The Secret Life of the Brain

Program 4: The Adult Brain: to Think by Feeling



Committee for Neuroscience Literacy (CNL), Society for Neuroscience
Resources and workshops to help K-12 teachers teach brain science. Lists neuroscientists who are available for K-12 outreach.

Mental Health

National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
1021 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-2971
Tel: 1.800.969.NMHA (6642)
Information and patient advocacy for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other mental health disorders.


Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association (DRADA)
Meyer 3-181, 600 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287-7381
Tel: 410.955.4647
Organization of patients, families, and professionals. Site provides information on depression, assists self-help support groups, and supports research.

National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association (NDMDA)
730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501
Chicago, IL 60610-7204
Tel: 1.800.826.3632
Site for patients, families, and professionals to foster self-help, eliminate discrimination, improve access to care, and to advocate for research toward the elimination of these illnesses.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)
11900 Parklawn Drive, Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20852
Tel: 301.231.9350
Information for consumers and professionals on the prevention and cure of anxiety disorders.

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
VA Medical Center ROC (116D)
White River Junction, VT 05009
Tel: 802.296.5132
Educational resource for PTSD and other enduring consequences of traumatic stress.

National Institute of Mental Health, Anxiety Disorders Education Program
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
Tel: 1.888.ANXIETY; 1.800.64.PANIC
Information and resources on treatment and support groups for professionals and the general public. List of publications and tapes from NIMH and other organizations. Information in Spanish.


American Stroke Association (ASA), a division of the American Heart Association
National Center
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
ASA: 1-888-4-STROKE
Information about stroke prevention and treatment, and for forming support groups. Provides toolkit for stroke screenings. Offers "Stroke Connection" magazine about life after a stroke for stroke survivors, caregivers, family members, and healthcare professionals.

National Stroke Association
9707 E. Easter Lane
Englewood, CO 80112
Tel: 1.800.STROKES (1.800.787.6537)
Fax: 303.649.1328
Information on stroke prevention, warning signs, and rehabilitation. Survivor and caregiver resources. Offers Hispanic Screening Program. Magazine: "Stroke Smart."


Association for Ethnic Diversity in the Neurosciences
Promotes diversity in neurosciences. Lists speakers available to address scientific and careers issues.

Association of Neuroscience Departments & Programs (ANDP)
9650 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814
Tel: 301.530.7120
Information on education and research training in academic neuroscience programs.

Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
P.O. Box 8526
Santa Cruz, CA 95061-8526
Tel: 831.459.0170
Programs and resources to encourage Chicano/Latino and Native American students to pursue research careers and science teaching professions at all levels.

Women in Neuroscience
Joan King, Ph.D., President
Beyond Success
42 Garrison Road
Brookline, MA 02445-4437
Tel: 617.730.8336
Fosters the development and career advancement of women scientists.

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