Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Resources

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Advocacy
Evidence – Based Mental Health Practice
Americans with Disabilities Act
Medications
Children
Mental Health
College Guide for Students with Psychiatric Disabilities
Commissions and Reports
Mental Health Practice Ethics
Consumer Initiatives
Model Programs
Co-Occurring Mental Illness/Substance Use Disorders
DrugRehab.com
addiction resources
Developmental Disabilities
Montana Resources
Contact Decision Makers


 





Advocacy

Amicus for Children, Inc. offers free services to help parents advocate for their children with disabilities.

Campaign for Mental Health Reform A collaboration of some of the nation's leading mental health advocacy groups, founded by the Bazelon Center, NAMI, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors and the National Mental Health Association

MacArthur Research Network on Mental Health and the Law

Mental Disability Rights International international non-governmental advocacy organization dedicated to the recognition and enforcement of the rights of people with mental disabilities

Montana Advocacy Program administers eight Protection and Advocacy programs and one private program that advocate the rights of Montanans with disabilities

Montana Mental Health Association

Montana Peer Network

National Association of Protection & Advocacy Systems network of state agencies protecting the rights of people with mental illness or developmental disabilities

National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghousea consumer-run national technical assistance center serving the mental health consumer movement - connects individuals to self-help and advocacy resources, offers expertise to self-help groups and other peer-run services for mental health consumers

Treatment Advocacy Centera national nonprofit organization working to eliminate barriers to timely treatment of severe mental illness


Americans with Disabilities Act

Americans With Disabilities Act

Governor's Advisory Council on Disability advises the Montana Department of Administration, the ADA Coordinator and the Governor's Office on issues affecting the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act in Montana

Job Accommodation Network information and links for implementing the employment protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act

National Council on Disability independent federal agency working with the President and the Congress to increase the inclusion, independence and empowerment of all Americans with disabilities

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission information about filing a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act


Children

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health policy, technical assistance and training

National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice

Parents, Let's Unite for Kids resources for parents of children with disabilities and chronic illnesses in the state of Montana

Report of the Surgeon General's Conference on Children's Mental Health

UCLA School Mental Health Project


Commissions and Reports

Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General

President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health


Consumer Initiatives

Consumer Quality Initiatives consumer-run and directed organization that conducts mental health quality improvement, evaluation, research and service planning activities in Massachusettes

Quality Review Services consumer-run initiative that independently collects, analyzes and disseminates objective information about behavioral health care services and quality of life issues that promote recovery and resiliency in Ohio


Co-Occurring Mental Illness - Substance Use Disorders

Dual Diagnosis for resources on mental illness and substance abuse disorder


Developmental Disabilities

American Association of Mental Retardation

The Arc works to include all children and adults with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities in every community

http://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com

Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000

Institute on Community Integration resources for people with developmental disabilities


Evidence Based Mental Health Practice

Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation practical information and links on rehabilitation and reasonable accommodation for people with mental illnesses

Dilectical Behavioral Therapy

Evaluation Center national technical assistance center for the evaluation of adult mental health systems change

Evidence Based Practices - Shaping Mental Health Services Toward Recovery evidence-based practice implementation resource kit – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration / Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

International Center for Clubhouse Development global network creating opportunities for people living with mental illness to be respected members of society

New Hampshire - Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center

New York State Office of Mental Health - Evidence Based Practices

Recovery Website details best practices and other components of a mental health consumer-driven recovery process

Addiction Center: 1-800-586-9670 - A one-stop spot for addiction and recovery information


Medications

Free Medications for Low-Income People list of psychotropic medications with corresponding companies that feature patient-assistance programs and their contact numbers

MedAccess resources on access to the newer "atypical" psychotropic medications


Mental Health

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law the leading national legal advocate for people with mental disabilities

Campaign for Mental Health Reform the mental health community's united voice on federal policy with the goal to make access, recovery, coherence, and quality in mental health services the hallmarks of our nation's mental health system by working directly with federal policymakers

Center for Reintegration an online resource for those persons dealing with schizophrenia and related disorders

Handling Your Psychiatric Disability in Work and School interactive and informative web site for people with a psychiatric condition that addresses issues and reasonable accommodations related to work and school

