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 Early Assessment and Support Alliance is a network of programs and individuals across Oregon who are focused on providing rapid identification, support, assessment and treatment for teenagers and young adults who are experiencing the early signs of psychosis. EASA is designed as a transitional program, with the goal of providing the education and resources the person needs to be successful in the long-term. Most individuals participate in EASA for about two years, although that time frame varies.
Autism is the fastest growing developmental disability in Oregon – and the world. If you haven’t already, you will meet someone with autism. The Autism Society of Oregon is Oregon’s leading organization providing resources, education, advocacy and support for individuals and families living with autism.
Portland Aspergers Network is a parent support organization in Portland, Oregon. PAN assists families and people living with Asperger's Syndrome, High Functioning Autism (HFA), PDD-NOS and an umbrella of high-functioning autism spectrum disorders.
Adult Asperger & Autism Portland Support Group is a collaborative, peer-facilitated support group run by and for late-diagnosed mature autistic (ASD) adults who live in or who have recently moved to the Portland, Oregon metro area. The group addresses concerns related to housing, access to community resource providers and agencies, employment and adult relationships.
OFSN is a statewide non-profit organization that supports families who are raising a child with significant mental health challenges.
OFSN provides education, support and advocacy for individual families and support systems.
DHS works hard to help children be healthy and safe, but the public also plays a key role in helping children in danger.
Drug Rehabilitation facilities listings in Oregon.
Over 20 years of experience helping seniors and families at no cost, helping families locate Assisted Living, Residential Care, Retirement Living, Adult Foster Care, Skilled Nursing and Dementia/Alzheimer’s Care Communities. Upon request, they will be your tour guide through the community of your choice. They gather information from you regarding care needs along with personal and family preferences in order to recommend the appropriate type of community. Next they match your requirements such as care, services, medication management, meals, activities, location, cost, room availability, etc.
Based in Seattle, this is a global community for advice, emotional support, best practices, created by people with Asperger’s. (Note: there are some excellent free materials but they also have information to purchase.)
An autistic adult in the Portland metro area who is a mentor, consultant, and speaker with a passion for guiding families, professionals, and individuals on the autism spectrum. Jonathan was a long-time member of the Autism Society of Oregon’s Board of Directors.
On Facebook. This page by a late-diagnosed autistic adult in Oregon is about “Not Fighting Autism, working with it.”
The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD. We work to assure that the latest research findings help those exposed to trauma.
A GriefShare support group is a safe, welcoming place where people understand the difficult emotions of grief. Through this 13-week group, you’ll discover what to expect in the days ahead and what’s “normal” in grief. Since there are no neat, orderly stages of grief, you’ll learn helpful ways of coping with grief, in all its unpredictability—and gain solid support each step of the way.
The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a resource website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them. The Directory provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. Visitors can find information on a variety of topics that supply an abundance of vetted resources.
Autism news and resources: from autistic people, professionals, and parents
Getting help in the first stages of psychosis offers the best chance for full recovery. It is also a time when risks to health and well-being are highest. The goal of getting into specialized support early is to set off on a smoother path to wellness, allowing you to get back to the life you want to live sooner. Learn more about early psychosis treatment and find the center nearest you.
The purpose of this directory is to create a database and directory of early intervention programs for psychosis within the U.S. Additional goals include helping people find resources in their communities and facilitating a communicated network among these programs. This information is up-to-date as of May 15th, 2016, but its relevance may change as programs do.
This booklet is designed to introduce school professionals to the core competencies of detection, referral, and support of students experiencing the early signs of psychosis. It aims to assist school professionals in: Recognizing the early symptoms of psychosis; understanding the causes of psychosis; utilizing a Learning Support Toolkit of easy-to-use student support strategies; and facilitating referrals to mental health resources.
MentalHealth.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information. MentalHealth.gov aims to educate and guide the general public, health and emergency preparedness professional, policy makers, government and business leaders, school systems, and local communities.
DBSA envisions wellness for people living with depression and bipolar disorder and provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.
Website of Stephen Shore with a goal of helping “people appreciate those on the autism spectrum for who they are and participate with them to develop strengths and make accommodations for challenges.”
Insights from Chris Bonnello, an autistic adult, who is a teacher, author and speaker
Website of Maxfield Sparrow, an autistic author, artist, advocate and speaker.
Official website of Dr. Temple Grandin, one of the best-known autistic adults and an accomplished author is both autism and animal husbandry.
Pat Deagan is another person with schizophrenia who has written lots of self-help materials and has a lot to teach.
Dr. Fred Frese is a psychologist who has specialized in the area of schizophrenia for over forty years. Diagnosed with the condition when he was 25, he has worked tirelessly as a practitioner and advocate for consumers and their families. His website his a wealth of information.
An excellent collection of stories from people who have experienced schizophrenia, new research, and resources.
Mary Ellen Copeland's site has a number of excellent articles on recovery. Her booklet, "Wellness Recovery Action Plan" is recommended. She also great resources for fibromyalgia and other chronic illnesses.
Lots of resources for people in recovery.
A handbook for families and friends of individuals with psychiatric disorders.
We help people understand, manage, and treat trauma and dissociation.
We offer support groups for caregivers and individuals living with Alzheimer's or other dementia. All support groups are facilitated by trained individuals. Both in-person and virtual support groups are offered.