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To learn more about DSHS community mental health services that are available in your area for adults or children, you can contact your local mental health authority. You will also be able to access the local information and referral line, which is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
NCMHR's mission is to ensure that consumer/survivors have a major voice in the development and implementation of health care, mental health, and social policies at the state and national levels, empowering people to recover and lead a full life in the community.
The mission of the National Empowerment Center Inc. is to carry a message of recovery, empowerment, hope, and healing to people who have been labeled with mental illness. They are a consumer/survivor/ex-patient-run organization and live a personal journey of recovery and empowerment.
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) operates a resource-rich website which provides online and off-line content useful for anyone looking for self-help tools. Resources range from self-assessments and mood tracking applications to robust forums and online support groups.
Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP®) Facilitation courses are training seminars designed by the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery in consultation with Dr. Mary Ellen Copeland, her associates and people with a lived experience of mental health challenges.
Mental Health Recovery offers many elements of the WRAP® and is a WRAP® tool for people who cannot attend a WRAP® class, but would like access to the material. There are articles by Mary Copeland on maintaining wellness, motivation, guide to developing wellness tools, and more.
The STAR Center provides Support, Technical Assistance, and Resources to assist consumer-operated and consumer-helper programs in meeting the needs of under-served populations.