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Blain Nelson's Abuse Pages
Offers a load of information and resources on domestic violence and other types of abuse, although it's emphasis seems to be on the former. I liked it because it was written from the side of a former abuser, and so has a lot to say to those who may also be abusing their significant others and suggestions about how and where to get help. Could better present the information it has to offer, and check out a few broken links, but otherwise a top-notch resource.
17-Jan-2000 - Hits: 2762 - Rate This | Details
A lily or a rose?
Welcome to my site
I am a survivor of abuse and bullying and my aim is to build a site which can be used as a resource for people dealing with mental health, bullying and abuse/trauma issues. It is also for people who would like to find out more - perhaps to help a family member or friend who is dealing with issues such as these. I just want to make a place where people can find friendship, support and understanding when they feel like no one cares or wants to listen. I hope that this can be a way for me to let out my feelings and begin to heal and to help others with my own experiences along the way.
Another aim of my website is to provide a place where people can share their creative side. Poetry, stories, drawings - anything goes. Many of my pages will be based around poems I have written, as this one is, and I have a page where people can share their own poetry and writings with others. Reading other people's stories and poetry can be very helpful for some people as it just helps them to feel that little bit less alone. Please send me anything you feel you would like to share and see up on my site, I really love reading other people's poetry and writings.
27-May-2002 - Hits: 2204 - Rate This | Details
Emotional and Verbal Abuse @ Suite101
Abuse is about control and the fear of losing it. Ill-treatment is an absurd effort to maintain and enhance the abuser's hegemony - social, cultural, legal, and, above all, psychological. Abusers exploit, lie, insult, demean, ignore (the "silent treatment"), manipulate, and control. There are a million ways to abuse, directly and by proxy.
This site at Suite101 hosts discussions, journal entries and links regarding emotional, verbal, and psychological abuse.
18-Apr-2004 - Hits: 3102 - Rate This | Details
Child Abuse Effects
Articles detailing the four types of child abuse (emotional, physical, sexual, and neglect), including signs, effects, and statistics for each.
Topics also discussed are: sexual abuse victims, (including victims with disabilities), sex offenders (including female, child, adolescent, and Internet offenders), laws governing child abuse, intervention, prevention, stories on child abuse, and a forum to write your own child abuse story.
5-Nov-2005 - Hits: 4704 - Rate This | Details
This site is dedicated to survivors of abuse & sexual assault. Why I came to do this site...
I have always wanted to create a site like this, wanting to help with other peoples recovery from abuse, and sexual assault. Being a survivor myself I wanted to dedicate this site to all the survivors out there.
You will find links to my own personal support forums that I started for survivors of abuse as well as one directed at mental illness.
On Healing Minds you will find information on abuse, PTSD, coping methods and healing; on this site I have posted numerous websites that I have found helpful with my recovery.
I hope you enjoy Healing Minds.
If you enjoy this site, let me know by signing my guestbook. If you have a website you may include it in the your entry as well.
Keep coming back as there will be new sites, and information going up all the time.
We are all survivors here, no matter what. We overcame the worse, now we heal, it's a long batter but know that no matter what each and everyone of you will get through this.
Here is a survivor badge, for all of you survivors out there, feel free to grab it off my site.
8-Feb-2006 - Hits: 1066 - Rate This | Details
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) is an individual and group support program for adult survivors of physical, sexual, and/or emotional child abuse or neglect.
ASCA's StepWork (21 steps) is a statement of the tasks and issues that most adult survivors face during their recovery from child abuse. Unlike some self-help programs, ASCA does not require that participants work the steps - although you may choose to do so - or that the steps be worked in a linear order. StepWork is a process whereby you concentrate on one particular step at a time in a given recovery program.
The Morris Center's "Survivor to Thriver" manual (a 115 page guidebook for ASCA participants, as well as for any survivor of physical, sexual and/or emotional child abuse or neglect) and all ASCA materials are available free to download.
4-Oct-2006 - Hits: 5372 - Rate This | Details
Chat and Forums community with resources for abuse survivors. Child abuse, ritual abuse, sexual assault, rape and domestic violence are just some of what we have survived and are surviving.
