This text gives information and summaries of various mental disorders and possible treatment. The text also offers alternate policies and systems of dealing with these disorders.
Private and Public Protection: Civil Mental Health Legislation, Atkinson, J. (2006, Edinburgh, Dunedin Academic Press)
This article gives details of the laws surrounding the area of mental health
This is a collection of six papers that address the effect mental illnesses have across the world, the necessary increase of resources and methods of prevention. It also explores how this can be achieved in low and middle income countries.
This guide gives a summary of the Mental Health Act - A group of laws surrounding mental in the UK.
The Mental Health Foundation is a UK charity which carries out research and campaigns to improve services available to those affected by mental health problems.
This charity started in Ivory Coast and Benin provides mental health sufferers with shelter. It also helps to raise awareness of the issue to dis-encourage the in-humane treatment of people with a mental illness. The website has English, French and Italian versions.
The UK government's site that advises British citizens on their rights and options if they are diagnosed with a mental illness. It also describes the laws governing mental illness and the community care options available.
Organization working towards the reduction of stigma towards mental illness.
Mind is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.
A website dedicated to helping people understand their illness which can help them reintegrate with society.
Helps to understand the symptoms and diagnosis of mental disorders. Good for further research of disorders.
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. It has done lots of research on mental health which can be found on this site.
SANE was established in 1986 to improve the quality of life for people affected by mental illness. SANE campaigns to combat stigma and ignorance and improve care, giving nearly 400 interviews each year on national and local television and radio, generating hundreds of column inches in the press and participating in government and professional initiatives.