Anxiety Disorders Association of America:  Promotes the prevention, treatment and cure of anxiety disorders and to improve the lives of all people who suffer from them.

Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation:  Information and resources, for people with obsessive compulsive disorder, their families, friends, professionals and other concerned individuals.

Compulsive Hoarding:  Information and resources for people who are hoarders and their families, including research on hoarding, a screening test for hoarding/compulsive buying, and self-help and support group articles.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

        • Local Chapters:

NAMI Alameda County, NAMI Alameda County South, NAMI East Bay

    • , Oakland CA, (510)-835-0188

Pool of Consumer Champions

    • Alameda County Contacts:
      • Jay Mahler 510-567-8135 jmahler @
    • Consumer Relations Department: 510-639-1341


    • The goal of this 10-year-old program is to recruit, train, and place peer specialist in human services positions within Alameda County Behavioral Health Care System. The 9-month training program consists of classroom training and an internship.

Coordinators: Katrina Killian, Barbara Lewis-Clarke 510-383-1605 BBestNow @

    • ACCESS Program – Alameda County
      Alcohol, Drug, & Mental Health Treatment Services
      1-(800)-491-9099, (510)-346-1010
    • Consumer Assistance Office, Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, 1-800-779-0787