11-Jun-2008 - Hits: 1587 - Rate This | Details
A place to grow
Sexual abuse of children is an issue in the collective consciousness (society), and it will remain so until enough healing has occurred that the tide turns. I suggest that as more survivors and perpetrators of abuse are healed, the overall level of denial in the collective consciousness will be reduced, thereby paving the way for faster healing in the future. At some point, there will be no more abuse.
4-Mar-2005 - Hits: 1685 - Rate This | Details
Kali Munro, Psychotherapist
Lots of easy-to-read self-help articles about sexual and ritual abuse including gay survivors, mother-daughter sexual abuse, male sexual abuse survivors, DID, and ritual abuse/cult programming. There are articles about relationships, lesbians and gay men, depression, body image, and depression. There are psychological self-quizzes dealing with relationships, imposter phenomenon, shame, anger, and more. Also available is a discussion and support forum - bulletin board - about sexual abuse, DID, relationships, lesbian issues, and more.
8-Sep-2001 - Hits: 6257 - Rate This | Details
Childhood and Adult Sexual Victimization
Sexually traumatized children and adults feel stripped of their dignity and sense of control, and often reenact in feeling, thinking, and behavior the dissociated imprints of horrific, and loathsome memories. These and other untoward effects tend to encroach upon all spheres of victims’ existence—upon their bodies, minds, emotions, faith-based values, relationships, and cultural values.
22-Oct-2003 - Hits: 1107 - Rate This | Details
Abuse: Childhood Sexual Abuse
Recovered Memories of Sexual Abuse
Scientific research and scholarly resources about sexual abuse, recovered memories, and much more. Includes prevalence data, information on lasting effects, and many additional resources.
Dr. Hopper states: "I am a researcher and therapist with a doctorate (Ph.D.) in clinical psychology. I am a licensed clinical psychologist, and for 15 years I have been a therapist to men and women abused in childhood, providing individual and group treatment. I have studied the characteristics of traumatic memories and the effects of psychological trauma on biological systems involved in emotion regulation. My collaborators include Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, a leader in the psychological trauma field at The Trauma Center and Boston University. I am currently Instructor at the Behavioral Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory at the Neuroimaging Center of McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School. In this position I am focusing studies of substance abuse in people with histories of child abuse and PTSD. The contents of this page reflect my level of experience and expertise, as well as opinions I have formed over the years."
5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 3152 - Rate This | Details
Making Daughters Safe Again
Making Daughters Safe Again (MDSA) is an organization specializing in providing support, information, and resources on the topic of mother-daughter sexual abuse.
History and Purpose
The mission of Making Daughters Safe Again (MDSA) is to support and advocate for survivors of mother-daughter sexual abuse (mdsa), to educate professionals and the general public, and to inspire action, knowledge, healing and hope.
Since 1999, we have been featured by homestead.com twice and included in a national (US) press release as a model organization that utilizes the internet. We have also been referenced in major publications, had our original articles translated into several languages, and had our online materials requested by health care professionals, and those involved with the legal system. MDSA continues to be widely listed and honored on reputable web sites and recognized by the National Self-help Clearinghouse. We are also proud to be one of only a few organizations listed on the "incest" page on wikipedia.
Our hope is that one day, society will be more aware of mother-daughter sexual abuse so that little girls can be saved, and survivors can receive the information, support and validation that they so richly deserve.
Interested in Making a Difference?
15-Sep-2002 - Hits: 1448 - Rate This | Details
Abused Empowered Survive Thrive
This large site offers support for survivors of sexual abuse either as a child or adult, with related subjects such as date rape, male rape, panic attack, eating disorders, and self-harm. A large UK-based site offering chat rooms, over 40 forums, and information related to these topics.
27-Oct-2003 - Hits: 9315 - Rate This | Details
Surviving to Thriving
A site for survivors of sexual violence to find information, healing and support. Surviving to Thriving-A site for sexual assault, abuse and rape survivors
Welcome to Surviving to Thriving. This is a site for female and male survivors of sexual violence, including rape, attempted rape, sexual abuse and incest as well as the people who support them. In these pages, you will find my story and the stories of other rape and sexual assault survivors who have chosen to share theirs, as well as information, including pages on healing, medical and legal information for rape and sexual assault survivors, and sections for child sexual abuse and male survivors. If you are the survivor of sexual violence, you know how much how much pain it can cause and how it feels to be so terribly hurt. Please know that you are not alone and that healing is possible. I hope that you will find comfort and healing while exploring these pages. However, some of what is written here may be triggering, so please keep yourself safe. Since this site is a work in progress, please email me with your suggestions and comments.
