The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is one of 27 components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the
Federal government's principal biomedical and behavioral research agency. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and
The NIMH mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and
behavior. This public health mandate demands that we harness powerful scientific tools to achieve better understanding, treatment,
and eventually, prevention of these disabling conditions that affect millions of Americans.
How to choose a mental health professional
At some point in everyone's life, difficult problems arise. Finances, job stress, faltering relationships, aging—all
of these can bring up feelings of sadness and anxiety and trigger serious psychiatric and emotional problems. Sometimes sadness
and anxiety appear without any clear reason...More
The American Psychiatric Association
American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society recognized world-wide. Its over 35,000 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.