Mental Health Resource Links
The American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With more than 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.
This extensive site provides free access to full-text articles on assessment, therapy, forensics, and other areas of psychology from such journals as American Psychologist, Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, Clinical Psychology: Science & Practice; and Psychology, Public Policy, & Law., along with other free resources. The site was created and maintained by a psychologist, Kenneth S. Pope., Ph.D.
The Canadian Psychological Association is an excellent source of information about psychology and of referrals to psychologists in Canada.
Links to over 50 ethics codes and practice guidelines for such organizations as the American Psychological Association. Canadian Psychological Association, and American Academy of Forensic Psychology.
William Sherman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Emmy and Peabody award-winning television news correspondent and producer. He won the Pulitzer for an 18-part series on abuses of the national Medicaid program by providers who were delivering substandard care. He is an investigative reporter for the New York Post.
Links and contact information for the state and provincial psychological associations. You may find a state or provincial psychological association a good source of information and referrals to psychologists in your area.
PsychologistsUSA is an informal national list of licensed psychologists with a variety of professional specialties.
Psychology Information Online provides a central place on the Internet for information about the practice of psychology.
Links and contact information for the psychology licensing boards and laws in the United States and Canada. Many licensing boards provide a way to check on the licensing status of psychologists in that state or province.
Questionable Doctors is the only comprehensive, publicly available databank that contains information on doctors who have been disciplined by state medical boards and federal agencies in the past ten years. It contains data on disciplinary actions taken for medical incompetence, misprescribing drugs, sexual misconduct, criminal convictions, ethical lapses and other offenses.
Some of you may know of clients, relatives, or friends who are having difficulty affording needed medications, perhaps using smaller doses or going without because their resources are needed for rent, etc. There are several web sites that may provide information helpful in locating low-cost or free medications for those who qualify because of special financial needs.
Benet Clinical Assessment's link-list to boards/associations providing verification of licensure for psychologists practicing in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
This article discusses the nature of suicidal thoughts, impulses, and acts; reviews the risk factors; takes a look at the research; and outlines avenues of help. Psychologists can play a helpful -- sometimes life-saving -- role in assisting people to understand and cope with suicidal risks.