Twelve-step program to support people who want to change compulsive eating habits.
Peer Supports & Student Groups
An advocacy group for people living with mental illness and their loved ones. A good source of information and resources on mental health topics.
Mission is to educate patients, families, professionals and the public concerning the nature of depression and bipolar illness as medical diseases; to foster self-help for patients and families; to eliminate discrimination and stigma; to improve the availability and quality of help and support; and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses.
The Schizophrenia page from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) includes an overview of schizophrenia, treatment options, support strategies, and links to relevant NAMI discussion groups.
Established to prevent suicide on college campuses and focus on the underlying causes of suicide. Convenes higher education and government leaders as well as scientific research and mental health experts in order to design effective prevention programs that reflect the best in current thinking.
California’s Mental Health Movement, Each Mind Matters, has made stigma reduction a top priority. This fact sheet from the CCC Chancellor’s Office provides an overview of primary stigma reduction strategies and offers recommendations for the California Community Colleges (CCC) for implementation. It includes tools and campaigns that colleges can use to engage in knowledge building, […]
Transformation Center Example of peer support for mental health from NAMI-Massachusetts Transformation Center
A Massachusetts statewide peer-operated training, technical assistance, and peer support networking organization. We seek to transform policy and practice in communities and systems by facilitating the growth, well-being and diverse voices and expressions of people in all stages of recovering their mental health and freedom from addictions and traumatic experiences.
DBSA offers both in-person and online support groups. As independent affiliates of DBSA in their communities, DBSA chapters offer nearly 650 peer-run support groups. They have groups for individuals with depression and bipolar disorder, parents of people with mood disorders, and peer workers.
A national non-profit agency whose mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma, and serve as a resource for those touched by suicide. SAVE utilizes a national multi-media campaign including television and radio ads, indoor and outdoor media, as well as print ads to raise awareness and educate the general public […]
Informing, Educating and Supporting people with mental health and their families