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Mental Health Disabilities TAG
Release Date: July 2021
This webpage provides information for center staff on management of students with mental health disabilities1. Interested staff may include the Center Mental Health Consultant (CMHC), Health and Wellness Director (HWD), Career Counselor, and Center Physician.
Technical Assistance Guide
Mental Health Disabilities TAG
— July 2021
Forms referenced in TAG:
Exhibit 1-1 Job Corps Eligibility Requirements
Form 1-07 Applicant File Review Guidance - Center Process
MS Word version
Form 2-04 Individualized Assessment of Possible Direct Threat
MS Word version
Form 2-05 Health Care Needs Assessment
MS Word version
Making Anxiety Work for You
(slides with audio) — June 2 & 4, 2020
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Geared primarily to professionals, this Web site also includes an extensive series of "Facts for Families" (in English, Spanish, and French) about a wide variety of psychiatric issues.
American Psychiatric Association
Offers a wide variety of useful information for the public.
American Psychological Association
Provides informational articles as well as a diverse selection of other disability-related resources.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)
Provides resources for clinicians, researchers and other treatment providers in all disciplines as well as resources for anxiety disorder sufferers, family members, and other interested parties.
Self-help guide for people who have significant trouble with anxiety and phobias.
Boston University: Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Provides FAQs, information, and other resources for improving the lives of persons who have psychiatric disabilities.
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
Largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Educates patients, families, professionals, and the public about depressive and manic-depressive illness.
Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Online digital library of education research and information; sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.
The largest consumer mental health site, providing comprehensive, trusted information on psychological disorders and psychiatric medications from both a consumer and expert point of view.
HEATH Resource Center
The HEATH Resource Center at The National Youth Transitions Center is an online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities.
Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI)
Provides publications with information, ideas, tools, and resources to help young adults with disabilities transition to employment and independent living.
International Foundation for Research and Education on Depression (iFred)
Provides public and professional information about affective disorders.
International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)
Educates the public and professional communities about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders.
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
Leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
Medicare: Your Medicare costs
Provides information on public and private programs that offer discounted or free medication, as well as Medicare health plans that include prescription coverage.
Mental Health America (MHA)
National resource for information on mental illnesses, implementation of the ADA, and legislative issues related to mental disabilities. There are over 400 affiliates that employers can contact as local resources. Publishes a manual for employers on the ADA and people with mental illness.
Provides one-step access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information and guide.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Provides information on mental illnesses and referrals to local support groups for people with mental illnesses and for their family members.
National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH)
Addresses rural mental health issues.
National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL): State Pharmaceutical Assistance Programs
Lists state pharmaceutical assistance programs. Also provides nformation on discount and bulk purchase programs.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Offers information on mental illnesses, research studies, and current grant offerings from the NIMH.
National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
Connects individuals to self-help and advocacy resources, and offers expertise to self-help groups and other peer-run services for mental health consumers.
Provides information about patient assistance programs and other programs designed to help those who cannot afford their medicines.
ODEP Entering the World of Work: What Youth with Mental Health Needs Should Know About Accommodations
Provides information about transitioning to a work environment.
Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
Provides national leadership by developing and influencing disability-related employment policy and practice affecting the employment of people with disabilities.
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA)
A source of learning, knowledge and research for the psychiatric rehabilitation profession, and provides resources, education, ideas and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the recovery workforce.
Psychiatry On-Line: Side Effect Registry
Provides a registry of side effects associated with commonly used antidepressants and antipsychotics.
Psychology Information Online: Depression Information and Treatment
Discusses depression and treatment options, offers a national directory of psychologists, and links to sites about other disorders.
Psychotropic Drugs Fast Facts (available in bookstores)
Describes various medications, effects and side effects in easy to read form. Written for psychiatrists and other mental health professionals, with comparisons and critiques.
Provides a compilation of application criteria and forms for use by health care providers for applying for free pharmaceuticals for qualified uninsured patients.
Provides help to physicians to apply for, obtain, and track requests for no cost medications for their patients who are unable to afford them and do not have access to prescription insurance or government-funded programs.
SAMHSA Publications and Digital Products
Provides mental health information directly through technical assistance and publications, and directs users to federal, state, and local organizations dedicated to treating and preventing mental illness.
SAMHSA Understanding a First Episode of Psychosis Young Adult: Get the Facts
Provides facts on living with psychosis, causes and treatment approaches, and helpful resources.
SAMHSA Understanding Anxiety Disorders Young Adult: Get the Facts
Provides facts on living with anxiety disorders, causes and treatment approaches, and helpful resources.
SAMHSA Understanding Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Young Adults: Get the Facts
Provides facts on living with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, causes and treatment approaches, and helpful resources.
SAMHSA Understanding Bipolar Disorder Young Adult: Get the Facts
Provides facts on living with bipolar-compulsive disorder, causes and treatment approaches, and helpful resources.
SAMHSA Understanding Depression Young Adults
Provides facts on living with depression, causes and treatment approaches, and helpful resources.
SAMHSA Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Young Adults
Provides facts on living with obsessive-compulsive disorder, causes and treatment approaches, and helpful resources.
Support and education center for schizophrenia.
Social Security Disability Benefits
Information on employment support available to people with disabilities under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs.
VCU Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
Virginia Commonwealth University Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Workplace Supports and Job Retention is a gateway to information, resources, and services regarding the employment of people with disabilities.
Psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders.
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