Resource Information

Students who may be interested in the MHSP are encouraged to review pertinent websites which contain material related to the changing nature of Mental Health systems and best practices within California, nationally, and internationally. Information specifically related to the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), County MHSA Plans, Mental Health Workforce Training Initiatives, Consumer and Family Resources, Evidence-based practice in Mental Health, and the Recovery Model can be accessed through one or more of the following websites:


California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)

California Department of Mental Health

California Mental Health Directors Association

California Institute of Mental Health

California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies

California Network of Mental Health Clients

California Mental Health Advocates for Children and Youth

Mental Health Association in California

NAMI California


Boston University (Repository of Recovery Resources)

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research

National Resource Center on Homelessness & Mental Illness

United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health

Office of the Surgeon General

SAMHSA Model Programs

National Wraparound Initiative (NWI)

National Institute of Mental Health

Best Practices in Family Intervention for Serious Mental Illness

Borderline Personality Disorder Central

Center for the Study of Issues in Public Mental Health

Center on State Systems and Employment (RRTC)

Cornell University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Economic Research on Employment Policy  for Persons with Disabilities (RRTC)

Dual Diagnosis: Mental Illness, Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

Institute for Recovery & Community Integration

National Association for Rural Mental Health

The National Association for the Dually Diagnosed

National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities

National PACT Center

National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association

National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse

National Rehabilitation Information Center

National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness

National Resource Center on Psychiatric Advance Directives

National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health

Research & Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health

SAMHSA's Resource Center to Promote Acceptance, Dignity and Social Inclusion Associated with Mental Health (ADS Center) /

Social Security Administration Return to Work Website

Social Security Administration's Ticket to Work Mental Health Summit Archived Web Site

University of Chicago Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Virginia Commonwealth University RRTC on Workplace Supports

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)

Resources at Boston University

Latino Initatives in Psychiatric Rehabilitation | en Español

Funding Sources and Government Agencies

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

National Institute of Mental Health

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Administration


World Federation for Mental Health