General information on mental illness:

  • World Health Organisation's page on mental health. Read more...
  • A useful site, which provides information and support services, containing articles, a bookstore, mailing lists, and many other resources. Read more...
  • A detailed website which provides information, support, and education about schizophrenia. Read more...
  • The sister website of schizophrenia.com which provides information, support, and education about bipolar disorder. Read more...
  • A support site of a UK charity, Rethink, that caters for people dealing with severe mental illness and their family, friends and carers. Read more...
  • The site contains general information on various types of mental illness. Read more...
  • An online mental health resource, providing information on mental health to mental health professionals, patients and their carers from an Indian perspective. Read more...
  • The site contains information on various disabilities, including mental illness, and lists names of organisations working in the field of mental health as well as details on the Mental Health Act 1987. Read more...
  • A resourceful site containing advice, discussion groups, links, and a magazine on mental health. Read more...
  • PsyPlexus is an attempt to increase the dissemination of information on mental health, especially to professionals in the developing world. The site contains open-access and free journals on psychiatry and psychology. Read more...

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Organisations in India that work with people with mental illness:

  • NIMHANS (National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences):  A leading multidisciplinary institute in the area of mental health and neurosciences. Read more...
  • ACMI (Action for Mental Illness):  ACMI is an initiative that seeks to bring about policy change to impact quality and availability of support services to mentally ill persons and their families. Read more...
  • WHO (World Health Organisation):  WHO's international webpage regarding mental health across the world. Read more...
  • Ashadeep:  Ashadeep is a Assam-based organisation that provides psychosocial rehabilitation to persons with mental illness through the active participation of their family members. Read more...
  • SCARF (Schizophrenia Research Foundation):  SCARF, is a Chennai-based organisation that specialises in schizophrenia care and research. Read more...
  • Chaitanya:  A Pune-based organisation that runs a half-way home for schizophrenics. Read more...
  • Snehi:  Snehi is an organisation committed to community mental health care that works with young people for their psychological well being through its community mental health programmes. Read more...
  • Paripurnata:  Paripurnata is a Kolkata-based organisation that provides shelter, treatment and rehabilitation to women with mental illness who have been imprisoned or hospitalised. Read more...
  • Ashra:  Ashra is an Orissa-based organisation for the rescue, treatment, rehabilitation and resettlement of homeless women with mental illness. Read more...
  • Antara:  A Kolkata-based organisation that rehabilitates penniless refugees from Bangadesh who have been affected by mental health problems. Read more...
  • Institute for Psychological Health:  Institute for Psychological Help is a Mumbai-based community mental health initiative, started in March 1990, aiming to make the community aware of its mental health needs, providing plans & solutions and involving community members in various projects and activities. Read more...
  • Abhaya:  Abhaya is a Kerala-based care home for women and children in mental distress. Read more...
  • Anbaham:  a Chennai-based rehabilitation centre for orphan and destitute men with mental illness. Read more...
  • CAMH (Centre for Advocacy in Mental Health):  CAMH is a community resource centre in mental health, offering a library, documentation service and an oral history archive. Read more...
  • M S Chellamuthu Foundation:  M S Chellamuthu Foundation and Research Trust is an institute of mental health and rehabilitation that runs various community-based and institution-based rehabilitation programmes. Read more...
  • The Richmond Fellowship Society (India):  The Richmond Fellowship is the world's largest network of mental health service providers that provides care and psychosocial rehabilitation for persons with mental health needs in India and neighboring countries. Read more...

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International mental health organisations:

  • World Federation for Mental Health:  The World Federation for Mental Health is an international, multidisciplinary, grassroots advocacy and education organisation concerned with all aspects of mental health. Read more...
  • National Resource and Training Centre on Homelessness and Mental Illness:  The National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness is a centre that has focus on the effective organisation and delivery of services for people who are homeless and have serious mental illnesses. Read more...
  • The National Mental Health Association:  The National Mental Health Association is the oldest nonprofit organisation in the US addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With more than 340 affiliates nationwide, NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million people with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service. Read more...
  • The Canadian Mental Health Association:  A Canadian organisation which supports the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness. Read more...
  • Mind:  Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. Read more...
  • NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness:  NAMI is the largest grassroots mental health organisation in the US, dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. The site contains a great deal of information on mental illness as well as interactive, confidential mailing lists. Read more...

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