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Good Sites to Visit

VOCAL Support Center
This organization is crucial to the prospects of consumer advocacy in Virginia, providing technical support and assistance for emerging groups like EFHM.

Laurie Mitchell Employment Center
Laurie Mitchell is perhaps the brightest star among peer-directed centers in Virginia, offering consumers expert computer training and employment counseling.

MindFreedom Support Coalition International
David Oak's organization has as its mission: "Support Coalition International will take leadership in vitalizing the mind freedom movement by uniting groups in a cooperative spirit, celebrating empowering emotional support, and launching human rights campaigns that activate a wide diversity of the public. Our mutual support gives us the power to speak the truth." SCI is at the vanguard of advocacy, pure in spirit, and powerful in impact.

Consumer Organization and Networking Technical Assistance Center. CONTAC is a leader in building community among mental people, listing sites across the country and providing technical assistance of many kinds. They are hosting the important Alternatives Conference which normally occurs in September.

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Legal advocacy for the civil rights and human dignity of people with mental disability.

NAMI Virginia
Virginia chapter of the leading national mental health advocacy presence.

New River Valley Community Services
Our local mental health agency, performing a great deal of wonderful work in the community.

Voter Info for Blacksburg, Virginia
This valuable information for local voters is made possible by the League of Women voters of Montgomery County, Virginia.

National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
Important national consumer activism organization. Consensus statements or "planks" emanating from the national summits are a must-read.

Mental Health Matters
Excellent mental health resource site, well-designed and full of important hard-to-locate links and articles.

The Radical Quill
A MAD Woman's thoughts on INSANE systems. . . . Thought-provoking articles offering a refreshing perspective.

Ayr Action for Mental Health
Friends from "across the pond." This organization provides many services for a mental health consumer community in Scotland.

(We're on the lookout for good sites. Please suggest some you like)

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