National Institute of Mental Health

Help for Mental Illnesses

American Brain Coalition

The American Brain Coalition is a non-profit organization comprised of some of the United States’ leading professional neurological, psychological, and psychiatric associations and patient organizations. Together, we seek to advance the understanding of the functions of the brain, and to reduce the burden of brain disorders through public advocacy.


The prime focus of Arafmi is the provision of support for families, caregivers and friends with mental health issues. This is based on the principles of mutual self help and support to build the capacity of families and improve their quality of life.

Clinical Trials is a registry of federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details. This information should be used in conjunction with advice from health care professionals.


EUFAMI was founded in 1992 after a congress, which took place in 1992 in De Haan, Belgium, where carers from all over Europe shared their experiences of helplessness and frustration when living with severe mental illness. They resolved to work together to help both themselves and the people they cared for.

MIFA (Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia)

The Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia is a national body with state and territory member organizations providing services in all Australian states and territories.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. Due in large part to generous individual, corporate, and foundation donations, NAMI is able to build on its success and continue to focus on three cornerstones of activity that offer hope, reform, and health to our American community: Awareness, Education, and Advocacy.

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (NARSAD)

The Brain & Behavior Research Institute raises money from donors around the world and invests it directly in the most promising research projects in mental health.

Every dollar donated to the Foundation goes directly to research--100% of all donations--as two private family foundations generously underwrite all operating expenses. With enough effort, the Foundation expects scientists someday to discover preventions and cures for these devastating illnesses.

NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health)

The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

For the Institute to continue fulfilling this vital public health mission, it must foster innovative thinking and ensure that a full array of novel scientific perspectives are used to further discovery in the evolving science of brain, behavior, and experience. In this way, breakthroughs in science can become breakthroughs for all people with mental illnesses.


Rethink was founded over 30 years ago to give a voice to people affected by severe mental illness and today, with over 8,500 members, we remain determined that this voice will continue to be heard. We help over 52,000 people every year through our services, support groups and by providing information on mental health problems. Our website receives over 500,000 visitors every year.

Schizophrenia Research Forum

The Schizophrenia Research Forum website is a virtual community for science about schizophrenia and related disorders. Our Mission (linked to their Mission statement) is to help researchers in their quest for causes, improved treatments, and better understanding of schizophrenia.

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