California Association of Mental Health Patients’ Rights Advocates (CAMHPRA)
A membership organization working to promote public policy furthering the rights and well-being of mental health consumers.
California Department of Rehabilitation
Work in partnership with consumers and other stakeholders to provide services and advocacy resulting in employment, independent living and equality for individuals with disabilities.
CA Behavioral Health Planning Council
Advocate for children with serious emotional disturbances and adults and older adults with serious mental illness, to provide oversight and accountability for the public mental health system, and to advise the Administration and the Legislature on priority issues and participate in statewide planning.
CA Behavioral Health Directors Association
A non-profit advocacy association representing the behavioral health directors from each of California's 58 counties, as well as two cities (Berkeley and Tri-City).
CA Council of Behavioral Health Agencies
A statewide association of non-profit agencies dedicated to providing mental health and substance use disorder programs and services to those in need across California.
Racial and Ethnic Mental Health Disparities Coalition
A statewide coalition of individuals from non-profit state wide and local organizations whose mission is to work to reduce mental health disparities through advocacy for racial and ethnic communities.
A not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the recruitment, retention, training, and performance of the prevention and treatment workforce in the mental health and addictions sectors of the behavioral health field.
Corporation for Supported Housing
A national nonprofit organization and community development financial institution that helps communities create permanent housing with services to prevent and end homelessness.
Directory of Consumer-Driven Services
Consumer-driven services are service programs that include a significant contribution from mental health consumers in design, administration, executive leadership, and/or service provision. These programs vary widely in focus, size and the degree to which consumers are involved in day-to-day programming and development.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness through grassroots mental health advocacy, support and education; links to local NAMI affiliates.
National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy
NARPA’S mission is to support people with psychiatric diagnoses to exercise their legal and human rights, with the goals of abolishing forced treatment and ensuring autonomy, dignity and choice.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
A non-profit policy organization working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.
The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery
The National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR) will ensure that consumer/survivors have a major voice in the development and implementation of health care, mental health, and social policies at the state and national levels, empowering people to recover and lead a full life in the community.
The National Council for Behavioral Health
A nonprofit association that advocates for policies that ensure people who have mental health and substance abuse disorders have access to comprehensive, evidence-based health care services.
The National Empowerment Center, Inc.
NEC staff and consultants bring unique experience in organizing and developing consumer-run organizations, and helping individuals and groups develop the knowledge and ability to transform the mental health service system toward a more recovery-oriented and consumer-and family-driven approach.
The National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
The National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse is a peer-run national technical assistance and resource center that fosters recovery, self-determination, and community inclusion.
The Wellness Recovery Action Plan
The Wellness Recovery Action Plan® or WRAP®, is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Federal agency established in 1992 and directed by Congress to target effectively substance abuse and mental health services to the people most in need and to translate research in these areas more effectively and more rapidly into the general health care system.