The Brain &
Behavior Research Foundation is committed to
alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will
lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression
National Alliance on
From its inception
in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families
affected by mental illness.
Stamp Out Stigma is a consumer driven advocacy and
educational outreach program designed to make positive changes in the public
perception of mental illness and inform the community about the personal, social,
economic and political challenges faced by people living with mental illness.
Founded by Carmen Lee.
1 in 6 adults and almost 1 in
10 children suffer from a diagnosable mental illness. Yet, for many, the
stigma associated with the illness, can be as great a challenge as the
disease itself. This is where the misconceptions stop. This is where
bias comes to an end. This is where we change lives. Because
this is where we Bring Change 2 Mind.
BringChange2Mind.org is a not-for-profit organization created by
Glenn Close, the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
(CABF), Fountain House, and Garen and Shari Staglin of
IMHRO (International Mental
Health Research Organization).
The it’s ok campaign aims to promote open
dialogue and end stigma in the Asian American community on the topic of mental
well-being. Through an open forum, it’s ok aims to provide a safe place for
Asian Americans to find information, discussion, and access to mental health
Traffickers use various techniques to instill fear in victims and
to keep them enslaved. Some traffickers keep their victims under lock and key.
However, the more frequent practice is to use less obvious techniques
- Debt bondage - financial obligations, honor-bound to satisfy debt
- Isolation from the public - limiting contact with outsiders and making sure
that any contact is monitored or superficial in nature
- Isolation from family members and members of their ethnic and religious
- Confiscation of passports, visas and/or identification documents
- Use or threat of violence toward victims and/or families of victims
- The threat of shaming victims by exposing circumstances to family
- Telling victims they will be imprisoned or deported for immigration
violations if they contact authorities
- Control of the victims' money, e.g., holding their money for
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for federal programs
that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals,
cast members of
The Vagina Monologues Jessica Watkins &
Teresa LeYung Ryan - benefit performance for Community Violence Solutions
- An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an
intimate partner each year.
- 85% of domestic violence victims are
- Historically, females have been most often victimized by
someone they knew
- Females who are 20-24 years of
age are at the greatest
risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.
- Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the
National Coalition Against Domestic
"As the author of Love Made of Heart and a
community spirit, I advocate understanding of mental illness/traumas to the mind
and I help survivors of violence find their own voices through
"I am always
inspired by students and their stories when I'm invited to speak candidly about my experiences as a
child-witness to domestic violence (a long time ago but never
forgotten). I was a girl who felt helpless,
ashamed, angry, and guilty. Then I found a
way to help the girl-in-my-heart. Through
the characters in my novel, Love Made of Heart, I encourage
survivors of violence and witnesses to violence to find and fortify their own voices through
writing." Teresa LeYung
www.oprah.com key in "domestic violence" or "mental illness" in the
search box for links.
http://coaxingcreativity.com/ As a breast cancer survivor, Mary E. Knippel uses journaling and other
creative outlets to complement traditional medicine. She shares her experience through
speaking engagements, journaling workshops, along with developing a newsletter, web site, and
soon-to-be published book to encourage women to use Creativity as a healing
United Nations' International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls.
The 16 days of
Artivism for Healing begin on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010 at 12 Noon, San
Francisco’s City Hall, will be the stage for the acknowledgment of the need to recognize the
violence inherent in our culture and heal the feminine energy of the planet. The closing program
for the 16 days of Artivism for Healing and education will place at the Mission & 16th
Street Bart Station, a place called Hummingbird Plaza where people will raise their voices in
healing chants from Noon to 5 PM on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.
www.AliveHypnosis.com Dream hypnosis: to re-enter dreams,
resolve nightmares, to practice lucid dreaming, and to integrate the potential of the
subconscious and conscious minds. Book, DVD, workshops by Angie
http://ellentaliaferro.com/ Ellen H. Taliaferro, MD, FACEP serves as the Medical
Director of the San Mateo Medical Center Keller Center for Family Violence Intervention in
San Mateo, CA. She speaks and writes on the healthcare impact of violence and abuse. https://www.cookchildrens.org/education/professionaleducation/Pages/VideoGrandRoundsDetail.aspx?
Dr. Taliaferro is a member of
LeYung Ryan became a member of http://savingcinderella.ning.com on February
17, 2010. "Broken childhood, but no
one can break my dreams," says author Teresa LeYung Ryan.
http://www.moonflowercreations.org/index.html Moonflower Creations is a resource for Conscious Living, Spirituality,
Metaphysics and the Sacred Feminine Mysteries. Marie Elena combines a
thirty year background of study, practice and instruction in her classes and
Martha Clark Scala, MFT is the author of Feel Better in the Mourning: Give
Grief a Voice, a psychotherapist, a presenter, and a real Listener.
http://TransitionsWorkshops.com/ The Life Transitions
Network offers education and emotional support services to people coping with the
myriad of losses and life changes that we must all face. Our services include one to three day
residential workshops that focus compassionately on the traumas of loss, abuse, illness, dying
and death with a combination of teachings, personal sharing, creative processes and deep
emotional release work (Externalization Process). Life Transitions Network , a 501(c)3 not for
profit organization, was founded by people who had been on the staff of the Elisabeth
Kubler-Ross Center and people who had attended workshops utilizing the Externalization Process,
a way of working with our emotions that was developed in the Kubler-Ross workshops.
Dr. Steiner has written numerous articles about living with chronic
illness, the challenges and joys of group therapy, and the Therapist's Professional Will, a way to protect clients when the
therapist is unavailable.
Have childhood betrayals stopped you from trusting wisely today? The Courage to
Trust shows that trust is a choice and offers tools and stories to help you overcome
old barriers to trust and intimacy. Book and workshops by Cynthia Wall,
Bay Area is a nonprofit organization preventing violence and promoting healing by teaching a
unique form of self-defense for mind, body and voice.
http://www.wsradio.com/copingwithcaregiving/ is an Internet
radio program that's been expanded to include ALL aspects of aging, health, family
relationships, baby boomer concerns, elder care, childcare and senior issues.
http://endabuse.org Family Violence
"Human Trafficking is Modern-Day Slavery" Look Beneath the Surface.
California Assembly Select Committee on Human Trafficking
Violence Solutions (CVS) is dedicated to working in partnership with the community to end sexual
assault and family violence through prevention, crisis services, and treatment. Founded in 1974,
Community Violence Solutions, the umbrella organization for the Rape Crisis Center of Contra
Costa and Marin Counties, is one of the oldest rape crisis centers in California, and one of the
oldest in the country.
Sexual Violence Resource Center
California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)
http://www.vspcity.com/insomnia http://chandra.darksecretlove.com http://www.flyingpaintproductions.blogspot.com/ Chandra Garsson is a
powerful artist, proponent for women's and children's safety, and author of Insomnia
For a domestic violence agency or counseling in your area, call the National Domestic Violence
1.800.799.SAFE (7233) TDD: 1.800.787.3224 http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/superiorcourt/self-servicecenter/resources.asp
www.ncadv.org National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
www.sfaws.org Asian Women's Shelter
in San Francisco, CA
Against Domestic Violence has been the voice of community and a force for change in Contra Costa
County, California, for over 20 years
www.asafeplacedvs.org A SAFE
PLACE is Oakland’s only comprehensive domestic violence program for battered women and
http://dvcpartners.org SF Domestic Violence
http://www.apiahf.org Asian & Pacific Islander American Health
& Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
www.stampoutstigma.org Stamp Out
Stigma is a consumer driven advocacy and educational outreach program designed to make positive
changes in the public perception of mental illness and inform the community about the personal,
social, economic and political challenges faced by people living with mental illness.
www.nami.org NAMI (National
Alliance for Mental Illness)
www.osophs.dhhs.gov/libaray/calltoaction/ The Surgeon
General's Call To Action to Prevent Suicide, 1999
http://www.marriagemeetings.com Marcia Naomi
Berger, LCSW Psychotherapy. Consultation. Workshops.
Presentations. Author of How to Get the Marriage You Always
http://www.thework.com Byron Katie, founder of
The Work, has one job: to teach people how to end their own suffering. As
she guides people through the powerful process of inquiry called The Work, they find
that their stressful beliefs—about life, other people, or themselves— radically shift and their
lives are changed forever.