The National Association of Peer Specialists, Inc. (NAPS), is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to peer support in mental health systems. Founded in November 2004 by a group of peer specialists, the organization has quickly grown with members from every state.
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.
The National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse provides information and other resources via website, up-to-date news and information announcements, a directory of consumer-driven services, electronic and printed publications, training packages, and individual and onsite consultation.
NEC has a toll-free information and referral line and offers information on advanced directives, shock treatment, schizophrenia, self-help groups, legal services, self-help techniques, and more.
NCSTAC provides technical assistance in the form of research, informational materials, training and financial aid to mental health consumer organizations.
The Center on Mental Health Research and Policy promotes access to effective consumer-driven and community-based services for adults with serious mental illness. The Center is located at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Department of Psychiatry.
The Recovery to Practice Initiative is a 5-year initiative that promotes the transformation of behavioral healthcare practice to a recovery-orientation, funded by the CMHS, Office of the Associate Director for Consumer Affairs, and managed, under contract, by Development Services Group, Inc..
Mind Your Mind is an interactive youth mental health website out of Canada. They have several media components, including individuals telling their mental health stories, along with fun mental health games and worksheets.