The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information. Please also check the additional links provided for physical health for a more comprehensive understanding of your over-all well-being. The following is not meant to be a comprehensive list, nor is it an endorsement of the content of the sites.
Controlling Anger Before it Controls You
Anger is a normal, usually healthy emotion we all experience. But when anger gets out of hand, it can cause problems at home and at work. There are ways you can get control of your anger, instead of letting it control you.
Use Anger for Good
How to use your anger to achieve your goals.
Anxiety, Worry, & Guilt
This New Age of Anxiety
The truth about times like these is that there have always been times like these.
Turn Down Your Brain’s Worry Center
Worry is an emotion that, for the most part, is counter-productive. When you worry, you deflect your mental powers in ways that can sap your energy. With a little brain-training, you can turn that energy around to help you successfully tackle your life’s problems.
The Definitive Guide to Guilt
Guilt is one of the most common but least understood emotions. When the guilt becomes chronic, it can contribute to chronic mental health problems including depression and anxiety disorders. By learning to identify these five types of guilt, you can learn ways to cope with and manage your own.
What Does Guilt Do?
If you do something wrong that hurts someone else, you feel guilty. Guilt is a valuable emotion, because it helps to maintain your ties to the people in your community. It provides a painful consequence for actions that would weaken the groups that you belong to.
Emotions and Depression
Overcome anxiety, depression, and other emotions that can weigh you down. Use a proven ABC technique.
When Practice, Practice, Practice Isn’t the Answer
Some musicians seem to accept performance anxiety as a fact of life. Believing that a drop-off in musical quality from rehearsal to concert is unavoidable, their only strategy for managing stage fright is to over-prepare through additional practice. There are, however, powerful sources of anxiety that are not addressed by merely practicing more.
Mapping Your Patterns of Delay
Track what you do when you procrastinate. Plot a new direction. Enjoy the benefits.
Using The Social Engagement System
Flight anxiety? Statistics don’t help. Our most powerful regulation system can control anxiety. But since it operates unconsciously, we may not know it exists, or how to tap into it.
“Fish” Out of Water: Being Uncomfortable in Social Situations
In today’s New York Times, eminent professor and scholar Stanley Fish opened up about his unease with social situations. Can he teach us—and me—how to feel better about them?
Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder
Associations & Institutes
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Counseling Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Society
Center for Mental Health Services
Mental Health America
National Institute of Mental Health
National Mental Health Association
National Eating Disorders Association
National Sleep Foundation
National Women’s Health Resource Center
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Suicide Awareness and Hotlines
Eight Ways to Fight Depression
An innovative approach to treating your depression.
Help Guide for Depression
Learn more about depression.
Know the signs of depression in teens.
Teen Depression: More Than Sad
How one film helps tell teens’ stories of depression
Read more about how men often times show symptoms of depression that go unrecognized.
Advice: Men Get Depressed, Too
How to open up to your family about depression.
Labling You a Mental Health Patient
Should you become a patient just by crossing the threshold?
More Women Suffer Depression
Females are twice as likely as males to be depressed.
When Pregnant Women Become Depressed
Should women take anti-depressants while pregnant?
Hormones Got You Down?
Hormones may play a pivotal role in women’s maladies.
Bipolar Disorder News – Pendulum.org
Depression and How Therapy Can Help
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
National Center for PTSD
Give an Hour— for veterans and their families
National Center for PTSD Real Warriors (U.S. Department of Defense)— for veterans and their families
The Gift From Within
Addiction and Recovery
Eating Disorders & Body Image
What is an Eating Disorder
Basic information about Eating Disorders
Friends & Family
Tips for friends and family of those with Eating Disorders.
Males and Eating Disorders
Read more information about Eating Disorder in Men.
Eating Disorders Anonymous
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of EDA
Orthorexia: Good Food Gone Bad
The new fad of having a “purer”, “healthier” life-style may actually be encouraging eating disordered behavior.
ANAD Support Group
Find free support groups in your area
National Eating Disorder Association-Basic information and help.
Alliance for Eating Disorders
ED information and resources
Binge Eating in Men
Understanding a Widely Misunderstood Eating Disorder
How to Improve Body Image: The Three D’s
At war with your body? Learn three ways to improve body image.
10 Ways to Improve Your Body Image
Take steps to reaffirm your body.
Mom’s Role in Body Image
Mom’s have a very important role in teaching healthy body image.
