Bring Change 2 Mind

Bring Change 2 Mind is a national anti-stigma campaign founded by Glenn Close, The Balanced Mind Foundation, Fountain House, and Garen & Shari Staglin of the International Mental Health Rescue Organization (IMHRO), aimed at removing misconceptions about mental illness.  The idea was born out of a partnership between Glenn Close and Fountain House, where Glenn volunteered in order to learn more about mental illness, which both her sister, Jessie Close, and nephew, Calen Pick, live with.




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What Makes Them Click–The Brain Lady

From Susan Weinschenk:  “If you’ve ever eavesdropped on a conversation in a country where you did not speak the language, you might have been surprised to find yourself following along and picking up the feeling of the conversation even though you didn’t understand any of the words or literal meaning. This is an entire field of research, and it’s called paralinguistics. It refers to vocal communication that is separate from the words that are spoken.

Think about this for a minute. You can say, “Sure, I’ll go with you to the store” in many different ways. You can say it with a lot of enthusiasm, with sarcasm, or with boredom. The way you say the sentence conveys as much meaning—or more—as the words themselves.”

Read more about Susan’s blog and also learn how to be able to better communicate and get your thoughts and feelings across with others.




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The National Association for Males with Eating Disorders (NAMED)

Established in 2006, N.A.M.E.D. is the only organization in the United States exclusively dedicated to representing and providing support to males with eating disorders.

With a lack of attention, research, support, and prevention directed to boys and men with eating disorders, N.A.M.E.D. plays a vital role in filling this gap by offering information and resources about and support to this underrepresented population and their families.
N.A.M.E.D.’s vision is to become a clearinghouse of information on the subject, thereby, becoming a valuable central source of information on this issue.   N.A.M.E.D. invites researchers, males affected by eating disorders, their families, and mental health professionals to share their experience and expertise with N.A.M.E.D. on this subject.



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Eating Disorders Online

EatingDisordersOnline.com is one of the internet’s fastest-growing eating-disorders community. Our goal is to bring people together around the issues of eating disorders by providing concise, up-to-date information and a meeting place for those seeking pathways to recovery.




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American Residential Treatment Association

Directory composed of more than 30 member facilities offering residential care to adults with serious mental challenges, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, personality disorders, and disorders combined with substance abuse.




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The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) at Columbia University is a science-based, multidisciplinary organization focused on transforming society’s understanding of and responses to substance use and the disease of addiction.

Addiction to tobacco, alcohol and other drugs is a complex brain disease driven by genetics, psychological and environmental influences. It most often results from the use of addictive substances in the early years when the brain is still developing. Both addiction and substance use can threaten public health and safety, be socially disruptive and result in enormous costs to society. Although effective strategies exist to prevent and treat addiction — including acute care and chronic disease management — and reduce risky use, they are not widely employed. To date, there is no cure for this disease but scientific advances offer hope that a cure may be found.

Founded in 1992 by Former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Joseph A. Califano, Jr., CASA remains the only national organization that assembles under one roof all of the professional skills needed to research and develop proven, effective ways to prevent and treat substance abuse and addiction to all substances — alcohol, nicotine as well as illegal, prescription and performance enhancing drugs — in all sectors of society.




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Women for Sobriety

Women for Sobriety (WFS) is an organization whose purpose is to help all women find their individual path to recovery through discovery of self, gained by sharing experiences, hopes and encouragement with other women in similar circumstances.  We are an abstinence-based self-help program for women facing issues of alcohol or drug addiction.  Our “New Life” Program acknowledges the very special needs women have in recovery – the need to nurture feelings of self-value and self-worth and the desire to discard feelings of guilt, shame, and humiliation.

WFS is unique in that it is an organization of women for women.  We are not affiliated with any other recovery organization and stand on our own principles and philosophies.  We recognize each woman’s necessity for self-discovery.  WFS offers a variety of recovery tools to guide a woman in developing coping skills which focus on emotional growth, spiritual growth, self-esteem, and a healthy lifestyle.  Our vision is to encourage all women in developing personal growth and continued abstinence through the “New Life” Program.

WFS believes that addiction began to overcome stress, loneliness, frustration or emotional deprivation in daily life – dependence often resulted.  Physical, mental, and emotional addiction are overcome with abstinence and the knowledge of self gained through the principles and philosophies of WFS.  Membership in WFS requires a sincere desire for an abstinent “New Life.”  WFS members live by the philosophy:  “Release the past – plan for tomorrow – live for today.”




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PsychFutures

Since launching in September 2009, this community has rapidly grown to over 600 members from all over the world.

PsychFutures is an open network, albeit designed for individuals at various stages of their psychology career, from A-Level to degree-level to professionals. Primarily, we are about choosing your next step in psychology. For A-Level psychology students who are thinking about studying the subject at degree level, there’s advice on exam preparation and applying to university or college. For undergraduates thinking about post-degree options, our members provide peer-to-peer advice about postgrad psychology. For those looking beyond studying we have a section devoted to psychology careers.

As well as the aforementioned resources, members have access to our forum where they can: advertise books for sale; seek advice concerning their psychology research; recruit participants for their projects and debate on a range of psychology-related issues. In addition, members can contribute to our growing blog posts by publishing their own or by commenting on those already live.




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