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Health Resources Directory & Mental Health Orgs, Coalitions, Academies

Abuse

Reporting Child Abuse or Abuse of Vulnerable Adults
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
DSHS Hotline: 1-800-562-5624

The Childhelp USA ® National Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-4-A-CHILD ® 
(T.D.D.) 1-800-2-A-CHILD 

Verbal Abuse one of the worst forms of abuse anyone can experience in any ongoing relationship or association. Take the Verbal Abuse Self-Assessment Test (see orange text in the upper left hand corner of home page). Links to resources and information about verbal abuse.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
Whether you're looking for support, information, advice, or a referral, RAINN.org has trained support specialists who are ready to help.


ADD & ADHD

Childhood ADHDAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder -- From the viewpoint of the naturopathic practitioner. 

Adults with ADD: "Resources for Adults with ADD"

American Academy of Pediatrics: Diagnosis and Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Internet Mental HealthAmerican Vs. European Definitions of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

The Learning Zone: Classroom management and parent education, diagnosis, treatment, classroom management, parent education, behavior modification, communication and family relationships.

4ADHDSymptoms, Medications, Treatment: once called hyperkinesis, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is a behavioral disorder that usually expresses itself in early childhood.


Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol: Problems and Solutions, The host of this web site is David J. Hanson, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Potsdam.

Adult Children of Alcoholics: a 12-step program of men and women from alcoholic or other drug-affected homes seeking solutions to their problems.

Al-Anon and Alateen: for the family and friends of alcoholics.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Web site of the organization developed and conducted by alcoholics to help themselves attain and retain sobriety.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse: Links King County Mental Health, Chemical Abuse & Dependency Services Division (MHCADSD) links to external web sites in the hope that users will find useful reference material on mental health/chemical abuse related subjects.

National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors: examines alcohol and other drug-related issues.

National Counsel on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc: Founded in 1944 by Marty Mann, the first woman to find long-term sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) provides education, information, help and hope to the public.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. Publications in both English and Spanish.

SOBER Housing in Recovery

Oxford House: Clean & sober housing for alcoholics and addicts in recovery:  Oxford Houses of Washington State.


Allergy/Allergies

Allergies and Children: Information for parents of babies and children who are adopted, have special needs or were born premature.

Food Allergy Research and Education: Information about food allergies and publication of manufacturers recalls of food products.


Anger

Controlling Anger--Before It Controls Youan article presented by the American Psychological Association Online.

Taking Charge of Anger: All anger isn't bad. An article for kids on "Kids Health."


Anxiety

Anxiety Disorders Association of America: self-tests are available to help physicians and patients to recognize the signs of general anxiety disorder and other anxiety disorders.

Anxiety Disorders BookletsEducational material from the National Institute of Mental Health, available in English and Spanish.

Panic / Anxiety DisordersAbout.com extensive materials on panic disorder and anxiety and links to additional disorders.

Anxiety Disorder in Children and AdultsTwo doctors write about a wide variety of panic and anxiety disorders.

Anxiety Disorder Resource Centerprovides help and support for anxiety disorders including anxiety and panic attacks, social anxiety disorder, depression, and post traumatic stress disorder--and you can answer questionnaires for each disorder to learn more about the symptoms and whether or not you might have a particular disorder and also get information about treatment options. (The result will give you the percentage of possible symptoms--however, the questionnaires are not a substitute for medical diagnosis or advice. Please consult your doctor about your symptoms.)


Art Therapy

The Evergreen Art Therapy Association is an affiliate chapter of the American Art Therapy Association, with jurisdiction over the state of Washington.

Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transexual or Questioning Issues

Gay and Lesbian Organizations and Publications of the Northwest and British Columbia: and "organizations important to the GLBT community" an online resource from the University of Washington Libraries.

Information about Housing & Mortgages for Gay & Lesbian Couplesa guide from MortgageLoan.com to help explain the different approaches that same-sex couples can take to getting a mortgage, establishing ownership of a home, and creating legal documents that anticipate any legal or property-ownership issues that might occur if the couple breaks up or one partner dies.

Cancer

Online Cancer Guide -- A comprehensive resource providing information on various types of cancers such as prostrate cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, throat, blood cancer, brain cancer, bone cancer, etc. Also information about the causes of these cancers, symptoms, various treatment methods.

Chemotherapy and Beyond -- Scott Hamilton’s chemotherapy site offers the latest chemo information for cancer patients and their families, caregivers and friends.