3-Oct-2002 - Hits: 1223 - Rate This | Details
Dancing In The Darkness
This site serves as a safe haven for survivors of sexual abuse to share their thoughts and fears as well as words of hope and courage for others like them. The huge images on every page will take most users awhile to load initially (as well as the MP3 song on the homepage).
10-Jul-2003 - Hits: 1922 - Rate This | Details
AMSOSA (Adult Male Survivors Of Sexual Abuse
AMSOSA offers two support groups, providing a unique therapy experience to non offending adult male survivors, who were either sexually abused as a child or adult.
We offer you an opportunity to focus on the ability to heal and recover, by dealing with 1/3rd of your past, 1/3rd of your present, and 1/3rd of your future, covering aspects of the sexual abuse you suffered, yet focusing on the strength and courage you possess, and leaving the past where it belongs.
5-Apr-2009 - Hits: 1493 - Rate This | Details
Abuse: Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Doesnt Discriminate
A good overview article on domestic violence and abusive relationships, helping you to understand that it's a more complicated issue than what it might first seem. Psychological abuse can be hard to recognize because it doesnâ€™t produce physical scars. Yet many women agree that it is actually much harder to bear than physical abuse, according to Elaine Weiss, Ed.D. of the Department of Family Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Weiss is author of Surviving Domestic Violence: Voices of Women Who Broke Free.
8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 3466 - Rate This | Details
Dealing with Domestic Abuse: Lessons from Kathy By Dr. Angelea Panos
Kathy was a smart, logical and practical woman. At 27, she already owned her own home, car and successful floral business. She was awe-struck the moment she saw Kirk. He was handsome and very charming. He came into her store to buy two dozen roses for his girl-friend. “It must have been quite a fight,” Kathy joked. Little did she know how true her words were. Kirk smiled, but said nothing. However, he came back a couple of days later for more flowers. Kathy asked him how it had worked out.“We broke up.” he stated. “I am here to get some flowers for my mother who is in the hospital.” Nearly every day he came in and bought flowers, and their conversations grew longer. After a couple of weeks Kirk asked her out.
22-Oct-2003 - Hits: 3648 - Rate This | Details
Spousal Abuse and Domestic Violence @ Suite101
Spousal abuse (also known as domestic abuse) is not a single form of mistreatment. It comprises the entire spectrum of abusive behaviors--sexual, emotional, psychological, financial, physical, psychological, and verbal--when they are directed exclusively or mostly at the abuser's spouse, mate, girlfriend, or boyfriend.
This site at Suite101 hosts discussions, journal entries and links regarding spousal abuse and domestic violence.
18-Apr-2004 - Hits: 1725 - Rate This | Details
Psychological Abuse Info
PsychAbuse.info is dedicated to increasing awareness regarding psychological abuse. Psychological abuse is so powerful that it has been used to break soldiers in POW camps, so prevalent that it affects 22% more American women than violence, and so subtle that no one talks about it. Includes information, essays, and statistics about psychological abuse. Site is completely documented, and includes links to primary sources whenever they are electronically available.
25-Nov-2005 - Hits: 2462 - Rate This | Details
Abuse: Ritual Abuse
Ritual Abuse, Ritual Crime, and Healing
Ritual Abuse, Ritual Crime, and Healing information and resources for survivors, therapists, and others.
Ritual abuse is an extreme sadistic form of abuse of children and non-consenting adults. It is methodical, systematic sexual, physical, emotional and spiritual abuse, which often includes mind control, torture, and highly illegal and immoral activities such as murder, child pornography and prostitution. The abuse is justified by a religious or political ideology.
If you are a survivor, please be careful in reading the information compiled here. It is impossible to give information on ritual abuse, and about people's opinions about ritual abuse, in a way that is not upsetting and/or triggering. Only you know how much is wise to read, and how much information you can absorb at one time.
