When you or a loved one is in need of mental health support, treatment or services, it’s difficult to know where to start. No doubt you have a lot of questions, bigger questions than what could possibly be answered by one person or one website. But the first step in a healthy direction is always worth taking.

Below, you’ll find a list of national resources that we hope will be of value to you in your quest to learn more about behavioral health.

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention – The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention is a nonprofit organization devoted to transforming health systems and reducing the number of suicides with innovative suicide prevention and care.

American Psychological Association – The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States.

National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems – The National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) offers advocacy as well as clinical, financial and administrative resources for psychiatric patients and providers.

National Alliance on Mental Illness – The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help support and advocacy organization for consumers, families and friends of those affected by mental illness.

National Mental Health Information Center – The National Mental Health Information Center provides mental illness facts, mental health services and health tips.