Mental Health InfoSource online source for mental health education

Mental Health Statistics Improvement Program organization working to foster and enhance the quality and scope of information for decisions that will improve the quality of life and recovery of people with mental illness

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression largest donor-supported organization in the world devoted to funding scientific research on psychiatric brain disorders

National Alliance on Mental Illness the nation's voice on mental illness

National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors non-profit organization dedicated to Serving the Needs of the Nation's Public Mental Health System through policy development, information dissemination, and technical assistance

National Institute of Mental Health working to improve mental health through biomedical research on mind, brain, and behavior

National Mental Health Association the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness

National Mental Health Awareness Campaign educates the public about mental health issues to eradicate the fear, shame and stigma commonly associated with mental illness

National Mental Health Information Center mental health information

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)

The Carter Center's Mental Health Program works to reduce stigma and discrimination against people with mental illnesses; to achieve equity for mental health care comparable to other health care; to advance promotion, prevention, and early intervention services for children and their families; to increase public awareness worldwide about mental health and mental illness; and to stimulate local actions to address those issues

U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (formerly IAPSRS) the purpose of USPRA is to help advance the role, scope, and quality of services designed to facilitate the community readjustment of people with psychiatric disabilities

University of Illinois at Chicago - Mental Health Services Research Program research, training, and technical assistance resulting in enhanced service delivery and increased knowledge about psychiatric disorders and mental health services

World Federation for Mental Health international, multidisciplinary, grassroots advocacy and education organization concerned with all aspects of mental health mental health education


Mental Health Practice Ethics

American Medical Association - Principles of Medical Ethics

American Psychological Association - Psychologists Code of Ethics

National Association of Social Workers - Code of Ethics

American Psychiatric Association - Code of Medical Ethics


Model Programs

Fellowship Health Resources clinical and support services to persons recovering from mental illness, and co-occurring disorders in the states of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Delaware, Maine, Virginia, and Pennsylvania

Fountain House helping people with mental illness achieve their potential and be respected as co-workers, neighbors, and friends

Thresholds Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centers provides opportunity for people with mental illness to live with dignity and independence through a comprehensive program of therapeutic support, case management, education, vocational training and placement, and housing

Village Integrated Services Agency support and education for adults with psychiatric disabilities to recognize their strengths and power to successfully live, socialize and work in the community


Montana Resources

Addictive and Mental Disorders Division "Implements statewide systems of prevention, treatment, care, and rehabilitation for adults with addictive and mental disorders."

The Developmental Disabilities Program "Supports choices and opportunities for people with developmental disabilities in their communities. Operates the Montana Developmental Center."

Governor's Advisory Council on Disability advises the Montana Department of Administration, the ADA Coordinator and the Governor's Office on issues affecting the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act in Montana

Health Resources Division "Implements statewide systems of prevention, treatment, care, and rehabilitation for children with mental disorders."

Montana Advocacy Program administers eight Protection and Advocacy programs and one private program that advocate the rights of Montanans with disabilities

Montana Children's Initiative a provider association for Montana's children and families

Montana Mental Health Association

NAMI - Montana

Parents, Let's Unite for Kids resources for parents of children with disabilities and chronic illnesses in the state of Montana

Rural Institute on Disabilities Center for Excellence in Disability Education, Research, and Service, is part of the national network of programs funded by the Federal Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) committed to increasing and supporting the independence, productivity, and inclusion of persons with disabilities into the community


Montana Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities System

Department of Public Health and Human Services
e-mail Director Richard Opper

Addictive and Mental Disorders Division (adult mental health services)

Mental Health Oversight Advisory Council

Child & Adult Health Resources Division (children's mental health services)

Developmental Disabilities Program (developmental disabilities services)


Contact Decision Makers

President of the United States

Congressman Ryan Zinke
113 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC, 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3211
Fax: (202) 225-5687
e-mail Congressman Ryan Zinke

Senator Steve Daines
United States Senate
320 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-2605
(202) 224-2651
(202) 228-1236
e-mail Senator Steve Daines

Senator Jon Tester
724 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-2604
Phone: (202) 224-2644
Fax: (202) 224-8594
e-mail Jon Tester

Governor Steve Bullock
State Capitol
PO Box 200801
Helena, MT 59620-0801
(406) 444-3111
e-mail Steve Bullock