One of the reasons I support NFA-LD debate is that each year I get to learn so much about the particular topic being debated. Whenever anyone brings up Greater Horn of Africa, renewable energy, Cuba, transportation, etc… I feel so knowledgeable and almost always can engage in a discussion regarding possible policy solutions and their advantages/disadvantages.
However, that requires us to come up to speed on the topic, the resources available on the topic, and where to find quality material. In addition to Google Alerts and any databases available at your school’s library, the National Institute for Health (a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services) will likely be a good place to mine topic information.
Specifically, they have a MedLine Plus section specifically dedicated to Mental Health Services. You can signup to get mental health updates by email and have some great introductory material. Before we jump into case writing it’s helpful to have a solid background on the topic.
Beyond those already posted here by Michael, any good sites you’ve come across so far?