Mental Health


Mental Health National Alliance on Mental Illness
The national organization for people living with mental illness and their families. They offer education, support, and advocacy programs.

NAMI of North Carolina
North Carolina chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
NAMI NC Helpline1-800-451-9682
NAMI Orange Helpline, 919-929-7822
Information, support and referral. Staffed by experienced volunteers who are knowledgeable about local resources.

Threshold: Clubhouse for Adults Living with Serious Mental Illness
Psychosocial rehabilitation for Adults Living with a Serious Mental Illness in Durham

Club Nova
Provides psychosocial rehabilitation and clubhouse community for Orange County residents with mental illness

Caramore Community, Inc.
Caramore offers vocational rehabilitation and residential services for consumers with mental illness. You do not need to live in Orange County to be eligible.

UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health
Provides mental health services, including psychiatry & case management. The clinic is often able to help consumers who do not have health insurance.

Community Resource Court
The Orange County Community Resource Court (CRC), a cooperative effort by the Orange County judicial and mental health systems, helps to address the treatment needs of people with mental health issues who become involved with the criminal courts.

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
Offers educational information and support

Healthy Carolinians of Orange County

Psychiatric Advance Directives
PADs are legal instruments that may be used to document a competent person’s specific instructions or preferences regarding future mental health treatment, in preparation for the possibility that the person may lose capacity to give or withhold informed consent to treatment during acute episodes of psychiatric illness.

Suicide Prevention

Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)

NC Mental Hope
Links to many mental health related organizations, NC legislative issues, discussion groups, and support

Pathways to Promise

Patient Advocacy Foundation
Patient Advocacy Foundation provides telephone counseling on medical bills and related financial issues. 1-800-532-5274

Mental Help Net
A national help net for the mentally ill

Mental Health Diagnosis
A Blueprint When Feeling Blue: How A Mental Health Diagnosis Can Be Empowering

National Institute of Mental Health
Website for the National Institute of Mental Health

Mental Health
Mental Wellness Web Site

National Mental Health Association
The website of the National Mental Health Association.

Schizophrenia Research Forum

The Recovery Village
Information on how your body begins to heal itself after just 20 minutes of not smoking.

Quit Smoking Community
Offers a lot of help for those trying to quit smoking.

Tobacco Free Life
The Tobacco-Free Life Organization is a leading organization with a mission to save lives by ending worldwide disease, damage and death caused by tobacco.

Ready to Quit Smoking

Provides adult vocational programs, family and group living, provides respite services and Supportive Employment & Employment Services

Extraordinary Ventures-
*Autism Focus*Job Training

Old Vineyard-
Brian Mingia, MHA Community Liaison


Gamblers Anonymous
Meeting info (855)222-5542

Carolinas Group Psychotherapy Society
Narcisstic Children of the Self-absorbed Questions:
Esther SwimWright 919-695-7276