available in full, others as abstracts only.
Free interface for searching the MEDLINE medical database, which can help you find out about studies, medications, and more.
There are a number of books available that list side effects, cautions, and more regarding medications. The biggest and best is the Physicians Desk Reference (PDR), but its price is well out of the average parent’s league. You may be able to find a used but recent copy at a good price.
If your child is allergic to food dyes, or to corn, wheat, and other materials used as fillers in pills, you should consult directly with the manufacturer of any medications he takes.
The British National Formulary (BNF). British Medical Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, 1998. The standard reference for prescribing and dispensing drugs in the UK, updated twice yearly.
Preston, John D., John H. O’Neal, and Mary C. Talaga. Consumer’s Guide to Psychiatric Drugs. Oakland, California: New Harbinger Publications, 1998.
Silverman, Harold M., editor. The Pill Book, 8th ed. New York: Bantam Books, 1998. A basic paperback guide to the most commonly used medications in the US.
Sullivan, Donald. The American Pharmaceutical Association’s Guide to Prescription Drugs. New York: Signet, 1998.
Wilens, Timothy E., MD. Straight Talk About Psychiatric Medications for Kids. New York: Guilford Press, 1998.
The DPD contains product specific information on drugs approved for use in Canada. The database is managed by the Therapeutic Products Programme and includes human, veterinary and disinfectant products.
Excellent information on psychiatric drugs, including things like the MAOI dietary restrictions and common SSRI interactions.
Official US information on new drugs and generic versions of old drugs, FDA warnings and recalls, etc.
This medical info site includes a link to a Web-accessible version of the PDR.
There is a nominal fee for use of the RPS database, but one might be able to have it waived.
“Alternative Medicine Resources”
Balch, James F., MD, and Phyllis A. Balch, CNC. Prescription for Nutritional Healing. Garden City Park, New York: Avery Publishing, 1997.
Baumel, Syd. Dealing with Depression Naturally. New Canaan, Connecticut: Keats Publishing, 1995.
Elkins, Rita. Depression and Natural Medicine. Pleasant Grove, Utah: Woodland Publishing, 1995.
Murray, Michael T., ND. Natural Alternatives to Prozac. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1996.
Norden, Michael J., MD. Beyond Prozac. New York: HarperCollins, 1995.
Stoll, Andrew L., MD. Omega-3 Fatty Acid User Guide. 1998. Available from: Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478.
The Vitamin Connection 72 Main Street Burlington, VT 05401 Phone: (802) 846-2026 or (800) 760-3020 FREE
Fax: (802) 846-2027
Sagami Chemical Research Center Nishi-Ohnuma 4-4-1, Sagamihara Kanagawa 229-0012, Japan Phone: (011) 81-427-42-4791 Fax: (011) 81-427-49-763 Contact: Dr. Kazunaga Yazawa
Source for omega-3 fish oils.
PO Box 1799 Hammond, LA 70404-1799 Phone: (504) 345-6234 Fax: (504) 345-5744 Email: email@example.com Contact: Kelsey Short
Source for omega-3 fish oils.
Sometimes a child’s symptoms are so challenging that your local psychiatrist may want to seek the help of experts. These facilities are among the world’s best-known centers for treating bipolar disorders.
KidsPeace: The National Hospital for Kids in Crisis 5300 KidsPeace Drive Orefield, PA 18069-9101 Phone: (800) 334-4KID Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Mood Disorders Clinic Children’s Hospital 300 Longwood Avenue Boston, MA 02115 Phone: (617) 355-6000
National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) Biological Psychiatry Branch Building 10, Room 3N212
9000 Rockville Pike Bethesda, MD 20892 Phone: (301) 496-6827 or (800) 4ll-l222 (Recruitment and Referral) Email: email@example.com
Stanford Bipolar Disorders Clinic 401 Quarry Road Stanford, CA 94305-5723
Phone: (650) 498-4689 Fax: (65) 723-2507 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Stanley Clinical Research Center Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland Department of Psychiatry 11100 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106 Phone: (216) 844-3880 Fax: (216) 844-1703
The Stanley Center for the Innovative Treatment of Bipolar Disorders 3811 O’Hara Street, Suite 279 Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Phone: (412) 624-2476or (800) 424-7657 FREE Fax: (412) 624-0493
This is a multi-center research effort, including the Stanley Foundation Center at Johns Hopkins University, NIMH, and several other institutions.
University of Texas Southwestern Bipolar and Research Program 8267 Elmbrook Drive, Suite 250 Dallas, TX 75247 Phone: (214) 689-3765 Fax: (214) 689-3751 Email: email@example.com Contact: Mary Ann Westlake
This is a consortium of university medical schools and other research organizations concentrating on depression, bipolar disorders, and anxiety disorders. Their web site can link you with a CANMAT center near you, and also provides information about diagnosis and treatment options.
