Mental Health Organizations

Find information on disorders and treatment, support groups, research, news and events, workshops, and more. Resources for both clients and their loved ones.

National mental health organizations:
American Psychological Association (APA)
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - San Diego Chapter
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Organizations dedicated to BPD and/or DBT:
Behavioral Tech
The Linehan Institute
Behavioral Research & Therapy Clinics
National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA.BPD)
Treatment and Research Advancements for BPD (TARA)
BPD Global

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Help

Learn about suicide prevention, warning signs, safety plans, and how to care for someone who is suicidal, or get help if you are in crisis or suffer from suicidal thoughts.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
It's Up to Us
The Trevor Project
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program - San Diego chapter

MY3 - suicide prevention app
Operation Reach Out - suicide prevention app geared toward military personnel

Support Groups

For clients:
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
SMART Recovery

For parents and families:
BPD Global
The Balanced Mind - Parent Network (a DBSA program)

Educational Videos and Books

Skills training overview (emotion diagram)
DEAR MAN assertiveness (27 minutes)
DBT diary cards
Wise Mind
Radical Acceptance
Mindfulness of Thoughts
Paced Breathing long version / Short version
DBT YouTube Videos
Reading and Video List

Other Resources

Web sites:
Project Borderline - nonprofit BPD organization by NFL star Brandon Marshall
Healing from BPD - BPD/DBT resources and blog

Mental health apps and software:
DBT Diary Card - DBT diary card and skills reference app
NAMI air - support and connection for mental health issues
Lumosity - Brain fitness games for improved cognition (online and app)
Mindfulness clock

Partners and Other Recommended Programs

Residential treatment programs:
Practical Recovery - for substance abuse

Therapy centers:
DBT Centre of Vancouver
Compass Behavioral Health (Orange County)
San Francisco Center for Anxiety and Emotion Regulation Disorders
Santa Fe Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Family Support Center of San Diego