Barney Greenspan, Ph.D.
National associations, organizations and the government provide web sites with considerable information for the public. Listed here are several of these sites.
http://apa.org/ The American Psychological Association (APA), headquartered in Washington DC, lists psychological topics on their home page. You can also click on “D” for directory and look for “information for the public.”
http://www.nami.org The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI), Arlington, VA, provides fact sheets about various mental illness and information about support groups.
http://www.nimh.nih.gov The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Bethesda, MD, provides news and policy alerts.
www.4women.gov The National Women’s Health Information Center provides a featured monthly health topic article, today’s health news and a variety of health topics of interest to women.
www.postpartum.net/brief.html Postpartum International (PSI) provides resources for fathers and a lengthy article on the subject “What is postpartum mood disorder?”
www.mentalhealth.org The National Mental Health Information Center offers feature articles on a variety of mental health topics, hotlines and a call center.
http://www.healthyplace.com/ This site was built as a “community of people providing mental health information, support and the opportunity to share experiences helpful to others.”
http://www.bpkids.org The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation site offers information, a newsletter, and a section on legal issues of pediatric bipolar disorder.