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Resource Links

The following Web sites offer a wide variety of resources for those interested in learning about mental illness and substance abuse. These are not necessarily affiliated with Bonita House, but instead are intended as resources only.

  • Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Is Non-profit legal advocacy organization dedicated to eliminating institutional abuse and involuntary confinement.
  • California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies (CASRA) is a statewide organization of private, not-for-profit, public benefit corporations that serve clients of the California public mental health system.
  • California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies (CBHA) is a statewide association of non-profit agencies dedicated to providing mental health and substance use disorder programs and services to those in need across our state.
  • College Students With Psychiatric Disabilities College students with psychiatric disabilities face unique educational challenges. Mental health counselors and disability coordinators are available on most campuses. To help students find the assistance they need, we examine instructional strategies, course accommodations, and other campus services designed to serve this population.
  • Drug Rehab Connections Drug Rehab Connections is a website full of free information about drugs, alcohol, treatment, insurance coverage, and specific state and city treatment options. We understand how hard it is to struggle with addiction, both personally or connected to one.
  • Dual Diagnosis Recovery Network Co-occurring mental health conditions and substance use disorders affect nearly 8.9 million Americans each year. Of those only 7.4% receive appropriate treatment, with the vast majority bounced among treatment systems with different and opposing treatment structures.
  • Each Mind Matters Each Mind Matters is California’s Mental Health Movement. Millions of individuals and thousands of organizations working to advance mental health.
  • Family Education and Resource Center (FERC) Everything you wanted to know about family well-being and beautification.
  • Friends' Health Connection Friends’ Health Connection enhances mind, body and soul through our personalized support network and dynamic educational and motivational programs.
  • Hazelden Betty Ford For more than 70 years, Hazelden Betty Ford has been at the forefront of providing lifesaving, compassionate care and specialized services to help people from all walks of life get to feeling like their best self.
  • Independent Living Association The Independent Living Association (ILA) is a collaborative community-wide effort focused on supporting independent living operators, tenants and the community by promoting high quality independent livings. The ILA is a resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information about independent livings in Alameda County.
  • Mental Health Association of California The mission of Mental Health America of California is to ensure that people of all ages, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity, etc. who require mental health services and supports are able to live full and productive lives, receive the mental health services and other services that they need, and are not denied any other benefits, services, rights, or opportunities based on their need for mental health services.
  • Mental Health Net Mental health difficulties like anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder can lead to substance abuse problems and, conversely, using substances can worsen mental health conditions in some people. Dual-diagnosis treatment can help address both issues simultaneously.
  • NAMI California (formerly California Alliance for the Mentally Ill) NAMI California is a passionate team made of families, members, affiliates, and partners throughout the state who are leading the change on mental illness.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
  • National Arts for Mental Health is a recipient-driven organization that utilizes whole self-healing approaches to develop, foster, and promote self-help recovery and independence for all recipients of mental health.
  • National Coalition on Mental health and Aging (NCMHA) comprises over 80 members representing professional, consumer and government organizations with expertise in mental health and aging issues. Its goal is to work together towards improving the availability and quality of mental health preventive and treatment services to older Americans and their families.
  • National Empowerment Center Emotional CPR is a training offered by the National Empowerment Center that teaches people how to assist others through an emotional crisis. It was developed by and for people with lived experience of mental health recovery.
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders.
  • National Mental Health Association We believe that mental health conditions should be treated long before they reach the most critical points in the disease process, and we're committed to addressing mental health B4Stage4.
  • National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse is a peer-run national technical assistance and resource center that fosters recovery, self-determination, and community inclusion.
  • SAMHSA's Evidence-Based Resources About Opiod Overdose contains a wide variety of downloadable resources available from SAMHSA and other federal partners about opioid overdose and other substance use and mental health topics to help communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others with the information and tools to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings.
  • SAMHSA'S Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) leads federal efforts to promote the prevention and treatment of mental disorders. SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) aims to develop comprehensive systems through providing national leadership in the development of policies, programs, and services to prevent the onset of substance misuse.
  • Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) WRAP is a simple and powerful process for creating the life and wellness you want. With WRAP, you can: Discover simple, safe, and effective tools to create and maintain wellness, develop a daily plan to stay on track with your life and wellness goals, identify what throws you off track and develop a plan to keep moving forward, gain support and stay in control even in a crisis.
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