Resources for Ritual Abuse include:
A Recovery Bill of Rights for Trauma Survivors
Programming and journal articles
Video and audio tapes
Pages by survivors
Pages for skeptics
5-Aug-2006 - Hits: 2021 - Rate This | Details
Abuse: Sexual Assault
Escaping Hades is a rape and sexual abuse survivor's site. This site contains the stories of over 550 survivors of rape, sexual abuse, and incest. It also includes resources to find the help you need. Escaping Hades is a rape and sexual abuse survivor's site. This site contains the stories of over 500 survivors of rape, sexual abuse and incest, including my own, as well as resources to find the help you need. If you are a survivor, please stay safe while visiting Escaping Hades, as many of the pages can be triggering. If you are here because someone you love is a survivor, I thank you for trying to understand and help your loved one. The road to healing is terribly difficult, but we will get there together.
10-Oct-2006 - Hits: 4933 - Rate This | Details
Abuse: Support Groups
The Wounded Healer Journal
Welcome to The Wounded Healer Journal
Hello and welcome to The Wounded Healer Journal. TWHJ is the oldest point of presence on the web for psychotherapists and others who have experienced the devastation of trauma including child abuse. Created and maintained from 1995-2002 by Linda Chapman, TWHJ is now managed by Carol McClure.
To find out how to report child abuse click here. To go to the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website click here.
TWHJ has both forums and chat rooms for Adult Survivors of Trauma and Abuse. We also have a Resources site that can assist you in finding more information about many of the topics found in the forums.
Topics discussed in the TWHJ Forums include: Treatment after abuse and trauma (counseling, psychotherapy, psychiatric care), psychological effects of child sexual abuse, neglect, physical and verbal abuse, domestic violence, dissociative identity disorder (DID - formerly multiple personality disorder or MPD), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), dealing with emotional maltreatment, abandonment, ritual abuse, depression, panic and anxiety, incest, sexual assault, self injury, eating disorders, alternative therapies including EMDR and energy therapies like Healing Touch, mental health resources, health issues, male survivors, relationship issues, crisis lines, finding a therapist, bipolar disorder, addiction, grief and loss, and spirituality -- to name a few.
27-Dec-2001 - Hits: 2096 - Rate This | Details
Dissociative Disorder support group
This support group is being offered to those people who have been diagnosed with any of the dissociative disorders such as DID, dissociative amnesia, dissociative fugue, etc. Dissociation can be defined on a continuum. On one end try to imagine yourself driving down the highway. Suddenly you have arrived at your destination but you cannot recall how you got there. You went through several traffic lights but you don't even recall whether the lights were red or green or how you made it to your destination. This is a form of mild dissociation and everyone does this. Continuing along this spectrum you can find yourself being very forgetful quite often. On the opposite end you would find dissociation defined as multiplicity which is now known as DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder). DID is not an illness nor is it a disease. The individuals that have been diagnosed with this disorder are not crazy. They are survivors of severe childhood trauma and the long-term effects have caused these individuals problems on how to process current information and react to everyday life. If you would like to seek support or offer support to others with DID or other dissociative disorders please join our group. Anyone looking for info for projects, surveys, or is NOT legitmately DID (or believe they are but are not diagnosed yet) or a supporter of one are not welcome.
11-Jun-2002 - Hits: 2087 - Rate This | Details
Abused Survivors support group
This support group has been formed to offer an outstretched hand to adult survivors of abuse (physical, verbal, emotional or sexual abuse). You are not alone and I want you to know that. There is no such word as "dwelling" or that phrase "get over it already" because we all know that abuse from childhood takes a long time to get through and a whole lot of support. Join us on this list and email with others who understand your needs and wants. Seek support from others and be there to support them through their difficult times too. Anyone looking for info for projects, surveys, or is NOT legitimately verbally, physically, or mentally abused or NOT a supporter of one are not welcome.
11-Jun-2002 - Hits: 9798 - Rate This | Details
Christian Survivors Forums
This forum is a safe place for survivors of abuse to honestly deal with their hurt, and their issues in a Christian fellowship. We spend time working through issues as a group, supporting each other as friends. It is a forum for those genuinely wanting to heal from their pasts, and move on into true survivorship!
1-Oct-2002 - Hits: 1774 - Rate This | Details
Pandora's Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information, support, and resources to survivors of rape and sexual abuse and their friends and family. We have been devoted to recovery and healing since 1999.
