National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
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.
Through the exchange of information, experience, and ideas, PsychU aims to shift the current trajectory of mental health care and improve the future outlook for individuals with mental illnesses. The following organizations share this vision, and stand alongside PsychU as contributing partners and supporters.
The U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress (Psych Congress) is the nation¹s largest independent, cross-discipline educational conference for
mental health and primary care clinicians who seek to increase their knowledge, confidence, and abilities related to psychopharmacology,
psychotherapy and wellness. The 29th annual Psych Congress is being held from October 21-24, 2016 in San Antonio, TX.
Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. Our work is driven by our commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, and integrated care and treatment for those who need it, with recovery as the goal. Much of our current work is guided by the Before Stage 4 (#B4Stage4) philosophy – that mental health conditions should be treated long before they reach the most critical points in the disease process
CURRENT PSYCHIATRY, along with its Web site, www.CurrentPsychiatry.com, provides psychiatric practitioners with peer-reviewed, practical advice by leading authorities, emphasizing solutions to common clinical problems. Articles are solicited by an independent editorial board, undergo reader testing and peer review before publication, and are edited by a staff of professional medical journalists. Approaching its 15th year of publication, CURRENT PSYCHIATRY also delivers live educational events and print and digital custom educational programs, and maintains a close partnership with the indexed Annals of Clinical Psychiatry, official publication of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists.
The Community Behavioral Health Association of Maryland (CBH) is the statewide professional organization for Maryland's network of community-based programs that serve the 160,000 children and adults who use Maryland's public mental health system. Its 52 member agencies are mission-driven providers of safety net behavioral health services. Most are nonprofit organizations that have been breaking new ground for at least three decades in the areas of community-based treatment, rehabilitation, residential services, vocational supports, and crisis services for children with serious emotional disabilities and adults with long term mental illnesses."
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading peer-directed national organization focusing on the two most prevalent mental health conditions, depression and bipolar disorder, which affect more than 21 million Americans, account for 90% of the nation's suicides every year, and cost $23 billion in lost workdays and other workplace losses.
DBSA's peer-based, wellness-oriented, and empowering services and resources are available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them-online 24/7, in local support groups, in audio and video casts, or in printed materials distributed by DBSA, our chapters, and mental health care facilities across America.
Through more than 700 support groups and nearly 300 chapters, DBSA reaches millions of people each year with in-person and online peer support; current, readily understandable information about depression and bipolar disorder; and empowering tools focused on an integrated approach to wellness.
DBSA is led by and created for individuals living with a mood disorder, and that experience informs everything that we do.
Founded in 1968, AAS promotes suicide as a research discipline, public awareness programs, public education and training for professionals and volunteers. The membership of AAS includes mental health and public health professionals, researchers, suicide prevention and crisis intervention centers, school districts, crisis center volunteers, survivors of suicide loss, attempt survivors, and a variety of lay persons who have in interest in suicide prevention. You can learn more about AAS at www.suicidology.org.
BrainFutures is a nonprofit providing unbiased, rigorously-vetted information about brain fitness and illness treatment resulting from breakthroughs in neuroplasticity to care providers, educators, employers, payers and the public. BrainFutures’ fall conference focuses on latest research, innovative treatment, technology advances and self-care solutions in
• New treatment technologies
• Youth & Learning
• Healthy Aging
Centerstone is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit providers of community-based behavioral healthcare, offering a full range of mental health services, substance abuse treatment and intellectual and developmental disabilities services in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, and Tennessee. Last year, we served 84,000 individuals and families. We seek to prevent and cure mental illness and addiction.
Global Medical Education (GME) is a medical education company, focusing primarily on psychiatry, that offers free, timely, unbiased, evidence-based information from the world’s leading experts to clinicians around the world, through a variety of formats, including:
The mission of the Hope for Depression Research Foundation (HDRF) is to fund cutting-edge, scientific research into the origins, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of depression and its related mood and other emotional disorders – bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorder and suicide.
