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.
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 www.nami.org.
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 www.apna.org.
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 www.samhsa.gov.
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 www.psychologytoday.com.