The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies was founded in 1985 for professionals to share information about the effects of trauma. ISTSS is dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about policy, program and service initiatives that seek to reduce traumatic stressors and their immediate and long-term consequences.
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Freedom From Fear is a national not-for-profit mental health advocacy association. Mary Guardino founded FFF in 1984 as an outgrowth of her own personal experiences having suffered from anxiety and depressive illnesses for more than 25 years. The mission of FFF is to impact, in a positive way, the lives of all those affected by anxiety, depressive and related disorders through advocacy, education, research and community support.
ReachOut is an information and support service using evidence based principles and technology to help teens and young adults facing tough times and struggling with mental health issues. All content is written by teens and young adults, for teens and young adults, to meet them where they are, and help them recognize their own strengths and use those strengths to overcome their difficulties and/or seek help if necessary. The Inspire USA Foundation oversees ReachOut.
Reachout.com has 4 key sections:
The Facts provides information on a range of mental health issues
Real Stories shares personal experiences with mental health issues from teens and young adults and how they got through these issues
Get Help provides information about how you might find the help you need
Add Your Voice presents opportunities for you to contribute content to ReachOut and have your opinions become part of the larger ReachOut community.
Yellow Ribbon is dedicated to preventing youth suicide and attempts by
Making Suicide Prevention Accessible to Everyone and Removing Barriers to Help by
empowering communities and individuals through leadership, awareness and education and
by collaborating and partnering with support networks to save lives.
The Initiative creates books and Web materials for adolescents on topics including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, and suicide prevention. CopeCareDeal is administered with the assistance of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students, and untreated mental health problems prevent thousands more students from graduating every year. The Jed Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide among college students. The Jed Foundationâ€™s programs are guided by an expert board of mental health professionals and target students, parents, colleges, the medical community, and the general public.
Did you know that depression affects about 19 million people in the United States every year? College students are especially at risk with half reporting that they have been so stressed that they couldnâ€™t function during the past year. The impact of mental illness is so devastating that suicide is the third leading cause of death among all people ages 15-24. With so many people struggling, why is it still hard for us to talk about “mental health?”
Nearly all mental health issues can be improved with proper treatment. When we decrease the stigma around mental health and encourage students to seek help if they need it, we are changing and saving lives.
Psychotherapy Brown Bag is an online magazine on the use of science in clinical psychology. Our goal is to facilitate conversations and provide information regarding effective treatments and recent research findings.