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National and Government-Level Organizations
On this page: organizations that track, advocate, and raise awareness around mental health and substance abuse.
Mental Health America
Mental Health America (MHA) is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all. MHA’s work is driven by its 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; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need them; with recovery as the goal.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
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. The site is available in English and Spanish. It also offers accessibility features.
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
The mission of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism is to generate and disseminate fundamental knowledge about the effects of alcohol on health and well-being, and apply that knowledge to improve diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems, including alcohol use disorder, across the lifespan. Includes resources for the public as well as healthcare professionals.
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Our mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health.
National Institute on Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. The site has a rich collection of resources, including fact sheets, news, research, and information on clinical trials.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. The site includes government reports, public-facing information, and links to practioner-training programs.
*All descriptions adapted from each organization's 'About' page.