Reviewed Health Policy & Advocacy Information Links
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Quackwatch Stephen Barrett, M.D. Quackwatch is a large list of topic-categorized articles that present skeptical anlayses of alternative therapies. This guide to health fraud, quackery, and decision-making provides a long list of information. Topics include questionable products and services, nonrecommended sources of advice, consumer protection and strategy, current research and more.
The Mental Health Foundation Cliff Prior The Mental Health Foundation is the UK charity improving the lives of everyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities. Through the use of research, service development and information they increase understanding and meet people's needs. Provides information on support groups, programs, publications, conferences, links and more.
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is dedicated to legal advocacy for the civil rights and human dignity of people with mental disability. Their Web site offers numerous arcticles on subjects such as: Managed Care, Medicaid, children with disabilities, housing, and seniors' issues. Each of these subjects also has links and descriptions of publications for further reference. Some articles are also in Spanish. This is a large and well maintained site--a great resource!
Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator SAMHSA A wonderful searchable database for locating state mental health services, statistics, and resources. Extremely helpful for finding local public health or community mental health centers where people with limited or no means/money can get mental health care. Also extremely useful as a source of basic mental health statistics on a state by state level. USA information only. This website is provided by the United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Women's Health Resource Center National Women's Health Resource Center A non-profit organization, dedicated to helping women make informed decisions about their health, encourages women to embrace healthy lifestyles to promote wellness and prevent disease. Site contains information and additional resources on over 100 diseases, conditions and disorders, including both medical and mental health issues.