Mesothelioma Common Questions What kinds of other resources are available for people with mesothelioma? 

The Mesothelioma Center is a cancer support website offering the comprehensive and updated information on asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. With over 3,000 pages of information, Asbestos.com provides a complete list of every doctor, and treatment facility in the U.S

Mesothelioma Resources Online: Help, answers, resources. Information on Mesothelioma Symptoms, Veterans and Mesothelioma, Treatment, Prognosis, Legal Options and much, much more.

International Myeloma Foundation, is a good resource for Patient-Family seminars with top experts in the field.

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, in the forefront of developing such drugs as Revlimid and others in the pipeline.

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, fighting all blood cancers including Multiple Myeloma.


Charity Giving

American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP) is a nationally prominent charity watchdog service whose purpose is to help donors make informed giving decisions. This web site will provide you with information about our organization, the charities we rate, and our method of grading charities.

BBB Wise Giving Alliance lists the current Better Business Bureau reports on charities and other soliciting organizations that solicit nationally.

Charity Navigator, America's premier independent charity evaluator, works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of America's largest charities.


Chemical Dependency Drug Addiction

Alcohol: Problems and Solutions, The host of this web site is David J. Hanson, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Potsdam.

Adult Children of Alcoholics: a 12-step program of men and women from alcoholic or other drug-affected homes seeking solutions to their problems.

Al-Anon and Alateen: for the family and friends of alcoholics.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Web site of the organization developed and conducted by alcoholics to help themselves attain and retain sobriety.

Canadian Centre on Substance AbuseThe Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA) is Canada’s national addictions agency. Our mission is to provide objective, evidence-based information and advice that will help reduce the health, social and economic harm associated with substance abuse and addictions.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America: weekly updates about public policy, membership and training activities.

Join Together: Communities working together to reduce substance abuse and gun violence.

Narcotics Anonymous: a community-based association of recovering drug addicts.

National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors: examines alcohol and other drug-related issues.

National Counsel on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc: Founded in 1944 by Marty Mann, the first woman to find long-term sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) provides education, information, help and hope to the public.

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: biomedical and behavioral research on the causes, consequences, treatment and prevention of alcoholism and alcohol-related problems. Publications in both English and Spanish.

National Institute on Drug Abuse: Index of Online Publications

Partnership for a Drug-Free America: a nonprofit coalition of communication, health, medical and educational professionals working to reduce illicit drug use and help people live healthy, drug-free lives.

SAMHSA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Alcoholism and Addiction: Substance Abuse Treatment Locator

SEATTLE AREA ALCOHOL / DRUG HOTLINES and TREATMENT RESOURCES: Compiled by Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, University of Washington

Thousands of Alcoholism and Addiction Resources -- SoberRecovery.com: hundreds of resources for addiction treatment and alcoholism treatment centers in the U.S., Canada, and Overseas. Opiate and prescription pill detox clinics using Suboxone and Subutex, medically-managed detoxification, and we offer help and information for heroin, cocaine, alcohol, and crystal meth rehab treatment programs. Residential, Day-Treatment, Outpatient and both 12 Step Programs or 12 Step Alternatives. There are troubled teen programs and schools for teenagers struggling with early addiction.

(See also Clean and Sober Activities, below)


CHILDREN dealing with tragic events or terrorism

Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Web site for kids: terrorism and national security.

Helping Children Cope With Loss, Death, and Grief Tips for Teachers and Parents: (a pdf document) from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

 

Existential Organizations

Existential Psychoanalytic Institute of Seattle is a contemporary psychoanalytic society, research institute, and clinic dedicated to the exploration and treatment of the human condition through a synthesis of existential analysis, traditional psychoanalysis, phenomenology, and critical philosophy.

Human Trafficking

Washington State Human Trafficking Help
The Attorney General's Office of Washington State fund and maintains the WaTraffickinghelp.org website.  Because labor and sex trafficking victims are often immigrants, the site is available in more than 100 languages.

International Organizations

International Association of Addiction and Offenders Counselorsan organization of professional counselors and other interested individuals who work in the addictions or forensic/criminal justice fields and advocate for the appropriate treatment for such client populations
International Association for Analytical Psychology(IAAP) was founded in 1955 and is the accrediting and regulatory organization for all professional analytical psychologistsÂ’ groups. The main objectives of the IAAP are to advance the understanding and utility of analytical psychology worldwide, and to ensure that the highest professional, scientific and ethical standards are maintained in the training and practice of analytical psychologists among its Member Groups.

