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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Center for Mental Health Services
Web site:

SAMHSA's National Mental Health Information Center
P.O. Box 42557
Washington, D.C. 20015
1 (800) 789-2647 (voice)
Web site:

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
(formerly the National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association)
730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501
Chicago, IL 60610-3526
(800) 826-3632
Web site:

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
(Special Support Center)
Colonial Place Three
2107 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
(703) 524-7600
Web site:

National Empowerment Center
599 Canal Street, 5 East
Lawrence, MA 01840
(978)681-6426 (fax)
Web site:

National Mental Health Consumers’
Self-Help Clearinghouse

1211 Chestnut Street, Suite 1207
Philadelphia, PA 19107
1 (800) 553-4539 (voice)
(215) 636-6312 (fax)
Web site:

The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
(for model form for Advance Directive or Crisis Plan)

1101 15th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 467-5730
Web site:

National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems, Inc. (NAPAS)
900 Second Street, N.E. #211
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 408-9514
(TDD) (202) 408-9521
Fax: (202) 408-9520
Web site:


Sourced from Speaking Out For Yourself: A Self-Help Guide, SAMHSA booklet SMA-3719