Mental Health Disabilities

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. 








Web Resources


 Web Resources

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.
Offers a wide variety of useful information for the public.
Provides informational articles as well as a diverse selection of other disability-related resources.
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.
Provides FAQs, information, and other resources for improving the lives of persons who have psychiatric disabilities.
Addresses issues and reasonable accommodations related to work and school for people with psychiatric disabilities.
Largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.
Educates patients, families, professionals, and the public about depressive and manic-depressive illness.
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.
The HEATH Resource Center at The National Youth Transitions Center is an online clearinghouse on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities.
Provides publications with information, ideas, tools, and resources to help young adults with disabilities transition to employment and independent living.
Provides public and professional information about affective disorders.
Educates the public and professional communities about obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders.
Leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
Provides information on public and private programs that offer discounted or free medication, as well as Medicare health plans that include prescription coverage.
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.
Provides information about Social Security disability benefits (qualifying, applying and receiving).
Provides information on mental illnesses and referrals to local support groups for people with mental illnesses and for their family members.
Offers information on anxiety disorders for professionals and the general public.
Addresses rural mental health issues.
Provides training, technical assistance, policy analysis, and information to improve access for all in the workforce development system.
Lists state pharmaceutical assistance programs. Also provides nformation on discount and bulk purchase programs.
Offers information on mental illnesses, research studies, and current grant offerings from the NIMH.
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.
Provides information about transitioning to a work environment.
Provides national leadership by developing and influencing disability-related employment policy and practice affecting the employment of people with disabilities.
Provides patient assistance program information.
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.
Provides a registry of side effects associated with commonly used antidepressants and antipsychotics.
Discusses depression and treatment options, offers a national directory of psychologists, and links to sites about other disorders.
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.
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.
Provides facts on living with psychosis, causes and treatment approaches, and helpful resources.
Provides facts on living with anxiety disorders, causes and treatment approaches, and helpful resources.
Provides facts on living with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, causes and treatment approaches, and helpful resources.
Provides facts on living with bipolar-compulsive disorder, causes and treatment approaches, and helpful resources.
Provides facts on living with depression, causes and treatment approaches, and helpful resources.
Provides facts on living with obsessive-compulsive disorder, causes and treatment approaches, and helpful resources.
Support and education center for schizophrenia.
Information on employment support available to people with disabilities under the Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs.
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.


1 Psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and personality disorders.​​​​