National. 300+ affiliated groups. Founded 1986. Mutual support and information for persons with depression and bipolar disorder and their families. Provides education on the nature of depressive illnesses. Advocacy for research and improved access to care. Scheduled online support group meetings (Mon., Tues. and Wed.), annual conference, guidelines for developing support groups and quarterly newsletter. Face-to-face support group listings on website. Write: 730 N. Franklin St. Suite 501 Chicago, IL 60610 Voice: 1-800-826-3632 or 312-642-0049 (Mon.-Fri., 8:30am-5pm CST) Fax: 312-642-7243 Website: http://www.dbsalliance.org Verified: 7/31/2012
(BILINGUAL) International. 600+ members; support networks in 48 states and 25 countries. Founded 1987. Goal is to increase the awareness of the emotional changes women often experience during pregnancy and after the birth of a baby. Information on diagnosis and treatment of postpartum depression. Provides education, advocacy and annual conference. Encourages formation of support groups. Helps strengthen existing groups. Phone support, referrals, literature and newsletter. Write: Postpartum Support International 6706 SW 54th Ave. Portland, CO 97219 Voice: 1-800-944-4773 Fax: 503-894-9452 Website: http://www.postpartum.net E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 7/26/2012
International. 50 affiliated groups. Founded 1985. 12-Step. Program to help depressed persons believe and hope they can feel better. Newsletter, phone support, workshops, conferences, seminars, information and referrals. Information packet and assistance starting a similar group available. Write: Depressed Anonymous Box 17414 Louisville, KY 40217 Voice: Hugh 502-569-1989 Website: http://www.depressedanon.com Verified: 8/3/2012
National. Founded 1999. 12-Step. Fellowship for men, women and children whose lives have been affected by a family member's depression. Members share hope, strength and experience in order to grow emotionally and spiritually. Write: Dep-Anon P.O. Box 17414 Louisville, KY 40217 Voice: 502-569-1989 Website: http://www.depressedanon.com Verified: 8/3/2012
International. 600 groups. Founded 1937. Mental health self-help organization that offers weekly peer-led meetings for people suffering from various emotional and mental conditions. Telephone and internet-based meetings available. Principles parallel those found in cognitive-behavioral therapy. Teaches people how to change their thoughts, reactions and behaviors that cause their physical and emotional symptoms. Write: Recovery International 105 W. Adams St., Suite 2940 Chicago, IL 60603 Voice: 1-866-221-0302 or 312-337-5661 Fax: 312-726-4446 Website: http://www.lowselfhelpsystems.org Verified: 7/18/2012
Online. Site provides information posted by members to provide support to families of children or teens with bipolar disorder. Offers message boards, support group information, community center and general information. Website: http://www.bpkids.org Verified: 6/29/2012
Online. 7080 members. Founded 1995. Support for parents of a child with one of the many behavior disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiance disorder, bipolar disorder, conduct disorder, depression, anxiety and substance abuse. Parents of children all ages welcome. Website: http://www.conductdisorders.com Verified: 6/29/2012
International. 143 groups. Founded in 1957. 12-Step. Group offers mutual help, friendship, community, education and leadership. Focuses on recovery and personal growth. Open to all including those with mental health issues, depression, anxiety, grief, fears, etc. Write: GROW in America P.O. Box 3667 Champaign, IL 61826 Voice: 1-888-741-4769 Website: http://www.growinamerica.org Verified: 7/24/2012
Online. Provides support for people diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective, bipolar disorders, their family and caregivers. Site includes a live chat room. Website: http://schizoaffective.org E-mail: email@example.com Verified: 7/2/2012
International. 784 chapters. Founded 1971. Fellowship for people experiencing emotional difficulties. Uses the 12-step program sharing experiences, strengths and hopes in order to improve emotional health. Books and literature available to new and existing groups. Guidelines available to help start a similar group. Write: Emotions Anonymous P.O. Box 4245 St. Paul, MN 55104-0245 Voice: 651-647-9712 Fax: 651-647-1593 Website: http://www.emotionsanonymous.org E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Verified: 8/22/2012
Online. A peer-run social networking site for individuals afflicted with anxiety disorders, family members as well as those who have managed to overcome them. Support groups, live chat, blogs, information on anxiety and more. Covers generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder (SAD), general and specific phobias, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, separation anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression. Website: http://www.anxietysocialnet.com Verified: 7/11/2012
National network. Founded 1980. Listing of state-by-state local support groups, brochures, information about anxiety disorders, local listing of healthcare professionals providing treatment for anxiety disorders and a national listing of clinical trials provided free. Promotes the prevention, treatment and cure of anxiety and stress-related disorders through advocacy, education, training, and research. Write: Anxiety and Depression Assoc. Americ 8730 Georgia Ave., Suite 600 Silver Spring, MD 20910 Voice: 240-485-1001 Fax: 240-485-1035 Website: http://www.adaa.org Verified: 7/18/2012
Online. A community of women who are affected by postpartum mood disorders. Website: http://www.ppdsupportpage.com Verified: 8/15/2012
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