American Dietetic Association
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
Reconnecting With Your Defiant Child orTeen
Listening is at the heart of connection.
Worst Mistakes Parents Make When Talking to Kids
Words can change your kid’s brain. Learn to use the right ones.
It Is Smart To Sleep
How healthy sleep impacts our brain.
The Adolescent Brain: (Awkward) Window of Opportunity
Neuroscientists are changing how we think about the adolescent brain.
Preventing Mom Meltdowns and Dad Detonations
Six ways to stay calm in tough parenting moments.
5 Steps To Help Kids Learn To Control Their Emotions
Setting limits on kid’s behavior doesn’t mean we need to set limits on feelings.
Is Your Kid a Cheat? Do You Even Want to Know?
Can integrity survive in the digital age?
APA Response to the Sexualization of Girls
The latest research on the impact of the media’s impact on our young girls. Also great resources for parents.
Easy Ways to put the Magic Back in Your Relationship
Practice small acts of kindness to put the magic back in your relationship.
Normal Healthy Couples have Problems with Sexual Desire
Nothing may be going wrong when sexual desire dies.
Adventures in Dating
Understanding random sexual hookups
The Key to Happiness…
New research, it is not about communication.
10 Dating Tips from Therapists
Therapists give their Do’s and Don’ts
Will it Last?
Four factors in predicting a lasting relationship.
It is not what you fight about, it is how you fight
Avoid these four toxic messages
Divorce, the Impact on Children and Adolescents
How divorce impacts children and adolescents.
Teen Brains Negatively Affected by Pornography and Video Games
Pornography can actually rewire brains.
Adolescence and the Myth of IndependenceAdolescents achieve independence with triumph and regret.
A Roadmap to Adolescent Growth
Here’s what to expect from your adolescent.
Kids: Open to Discussion
How you talk to them may be the key to their success.
Acting More Grown Up
What do late teens think acting “grown up” means?
Teen Spirit: Give and Let Live
Altruistic teens live happier, healthier, and longer lives.
Is Your Teen Trustworthy? Can You Tell?
Can you really tell when your teen is lying?
Parents, Adolescents, and the Nature of Conflict
Conflict is how parents and adolescent need to get along.
Fathers, Daughters and the “Touch Taboo”
How fathers can maintain strong bonds with their physically maturing daughter.
The Happy Teen
A primer on the positives in youth development.
A Long Arm: Teen Depression
The consequences of depression during adolescence.
The perfect body is now part of the perfect resume, and colleges have become incubators of eating disorders.
Procrastination: How Adolescents Encourage Stress
By delaying work, adolescents put the pressure on themselves.
Teen Depression: Boys
Boys get the blues too.
Teen Depression: Girls
Get involved in the lives of your teenage girls.
Teaching About Social Meanness In Middle School
Why are good kids cruel to their peers in middle school? A spike in both frequency and severity of these five behaviors could be the answer.
DSM-V: Diagnoses and Criteria
DrugWatch.com provides up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications, including details about associated side effects.
Drugalert.org is a comprehensive database with information and news alerts about potentially dangerous drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.
Mans Search for Meaning-Viktor E. Frankel
Life Without ED-Jenny Schaffer
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk-Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
The Brain That Changes Itself-Norman Doidge, MD
Girls on the Edge, The Four Factors Driving the New Crisis for Girls-Leonard Sax, MD, PhD
Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other-SherryTurkle
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind-Daniel Siegel MD & Tina Payne Bryson PhD
Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment-Martin E. Seligman PhD
Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child-John Gottman PhD, Joan Declaire and Daniel Goleman
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work– John Gottman PhD & Nan Silver
The Feeling Good Handbook-David D. Burns MD
The Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders: Supporting Self-Esteem, Healthy Eating, and Positive Body Image at Home-Marcia Herrin Ed.D, M.P.H., R.D., Nancy Matsumoto
Eating in the Light of the Moon-Anita A. Johnston PhD
Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men-Leonard Sax MD
How to Raise Successful Kids
How the trend of “over-parenting” and “check-lists” have robbed our children of self-efficacy.
Criminals Accessing Your Webcam
Predators can easily access your computer remotely and spy on you and your family…even when it is off!
The Dangers of Social Media: No Privacy!
Predators can learn intimate details about you and your family’s daily activities.
Connected but Alone
As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? This is a fantastic video that everyone should watch, especially parents.
Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior.
The Power of Vulnerability
Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.
The Many Benefits of Smiling
See why smiling is so important.