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Appearance of a Web site link here does not imply endorsement by the Alaska Department of Health, Division of Behavioral Health of the external Web site's content or the views and opinions of the external Web Site's sponsoring organization. If you are a mental health or developmental disabilities resource, feel free to email us requesting a link to your organization.

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Alaska Legislature

State Agencies

    • Denali Kid Care - State of Alaska program designed to ensure that children and teens of both working and non-working families can have the health insurance they need.
    • ADA State Coordinators Office - Information on Employment and ADA, State and local government, public accommodation and links to many state and national disability resource sites)
    • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation - FAQ's, staff and office locations, Procurement Preference List, DVR library resources, Alaska Career Information Systems, Services and resource for the blind and visually impaired, Workforce Investment Act, Rehab Act Amendments, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Assistive Technologies of Alaska, Disability Determination Service, Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance, Business Enterprise Program and Alaska Transition Initiative.
    • Alaska Mental Health Board - The Alaska Mental Health Board (AMHB) is the state agency charged with planning and coordinating mental health services funded by the State of Alaska. The AMHB is an advocate for Alaskans with mental illnesses
    • Alaska Mental Health Trust - The Alaska Mental Health Trust is a state corporation that administers the Alaska Mental Health Trust, a perpetual trust that advocates system change and provides program funding for people with mental illness, developmental disabilities, chronic alcoholism and other substance abuse, and Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.
    • Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education - GCDSE's mission is to create change that improves the independence, productivity, and inclusion into the community for people with developmental disabilities through planning, evaluation and advocacy to create change.
    • Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse - In partnership with the public, the Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse plans and advocates for policies, programs and services that help Alaskans achieve healthy and productive lives, free from the devastating effects of the abuse of alcohol and other substances.
    • Statewide Suicide Prevention Council - If you are feeling down and thinking about hurting yourself, please know that help is available and with help you can feel better about yourself and your life. Call your local mental health center, talk to a counselor, a teacher, friend. Let someone you trust know how you feel and allow them to assist you in getting help. The National Suicide Prevention Helpline is 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
    • Office of Public Advocacy - To protect the rights of vulnerable Alaskans by providing excellent, cost-effective legal and guardian representation to abused and neglected children, incapacitated adults, and others.
    • State Office of Guardianship - Guardianship is a legal process where a person (or agency) makes decisions for an incapacitated person -- decisions about placement (housing), medical care, legal issues, and services. An annual court report is required.
    • Statewide Library Electronic Doorway - (SLED)
    • Denali Commission - The Denali Commission is an innovative federal-state partnership established by Congress in 1998 to provide critical utilities, infrastructure, and economic support throughout Alaska. Our focus encompasses five major categories of improvements: Energy, Health Care Facilities, Training, Intergovernmental Coordination, Other Infrastructure
      (Economic Development, Telecommunications, Washeterias)

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Other Alaska Agencies

Alaska Professional Licnesing Agencies


Universities and Schools

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Federal Agencies

  • Academic Info - Online health science degree information & study resources.
  • American's with Disabilities Act Document Center - ADA Statute, Regulations, ADAAG (Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines), Federally Reviewed Tech Sheets, and Other Assistance Documents
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - To promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability
  • Health Care Financing Administration - the federal agency that administers the Medicare, Medicaid and Child Health Insurance Programs. HCFA provides health insurance for over 74 million Americans through Medicare, Medicaid and Child Health.
  • National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) - (KEN) provides information about mental health for users of mental health services and their families, policymakers, providers, the media and, and the public. We are the mental health specialists from the National Mental Health Knowledge Exchange Network.
  • National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research - NIDRR is responsible for identifying, assessing, and seeking to coordinate and promote cooperation among all Federal program activities, projects, and plans with respect to the conduct of research related to rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities.
  • SAMHSA - Center for Mental Health Services - The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), in partnership with States, leads national efforts to demonstrate, evaluate, and disseminate service delivery models to treat mental illness, promote mental health and prevent the development or worsening of mental illness when possible. To provide leadership for improved services
  • SAMHSA - The Family Guide Web - Continues to offer new ideas and support to families and caring adults in their efforts to keep youth mentally healthy and drug free.
  • The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute, Inc. - established to study issues in the delivery of mental health services supported by state mental health agencies (SMHAs). Independent and nonpartisan, the Research Institute responds to current needs for objective analyses and basic information and attempts to facilitate the application of research findings to management of state mental health programs. To enhance this effort, the Institute cooperates with federal agencies, state mental health agencies, professional associations, foundations, the academic community, independent researchers, and other sectors of the general public.
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - The government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves. 300 programs cover a wide spectrum of activities.

