National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. The main objective of NAMI is to educate, advocate, and listen to those suffering from mental illness. A major objective is to lead public awareness events and activities inclusive of Mental Awareness Week and NAMI walks by fighting the stigma and encourage greater understanding about mental illness.
NAMI Programs: Across the country, thousands of trained NAMI volunteers bring peer-led programs to a wide variety of community settings, from churches to schools to NAMI Affiliates. With the unique understanding of people with lived experience, these programs and support groups provide outstanding free education, skills training and support.
The NAMI HelpLine can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET.
HelpLine staff and volunteers are prepared to answer your questions about mental health issues including:
- Symptoms of mental health conditions
- Treatment options
- Local support groups and services
- Education programs
- Helping family members get treatment
- Programs to help find jobs
- Legal issues (the NAMI Legal Resource Service can connect individuals with attorneys in their area but does not have the resources to provide individual representation)
National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEABPD)
The goal of NEABPD, a nonprofit organization, is to be a resource for individuals with BPD, their family members, and treatment professionals. The organization strives to educate through conferences, videos and audio courses, publications and Family Connections. The Family Connections™ Program is a 12-week course that meets weekly to provide education, skills training, and support for individuals who are in a relationship with someone who has BPD or has a difficult time regulating themselves emotionally. Refer to our Outpatient Programs for more information on Family Connections.
The Treatment and Research Advancements for Borderline Personality Disorder is a national non-profit organization whose mission is education, advocacy and research in the field of personality disorder, specifically but not exclusively Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). TARA operates a BPD HELPLINE where they provide information on the etiology and treatment of BPD.
Help-Line: 1- 888- 4-TARA APD http://www.tara4bpd.org
National Institute for Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health is a research funding agency whose goal is to offer basic information on mental disorders, together with a range of related topics, as well as the latest on mental health research. The NIMH objective is not to provide medical advice but to provide individuals with information to better understand their health and diagnosed disorders.
This is a BPD forum out of the United Kingdom https://www.bpdworld.org
Behavioral Tech (Founder and developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dr. Marsha Linehan)
DBT Self Help
This is an extremely informative and helpful site written by people who have engaged in DBT treatment. They are not DBT professionals. The content is helpful for those seeking DBT help and support.