University of British Columbia Mood Disorders Clinic Department of Psychiatry Vancouver Hospital & Health Sciences Centre, UBC Site 2211 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 2A1 Canada Phone: (604) 822-9745 Fax: (604) 822-7922
“Public Mental Health Agencies”
Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation
RSA Union 100 N. Union Street Montgomery, AL 36130-1410 Phone: (334) 242-3417 Fax: (334) 242-0684
Division of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities 350 Main Street, Room 217
PO Box 110620 Juneau, AK 99811-0620 Phone: (907) 465-3370 or (800) 465-4828 FREE Fax: (907) 465-2668 TDD: (907) 465-2225Email: Director@health.state.ak.us
Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health 4313 West Markham Little Rock, AR 72205 Phone: (501) 686-9164 TTD: (501) 686-9176 Fax: (501) 686-9182
Mental Health Services 3824 W. Princeton Circle Denver, CO 80236 Phone: (303) 866-7400 Fax: (303) 866-7428
District of Columbia
DC Commission on Mental Health Services Child Youth Services Administration 2700 Martin Luther King Avenue SE St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, L Bldg. Washington, DC 20032 Phone: (202) 373-7225
Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services 1311 Winewood Boulevard Building 5, Room 215 Tallahassee, FL 32301 Phone: (904) 488-4257
Department of Human Resources 2 Peachtree Street NW, Suite 22-205
Atlanta, GA 30303 Phone: (404) 657-2260 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Human Services 1000 Bishop Street, No. 615 Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 548-4769
Department of Health and Welfare 450 W. State Street Boise, ID 83720-0036 Phone: (208) 334-5500
Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
402 Stratten Office Building Springfield, IL 62706 Phone: (217) 782-7395
Division of Mental Health Family and Social Services Administration 402 W. Washington W353 Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 232-7841 TDD: (317) 232-7844 Fax: (317) 233-3472
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Programs 506 N. State Office Building Topeka, KS 66612 Phone: (913) 296-1808
Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services 100 Fair Oaks Lane, 4th Flr.
Frankfort, KY 40621 Phone: (502) 564-7610
Department of Health and Human Resources PO Box 4049 655 N. 5th Street Baton Rouge, LA 70821 Phone: (504) 342-2548
Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation State House Station 40 Augusta, ME 04333 Phone: (207) 287-4200 or (888) 568-1112 FREE (Crisis number) TTY: 207-287-2000 Fax: 207-287-4268
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
201 W. Preston Street O’Connor Building, 4th Floor Baltimore, MD 21201 Phone: (410) 767-6860 TDD: (800) 735-2258 FREE
25 Staniford Street Boston, MA 02214 Phone: (617) 727-5600 Fax: (617) 727-4350
Children’s Mental Health c/o Minnesota Department of Human Services 444 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155 Phone: (651) 297-5242
Minnesota Children with Special Health Needs 717 Delaware Street SE PO Box 9441 Minneapolis, MN 55440-9441 Phone: (612) 676-5150 or (800) 728-5420 FREE Fax: (612) 676-5442
Department of Mental Health 1101 Robert E. Lee Building 239 N. Lamar Street Jackson, MS 39201 Phone: (601) 359-1288
Fax: (601) 359-6295
Children’s Mental Health c/o Department of Mental Health 1706 East Elm Street PO Box 687 Jefferson City, MO 65102 Phone: (573) 751-3070 or(800) 364-9687 FREE
Department of Public Health and Social Services PO Box 4210 111 Sanders, Room 202 Helena, MT 59604 Phone: (406) 444-2995
Nebraska Health and Human Services Office of Community Mental Health PO Box 95007 Lincoln, NE 68509 Phone: (402) 471-2330Email:email@example.com
Department of Human Resources State Capitol Complex 505 E. King Street Carson City, NV 98710 Phone: (702) 687-4440
Division of Mental Health c/o Department of Health and Human Services State Office Park South 105 Pleasant Street Concord, NH 03301 Phone: (603) 271-5065
“Services for Children with Special Health Care Needs”
New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services PO Box 364 Trenton, NJ 08625 Phone: (609) 984-0755
Human Services Department 1190 S. St. Francis Drive
P.O. Box 2348 Santa Fe, NM 87504 Phone: (505) 827-7750 or (800) 432-6217 FREE TDD: (800) 609-4TDD Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
44 Holland Avenue Albany, NY 12229 Phone: (518) 474-6540 Fax: (518) 473-3456
Division of Mental Health Department of Health and Human Services Albemarle Building
325 N. Salisbury St. Raleigh, NC 27603 Phone: (919) 733-7011 Fax: 919-733-9455
Department of Human Services State Capitol Building 600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept 325
Bismarck, ND 58505 Phone: (701) 328-2310 or (800) 472-2622 FREE TTY: (800) 366-6888 Fax: (701) 328-2359 Email: email@example.com
State Office Tower 30 E. Broad Street, 8th Floor Columbus, OH 43266-0414 Phone: (614) 466-1483 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1200 NE 13th Street PO Box 53277 Oklahoma City, OK 73152-3277 Phone: (405) 522-3908 or (800) 522-9054 FREE (Hotline)
