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LINKS

General Links| Assistance with Your Prescriptions | Government

The Regional Food Bank offers a food buying cooperative open to all in the community - Extra Helpings. Each month a menu of food packages is available for ordering and purchase. There is no age or income requirement and more information can be found at the Regional Food Bank's website.

Association for Community Living
www.aclnys.org

National Mental Health Association
www.nmha.org


Mental Health Association in NYS
www.mhanys.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness
www.nami.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness in New York State
www.naminys.org

Step out of the silence
www.stepoutofthesilence.org

Mental Health Empowerment Project
www.mhepinc.org

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
www.afsp.org

www.suicidolgy.org

Dr. Grohol’s Mental Health Page
www.psychcentral.com/grohol.htm

The Carter Center
www.cartercenter.org/healthprograms/program6.htm

Hannah's Hope Fund
www.hannahshopefund.org

National Mental Health Consumers Self Help Clearinghouse
www.mhselfhelp.org

National Association of Rights, Protection & Advocacy
www.connix.com

Guide to Mental Health, Psychology & Psychiatry
www.mentalhelp.net


Information on community support groups
www.mentalhelp.net/selfhelp


Listing of disabilities, resources, chats, bulletin boards and professional links - www.supportpath.com

Databases, consumer-survivor information, publications, programs
www.mentalhealth.org

Families Together in NYSparent run, unified voce for children with disorders - www.ftnys.org

Commission on Quality Care

www.cqc.state.ny.us


Assistance with Your Prescriptions

Pfizer Launches Free Medicines Program For Newly Unemployed Americans:
Press Release | Fact Sheet

Pfizer Helpful Answers® (This is one example of a pharmaceutical company patient assistance program.  All of the industry’s patient assistance programs are accessible through the umbrella program, PPA)
For more than 25 years, Pfizer has been helping patients in need get access to their Pfizer medicines. Today, this help is provided through Pfizer Helpful Answers® - Pfizer’s family of patient assistance programs designed to help eligible uninsured and underinsured patients access their Pfizer medicines for free or at a savings.  Some programs also offer reimbursement support services for people with insurance. Pfizer Helpful Answers is the nation’s largest and most extensive set of patient assistance programs. In fact, in the last five years (2006-2010), Pfizer Helpful Answers helped nearly 4.5 million uninsured and underinsured patients get access to more than 44 million Pfizer prescriptions, equaling more than $5.6 billion. For more information about Pfizer Helpful Answers or to download program applications, visit www.PfizerHelpfulAnswers.com or call Pfizer Helpful Answers toll-free at 1-866-706-2400. Pfizer Helpful Answers is a joint program of Pfizer Inc and the Pfizer Patient Assistance Foundation™

Together Rx Access®  (Expanded income levels announced March 19, 2009)
The Together Rx Access Card was created by many of the nation’s leading pharmaceutical companies, to help hardworking Americans and their families gain access to immediate and meaningful savings on prescription products right at their neighborhood pharmacy. details | E-Newsletter

Partnership for Prescription Assistance
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) is a service sponsored by America's pharmaceutical research companies to help patients in need get access to prescription medicines.  The PPA provides a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs that could provide help with more than 2,500 brand-name medicines, including a wide range of generics. For more information about the Partnership for Prescriptions visit www.pparx.org or call 1-888-4PPA-Now.  (Patients have access to live operators and potential translations of 150 languages to help navigate them to the programs most appropriate for them.)

New York State Health Products Council Chart (Updated 2007):
See attached chart  updated in 2007 by the New York State Health Products Council entitled, Prescription Coverage Options for New Yorkers: http://www.nyhpc.org/pdf/Coverage.pdf.

GOVERNOR PATERSON ANNOUNCES PROGRAM TO MAKE DRUGS MORE AFFORDABLE FOR LOWER-INCOME NEW YORKERS WITH FREE PRESCRIPTION DRUG CARD
State Now Accepting Applications for New York Prescription Saver Card
More Than 2,500 Pharmacies Statewide to Provide Discounts Beginning April 1
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STATE ANNOUNCES NEW CONSUMER WEBSITE TO HELP NEW YORKERS FIND LEAST EXPENSIVE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
Website Enables Consumers to Search Neighborhood Pharmacies for Best Price
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Government

National Institute of Mental Health
http://www.nimh.nih.gov
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The Mental Health Foundation
PO Box 322   Albany, New York   12201