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NIMH Constituent Organizations

NIMH values opportunities to engage in dialogue with the advocacy community whose members act as advisors, educators, fund raisers, practice association leaders, and public policy advocates.

NIMH Professional Coalition for Research Progress

NIMH convenes representatives of these national professional organizations once a year.

Organization Name Web Site
Academy for Eating Disorders
Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research
Academy of Psychological Clinical Science
Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Academy of Sleep Medicine
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Association of Chairs of Department of Psychiatry
American Association of Pastoral Counselors
American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
American Counseling Association
American Mental Health Counselors Association
American Orthopsychiatric Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
American Psychoanalytic Association
American Psychological Association
American Psychosomatic Society
American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry
American Sociological Association
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare
Association for Behavioral Health and Wellness
Association for Psychological Science
Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Association of Black Psychologists
Black Psychiatrists of America
Clinical Social Work Federation
College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists
Consortium of Social Science Associations
Council on Social Work Education
Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives
Dana Foundation
Employee Assistance Professionals Association
Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
Federation of Behavioral, Psychological, and Cognitive Sciences
International Society for Traumatic Stress Research
Latino Behavioral Health Institute
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems
National Association of School Psychologists
National Association of Social Workers
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute, Inc.
National Black Nurses Association
National Business Group on Health
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
National Hispanic Medical Association
National Latina/o Psychological Association
National Medical Association
Sleep Research Society
Social Work Policy Institute of the National Association of Social Workers Foundation
Society for Neuroscience
Society for Research in Child Development
Society for Social Work and Research
Society of Behavioral Medicine


NIMH Alliance for Research Progress
The Alliance is a group of patient and family advocates representing national voluntary organizations meeting twice a year with NIMH Director and staff.

Organization Name Web Site
Active Minds, Inc.
American Association of Suicidology
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Autism Science Foundation
Autism Society of America
Autism Speaks
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Black Women's Health Imperative
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
Campaign for Mental Health Reform
The Balanced Mind Foundation
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association
Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action
FRAXA Research Foundation, Inc.
Families for Depression Awareness
Freedom From Fear
International Mental Health Research Organization
International OCD Foundation
Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation
Latino Behavioral Health Institute
Mental Health America
National Alliance for Hispanic Health
National Alliance of Multi-Ethnic Behavioral Health Associations
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Alliance to End Homelessness
National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association
National Association for Rural Mental Health
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
National Black Gay Men's Advocacy Coalition
National Coalition on Mental Health and Deaf Individuals
National Congress of American Indians
National Council of LaRaza
National Eating Disorders Association
National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder
National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
National Sleep Foundation
Postpartum Support International
Research! America
Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation
Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America
Society for Neuroscience
Society for Women's Health Research
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Suicide Prevention Action Network USA
The AIDS Institute
The Jed Foundation
The Stanley Medical Research Institute
Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc.
Treatment and Research Advancements for Personality Disorders Association
Trichotillomania Learning Center