4-Oct-2006 - Hits: 1844 - Rate This | Details
isurvive is a community for survivors of abuse (physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, incest, or ritualized abuse.) The discussion boards do not require registration to participate in discussions or stories. The chat room allows instant anonymous communication with other survivors of abuse.
4-Oct-2006 - Hits: 1477 - Rate This | Details
Broken Spirits Network
Broken Spirits Network, an online community and support group that focuses on aiding both current and past victims of child abuse, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. The Broken Spirits Network provides a comprehensive International Directory of shelters, hotlines and organizations that can provide help for potential victims. In addition to the national abuse resource listing is a comprehensive discussion forum where users can create their own virtual identity within complete confidentiality.
5-Oct-2006 - Hits: 1981 - Rate This | Details
After Silence, a community designed to help survivors communicate in the recovery of rape, sexual abuse, and domestic violence. Welcome to After Silence, a non-profit organization, message board, and chat room for rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse survivors. You are not alone, you are not broken, and you can heal.
Our organization is designed to help victims become survivors, and communicate in the recovery of sexual violence. Our mission is to support, empower, validate, and educate survivors, as well as their families and supporters. The core of our organization is a support group, message board, and chat room where victims and survivors come together online in a mutually supportive and safe environment.
8-Oct-2006 - Hits: 6631 - Rate This | Details
Addiction and Substance Abuse
Dual Diagnosis Recovery Network
A great Web resource on the topic of co-occurring substance abuse (and alcoholism) and mental illness. Foundations Associates treatment programs were founded on a simple dedication to improving the lives of persons with co-occurring psychiatric and substance use disorders. By specially tailoring services to treat both disorders simultaneously, clients are achieving results that are transcending the limitations of traditional treatments. Foundations Associates treatment programs have emerged as specialist in integrated treatment, expanding to include 3 comprehensive treatment programs, LaPaloma Treatment Center in Memphis , Tennessee , Michael's House in Palm Spring , California and The Canyon in Malibu , California . Our treatment programs are designed to address treatment needs of both middle income/private insurance clients and high-end executive clients. Combined, we offer approximately 120 residential beds, that distinguish us nationally as the premier integrated treatment provider of co-occurring, integrated treatment.
9-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1384 - Rate This | Details
Addiction and Substance Abuse: Alcohol Dependency
Addiction and Substance Abuse: Alcohol Dependency: Articles
Addiction and Substance Abuse: Articles
Addiction and Substance Abuse: Cocaine Addiction
Addiction and Substance Abuse: Sexual Addiction
Addiction and Substance Abuse: Sexual Addiction: Articles
Addiction and Substance Abuse: Support Groups: Newsgroups
Addiction and Substance Abuse: Symptoms
Addiction and Substance Abuse: Treatment Centers
Alzheimer Disease and Dementia: Articles
Anxiety and Panic
This site exists to provide information and support for those suffering from emetophobia, or the fear of vomiting.
emetophobia: a persistent, abnormal, and unwarranted fear of vomiting or fear of throwing up,
despite the understanding by the phobic individual and reassurance by others that there is no danger.
2-Oct-2000 - Hits: 2634 - Rate This | Details
A self-help guide for people with anxiety disorders, and the professionals who serve them. An interesting site with information on mastering anxiety, support groups, diaphragmatic breathing, stage fright, social phobia, fear of flying, and more.
1-Jul-2001 - Hits: 5506 - Rate This | Details
The Panic Center
A site dedicated to self-help and promoting communication between people with anxiety and their family doctor, includes information about panic and agoraphobia, a screening test for anxiety disorders and depression, an interactive self-guided 12-week cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) program for panic disorder and agoraphobia, as well as a moderated support group. A clean, well-designed site with a lot of straight-forward information that makes it easy for people to talk to their doctors about their concerns. The screening test even allows you to print out a note to hand to your doctor to help start the discussion.
31-Aug-2002 - Hits: 2339 - Rate This | Details
Anxiety and Panic: Articles
Anxiety and Panic: Books
A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear
Stanley Popovich endured his share of fear and anxiety over the years. Unable to find the help he needed, the author decided to undertake his own research. The result is "A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods” - an easy to read book based on a combination of research and personal experience.
