Web sites of interest


American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professionalorganization that represents psychology in the United States. The mission ofthe APA is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychologicalknowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives. You can find informationon many topics related to mental health as well as news and events related topsychology.


National Institute of Mental Health

The mission of the national Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure.  You will find information about mental health topics, publications, clinical trials, statistics as well as NIMH announcements about mental health throughout the United States and Globally on this website.


Search Institute

The Search Institute, based out of Minneapolis, MN, is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities.  Search Institute is a leading global innovator in discovering what children and adolescents need to become caring, healthy, and responsible adults. Drawing on extensive research, Search Institute brings hopeful solutions to pressing challenges in the lives of young people and their communities.

The organization has researched 40 Developmental Assets that are common sense, positive experiences and qualities that help influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible adults.  Because of its basis in youth development, resiliency, and prevention research and its proven effectiveness, the Developmental Assets framework has become the single most widely used approach to positive youth development in the United States.  You can learn about these 40 Assets by visiting the website.


Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is a national non-profit, tax-exempt (Section 501 (c) (3) ) organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD. The site also publishes a variety of printed materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with AD/HD. These materials include Attention! magazine, the CHADD Information and Resource Guide to AD/HD, News From CHADD, a free electronically mailed current events newsletter, as well as other publications of specific interest to educators, professionals and parents.


Pacer Center

PACER Center is a parent training and information center for families of children and youth with all disabilities from birth through 21 years old. Located in Minneapolis, it serves families across the nation, as well as those in Minnesota. Parents can find publications, workshops, and other resources to help make decisions about education, vocational training, employment, and other services for their children with disabilities.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)
This free and confidential website and 24-hour/7 day-week hotline is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call will be routed to the nearest crisis center to you. You may call for yourself or someone you care about to a network of more than 140 crisis centers nationwide.

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