International Association of Marriage and Family Counselorsa division of the American Counseling Association, promotes excellence in the practice of couples and family counseling.

International Coalition for Addiction Studies Educationa professional association of individuals, programs, and students specializing in addiction studies, including the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs, other addictions, counselor preparation, prevention and treatment, research, and public policy.


Incest Victim Support

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
Whether you're looking for support, information, advice, or a referral, RAINN.org has trained support specialists who are ready to help.

National Advocacy Organizations

NAMI Greater Seattle: Advocates of the Mentally Ill, listed as "co-founder and affiliate of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)." appears to be the new name (2004) for what was formally known as "Washington Advocates for the Mentally Ill."

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill(A nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses.)


National Addiction Associations

National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors the largest professional membership organization that serves counselors who specialize in addiction treatment.

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders: (Dedicated to alleviating eating disorders and promoting healthy lifestyle.)

National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems: represents all organizations serving people with psychiatric and substance abuse disorders.

National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivitynow known as SASH, the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health offering hope and valuable resources to those seeking information about sexual addiction.

National Eating Disorders Association: promoting public understanding of eating disorders and access to treatment.


National Counseling Associations

National Association of Social Workers: is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world.

National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists, Inc.:  is an educational, scientific, and professional organization dedicated to professionalizing the mental health specialty of hypnotherapy.

National Board for Certified Counselors: is an independent not-for-profit credentialing body for counselors, incorporated in 1982 to establish and monitor a national certification system, to identify those counselors who have voluntarily sought and obtained certification, and to maintain a register of those counselors.

National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification: is the nationally recognized credentialing organization for the profession of therapeutic recreation. Established in 1981, as an independent non-profit organization.

National Society of Genetic Counselors: is the leading voice, authority and advocate for the genetic counseling profession, and promotes the genetic counseling profession as a recognized and integral part of health care delivery, education, research and public policy.

National Guild of Hypnotists Washington: State chapter of NGH, a non-profit professional organization dedicated to the promotion of ethical stage hypnotists and hypnotherapists everywhere. The Washington State Chapter provides regular meetings and educational opportunities for hypnotherapists, stage hypnotists and other interested persons. NGHWA meetings are open to the general public.

National Rehabilitation Counseling Association: founded in 1958 as an organization to represent the unique concerns of practicing rehabilitation counselors. A Division of the National Rehabilitation Association, NRCA is the largest national organization representing rehabilitation counselors practicing in a variety of work settings.


Other National Organizations

Northwest Association of Domestic Violence Treatment Professionals: devoted to promoting victim safety and upholding perpetrator treatment standards.

National Association of Crime Victim Compensation Boards is an association of state boards that provide financial assistance to help families and victims of crime.

National Association of Drug Court Professionals: [Drug courts are special courts given the responsibility to handle cases involving substance-abusing offenders through comprehensive supervision, drug testing, treatment services and immediate sanctions and incentives.]

National Association of School Psychologists: represents and supports school psychology through leadership to enhance the mental health and educational competence of all children.

National Career Development Center: is a division of the American Counseling Association, promotes the career development of all people over the life span, provides service to the public and professionals involved with or interested in career development--including professional development activities, publications, research, public information, professional standards, advocacy, and recognition for achievement and service.

National Coalition of Mental Health RecoveryMental Health Consumer Protection

Pacific Northwest Organizations

Pacific Northwest Society of Jungian Analysts: is a group of licensed mental health professionals who have received specialized training in Analytical Psychology and are Certified as Jungian Analysts. The PNSJA is a member society of the International Association of Analytical Psychologists (IAAP).


Puget Sound Organizations

Puget Sound Adlerian Society: a nonprofit educational organization founded in 1975, the Puget Sound Adlerian Society offers information, referrals, workshops, courses, and other resources. They also offer seminars, workshops, and other events for counselors, therapists, social workers, educators, school counselors, parents, parent educators, and psychologists, with CE hours and clock hours.

Puget Sound Group Psychotherapy Network: a regional affiliate of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, is a professional organization with the mission of providing education, information, and resources regarding group therapy.

Puget Sound Network for Compassionate Communication: is a regional non-profit association of volunteers that offers regional support for The Center for Nonviolent Communication, a global organization whose vision we share by living and teaching the process of nonviolent communication, which strengthens the ability of people to connect compassionately with themselves and with one another, to share resources, and to resolve conflicts.

