About American Addiction Centers and MentalHelp.net

Our purpose is to provide online mental health and wellness education.

Our hope is to spread awareness through advocacy of mental health by providing scientifically accurate and up-to-date coverage of mental health and illness topics. We intend to educate, catalog and provide mental health information that compliments, but does not replace, the medical advice of personal medical professionals.

Our service is freely available and intended for both laypeople and professionals. Online since 1995, MentalHelp.Net has been the recipient of many awards and citations. We offer detailed and comprehensive coverage of mental health and illness articles (such as Addiction, Depression, ADHD, and Personality Disorders).

Our goals are made possible by our many contributors, editors, and staff. MentalHelp.Net is able to provide useful information for those wanting to learn more about mental disorders and issues. We regularly publish original articles, blogs, and reviews for products and service providers in the mental health space. We promote active communication and collaboration between professionals in all segments of mental health and wellness services and the consumers of such services.

 

MentalHelp.net Content and Contributors

The content provided on MentalHelp.net features valuable information to help you and your loved ones determine your needs when it comes to seeking treatment for drug or alcohol abuse. We strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information available in the field of addiction medicine and behavioral health, and have enlisted an acclaimed team of authors, treatment professionals, and editorial experts to write, review, and update content to check that it meets our high editorial standards. Some of our reviewers include:

  • Scot Thomas, MD: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
  • Lauren Villa, MPH: Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
  • Dan Wagener, MA: Counseling Psychology, Lewis & Clark College
  • Lauren Brande, MA: Psychology, Boston University

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Ethics

Here at Mentalhelp.net, we commit to high ethical standards in the interest of being as helpful as possible to those seeking treatment. We aim to make our site as transparent as possible by marking ads to distinguish them from editorial content and disclosing our sponsors. 

Our mental help content is impartial and unbiased. MentalHelp.net does not endorse or subscribe to any particular recovery method, and we believe that the personal decision to seek treatment is one that should be done autonomously and with the support of all possible information.

We hold ourselves to the highest level of financial integrity, and we do not sell or broker admissions, or engage in unethical “consultant contracts.” If you have any questions regarding our site or its marketing practices, please contact us and we will do our best to correct the situation and help you find a trustworthy provider.