The Louisiana Association of Peer Support


Tools / Resources - Organizations

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitality Behavioral Health Links

Staff within the Office of Behavioral Health have reviewed these Web sites, and recommend them because

they have relevant, informative content about behavioral health issues, and may provide online help, answer questions

you may have about an illness or indicate treatment resources. OBH does not specifically recommend the use of these sites or take responsibility for the information you may find within them.

Mental Health America of Louisiana

Mental Health America of Louisiana (MHAL) is dedicated to promoting mental health, preventing mental and substance use conditions and achieving victory over mental illnesses and addictions through advocacy, education, research, and service

National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery

NCMHR's mission is to 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.

National Council on Behavioral Health

The National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) is the unifying voice of America’s community mental health and addictions treatment organizations.

NAMI Louisiana

NAMI Louisiana is dedicated to eradicating the stigma, myths, and misconceptions of mental illnesses, to improving the quality of life for all who are affected by these illnesses, and to supporting recovery.  It supports local affiliates by providing leadership, training, and technical assistance.  It is dedicated to serving our communities by empowering peers and families and promoting meaningful systems change

National Empowerment Center

The mission of the National Empowerment Center Inc. is to carry a message of recovery, empowerment, hope and healing to people who have been labeled with mental illness. They are a consumer/survivor/ex-patient-run organization and live a personal journey of recovery and empowerment. NEC has a toll-free information and referral line. A Spanish speaking information specialist is also available. They have a great deal of information about topics such as advance directives, shock treatment, schizophrenia, self-help groups in your area, legal services in your area, meditation and self-help techniques, coping with depression, and more.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Chapters of Louisiana

DBSA provides support, advocacy, education, and training for individuals living with mood disorders

The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery

National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse

University of Illinois at Chicago - Center on Mental Health Research and Policy

SAMHSA Recovery to Practice Initiative


National Wraparound Initiative

National Federation of Families

Federation of Families is a national, parent-run organization supporting family-run programs that meet the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral or mental disorders

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) - National

National DBSA.

International Association of Peer Specialists (iNAPS)

A private, non-profit organization dedicated to peer support in mental health systems.

Bring Change 2 Mind

To end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness through widely distributed Public Education Materials based on the latest scientific insights and measured for effectiveness. To act as a portal to a broad coalition of organizations that provide service, screening, information, support and treatment of mental illness.

Brandon Marshall Project Borderline

PROJECT BORDERLINE is a nonprofit organization devoted to raising awareness for Borderline Personality Disorder and helping others gain access to the resources that they need to recover.