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What To Do If You Are In Trouble With The Law: A guide for Mental Health Consumers in Tennessee

You Can Help When Someone With Mental Illness Has Been Arrested: A guide for Family Members and Advocates in Tennessee

Where to Find Help in Tennessee - This page contains a listing of Tennessee Regional and County MH/DD and MR resources

Tennessee Criminal Justice / Mental Health Liason Project - a community project that examines the issues affecting adults with serious mental illness who are involved in the criminal justice system. The purpose of the project is to facilitate communication/coordination between the community, the criminal justice and the mental health systems to achieve common goals; to support the establishment of services that would promote diversion activities; and provide liaison activities for adults with serious mental illness who are incarcerated or at risk of incarceration. The success of the projects depends greatly on community support and the willingness of communities to work collaboratively to improve the functioning of the criminal justice and mental health service delivery systems - Current list of CJ/MH Liasons with contact information

A Survey of County Jails in Tennessee: Four Years Later - A Descriptive Study of Services to People with Mental Illness and Substance Abuse Problems - February 2003

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill - Extensive information on patient rights, advocacy, consumer information, news, and a helpline section

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law - National legal advocate for people with mental disabilities, using litigation, policy advocacy and public education. News, legislative information, publications and links

Criminal Justice/Mental Health Consensus Project - National effort coordinated by the Council of State Governments to help local, state, and federal policymakers and criminal justice and mental health professionals improve the response to people with mental illness who become involved in, or are at risk of involvement in, the criminal justice system

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Educational site for parents of children with mental illness with news alerts, fact sheets, legislative action, publications, research, and a regional organization and doctor directory

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry - Resource for elderly with mental illness, with news, consumer information, bookstore, advocacy programs, bulletin boards, member meeting place, and links

American Mental Health Counselors Association - Nationwide search for counselors with consumer information, free publications, news, and links

American Psychiatric Association - News, research, and publications about psychiatry, mental health, advocacy, and patient rights

American Psychiatric Nurses Association - Membership organization representing the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health nursing

American Psychological Association - Scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States

American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse - Guide and searchable database for locating or forming support groups and networks in your community

Dr. John Grohol's Psych Central - Annotated guide to useful websites, newsgroups, and online mailing lists in mental health, psychology, social work, and psychiatry

Internet Mental Health - Free encyclopedia of mental health information, including mental disorders, treatment, research, diagnosis, and psychiatric medication

MedWeb - Access to extensive mental health search engine (choose the "browse by keyword" option)

Mental Health Consumer Concerns - Model of client empowerment and advocacy that was founded by and for mental health clients to advocate for patients' rights

Mental Health InfoSource - Offers current information and educational resources for primary care and mental health professionals

Mental Health Today - Provides the latest information about mental health disorders to mental health clinicians, consumers and families

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression - Largest donor-supported organization devoted exclusively to supporting scientific research on brain and behavior disorders. News, research, and information on disorders and conditions

National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association - Extensive resources on depression and bipolar disorder, including news, patient assistance, advocacy, publications, success stories, regional directory, and a list of support groups nationwide

National Institute of Mental Health - Strives to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior. News, publications, and training

National Mental Health Association - Opposes the use of the death penalty as a form of punishment for individuals with mental illness - News, legislative alerts, free publications, extensive resources, and links

National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse - Consumer-run national technical assistance center serving the mental health consumer movement

National Mental Health Information Center - Informational site on mental health with a list of statistics regarding mental illness, news, and a searchable database

Psych Web - Contains psychology-related information for students and teachers of psychology, including database of disorders, treatments, and case studies

Psychiatric Times - Online psychiatric professional journal, with articles, clinical news, reports, and archives

PsycPORT - Online news source for psychology provided by the American Psychological Association

Treatment Advocacy Center - Dedicated to eliminating barriers to treatment of severe mental illness. Data on consequences of brain disorders, fact sheets, legal resources, medical resources, and news