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Mental Health Resources in States

There are many organizations that provide  support through local chapters, state affiliates, and support groups. Click on the links below to view their Web sites.

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry  (AACAP)

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is the leading national professional medical association dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families affected by mental, behavioral, or developmental disorders. AACAP provides an extensive list of related organizations.

Autism Society of America (ASA)

The Autism Society of America (ASA) is dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism and the day-to-day issues faced by individuals with autism, their families and the professionals with whom they interact. ASA and its chapters share a common mission of providing information and education, supporting research, and advocating for programs and services for the autism community.

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF)

A national, nonprofit organization of families raising children diagnosed with, or at risk for, pediatric bipolar disorder. The state directory contains information posted by groups seeking to provide support to families raising children or teens with bipolar disorder. Some local groups are intended for children and/or teens who have bipolar disorder themselves.

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health (FFCMH)

A national family-run organization dedicated exclusively to helping children with mental health needs and their families achieve a better quality of life. The state directory contains organizations focused solely on the needs of children with mental health issues.

Mental Health America (MHA)

Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) dedicates its work to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. The organization has 320 affiliates nationwide that represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation—every day and in times of crisis.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. NAMI has organizations in all 50 states, as well as in Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. There are also more than 1,200 local affiliates spanning all 50 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico.