Circles of Care Program – Resources for Parents and Guardians

National Alliance on Mental Illness
The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of American affected by mental illness. An association of more than 500 local affiliates who work in communities to raise awareness and provide support and education.

National Institute of Mental Health
The lead federal agency on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up that make up the National Institutes of Health.
One-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
The leading peer-directed national organization focusing on the two most prevalent mental health conditions nationally: depression and bipolar disorder. DBSA offers peer-based, wellness-oriented support and empowering services and resources available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them – online 24/7, in local support groups, in audio and video casts, or in printed materials.

Know the Signs
A California statewide suicide prevention social marketing campaign built on three key messages: Know the signs. Find the words. Reach out. The campaign is intended to educate the public on how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, how to find the words to have a direct conversation with someone in crisis, and where to find professional help and resources.