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Treatment and Recovery Providers with Websites

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National Mental Health Links

  • - purchase books on mental health
  • Academy for Guided Imagery - dedicated to educating and supporting practicing clinicians in their uses of imagery and imagery-related approaches to therapy and healing.
  • American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - Assisting parents and families in understanding developmental, behavioral, emotional and mental disorders affecting children and adolescents
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy - Find a therapist, information on families and health, resources for practitioners, FAQ's about MFT
  • American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists - a not-for-profit, interdisciplinary professional organization who share an interest in promoting understanding of human sexuality and healthy sexual behavior.
  • American Board of Professional Psychology - The American Board of Professional Psychology provides specialty board certification in eleven specialties in psychology.
  • American College Counseling Association - Provide an association for persons in higher education, to encourage cooperation with other organizations related to higher education and college student development, and to provide leadership and advocacy for the professional of Higher Education.
  • American Counseling Association - There are 17 chartered divisions within the American Counseling Association. These divisions provide leadership, resources and information unique to specialized areas and/or principles of counseling.
  • American Medical Association - AMA's work includes the development and promotion of standards in medical practice, research, and education; strong advocacy agenda on behalf of patients and physicians; and the commitment to providing accurate, timely information and discourse on matters important to the health of American. The AMA strives to serve as the voice of the American medical profession.
  • American Nurses Association - Representing the nation's 2.6 million Registered Nurses through its 53 constituent state associations and 13 organizational affiliate members. ANA advances the nursing profession by fostering high standards of nursing practice, promoting the economic and general welfare of nurses in the workplace, projecting a positive and realistic view of nursing, and by lobbying the Congress and regulatory agencies on health care issues affecting nurses and the public.
  • American Occupational Therapy Association - Information and Resources, consumer information, publications, search, bibliography data base.
  • American Psychiatric Association - The American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society recognized world-wide. Its 40,500 U.S. and international physicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional illnesses and substance use disorders.
  • American Psychiatric Press - A source of publications, journals and books
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association - Provides leadership to advance psychiatric-mental health nursing practice, improve mental health care for individuals, families, groups and communities and shape health policy for the delivery of mental health services.
  • American Psychoanalytic Association - People are often unaware of many of the factors that determine their emotions and behavior, which may create unhappiness, sometimes in the form of recognizable symptoms and at other times as troubling personality traits, difficulties in work or in love relationships, or disturbances in mood and self-esteem. The Association is comprised of 3,000 members in the U.S.
  • American Psychological Association - APA is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the U.S. and is the world's largest association of psychologists. There are 159,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students. Through its divisions in 50 subfields of psychology and affiliations with 59 state, territorial, and Canadian provincial associations, APA works to advance psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare
  • American Psychological Society - Mission: To promote, protect and advance the interest of scientifically oriented psychology in research, application and the improvement of human welfare.
  • American Schools of Professional Psychology - ASPP is a private, graduate institution committed to meeting the educational needs of individuals preparing for professional careers in the behavioral science and allied health fields.
  • American's with Disabilities Act Document Center - ADA Statute, Regulations, ADAAG (Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines), Federally Reviewed Tech Sheets, and Other Assistance Documents
  • Anne E. Casey Foundation - Started in 1999, Making Connections is a ten-year investment by the Annie E. Casey Foundation to improve the outcomes for families and children in tough or isolated neighborhoods. The Casey Foundation’s research has shown that children do better when their families are strong, and families do better when they live in communities that help them to succeed.
  • APA Journal - Psychologist abstracts, assessments, bulletins, reviews, public policy and law.
  • Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare
  • Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback - It is a non-profit organization largely composed of clinicians, researchers, and educators in biofeedback and related mind-body disciplines, but membership is open to anybody with interest in biofeedback or psychophysiology. AAPB's mission is to advance the development, dissemination and utilization of knowledge about applied psychophysiology and biofeedback to improve health and the quality of life through research, education and practice.
  • California MH & DD - an information and training center dedicated to the mental health needs of people with developmental disabilities.
  • Center for Community Change - links to reports, articles and web sites - Provides technical assistance, research and internet site.
  • Center for on-line addiction - information on internet addiction, cyber sex/affairs, gambling, kids and computers.
  • Center on Human Policy - The Center is involved with a broad range of local, statewide, national and international activities, including policy studies, research, information and referral, advocacy, training and consultation, and information dissemination.
  • Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education - Researchers have found what it takes to build strong, happy marriages and what is different about the couples that stay together and stay in love vs. those who don't. Couples that succeed handle their differences and develop skills to build long-term happiness and satisfaction.
  • Depression Center - An interactive Web site dedicated to helping those who suffer from Major Depressive Disorder.
  • Dr. Bob's Mental Health Link - Lots of links and information for professional and nonprofessionals
  • Dr. Koop - Health News - Research any topic by searching through archived news stories.
