Recommended health links by Dr. Philip Copitch

The Internet is vast and ungoverned. It is often difficult to know what health related websites are science based.  Here is a list of information sites I recommend.

Please consult your doctor before diagnosing yourself.


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Vaccines & Immunizations

Science base information.



Well written, science based health information.

Mental Health

Shasta County, California:

Mental Health, Alcohol & Drug

Adult Mental Health

Child Protective Services

National mental health organizations:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Helpline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Always open 24/7

National Alliance on Mental Illness Helpline: 1-800-950-6264

National Alliance on Mental Illness, California State Organization

Mental Health America (Formerly known as the National Mental Health Association.)

Mental Health America, California

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) US government

Active Minds  The student voice in raising mental health awareness among college students.

National Council for Behavioral Health Promotes a mental health and addiction policy agenda.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Suicide Awareness Voices Of Education (SA-VE)

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)

Freedom From Fear National not-for-profit mental health advocacy association

National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP)

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