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February 2004

The National Mental Health Information Center
The Department of Health and Human Services site on mental health info.
Grade Level: Advanced, Professional

http://www.mentalhealth.org

CONTENT:
The National Mental Health Information Center provides information and resources for users of mental health services and their families, the general public, policy makers, providers, and the media.
AESTHETICS:
The site design is a simple table that uses color and small graphics to break up the large amount of text.
ORGANIZATION:
The site can be navigated in a number of ways. There is a top navigation bar that links to the major areas, a left side navigation menu that lists features and page options, a handy on-site search tool and a right side menu for quick access to the databases.

REVIEW:
The National Mental Health Information Center was developed by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. It provides a central repository of resources and reading materials dealing with mental health conditions and concerns. Users will find an interactive map for locating services in their area as well as national and other useful hotlines providing mental health resources and referrals in both English and Spanish. Featured articles include such topics as Coping With Traumatic Events, Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy and Drug Free, and Child, Adolescent and Family Programs. Toll free numbers are posted for users to call the Information Center staff to get their questions answered. Additionally, the Information Center has information on Federal grants, conferences, and other events.

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02/27/2004