In 2010, HDRF launched its Depression Task Force (DTF) – an outstanding collaboration of seven leading scientists, at the frontiers of brain science, from different research institutions across the U.S. and Canada. These scientists have developed an unprecedented research plan that integrates the most advanced knowledge in genetics, epigenetics, molecular biology, electrophysiology, and brain imaging. To accelerate breakthrough research, they share ongoing results, in real time, at a centralized data bank, the HDRF Data Center.
NJAMHAA’s mission is to promote the value of its member organizations by providing advocacy, visibility and professional development to facilitate their economic viability, which is essential to ensure their ongoing capacity to deliver quality, cost-effective healthcare and social services and supports to those they serve.
The Mission of the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN) is to support advanced-practice psychiatric-mental health nurses in promoting mental health care, literacy, and policy worldwide.
The practices of ISPN are to:
1. Strengthen the presence and voice of advanced practice psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nurses through contributions to standards, curricula, and public policy statements that promote equitable quality mental health care for individuals, families and communities;
2. Promote advanced practice psychiatric nurses to deliver lifespan mental health care and literacy education to clients, families, and communities;
3. Promote members’ research and the development of scholarship through funding, presentations, and publications;
4. Support members’ efforts to collaborate with clients, families, communities, and national and international partners to address mental health issues; and
5. Provide education, leadership development, and networking for members through conferences, online resources, service opportunities, and partnerships.
Families for Depression Awareness is a national nonprofit organization helping families recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicides.
Our purpose is:
- To help families recognize and manage depression and bipolar disorder.
- To eliminate the stigma associated with mood disorders.
- To unite families and help them heal in coping with depression and bipolar disorder.
All of our programs and services can be accessed at www.familyaware.org
Black Nurses Rock is the second national black nurse organization and represents over 150,000 African American nurses and students from the USA, Canada, Eastern Caribbean, Africa, Japan, and Germany. It is a powerful forum for Black Nurses to share their stories, insights and opinions. As the Trusted Voice for Black Nurses, we not only facilitate communication, but also act as a catalyst of change, bringing light and life to vital issues.
The Indo-American Psychiatric Association (IAPA) is a professional, not-for-profit organization. Its membership is open to Psychiatrists of Indian origin. It is estimated there are about 7000 Psychiatrists of Indian origin in the USA, and they are the largest minority group in the American Psychiatric Association (APA).
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About National Alliance for Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions
The National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (National Alliance), formerly known as NBCH, is focused on promoting innovation to improve health, wellbeing, and value for companies and communities across the country. Over the past 24 years, the National Alliance has provided expertise, resources and a voice to its member coalitions across the country, representing each regional coalition at the national level. The National Alliance and its members are dedicated to value-based purchasing of health care services through the collective action of public and private purchasers. We also spread the tenets and practical applications of community health reform to areas where employers have yet to organize their purchasing power and seek to accelerate the nation's progress towards safe, efficient, high-quality health care and the improved health status of the American population.
Mental Health Initiative
The National Alliance is helping to set a collective agenda to "move mountains" for mental health in the workplace. Recognizing the concerns and opportunities, leading advocates and advocacy organizations have partnered together to define a framework to move the needle for mental health on a national level. This Initiative is helping to break the silence and advance an agenda of inclusion, quality and accountability so that stakeholders integrate mental health into a more holistic view of total health and wellbeing.
In early 2016, thought leaders from across the country engaged with the National Alliance in a thoughtful and rich dialogue about the role and benefits of wellbeing. From this dialogue, the Wellbeing Initiative was born and with it, this inner circle has been developing a foundational approach that, at its core, looks at the influence of and benefits of wellbeing to employers, communities and health systems. With continued development and dissemination, this new approach has the potential to better engage the C-Suite and help drive improved sustainability and performance of our people and our organizations.
Rapps Pharmacy group specializes in serving the medication needs of organizations who serves persons with mental illnesses.
The Rapps Pharmacy group operates from three locations: Plainfield, Belleville and Farmingdale, New Jersey
The Rapps Pharmacy Group employs a facilities division whose sole purpose is to serve organizations and mental illness facilities.
Customized packaging, customized delivery schedules and customized reporting are a few of the most attractive capabilities of the Rapps Group.