The author writes:
Looking for all of the answers in how to manage your most persistent fears and anxiety? I deal with fear on a personal level and I found it difficult to find all of the answers in managing my anxieties. I read some anxiety books and talked to various professionals, however I still had trouble dealing with certain fears and anxieties. Eventually, I wrote a book that presents all of the ways to help manage those hard to manage fears and anxieties. Let me explain the process of how I found those answers.
I first went to my local bookstore to find those books that dealt with fear and anxiety. I looked for those books that reviewed the techniques in how to manage certain fears and anxieties. As I read these books, I wrote down some notes on those techniques that I found most useful in managing my fears. I noticed that each book said something different and there wasn't always a complete review of all the techniques to manage fear and anxiety. As a result, I started a notebook and every time I found a technique that was useful in managing my fears, I would write it down in my small notebook.
Secondly, I talked to various psychologists and clergyman and they provided me with additional information. Again, I would write down the information that the professionals gave me that I felt was most useful in managing these fears. The professionals were very helpful, however there were times they were not able to answer all of my questions. Although I had a lot of good information, I still had trouble dealing with certain fears and anxieties. I realized that it would have to be up to me to find the solutions to some of my problems. The first thing I did was to review my notebook of all the techniques that I learned from my research. I then started to practice using these techniques. I made it a point that every time I would experience a fearful or anxiety related situation, I would use the information in my notebook to help me. After the anxiety would go away I would write down in my notebook what techniques worked and which ones didn't work. In every anxiety related situation I experienced, I began to learn what worked, what didn't work, and what I needed to improve on in managing my fear and anxiety.At the same time, I would continue to talk to various professionals to learn and improve to become better at managing the many types of fears and anxieties. I would review what I have learned with these professionals and they would provide me with additional information so that I would be better able to deal with my fears in the future. I did this research for around fourteen years and during this time, I gained a lot of valuable information on how to manage fear and anxiety. I eventually realized that my notes contained a lot of information and personal experiences that could help a lot of other people deal with their fears. I eventually wrote a book that focuses on result oriented techniques in managing fear.
The main point of this article is that no matter how difficult it is to manage your fear and anxiety, the answers are out there if you look hard enough. It might take some hard work and persistence, but it is possible to find those techniques that work for you.
28-Jul-2004 - Hits: 1078 - Rate This | Details
Anxiety and Panic: Support Groups
Support group for individuals suffering with panic disorder (with or without agoraphobia) and their loved ones. BP-Panic is a support group for those suffering with Panic Disorder (with or without agoraphobia), or for those (SO's) who care about someone that is.
You are not alone in your struggle!
Stop in to get information on this disorder and its treatments and make some new friends.
Feel free to visit our website or post on our message boards.
Unlike many other support groups, BP-Panic will not criticize or condemn you for sharing your opinions or expressing your beliefs.
1-Oct-2003 - Hits: 3062 - Rate This | Details
Anxiety Zone is a non-profit mental health community dedicated to the support of those suffering from anxiety disorders such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Hypochondria, Panic Disorder, Depression, Phobias, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
23-Apr-2005 - Hits: 9702 - Rate This | Details
Anxiety, Addiction and Depression Treatments
Known as “Anxiety, Addiction and Depression Treatments”, this community blog accompanies the Treatmentonline website (worthy of its own post!). The purpose of the blog is “to report and comment on the most important news in medication, treatment, psychotherapy, clinical research and other areas of mental health”. The range of topics is diverse including parenting, healthy eating, therapy, mental health treatments in addition to the core anxiety, addiction and depression topics. One of most frequently updated and informative blogs I have come across in Psychology.
11-Jun-2007 - Hits: 3945 - Rate This | Details
Social Anxiety Support Chat
A place for social anxiety (social phobia) sufferers to chat and provide support for one another. Social Anxiety Support Chat was started in June 2007 with the goal of providing those who suffer from Social Anxiety Disorder with a friendly environment to chat with other similarly affected people. The topic of the chat room is wide open and is not strictly limited to discussions on Social Anxiety Disorder, though discussions on Social Anxiety Disorder are perfectly acceptable. The support element of the site is represented in the form of the conversations had and the relationships made with other chatters as opposed to any clinical advice that could be given. There exists no one in the chat room that has any professional psychological or psychiatric training and all opinions expressed on Social Anxiety Disorder are strictly from personal experience. Ultimately, the purpose of Social Anxiety Support Chat is to provide a laid back atmosphere where people from all over the world can come and hang out to temporarily escape the difficulties that are associated with suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder.
