Giving this thread a bump, wanted to name a few places...
Mental illness affects so many people and yet so many of these illnesses are still in the dark ages as far as treatment, stigma and support goes. It can take otherwise healthy, wonderful people - often teenagers and young adults - and put them and their families into a living nightmare for which there is no clear cure, little understanding and little help. And because of all this and more, it can be tragically fatal.
Considering the large percentage of the population that have various mental illnesses, there is a shocking lack of research, funds and awareness going towards mental illness compared to other illnesses.
Please take a moment to read more about it, or donate to either of these groups that strive to better the situation...
NAMI - (National Alliance on Mental Illness):
--At the heart of NAMI's mission is our grassroots and the sharing of information with people with mental illness, their families, friends, mental health professionals, and the general public. NAMI strives to offer hope, reform and health to our American community through support, education , and advocacy efforts. Research is constantly providing us with new information about the brain and the nature of mental illnesses and, consequently, more effective treatments.
Donate to NAMI
NARSAD (previously known as the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression) is a private, nonprofit group that raises money for research into mental illness.
Donate to NARSAD