Helpful Websites

Start Your Recovery: A valuable tool for people with substance abuse disorder.

All Kinds of Therapy: A directory for finding a range of types of treatment or interventions.

Balanced Mind Foundation: ​Guides families raising children with mood disorders to the answers, support, and stability they seek.

Because I Love You: ​General parenting advice and great parenting resources.

Child Mind Institute: ​dedicated to transforming the lives of children struggling with mental health and learning disorders.

DREDF: ​Dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities.

Family Sanity: ​An online resource for parents of teens and young adults with mental health and addiction issues.

Help One Child: ​A non-profit, local outreach to families caring for children both in and out of the foster care system.

Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA): ​This site lists educational consultants by state and type of services they provide. Pricing varies from flat fee, to hourly, to sliding scale so always ask what the fee includes. Education consultants can also advise parents and their children about high school or college choices.

My Next Search: A directory providing information about prevention programs, clinical programs, schools, research, and services.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): ​The nation's largest grassroots mental health organization.​

National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP): ​A useful site for exploring types of programs available, especially if looking for a particular school or an educational consultant. Under the parent tab, there is a detailed list of questions to ask when visiting and researching schools and programs. 

Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Industry Council: ​Several wilderness treatment programs that have joined together to collaborate and share the best practices to promote program standards for wilderness treatment.

Parents Helping Parents: ​Advocacy and Special Education support and information.

Struggling Teens: Information and resources about the many schools and programs available for teens who experience mental health challenges. News and articles provide resources for both parents and professionals.

Support for Families of Children with Disabilities: ​Offers information, education, and parent-to-parent support free of charge to families of children with any kind of disability.

Troubled Teen Blog: ​Support for families with teens who experience mental health challenges.

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