OPEN MINDS is the premier market intelligence and management support firm specializing in the sectors of the health and human service field serving consumers with chronic conditions and complex support needs.
The mission of OPEN MINDS is to provide health and human service payers and provider organizations – and the organizations that serve them – with the market and management knowledge needed to improve their organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
InnovaTel Telepsychiatry is a group of highly qualified psychiatrists. We provide care exclusively through a telepsychiatry modality with many years of experience perfecting the connectivity and workflow. Our psychiatrists have many years of training and experience in general, child and adolescent psychiatry. Our primary objective is to provide care to remote and underserved populations via HIPAA compliant, secure teleconferencing.
We contract with community based mental health agencies with the goal of providing timely access to high quality evidenced based care. We understand the challenges in community based clinics and look to be a true partner in care.
The Inpathy marketplace is an online platform for behavioral health care services. Individuals can connect to all levels of behavioral health professionals for videoconferencing sessions that are secure and HIPAA-compliant. Inpathy providers offer online services including psychotherapy, assessment, consultation and medication management. With the flexibility to access behavioral health sessions from home, health care offices or any other private space with internet, the Inpathy marketplace makes both delivering and receiving care more convenient. The Inpathy marketplace is a product of InSight, the leading national telebehavioral health service provider with a mission to increase access to behavioral health care.
SageSurfer is a privately held, US based software company focussed on mental health and substance abuse. Over the past 2 years, the company developed the Collaborative Care Connection platform, which is being used by multiple govt agencies and NGOs across the country. The platform is a HIPAA compliant web based networked solution that fulfills an important and unfulfilled need in the delivery of integrated care for Mental & Behavioral Health, Developmental Services and Substance Abuse programs.
This first of a kind solution targets public and private health care providers through a care coordination platform that improves access to information, resources, crisis management, analytics and ultimately their ability to deliver services. It also positions patients or consumers at the center of an ecosystem involving multi agency teams and gives them the opportunity to advocate for their own care.
Trinitas Regional Medical Center (TRMC), 225 Williamson Street, Elizabeth, NJ, is a major center for comprehensive health services for those who live and work in Central New Jersey. Offering 549 beds, Trinitas is distinguished by no less than ten Centers of Excellence, which include: the Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center; the Trinitas School of Nursing; the Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine; the Sleep Disorders Center; cardiology services, maternal/child health services; diabetes management; women’s services, renal care; behavioral health services, and senior services. The Department of Behavioral Health & Psychiatry offers one of the most comprehensive services in the state for the psychiatric treatment of children and adults. The Trinitas School of Nursing, the sixth largest nursing school in the nation, offers a diploma in nursing as well as an Associate in Science Degree and has a diverse student body of more than 2,000 students. The National League for Nursing recently accorded the Trinitas School of Nursing its designation as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education. TRMC serves as the Center for End-Stage Renal Care for Eastern Union County. TRMC is a Catholic teaching medical center sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in partnership with Elizabethtown Healthcare Foundation. For more information please call (908) 994-5138 or visit: www.TrinitasRMC.org
South Coast Psychiatry is a concierge, multidisciplinary outpatient psychiatric practice in Orange County, providing the highest level of psychiatric care for kids, adolescents and adults. Our clinicians at South Coast Psychiatry provide comprehensive psychiatric assessments, psychotherapy, medication management, individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, CBT, DBT and a wide range of Group Therapy offerings. Our skilled team of psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioner and clinical therapists work collaboratively to treat everything from ADHD, to anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, substance abuse/addictions, personality issues, family issues, marital conflict, as well as offering mindfulness based treatments, and both executive and life coaching. Please visit our website, and our Facebook page, call or email us for more information about our concierge psychiatric services, our biopsychosocial approach to treatment, and how we can help you or a loved one move forward.
MyHealios is the leading caregiver telehealth solution in the area of Alzheimer’s and Mental Health. Designed exclusively for caregivers, MyHealios online services provide a specialized, high-quality, and highly professional approach to psychoeducation, therapy, and skill building. The service has been proven to change caregiving behavior in SPMI and AD, resulting in decreased caregiver burden and distress. Additionally, the unique telehealth solution has removed barriers to clinical trial participation.