Mental Health Special Libraries and Museums
I have had an interest in people and mental health since I was young, and I ended up obtaining a master's degree in forensic psychology. Therefore, I was curious to see which mental health libraries and museums I could find in the United States and internationally.
from the Directory of Special Libraries and Information Centers, 40th ed., 2012
American Counseling Association - ACA Library
5999 Stevenson Ave.
Alexandria, VA 22304 USA
Phone: 703-823-9800 / 800-347-6647
Founded: 1952. Staff: Prof 1. Subjects: Counseling in all settings, college counseling, rehabilitation counseling, career counseling, school counseling, exceptional children, tests and testing, mental health counseling, marriage and family counseling. Electronic Resources: Yes. Publications: Yes.
American Psychological Association - Arthur W. Melton Library
750 1st St., NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242 USA
Founded: 1971. Staff: Prof 3; Other 1. Subjects: Psychology, mental health, and allied disciplines. Special Collections: Yes. Electronic Resources: Yes. Publications: Yes.
Autism Society of Michigan Library
2178 Commons Pkwy.
Okemos, MI 48864 USA
Phone: 517-882-2800 / 800-223-6722 (for parents with autistic children; in Michigan only).
Founded: 1987. Staff: 3. Subjects: Autism, developmental disabilities, inclusive education, facilitated communication, auditory integration training, positive behavioral supports.
British Columbia Mental Health & Addiction Services - Kelty Resource Centre
Mental Health Bldg. 2
4500 Oak St., Rm. P3-302
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6H 3N1
Phone: 604-875-2084 / 800-665-1822
Subjects: Mental health, addictions, eating disorder. Special Collections: Yes.
Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association Library
2109 Ottawa St.
Windsor, ON, Canada N8Y 1R8
Founded: 1983. Staff: 6. Subjects: Eating disorders, stress management, assertiveness, recovery therapy. Publications: Yes. Also Known As: BANA - Library.
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - Library
33 Russell St.
Toronto, ON, Canada M5S 2S1
Founded: 1998. Staff: Prof 5. Subjects: Alcoholism, substance abuse, psychiatric disorders, mental illness, mental health. Special Collections: Yes. Electronic Resources: Yes. Networks/Consortia: Member of Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists (SALIS), Health Science Information Consortium of Toronto (HSICT).
Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others Library
135 W. 50th St., 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10020 USA
Founded: 1980. Staff: 3. Subjects: Addiction in the Jewish Community. Publications: Yes. Also Known As: JACS - Library Staff.
Mental Health America of Dutchess County, Inc. Library
253 Mansion St.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 USA
Phone: 845-473-2500 / 845-486-2897
Founded: 1969. Staff: Prof 1; Other 1. Subjects: Psychiatry, child psychiatry, addictions, Alzheimer's disease, psychology, mental retardation, eating disorders, family therapy. Networks/Consortia: Member of Southeastern New York Library Resources Council (SENYLRC). Publications: Yes. Formerly: Mental Health Association in Dutchess County, Inc. - Library.
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario - Paul Horner Memorial Resource Center Library
36 Eglinton Ave., W. Ste. 602
Toronto, ON, Canada M4R 1B9
Phone: 416-486-8046 / 888-486-8236.
Founded: 1985. Staff: Prof 5; Other 1. Subjects: Self-help, depression, manic-depression. Special Collections: Yes. Publications: Yes.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, Inc. Library
Naperville, IL 60566 USA
Founded: 1976. Subjects: Anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating disorder obesity, compulsive exercise, bulimarexia, other eating disorders. Publications: Yes.
National Eating Disorder Information Centre
200 Elizabeth St.
Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 2C4
Phone: 416-340-4156 / 866-633-4220.
Founded: 1985. Staff: 3. Subjects: Eating disorders, food preoccupation, weight preoccupation, support groups. Publications: Yes.
National Institute on Drug Abuse - Addiction Research Center Library
Baltimore, MD 21224 USA
Staff: Prof 1; Other 3. Subjects: Pharmacology, psychology, psychiatry, biochemistry, neurochemistry, psychopathology, chemistry, substance abuse, AIDS. Electronic Resources: Yes. Networks/Consortia: Member of Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists (SALIS). Publications: Yes. Also Known As: NIDA Addiction Research Center.
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Library
8701 Morrissette Dr.
Springfield, VA 22152 USA
Phone: 202-307-7787 / 800-882-9539
Founded: 1959. Staff: Prof 3; Other 1. Subjects: Narcotic addiction, dangerous drug abuse, law and legislation, law enforcement, drug abuse education, International control. Electronic Resources: Yes. Networks/Consortia: Member of Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK). Publications: Yes.