Web offers brain resources

Each month I have the opportunity to explore brain-related sites for a three-item column in Brain in the News, one of the print publications I edit. Although we do not have online reprint permission for stories from other sources, there is no reason not to share these links. Mental health is a recurring theme on the June list:

NARSAD: The Mental Health Research Association features quick links to conditions including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and childhood disorders at its site, www.narsad.org. Look for more under the “Diseases & Conditions” category at the top. Also learn about related events and publications.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, www.nami.org, is also laden with information. Front and center are links grouped under “Inform Yourself,” “Find Support” and “Take Action.” There are additional links in the column on the left side of the page, including Communities, which are designed for the exchange of information.

The Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation, http://gnif.org, is a nonprofit charity with some interesting links online, including Webcasts of surgeries (it’s one of seven links that appear when you scroll over “Projects”) and a blog called Brain Blogger. Under “Resources,” find basics about the brain and information related to mental health.

— Dan Gordon

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