NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a mental health organization, NAMI’s mission is “dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.” NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research.
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.
Mental Health of America
Mental Health America is a leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives.
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
The National Council advocates for public policiies in mental and behavorial health.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. The programs are administered by the Social Security Administration and only individuals who have a disability (such as a psychiatric condition) and meet medical criteria may qualify for benefits under either program.