Below you will find a select group of resources, ones that offer effective self-help strategies, exercises and encouragement, faith, and hope even as they ask you to reflect on your own troubled mind and heart. These are offered as an adjunct to your therapy, and may be quite useful on their own as well.
An comprehensive website dedicated to providing education about mental health and useful resources. Topic centers on this site provide a wide range of information resources: news, articles, reviewed links, interactive tests, book reviews, videos and an array of self-help resources, Mental Help Net is the recipient of many awards and citations, including being selected as the ‘Forbes Favorite’ mental health website.
An educational site that provides useful information on all types of depressive disorders and effective treatments for individuals suffering from Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Cyclothymia, Dysthymia and post-partum depression.
A reliable website offering clear description and explanation of the many types of anxiety and depression. These factual descriptions are useful to relate the experience you are having to a particular kind of description and diagnosis. And find answers to many of your questions.
A valuable resource for individuals struggling with drug addiction and alcoholism. Included are self assessments, intervention services, treatment and self-help programs, detoxification, medication, and resources for retreats, sober housing and youth services.
Other possible resource websites for life change . . .
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Books and workbooks: excellent adjuncts to increase the effectiveness of psychotherapy, or for working on your own.
Delivered from Distraction (living well with ADD)
Younger Next Year (healthy aging)
Reclaiming our Lives (survivors of incest)
How to be an Adult in Relationships (poor title, excellent and practical book!)