NIH’s mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.
NIH is made up of 27 Institutes and Centers, each with a specific research agenda, often focusing on particular diseases or body systems. All but three receive their funding directly from Congress and administrate their own budgets.
More than 80% of the NIH’s budget goes to more than 300,000 research personnel at over 3,000 universities and research institutions. In addition, about 6,000 scientists work in NIH’s own laboratories, most of which are on the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The main campus is also home to the NIH Clinical Center, the largest hospital in the world totally dedicated to clinical research.
(courtesy of the National Institute of Health @ www.nih.gov)
The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure.
For the Institute to continue fulfilling this vital public health mission, it must foster innovative thinking and ensure that a full array of novel scientific perspectives are used to further discovery in the evolving science of brain, behavior, and experience. In this way, breakthroughs in science can become breakthroughs for all people with mental illnesses.
(courtesy of the National Institute of Mental Health @ www.nimh.nih.gov )
Family Counseling Connection provides individual, family, and group counseling by experienced, masters-level therapists. These professionals help individuals deal with situations involving a variety of family and relationship problems, anxiety, depression, sexual assault related issues, and many other situations. We also provide adult and juvenile sex offender treatment as a measure to prevent future abuse.
(courtesy of Family Counseling Connection @ www.familycounselingconnection.org/index.html)
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the nation’s leading organization bringing together people across communities and backgrounds to understand and prevent suicide, and to help heal the pain it causes. Individuals, families, and communities who have been personally touched by suicide are the moving force behind everything we do.
- We strive for a world that is free of suicide.
- We support research, because understanding the causes of suicide is vital to saving lives.
- We educate others in order to foster understanding and inspire action.
- We offer a caring community to those who have lost someone they love to suicide, or who are struggling with thoughts of suicide themselves.
- We advocate to ensure that federal, state, and local governments do all they can to prevent suicide, and to support and care for those at risk.
(courtesy of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention@ http://www.afsp.org/)
Who We Are
PPARxWV is a program that connects qualified, low-income people with discount prescription drugs, direct from the pharmaceutical manufacturer.
Our mission is to increase awareness of and enrollment in existing patient assistance programs for those who may be eligible. PPARxWV offers a single point of access to public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies.
Go to www.pparxwv.org/ to sign up.
(courtesy of PPARxWV @ www.pparxwv.org.)
Psych Central is the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health and psychology network. Since 1995, it has been run by mental health professionals offering reliable, trusted information and over 160 support groups to consumers. We are today’s modern voice for mental health information and advocacy and have the broadest online reach and recognition of any mental health network online today, touching the lives of over 1.5 million people around the world every month.
Psych Central was named one of the 50 Best Websites for 2008 by TIME, and has been indexed within Forbes Magazine’sBest of the Web directory. Psych Central has been noted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, L.A.Times, TIME, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, the Washington Post, USA Today, USA Weekend, The Village Voice, Business Week, Forbes Magazine,and dozens of other publications. We are currently celebrating our 15th year online.
(courtesy of www.psychcentral.com)
“This website is a service for people who are seeking information about DBT (Dialectal Behavior Therapy).” It has a lot of really great worksheets and exercises that are quite helpful if you cannot afford a DBT workbook or if you need to find somthing a little different.
(courtesy of www.dbtselfhelp.com/index.html)