Helpful Links

American Massage Therapy Association

Resource information for Massage Therapists and consumers. The “Find a Massage Therapist” page has a locator feature as well as information consumers can read about massage, health and wellness.

American Psychiatric Association

A synopsis from their site: "The American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society recognized world-wide. Its over 38,000 U.S. and international member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorder, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders. It is the voice and conscience of modern psychiatry. Its vision is a society that has available, accessible quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment."

American Psychological Association

The APA’s Help Center is an online resource for brochures, tips and articles on the psychological issues that affect physical and emotional well-being, as well as information about referrals.

Journal of Chinese Medicine

A synopsis from the site "the Journal of Chinese Medicine is the foremost English language journal on all aspects of Chinese medicine including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, dietary medicine and Chinese medical history and philosophy." The Journal of Chinese Medicine's website is published in Britain but is a great source for international and global research on Chinese Medicine containing an extensive article archive.

Mayo Clinic Stress Management

Stress management techniques including massage therapy.

Minnesota Psychological Association

The MPA enhances public and psychological interests by promoting the science of psychology and its applications.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country. Produced by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, this site provides information and advocacy issues relating to mental illness.

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine

As part of the National Institute of Health, this center's mission "is to define, through rigorous scientific investigation, the usefulness and safety of complementary and alternative medicine interventions and their roles in improving health and health care." The website has information on health, research, grants, funding, and training in regards to complementary and alternative medicine.

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country. Produced by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, this site provides information and advocacy issues relating to mental illness.

National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

This website has helpful consumer information as to what the unique licensure, degrees, and programs are in the world of Chinese and Oriental medicine and what training is involved in each. It also has a link to help an individual find a provider with NCCAOM certification.

Minnesota Board of Psychology

The Board of Psychology was created to protect the public. It accomplishes that goal by enforcing rules and laws for licensing psychologists and psychological practitioners, and by regulating their professional conduct.

Minnesota Board of Social Work

The mission of the Board of Social Work is "to ensure to the citizens of Minnesota quality social work services by establishing and enforcing professional standards."

Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs

The MACMHP is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving quality through education, public policy advocacy and member services. Our Mission is to provide leadership and services that strengthen member agencies, improve service quality, and foster a unified voice for service providers and clients.

Prepare/Enrich - Relationship Assessment Online Survey

The leading relationship inventory/skill-building program used nationally as well as internationally.  It is built on a solid research foundation and can significantly improves a couple's relationship.

Start Your Recovery
Start Your Recovery - Directory of Rehab Centers in Minnesota

Support for overcoming substance misuse.

Search a variety of mental health related topics.

The Upledger Institute

Information regarding light touch therapy programs (like Craniosacral Therapy), training and products.

World Health Organization

Mental Health refers to a broad array of activities directly or indirectly related to the mental well-being component included in the World Health Organization’s definition of health: "A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease". It is related to the promotion of well-being, the prevention of mental disorders, and the treatment and rehabilitation of people affected by mental disorders.

Minnesota Special Education

The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires education agencies to provide special education and related services to eligible children and youth. Mental health services are not clearly defined in IDEA although it does define a number of related services (e.g. counseling, psychology, social work, etc.), which may be included in a child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP). These related services are to be made available to a child with disabilities to ensure that child receives a benefit from their specialized instruction and receives a free and appropriate public education (FAPE).

Medline Plus

Mental health is how we think, feel and act as we cope with life. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Like physical health, mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

Health Finder

This page is a guide to locating mental health services. Many individuals who are looking for help for themselves or a loved one ask the same questions. This guide reviews some of the most commonly asked questions and their answers.

Mental Health America

Formerly known as the National Mental Health Association, Mental Health America is the country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives. With our more than 320 affiliates nationwide, we represent a growing movement of Americans who promote mental wellness for the health and well-being of the nation – everyday and in times of crisis. News, legislative information, and advocacy from this national nonprofit organization.

Center for Disease Control - Child Development Information

The early years of a child's life are crucial for cognitive, social and emotional development. Therefore, it is important that we take every step necessary to ensure that children grow up in environments where their social, emotional and educational needs are met.

Mental Health Association of Minnesota

News and information about mental illness and Minnesota's mental health system.

Minnesota Legislative Reference Library

Includes links to the Center for Mental Health Services, the Minnesota Department of Human Services' Mental Health Division, and the Minnesota Office of the Ombudsman for Mental Health and Mental Retardation- Minnesota’s government advocate for citizens in Minnesota’s mental health system.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

As an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, this federal agency is charged with administering mental health and substance abuse treatment and prevention programs.

National Institute of Mental Health

NIMH is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health. Its mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure. Research and publications on the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of mental illnesses.

Wristband Express - Mental Health Awareness

"Thanks to increased awareness, there are more people who are beginning to understand mental illnesses and know the warning signs. These are both crucial elements to getting people the help they need. One way that awareness is being increased is by wearing a colored wristband; a lime green wristband is usually the color to promote mental health awareness."  Please click on the link above for more information.

Memory Care in Minnesota for Aging Adults

This guide covers the cost of memory care in Minnesota, financial assistance options for paying for memory care, free memory care resources in the state and a directory of memory care facilities in Minnesota.

River Valley's "Cue to be Well"

River Valley's "Cue to Be Well" is a free monthly newsletter, curated by psychologists and other wellness professionals, containing wellness strategies, healthy recipes, clinic updates, special offers, and the like. We appreciate everyone here in this exclusive circle and would like to give back in any way we can.

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