The National Council on Problem Gambling:The National Council on Problem Gambling is the national advocate for programs and services to assist problem gamblers and their families. The mission of the NCPG is to increase public awareness of pathological gambling, ensure the widespread availability of treatment for problem gamblers and their families, and to encourage research and programs for prevention and education.
The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG): The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) was founded in 1996 as the first national organization devoted exclusively to funding independent, peer-reviewed scientific research on pathological and youth gambling. Its mission is to help individuals and families affected by gambling disorders by supporting the finest peer-reviewed research; encouraging the application of new research findings to improve prevention, diagnostic, intervention and treatment strategies; and enhancing public awareness.
The Center for Mental Health Services: The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is the Federal agency within the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) that leads national efforts to improve prevention and mental health treatment services for all Americans. CMHS pursues its mission by helping States improve and increase the quality and range of treatment, rehabilitation, and support services for people with mental health problems, their families, and communities.
National Institute of Mental Health: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is one of 27 components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Federal government's principal biomedical and behavioral research agency. The NIMH mission is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior. This public health mandate demands powerful scientific tools to achieve better understanding, treatment, and eventually, prevention of the disabling conditions that affect millions of Americans.
The National Mental Health Association: The National Mental Health Association (NMHA) is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With more than 340 affiliates nationwide. NMHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, especially the 54 million individuals with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies: The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies is a professional organization that is concerned with the application of behavioral and cognitive sciences to understanding human behavior and developing interventions to enhance the human condition. They have a large, searchable database of behavioral and cognitive therapists across the U.S. and Canada.