Web Resources for Patients and Families

General Information and Resources

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National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
An organization for mental health consumers and their families, offering education, support groups, and advocacy opportunities.

www.nami.org

National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute of Health
Facts about mental health issues and research
www.nimh.nih.gov

Network of Care
Behavioral Health Systems – Baltimore
Provides information about behavioral health services, laws, and related news, as well as communication tools and other features for individuals, families and agencies.
http://baltimorecity.md.networkofcare.org/mh

Medline Plus
Provides information on a range of health topics
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus

Maryland Disability Law Center
Provides legal assistance to people with disabilities on issues including freedom from abuse, fair housing, and discrimination complaints.
https://disabilityrightsmd.org/

Maryland Legal Aid Bureau
Legal services for low-income residents of Maryland
www.mdlab.org

Maryland Licensee Directory
Information on facilities licensed by State of Maryland to provide services including adult medical day care, assisted living, hospice, home health care, and outpatient physical therapy
https://health.maryland.gov/ohcq/Pages/Licensee-Directory.aspx

Maryland Medical Assistance Programs
Information on health care services to low-income residents in Maryland, including Medicaid Program, Primary Adult Care Program, and Children’s Health Program
http://dhr.maryland.gov/weathering-tough-times/medical-assistance/

Medicare
Information about Medicare services, including prescription drug plans
www.medicare.gov

Social Security
Information about disability and Supplementary Security Income, including qualifications and how to apply
www.ssa.gov

Benefits Check Up
Helps senior citizens with limited income locate programs to assist with prescriptions, utility bills, meals, health care, and other needs
www.benefitscheckup.org

Information about Specific Disorders

Affective (Mood) Disorders

National Association of Mental Illness
www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
www.adaa.org

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association
www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Illness

SAMSHA – Substance Abuse and Mental Healthth Services Administration
Works closely with other health agencies to advance behavioral health priorities
www.samhsa.gov

Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Alzheimer’s Association
www.alz.org

Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders

National Institute of Mental Health
www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/schizophrenia/index.shtml

Pain Disorders

Johns Hopkins Pain Treatment Program
http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/dev/psychiatry/specialty_areas/pain/index.html

Geriatric Disorders

National Institute on Aging
http://www.nia.nih.gov/