12-Apr-2008 - Hits: 990 - Rate This | Details
Anxiety and Panic: Support Groups: Mailing Lists
Anxiety and Panic: Support Groups: Newsgroups
Anxiety and Panic: Symptoms
Articles and Essays
Articles and Essays
The old index of articles and essays I authored or published on Psych Central. You can still view this page for historical purposes, but all of the articles listed there are also listed within this index. (Indexed for archival purposes.)
8-Mar-2000 - Hits: 11161 - Rate This | Details
FAQ of Life
Everything you wanted to know about mental health and disorders online. This FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions file) will answer your common questions on topics that I often receive in email. I figured if I wrote this once, I would save myself from having to write the same things over and over again, trying to find new ways of essentially saying the same things! If, after having read this whole thing, you still don't have an answer to your question, well then, go ahead and write... We are only on this planet for a very short time (in my book anyway) and I want to help out in any way that I can while I'm here.
1-Apr-2000 - Hits: 1829 - Rate This | Details
Choosing Happiness in Our LIves
All too often in our lives, we place happiness squarely out of reach. I hear people complain, "I'll never be happy," and "Happiness just wasn't meant for me." Unfortunately, these statements are symptomatic of the problem. Happiness is not out of reach; we just put it there due to other, often less important things, getting in our way...
17-May-2001 - Hits: 3452 - Rate This | Details
Mental Health Information
This web site offers mental health information that covers a variety of subjects such as depression, family and marriage counseling, attention deficit disorder (ADD), forensic victim psychotherapy, addictions, and more, from Dr. Marty Tashman.
28-Jun-2001 - Hits: 2084 - Rate This | Details
An Overview to Understanding Mental Disorders
Mental disorders and mental illness are often misunderstood by most folks who either think everyone who's got one is just plain crazy or has a medical disease that simply needs medications. Neither extreme captures the complexity of mental disorders. This article examines the complex causes and origins of mental disorders found in most people, and describes how they are most commonly treated today.
11-Feb-2004 - Hits: 1318 - Rate This | Details
Articles and Essays: Consumer Articles
Psychotherapy for Depression
Your First and Best Treatment Choice
This article was written in response to a number of shorter articles from an issue of the American Psychologist (June, 1995, Volume 50, Number 6). These articles were written in response to a prior article in this same journal, which made the same case for psychotherapy as being the treatment of choice for depression, but in gentler terms. I think the time for gentler terms is past and that individuals should be fully informed as to their treatment options, especially with regards to what has been conclusively shown to work for depression. Many individuals often turn to psychotropic medications for immediate relief of emotional problems. I don't believe the research backs up such a solution, as you will see below. Following the extensive quotes from the journal, I have also outlined the major points of these articles.
1-Apr-2000 - Hits: 4585 - Rate This | Details
Articles and Essays: Holiday Coping
Articles and Essays: Internet Research
Review of Caught in the Net
Did Kimberly S. Young get it right in her new book on "Internet addiction?" A little bit.
ABSTRACT: Kimberly S. Young, perhaps the world's best known advocate of helping people who spend too much time online, has a way with words. In her first book, Caught in the Net (John Wiley & Sons, 1998), she uses her wordweaving skills to offer pragmatic suggestions to the very real problems hundreds of people are suffering. What these problems are and what to call them remain a contentious issue for many researchers in this area. Young tries to, but ultimately fails, to sidestep this labeling issue, sometimes blaming the Internet for people's interpersonal, social, and psychological problems.
1-Apr-2000 - Hits: 1023 - Rate This | Details
Internet Addiction Guide
A resource for objective, useful information about Internet addiction, a theorized disorder, by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. (updated April 16, 2005)
What is Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD)?