Rape Victim Support

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
Whether you're looking for support, information, advice, or a referral, RAINN.org has trained support specialists who are ready to help.

Seattle and Southwest Washington

Seattle Counselors Association: a local professional organizations where greater Seattle area counselors, therapists and social workers meet, network and gain professional training CEUs.

Southwestern Washington Association for Behavioral Therapy: an organization for mental health counselors--primarily in the Lacey, Olympia, Rainier, and Tumwater, Washington area--with monthly networking and educational opportunities.


Social Work

Social Work Action Network: a resource for social workers, offering resources and links to associations and additional general social work information.


Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia.com: Extensive information for family and friends - resources, success stories, support groups.

United States

United States Association for Body Psychotherapy: founded in 1996, the USABP was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1997. Body Psychotherapy is an inclusive field that draws from many eras and traditions including the ancient traditions of intuitive and natural healing, the somatic psychotherapies, the American Dance Therapy tradition, the psychoanalytic field, and the more modern traditions of Humanistic, Existential, and Phenomenological psychology. The need for healing the mind-body split is the hallmark of Body Psychotherapy.

Washington State Associations

Washington Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers

Washington Association of Designated Mental Health Professionals: [AKA: Washington State Designated Mental Health Professionals] See: counselor acronyms, MHP.

Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy: a division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Washington Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers: part of the national Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers.

Washington Career Development Association: one of the divisions of Washington Counseling Association.

Washington Counseling Association: a state chapter of the American Counseling Association.

Washington Mental Health Counselors Association: is the professional organization working exclusively to meet the needs of Licensed Mental Health Counselors in Washington State. WMHCA is chartered through the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), our national professional organization.

Washington Professional Counselors Association: In September 2006, registered counselors began meeting and organizing in order to respond to the proposed legislation intended to eliminate registered counselors in Washington State. They incorporated, hired a lobbyist, and managed to defeat the bill in 2007.

Washington School Counselor Association: one of the divisions of Washington Counseling Association.

Washington State Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors: a division of Washington Counseling Association.

Washington State Association of Drug Court Professionals: Drug courts work with persons who are being charged with felony drug offenses and give them the opportunity to participate in treatment as an alternative to jail time.

Washington State Association of Independent Outpatient Providers: a professional organization for Washington state approved outpatient chemical dependency treatment providers.

Washington State Association of School Psychologists: promotes the educational and mental health needs of all children and youth and promotes the interests and advancement of the profession of School Psychology. [Thanks to John MacDonald, Poulsbo, WA]

Washington State Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers: a membership organization with a dual mission of enhancing the profession of social work and promoting diversity, inclusion and social justice.

Washington State Public Health Association: an affiliate of the American Public Health Association, has been a leading voice for public health since 1935.

Washington State Psychological Association: has represented the profession of psychology in the State of Washington for more than 50 years. [Thanks to John MacDonald, Poulsbo, WA]


Washington State Coalitions

The Coalition: The Coalition of Mental Health Professionals and Consumers.  The Washington State Coalition of Mental Health Professionals and Consumers is dedicated to advocating and supporting ethical mental health treatment. We promote mental health benefits as a vital component of standard medical care.

Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs: a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to unite agencies engaged in the elimination of sexual violence, through education, advocacy, victim services, and social change.

Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence: offers a broad range of information: Are you abusing?, DV victims & survivors, teens and dating violence, "get help in your state (a US directory), info for kids and service providers, and what you can do to help.

Washington State Coalition of Mental Health Professionals and Consumers: Created in early 1994,The Washington State Coalition of Mental Health Professionals and Consumers is a multi-disciplinary group of mental health professionals and consumers that work to ensure that health care insurance plans in include mental health benefits as a vital component.


Washington State Society Groups

Washington State Society for Clinical Social Workis a professional group or society of graduate degreed social workers who practice clinical social work. They are a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization which promotes and advances specialization of clinical practice within the social work profession. Our members practice throughout the state of Washington.


Washington State Advocacy

Washington Protection and Advocacy System: is a private, non-profit organization (services are free) that has been protecting the rights of people with disabilities in the state of Washington since 1972. Every state and territory of the United States has a similar organization, designated to provide independent protection and advocacy services to eligible people.


Washington State Human Trafficking Help

The Attorney General Office of Washington State funds and maintains the WaTraffickingHelp.org website.  Because labor and sex trafficking victims are often immigrants, the state provides the website in over 100 languages.

 

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