“Manic Depressive Illness” by Dr. Frederick Goodwin and Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison

“An Unquiet Mind” by Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison

“Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament”
by Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison

“A Mood Apart” by Dr. Peter C. Whybrow

“A Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic-Depressive Illness” by Patty Duke and
Gloria Hochman

“Darkness Visible” by William Styron

“When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens”
by Beverly Cobain

“Surviving Manic Depression: A Manual on Bipolar Disorder for Patients, Families and Providers” by E. Fuller Torrey, M.D. and Michael B. Knable, D.O.

“Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania” by Andy Behrman

“Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness” by Pete Earley

“I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help!” by Dr. Xavier Amador with Anna-Lisa Johanson

“Madness in the Streets: How Psychiatry and the Law Abandoned the Mentally Ill” by Rael Jean Isaac and Virginia C. Armat

“Out of the Shadows: Confronting America’s Mental Health Crisis” by E. Fuller Torrey

“72 Hour Hold” by Bebe Moore Campbell

“Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression” by Andrew Solomon

“The Mad Among Us: A History of Care of America’s Mentally Ill” by Gerald N. Grob


National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Office of Communications Information Resources and Inquiries Branch
6001 Executive Blvd., Rm. 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Phone: (301) 443-4513; Fax: (301) 443-4279
Fax Back System, Mental Health FAX4U: (301) 443-5158
Web site:

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
1187 Wilmette Avenue, PMB #331
Wilmette, IL 60091
Phone: (847) 256-8525
Web site:

Anxiety and Depression Association of America
8701 Georgia Ave. #412
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: 240.485.1001
Web site:

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
Colonial Place Three 2107 Wilson Blvd., 3rd Floor Arlington, VA 22201-3042
Toll-Free: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
Phone: (703) 524-7600; Fax: (703) 524-9094
Web site:

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
730 North Franklin Street, Suite 501 Chicago, IL 60610-7204
Toll-Free: 1-800-826-3632
Phone: (312) 642-0049; Fax: (312) 642-7243
Web site:

National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
2001 N. Beauregard Street, 12th Floor Alexandria, VA 22314-2971
Phone: 1-800-969-6642 or (703) 684-7722 TTY-800-443-5959
Web site:

National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)
60 Cutter Mill Road, Suite 404 Great Neck, NY 11021-3196
Phone: 1-800-829-8289
Web site:

Additional Resources:

American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209-3901
Phone: (703) 907-7300
Web site: http:

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
1101 15th Street, NW Suite 1212 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 467-5730
Fax: (202) 223-0409
Web site:

GAINS Center for People with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System
345 Delaware Avenue Delmar, NY 12054
Phone: (800) 311-GAIN (4256)
Fax: (518) 439-7612

National Commission on Correctional Health Care
1145 West Diversey Parkway
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (773) 880-1460
Fax: (773) 880-2424
Web site:

National Mental Health Association (NMHA)

2001 North Beauregard Street
12th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
Phone: (703) 684-7722
Toll-free: (800) 969-NMHA (6642)
Fax: (703) 684-5968
Web Site:

Treatment Advocacy Center
200 North Glebe Road
Suite 730 Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: (703) 294-6006
Fax: (703) 294-6010
Web site:


Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)

Manic Depressives Anonymous (MDA)

National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association (NDMDA)

National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness

The Center for Reintegration


Manic Depression Fellowship

MIND – The National Association for Mental Health

The Mental Health Foundation

The Scottish Association for Mental Health


American Association of People with Disabilities
1819 H Street, Northwest, Suite 330 Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 1-800-840-8844
Web Site: http//

American Mental Health Counselors Association
801 North Fairfax Street, Suite 304 Alexandria, VA 22314-1757
Phone: 1-800-326-2642

Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Discrimination
Hotline Phone: 1-800-669-9777
Web Site: http//

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
PO Box 2345 Rockville, MD 20847-2345
Phone: 1-800-729-6686
Web Site: http//

National Clearinghouse on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health Portland State University
PO Box 751 Portland, OR 97207-0751
Phone: 1-800-628-1696
Web Site: http//

National Family Caregivers Association
10605 Concord Street, Suite 501 Kensington, MD 20895-256-3650
Web Site: http//


American Health Care Association

National Alliance for Caregiving

Family Caregiver Alliance

National Family Caregivers Association


Work Support
Work Support provides work opportunity listings for people with different types of disabilities, including mental illnesses. This site includes information on legality issues and Social Security resources.

Social Security Administration
The Social Security Administration manages and distributes information about SSI and SSDI. You can apply for these benefits through a local office. The Web site of this government agency includes the address and business hours of your local office. You can also get this information by calling the agency’s toll-free number