Patient Resources: Professional Organizations, Books, and Support Groups

Below is a list of resources supported by Drs. Ryan and Olivia Lee, psychiatric nurse practitioners located in Scottsdale, AZ.

patient resources, mental health resources

Professional Organizations:

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Visit

American Psychiatric Nurses Association

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) was founded in 1986. In the ensuing years, APNA has grown to be the largest professional membership organization committed to the specialty practice of psychiatric-mental health (PMH) nursing and wellness promotion, prevention of mental health problems, and the care and treatment of persons with psychiatric disorders. Visit

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the 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. Visit

Psychology Today

Psychology Today is a publication that aims to make mental health more accessible to the general public. The website contains a very useful search function that indexes mental health professionals based upon location. Visit

Recommended Reading:

Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship with Food Through Myths, Metaphors, and Storytelling

Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Facing Addiction: Starting Recovery from Alcohol and Drugs

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma

Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder

A Woman’s Way through the Twelve Steps

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

Mind Over Mood, Second Edition: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think

Mindfulness and the 12 Steps: Living Recovery in the Present Moment

Peer Support Groups: