The National Institute of Mental Health is an excellent starting place for credible mental health information. Content includes information about 16 mental health issues like anxiety, depression, suicide prevention, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). General information on different therapies are also available. The website is up-to-date and in-line with current medical thinking on mental health issues.
UpToDate is recommended as a physician-level health information and research. This section allows patients and caregivers to search, but not browse, the consumer health content for information available for free. Although topics here are covered in good depth, most of the more detailed information is only available to subscribers.
MedicineNet.com, like its owner WebMD, provides medical information, newsletters, and other services for general readers. Content is created by board-certified physicians, and is recommended to consumers for its in-depth, interactive collection of general health topics. But also like WebMd, this website has an abundance of advertisements and clutter which users must dig through to find helpful content.
C.H.A.D.D. provides a comprehensive overview of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder for parents and caregivers, adults, and professionals. This recommended website features helpful tips and resources, including a monthly webinar during which medical experts answer questions submitted by users.
The Autism Society is a highly recommended resource for information related to autism. The materials available here are clear and authoritative, allowing visitors to learn about this condition in depth. Especially helpful is how the site refers users to autism-related services and support across the country.
Theravive helps visitors locate a therapist, but the service is limited by its small number of therapist listings. There is also mental health information on common issues treated by therapists, kinds of therapy, and disorders described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th edition (DSM-5). We cannot recommend this website for consumers given its limited database of therapists.
Out of the FOG provides information and advice for family members and loved ones of individuals who suffer from a personality disorder. This website is recommended as a highly-engaging support community for people living with a personality disorder as well as their loved ones. Credible mental health information is published alongside firsthand testimonies so that users can better understand and cope with these various conditions.
Psychology Today is recommended for its variety of accessible information about mental health. The site relies on hundreds of health experts to generate content, which is presented as user-friendly articles written in the style of a blog post.
TherapyTribe helps users locate information on and resources for a number of specific mental health conditions. Users can search for therapists and support based on specific conditions and location. This recommended website also provides general information about psychotherapy and types of counseling, specific mental health conditions, and tools for choosing a provider.
MentalHealth.org offers a limited introduction to common mental health conditions and topics. The information is superficial and general and not recommended for in depth research or comprehensive information, which can be accessed on many other websites.