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.


Web Resources:

MentalHelp .net

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.

Depression Central

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.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)

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.

The Addiction Recovery Guide

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 . . .

Authentic Happiness
Live Bold and Bloom
The Good News Network
Positively Positive
Life Optimizer

Grieving and Loss

Eating Disorders

Anxiety, Panic, OCD… 

 Improving Your Life

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Books and workbooks:  excellent adjuncts to increase the effectiveness of psychotherapy, or for working on your own. 

 The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

Freeing Yourself from Anxiety

The Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Workbook

Delivered from Distraction (living well with ADD)

Younger Next Year (healthy aging)

The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression and
Mind Over Mood

The Chronic Pain Control Workbook

The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven, Step-by-Step Techniques for Overcoming your Fear

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook: Practical Exercises

Reclaiming our Lives  (survivors of incest)

Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Second Half of Life

When All You’ve Ever Wanted Isn’t Enough

It’s a Meaningful Life: It Just Takes Practice

We Can Work it Out  and  Couple Skills: Making your Relationship Work

How to be an Adult in Relationships    (poor title, excellent and practical book!)