Resources

HelpGuide Resources

HelpGuide.org is a nonprofit organization that offers free resources to help people take charge of their lives and make healthy choices. Topics covered include Abuse, Addictions, ADHD, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Eating Disorders, Grief & Loss, PTSD & Trauma, Schizophrenia, Stress, Suicide Prevention, Weight Loss, Sleep, Emotional Health, Relationships, Work & Career, Child & Teen Issues, Grandparenting, Breakup & Divorce, Autism, Healthy Aging, Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia, and Caregiving.

They also have a number of meditation recordings available for download which are intended to help you manage your emotions.

Mindfulness Resources

Ronald Siegel is the author of “The Mindfulness Solution.” There are a number of freely downloadable audio resources for mediation and mindfulness.

The Centre for Clinical Interventions (CCI) is an Australian mental health organization that conducts research, provides training and supervision, and offers a clinical service. They have some really useful resources for increasing assertiveness, coping with depression, facing your feelings, overcoming health anxiety, improving self esteem, coping with Bipolar Disorder, overcoming disordered eating – Part A, overcoming disordered eating – Part B, coping with panic attacks, overcoming perfectionism, overcoming procrastination, coping with social anxiety, and mastering your worries.

General Resources

Psychology Today offers their Find A Therapist resource. You can search by A-Z, Price, or Gender for a therapist or psychiatrist near you. You’ll find Dr. Kathryn Castle’s listing here. GoodTherapy.com is another great resource for finding the right therapist.

The American Mental Health Counselors Association offers numerous links to sources of information on Mental Health.

The National Mental Health Consumer’s Self-Help Clearinghouse is a consumer-run national technical assistance center serving the mental health consumer movement. The Clearinghouse helps connect individuals to self-help and advocacy resources, and offers expertise to self-help groups and other peer-run services for mental health consumers.

Monroe County, NY Human Services – This is a link to Monroe County, NY’s Human Services Department. You’ll find links here to the Office for the Aging, Mental Health, Child & Family Services, Financial Assistance, and the Council on People with Disabilities.

Depressionforums.org offers a platform for open peer discussion on the Internet for members in an atmosphere that is both supportive and informative. Participants discuss their experiences with depressive illnesses, other mental health issues, treatment options, and related topics.

Healing Touch: A Self-Injury Website offers resources for people who self-injure.

Panic Survivor: This online community provides a forum for people who have been through trauma to tell their stories.

Psychology Self-Help Resources on the Internet provides links to noncommercial sites providing information and help about specific disorders. Lists of brochures and articles, commercial psychology-related Web sites, psychology journals on the Web, other psychology resources, and scholarly psychology resources are available here.

The Medicine Program was established by volunteers seeking to help those individuals who could not afford the cost of their prescriptions.

The Anxiety-Panic Internet Resource is a self-help network dedicated to the overcoming and curiosity of overwhelming anxiety.

American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse is a Self-Help Sourcebook OnLine! Database of over 800 national/model self-help support groups, local self-help group clearinghouses worldwide, group research summaries, and how-to’s on starting groups.

Transformations: A Forum for Self-Help and Recovery is dedicated to helping those in recovery and seeking spiritual growth. The site includes resources and a calendar for live support and recovery group meetings.

Will I Go Crazy? This site addresses mental disorders and related issues, including stigma.

Ask NOAH About: Dealing with Traumatic Events: Resources that address the many issues related to disaster and mental health can be found here. This site is maintained by New York Online Access to Health (NOAH), a partnership of four New York partners including The City University of New York (CUNY).

Sponsored by the American Psychiatric Association (APA), HealthyMinds.org is a consumer-oriented Web site designed to inform users about mental health treatment and resources. The site has information about warning signs of mental disorders and prevention measures, as well as access to other mental health resources and a psychiatrist locator feature.