  • EMDR International Association - "The primary objective of EMDRIA is to establish, maintain and promote the highest standards of excellence and integrity in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) practice, research and education..."
  • Frontier Mental Health Services Resource Network - a collection, analysis, and synthesis of knowledge regarding needs for and delivery of mental health services in "frontier" rural U.S. Also offers technical assistance to rural agencies and advocates on mental health/substance abuse topics as they impact upon or exist within such isolated rural areas.
  • Health at Health, Inc - This agency provides links to sites by disability or topic- Alzheimer's Disease, Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety, Autism, Bipolar Disorders, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Disruptive Behavior Disorders, Dual Diagnosis, Eating Disorders, Grief, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Personality Disorders, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Reactive Attachment Disorders, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Sleep Disorders, Sexual Addiction, Stress.
  • Help - A Consumer's Guide to MH Info - mental health information, suicide information, humor, lots of links.
  • Institute For Imago Relationship Therapy - integrates the seminal interpersonal insights of major Western psychological systems, behavioral sciences, and spiritual disciplines into a uniquely comprehensive theory of primary love relationships. Developed from the exclusive study of couples, it presents an approach that builds on and extends previous efforts.
  • International Association of Group Psychotherapy - Serves the development of group psychotherapy, as a field of practice, training, and scientific study, by means of international conferences, publications, and other forms of communication. The assumption is that there is mutual respect between representatives of differing theories and practices concerned with the use and study of group resources in psychotherapy and in dealing eith other human problems.
  • Internet Mental Health - Many links to sources based on disability.
  • Madness Group - The Madness Group is a family of electronic services for people who experience mood swings, fear, voices and visions. We provide mutual support. We advocate. We are genuine grass roots unbeholden voices in mental health policy and services.
  • n - People working together for social justice and human rights in mental health.
  • MEDLINE - National Library of Medicine - MEDLINE database of more than 9 million references to articles published in 3800 biomedical journals may be accessed free of charge on the World Wide Web. Two Web-based products, PubMed and Internet Grateful Med, provide this access.
  • Mental Health Infosources - by Psychiatric Times, disorders, resources, continuing education, classified, MHI Professional Directory
  • Mental Health Net - Comprehensive site of links on disabilities and many mental health issues
  • Mental Health Zone (John Hopkins) - Under the mental health zone, search for information about particular disabilities
  • National Alliance of the Mentally Ill - NAMI has become the nation's leading grassroots, self-help and family advocacy organization solely dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic depression), major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic disorder.
  • National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy - NARPA exists to expose human rights violations with a focus on mental institutions and to promote real alternatives to a mental health system.
  • National Association of Social Workers - Largest organization of professional social workers in the world. NASW serves nearly 155,000 social workers in 55 chapters throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and abroad.
  • National Board of Certified Counselors, Inc. - NBCC monitors a national certification system, to identify for professionals and the public those counselors who have voluntarily sought and obtained certification, and to maintain a register of them.
  • National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information - information about drug and alcohol addiction, treatment and prevention
  • National Council on Family Relations - NCFR has been the leading non-partisan, non-denominational membership organization for family researchers, educators, policy makers, and practicing professionals for over 60 years. Our members share knowledge and information about families.
  • National Mental Health Association - Dedicated to improving the mental health of all individuals and achieving victory over mental illnesses.
  • National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse - A national technical assistance center committed to helping mental health consumers improve their lives through self-help and advocacy. They help consumers plan, provide, and evaluate mental health and community support services.
  • National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) - 200 Publications/Catalogs, Information, Professionals, Links, toll-free telephone for public and professionals.
  • National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region - (RML in Seattle) Dedicated to ensuring that health care information is accessible for health professionals and librarians in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.
  • National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) - Quick information and referral, customized database searches, document delivery, NARIC products, 60,000 disability-related records in five searchable and browseable databases: literature, organizations, timely information, the latest research.
  • Pendulum - Information on Bipolar Disorders
  • Pennsylvania Dual Diagnosis Forum - with lots of links on dual diagnosis
  • PsychCentral - mental health network
  • PubMed - search service to access the 9 million citations in MEDLINE and Pre-MEDLINE (with links to participating on-line journals), and other related databases.
  • SAMHSA - Center for Mental Health Services - The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), in partnership with States, leads national efforts to demonstrate, evaluate, and disseminate service delivery models to treat mental illness, promote mental health and prevent the development or worsening of mental illness when possible. To provide leadership for improved services, CMHS
  • Southern New Hampshire University - Graduate Program in Community Mental Health - Certificates, Masters Degree and Continuing Education Credits available in Anchorage at API. New group begins May 2003.
  • UCLA University Affiliated Program (UAP) & the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities - The California Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities Center (MHDDC), a joint project of the UCLA University Affiliated Program (UAP) and the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities. The MHDDC is an information and training center dedicated to the mental health needs of people with developmental disabilities.
  • World Health Organization - The objective of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health, as defined in the WHO Constitution, is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

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