Office of Mental Health Services Department of Human Resources 2575 Bittern Street NE
Salem, OR 97309-0740 Phone: (503) 975-9700 Fax: (503) 373-7327
Special Kids Network Department of Health PO Box 90 Harrisburg, PA 17108
Phone: (800) 986-4550 FREE
Department of Mental Health, Retardation, and Hospitals Aime J. Forand Building 600 New London Avenue Cranston, RI 02920 Phone: (401) 464-3291
Department of Human Services Hillsview Plaza, E. Hwy 34 c/o 500 East Capitol Pierre, SD 57501-5070 Phone: (605) 733-3438 Email:email@example.com
Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation 3rd Floor, Cordell Hull Building 425 Fifth Avenue North Nashville, TN 37243 Phone: (615) 532-6500
Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation 909 West 45th Street
PO Box 12668 Austin, TX 78711 Phone: (512) 454-3761
State Division of Mental Health Department of Human Services 120 N. 200 W., Room 415 Salt Lake City, UT 84145
Phone: (801) 538-4270
Department of Developmental and Mental Health Services 103 S. Main Street Weeks Building Waterbury, VT 05671-1601 Phone: (802) 241-2609
Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services PO Box 1797 Richmond, VA 23218 Phone: (804) 786-3921 or (800) 451-5544 FREE TDD: (804) 371-8977 Fax (804) 371-6638
Mental Health Division
Health and Rehabilitative Services Administration PO Box 1788, OB-42C Olympia, WA 98504 Phone: (800) 446-0259 FREE
Department of Health and Human Resources Capitol Complex Bldg. 3 Room 206
Charleston, WV 25305 Phone: (304) 348-0627
Bureau of Community Mental Health Department of Health and Family Services 1 W. Wilson Street, Room 433 PO Box 7851
Madison, WI 53707 Phone: (608) 261-6746 Fax: (608) 261-6748
British Columbia Ministry of Health Parliament Buildings Victoria, BC V8V 1X4
Phone: (250) 952-1742 or (800) 465-4911 FREE
Manitoba Health Legislative Building Winnipeg, MB R3C 0V8 Phone: (204) 786-7111 or (877) 218-0102 FREE
New Brunswick Health and Community Services PO Box 5100 Fredericton, NB E3B 5G8 Phone: (506) 453-2536 Fax: (506) 444-4697
Newfoundland and Labrador
Newfoundland Department of Health and Community Services Division of Family and Rehabilitative Services
Confederation Building, West Block PO Box 8700 St. John’s, NF A1B 4J6 Phone: (709) 729-5153 Fax: (709) 729-0583
Nova Scotia Department of Health PO Box 488
Halifax:, NS B3J 2R8 Phone: (902) 424-5886 or (800) 565-3611 FREE
Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island Health and Social Services Second Floor, Jones Building 11 Kent Street PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8 Phone: (902) 368-4900 Fax: (902) 368-4969
Quebec Ministére de la Santé et Services Sociaux 1075 Chemin Sainte-Foy, R.C. Québec, QC G1S 2M1
Phone: (418) 643-3380 or (800) 707-3380 FREE Fax: (418) 644-4574
Saskatchewan Health T.C. Douglas Building 3475 Albert Street Regina, SK S4S 6X6 Phone: (306) 787-3475
Fax: (306) 787-3761
People in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland will generally need to be referred to a specialist at a clinic or hospital by their general practitioner.
This site lists all local NHS authorities and boards, as well as specific sites for healthcare (including mental health services).
Dr. Steevens Hospital Dublin 8 Phone: 1800 520 520
Midland Health Board, Arden Road Tullamore, County Offaly (0506) 21868
Kells, County Meath (046) 40341
North Western Health Board Manorhamilton, County Leitrim Phone: (072) 55123 Fax: (072) 20431
Wilton Road County Cork Phone: (021) 545011 Fax: (021) 545748
Western Health Board Merlin Park Regional Hospital Galway Phone: (091) 757631
Fax: (091) 770203
Australian Capitol Territory Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services Child Health and Development Service Weingarth Street at Blackwood Terrace Holder, ACT 2611 Phone: (02) 6205-1277
New South Wales
Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services 1 Oxford Street Darlinghurst, NSW Phone: (02) 9263-3555 or (800) 048-998
Northern Territory Health Services PO Box 40596
Casuarina, NT 0811 Phone: (08) 8999-2400 Fax: (08) 8999-2700
Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services 340 Adelaide Brisbane, Queensland Phone: (07) 3360-2555
Commonwealth Department of Health and Family Services 55 Currie Street Adelaide, SA 5000 Phone: (08) 8237-6111 Fax: (08) 8237-8000
Commonwealth Department of Health and Community Services Child and Family Services
4 Farley Street Glenorchy, Tasmania Phone: (03) 6233-2921
“Department of Health and Family Services”
Disability Programs Casselden Place 2 Lonsdale Street GPO Box 9848
Melbourne, Victoria 3001 (03) 9285-8888
Department of Health and Family Services Central Park, 12th Floor 152 St. George Terrace Perth, WA 6000 Phone: (08) 9346-5111 or (800) 198-008
Fax: (08) 9346-5222
New Zealand Ministry of Health 133 Molesworth Street PO Box 5013 Wellington, NZ Phone: (04) 496-2000 Fax: (04) 496-2340