Advocacy, Empowerment, and Peer Support


  • Mad in America --

    • This site is designed to serve as a resource and a community for those interested in rethinking psychiatric care in the United States and abroad.  We want to provide readers with news, personal stories, access to source documents, and the informed writings of bloggers that will further this enterprise.  

    • The bloggers on this site include people with lived experience, peer specialists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, program managers, social activists, attorneys and journalists.  

    • While their opinions naturally vary, they share a belief that our current system of psychiatric care needs to be vastly improved, and, many would argue, transformed.

  • To Write Love On Her Arms --

    • A non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.​

  • Hearing Voices Network --

    • This website contains some basic information about voices, visions and other unusual sensory perceptions.  If you feel you know little about the experience of hearing voices or seeing visions, it's a good place to start.  However if you already know the basics and would like some more detailed information, check out the 'About Voices' and 'Personal Experiences' sections.

  • INTERVOICE: International Network for Training, Education and Research into Hearing Voices --

    • Aims to show that hearing voices is a normal though unusual variation in human behavior, show that the problem is not hearing voices but the inability to cope with the experience, educate society about the meaning of voices so as to reduce ignorance & anxiety and to ensure this innovatory approach on voice hearing is better known by voice hearers, families, professionals and the general public, demonstrate the wide variety of voice hearing experiences and their origins, and peoples' approaches to coping, increase the quality and quantity of mutual support available to all people and organizations involved in hearing voices work across the world; make our work more effective and develop more non-medical ways of helping voice hearers cope with their experiences.

  • Disability Rights Center --

    • Dedicated to eliminating barriers existing in New Hampshire to the full and equal enjoyment of civil and other legal rights by people with disabilities. 

  • Madness Radio: Voices & Visions from Outside Mental Health -- 

    • Explores 'madness' from beyond conventional perspectives and mainstream treatments, featuring survivors, authors, advocates, professionals, and artists. 

  • National Empowerment Center --

    • Mission is to carry a message of recovery, empowerment, hope and healing to people who have been labeled with mental illness.


  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) --

    • ...hope, help, and support to improve the lives of people living with depression or bipolar disorder.


  • NAMI New Hampshire (National Alliance on Mental Illness) --

    • The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI NH), a grassroots organization of families, consumers and other volunteers, is dedicated to improving the quality of life of persons of all ages affected by mental illness or serious emotional disorders through education, support and advocacy.

    • NAMI --

  • Office of Consumer and Family Affairs (OCFA) --

    • Provides information, education and support for children and youth, families, adults and older adults who are dealing with the challenges of mental illness.  

    • The OCFA Newsletter is published quarterly and features articles and information of interest to adult and youth consumers, family members, and older adults.


General Information about Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Diagnoses



  •  Mental Health America --

    • Dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental and substance use conditions and achieving victory over mental illnesses and addictions through advocacy, education, research and service.

  • Health Guide --

    • A trusted non-profit resource; expert ad-free resources help your resolve health challenges.


Diagnosis Specific Sites





  • Brain and Behavior Research Foundation -- 

    • Information on mental illness, research and recovery stories




Government Agencies




  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) --

    • An agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.  SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.