Websites of the Month
This information network for psychology and psychiatry professionals offers news articles on wide-ranging aspects of mental health, from research and treatment developments to policy and public perceptions to children's and forensic issues. The site also offers job listings, a selected mental health "Link of the Day" and a free weekly e-mail newsletter on research and events in the mental health field.
This site provides a resource center and a meeting place for graduate students in health psychology. Visitors can access information on jobs, licensing requirements, pre- and postdoctoral internship and fellowship positions, and links to relevant organizations. They can also consult with other students in the site's discussion areas.
Mental Health Statistics Improve-ment Program (http://www.mhsip.org)
This site explains how and what data are collected on mental health services, where to find such data, how to understand and report what's found and how to use data in mental health decision-making. The site also describes efforts of the Mental Health Statistics Improvement Program Policy Group to develop standards for mental health data. The federal Center for Mental Health Services supports the site.
Violence and Injury Prevention Program (http://www.fmhi.usf.edu/amh/homicide-suicide/index.html)
This site seeks to help forensic examiners, law-enforcement officers, health professionals and family survivors prevent and respond to homicide-suicides. It offers advice on the steps relatives can take to prevent homicide-suicides and how they should deal with law-enforcement officers and each other if one happens. The site also offers online tests of depression and impaired judgment and describes the research of Donna Cohen, PhD, and other University of South Florida psychologists involved with the site.
Addiction Search (http://www.addictionsearch.com)
Visit this site for research-based addictions information, including articles posted daily from national news sources. The site lists descriptions of types of addictions and addictive substances, as well as statistics on populations affected and suggestions for prevention and intervention. The site also features a selected Web site and addiction-related question each week.