Befrienders Worldwide

Befrienders Worldwide

Originally established in 1974 by Chad Varah (founder of the Samaritans), then recently launched as an independent charity in 2012, Befrienders Worldwide is a dynamic and expanding global network of 349 emotional support centers in 32 countries, spanning 5 continents. These centers are staffed by more than 25,000 volunteers who provide vital support to an estimated 7 million service users each year.

Befrienders Worldwide centers provide an open space for those in distress to talk and be heard. This is via telephone helplines, SMS messaging, face to face, internet chat, outreach and local partnerships.

We believe in giving a person the opportunity to explore feelings which can cause distress, the importance of being listened to, in confidence, anonymously, and without prejudice. We value that a person has the fundamental decision about their own life.

By embracing new technologies, sharing expertise and experiences, Befrienders Worldwide is committed to the vision of a world in which despair can be relieved and there are fewer deaths by suicide. To achieve this, we aim to: improve access to information about suicide and emotional support services worldwide; provide innovative support and services to the Befrienders Worldwide member centers and sustain and expand the Befrienders Worldwide global network of emotional support centers.




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Clubhouse International

Clubhouse International>We help start and grow Clubhouses globally where people with mental illness can go to get their lives back.

There simply are not enough resources today for everyone with a mental illness who needs help. It’s a crisis situation and the numbers are growing.

Clubhouses powerfully demonstrate that people with mental illness can and do lead productive, happy lives. Each Clubhouse we open reaches +/- 500 people in need!  Clubhouse International has succeeded in creating something that didn’t exist before: A worldwide community that is changing the world of mental health. Through over 320 local Clubhouses around the world, we offer people living with mental illness opportunities for friendship, employment, housing, education and access to medical and psychiatric services in a single caring and safe environment – so they can recover and fully participate as valued and respected members of society.




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myStrength

myStrength

Knowing that there must be a way to overcome these obstacles, we set out to help those we love…and the more than 50 million others who are working through mental health disorders. The vision for myStrength— The health club for your mind—was born as we realized that the Internet and mobile applications provide a perfect way to help those in need. Done right, digital resources that complement other forms of care, such as medication and working with a mental health professional, could give users support that is affordable, accessible, and devoid of the negative image that mental healthcare sometimes carries.

To make our vision real, we leveraged our extensive digital consumer experience, tapped into our online learning expertise, and surrounded ourselves with brilliant partners and advisors. Together, we created myStrength to give people the resources they need to help create real and lasting change. Change that makes their lives, and the lives of the people around them, better.




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National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health is a national family-run organization linking more than 120 chapters and state organizations focused on the issues of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs and their families. It was conceived in Arlington, Virginia in February, 1989 by a group of 18 people determined to make a difference in the way the system works.  Members of the National Federation come from all walks of life. Emotional, behavioral or mental health needs cut across all income, educational, geographical, racial, ethnic, and religious groups. They are found among single parents and two-parent families and in birth, adoptive, and foster families.




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International OCD Foundation

International OCD Foundation

The International OCD Foundation is a donor-supported nonprofit organization. Founded in 1986 by a small group of individuals with OCD, the Foundation has grown into an international membership-based organization serving a broad community of individuals with OCD and related disorders their family members and loved ones and mental health professionals and researchers. We have affiliates in 25 states and territories in the US, in addition to global partnerships with other OCD organizations and mental health non-profits around the world.

The Foundation aims to improve outcomes for individuals with OCD and related disorders by providing resources and support for those affected by OCD, including individuals with OCD and related disorders, their family members, friends, and loved ones, promoting awareness about OCD and related disorders to the OCD community and the general public and increasing access to effective treatment through educating mental health professionals about evidence-based treatments providing a forum for professional collaboration and networking and finally, supporting research into the causes of and treatments for OCD and related disorders.




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American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)

American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)

The ABPP serves the public need by providing oversight certifying psychologists competent to deliver high quality services in various specialty areas of psychology. Board certification (awarding a certificate in a specialty) assures the public that specialists designated by the ABPP have successfully completed the educational, training, and experience requirements of the specialty, including an examination designed to assess the competencies required to provide quality services in that specialty.

The American Board of Professional Psychology was incorporated in 1947 with the support of the American Psychological Association. The ABPP is a unitary governing body of separately incorporated specialty examining boards which assures the establishment, implementation, and maintenance of specialty standards and examinations by its member boards. Through its Central Office, a wide range of administrative support services are provided to ABPP Boards, Board Certified Specialists, and the public.

A Specialty is a defined area in the practice of psychology that connotes special competency acquired through an organized sequence of formal education, training, and experience.  In order to qualify as a specialty affiliated with the ABPP, a specialty must be represented by an examining board which is stable, national in scope, and reflects the current development of the specialty. A specialty board is accepted for affiliation following an intensive self-study and a favorable review by the ABPP affirming that the standards for affiliation have been met. These standards include a thorough description of the area of practice and the pattern of competencies required therein as well as requirements for education, training, experience, research bases of the specialty, practice guidelines, and a demonstrated capacity to examine candidates for the specialty on a national level.




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International Society for Mental Health Online (ISMHO)

International Society for Mental Health Online (ISMHO)

The International Society for Mental Health Online (ISMHO) was formed in 1997 to promote the understanding, use and development of online communication, information and technology for the international mental health community. ISMHO is a nonprofit organization.

ISMHO conducts all of its official business via the Internet, as our board members (and membership in general) reflects a diverse, international makeup. Most of the active discussion of the organization is conducted on the Members-only mailing list and Board Forums. You must be a member in order to subscribe to our Members Discussion List and Board Forums or access it extensive, multi-year archive. The list archive serves as a valuable resource for researchers, clinicians, and anyone interested in the topic of online mental health.

ISMHO provides an online forum for students, teachers, researchers, practitioners and online mental health professionals to discuss current issues and collaborate on projects in the field of online mental health. Subjects which we discuss and about which we share our areas of expertise include current research and publications, standards for online practice, self-help resources such as online communities and forums, online counseling and psychotherapy, online peer supervision, education and training programs, international information and resources, business and technical aspects of online counseling, and online technology and applications.




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Association for Psychological Type International (APTi)

Association for Psychological Type International (APTi)

As the independent voice for psychological type, we seek to promote human understanding through the transformative power of type. APTi is a global membership organization committed to advancing the responsible, constructive, and ethical use of personality type through education, training, research, networking, and community.

The following are the core values for APTi:

High Standards – Serving as the standard bearer for psychological type.  Our standards serve as a beacon, lighting and enlightening our journey toward expertise.
Organizational Sustainability – Creating an enduring and sustainable organization.  Incorporating the best of our rich history, as we build and sustain our future as an organization.
Integrity – Aligning first with the mission and purpose of APTi over special interests.  We optimize first for the interests of our total membership base, and then maximize for the membership segments.
Honoring Differences – Embracing, leveraging and learning from our diversity.  More than just leveraging our diversity, we honor the gifts of each and all.
Community – Building knowledgeable and connected communities of type.  The heart of our organization is our community, and our commitment is to continually offer enriching and enlightening opportunities and experiences.
Global Transformation – Unlocking the transformational power of the gifts of type throughout the world.  We believe that our obligation to the world is to share the gifts of type and the possibilities that the gifts create for the world.




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