What "Internet addiction disorder" (IAD) is still difficult to define at this time. Much of the original research was based upon the weakest type of research methodology, namely exploratory surveys with no clear hypothesis or rationale backing them. Coming from an atheoretical approach has some benefits, but also is not typically recognized as being a strong way to approach a new disorder. More recent research has expanded upon the original surveys and anecdotal case study reports. However, as I will illustrate below later, even these studies don't support the conclusions the authors claim.
1-Apr-2000 - Hits: 3402 - Rate This | Details
Articles and Essays: Online Quizzes
Articles and Essays: Past Editorials
Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
This site provides information about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD) including diagnosis, treatment, classroom management, parent education, behavior modification, communication and family relationships, and is updated as needed to reflect current research on attention deficit disorder. There you will find comprehensive information, practical suggestions and useful materials for teaching and parenting children and teens with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
17-Jan-2000 - Hits: 3159 - Rate This | Details
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder, otherwise known as CHADD, is a sometimes-controversial group that was created to help support individuals with attention deficit disorder finding support and help for treatment in their community. While I sometimes disagree with some of their views, their Web page here is well
organized, easy to use and offers a great deal of useful information to those suffering or know someone who suffers from ADD or ADHD.
27-Feb-2000 - Hits: 5530 - Rate This | Details
Perspectives on Adult and Child Attention Deficit Disorder
Articles on ethics, coping skills, medication issues and school advocacy.
There has been controversy about the use of medications to treat both children and adults with Attention Deficit Disorder There have been articles debating whether Ritalin is over or under prescribed. When people ask me about this, I tell them that I can only answer for the children and adults that I have evaluated or treated. Yes, there probably are some individuals who have received medication when some other treatment might have been better. On the other hand, there are probably others who were not been diagnosed for years and could have benefited from medication. Finally, even if someone has attention deficit disorder (ADHD) and is on medication, is it the best medication, dosage and timing?
1-Jul-2000 - Hits: 2893 - Rate This | Details
Outside the Box!
Original articles by teacher/parent, news, research, forum, and resource links for parents and teachers of kids with ADHD/Special Needs. Content, unless otherwise noted, written/copyrighted by Laurie Hagberg
Please request permission to use material found on this site.
As for reprinting, I ask that you include a link to that page rather than reprinting it.
Do feel free to link to the resources here.
* * This web site, "Outside the Box," is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for a consultation or visit with your family physician or other mental health specialist.
25-Mar-2001 - Hits: 1288 - Rate This | Details
The Invisible Clock
The Invisible Clock works as an automatic reminder system. It helps you master your time and be more focused, allowing you to keep control of your time instead of it controlling you. Plus the silent alert gives you freedom from looking at the clock and helps you be more present to tasks at hand. It has a timer with repeat option, an interval timer with 3 unique alerts per interal, and 12 daily alarms. An interesting product for people with ADD or ADHD.
1-Apr-2002 - Hits: 2437 - Rate This | Details
Living with ADD
A wonderful site that provides a valuable resource to folks living with attention deficit disorder (ADD). Offers the usual array of articles, message boards, personal stories, links to other resources, and more. A simple site to navigate and use.
11-Dec-2002 - Hits: 5555 - Rate This | Details
Attention Deficit Disorder Resources
A national non-profit organization for people with attention deficit disorder (ADD). Their site features articles by national ADHD authorities as well as adults with ADD. In addition, they host the National ADHD Directory which has over 550 service providers listed.
Individuals can also sign up for the free monthly eNews. Memberships are available for $45 for the first year; $25 for additional years. Membership includes the 138 page Adult ADD Reader, our 8 page quarterly newsletter, ADDult ADDvice, and free access to our lending library with over 450 books, audiotapes and videos on ADHD in children, adolescents and adults.
30-May-2004 - Hits: 1929 - Rate This | Details
Attention Deficit Disorder: Articles
The ADHD e-Book
This free e-book on ADHD is fairly and empathically written by Martin L. Kutscher, MD, a pediatric neurologist. The book explains the full range of problems seen with ADHD, and summarizes the best treatment advise. An excellent and well-written set of chapters to help explain ADHD to others.
29-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2220 - Rate This | Details
Attention Deficit Disorder: Support Groups
Web-based discussion forums for the spouse or significant other who is living with an adult who has attention deficit disorder (ADD or ADHD). This support community is not for anyone who has ADD or for the parent of a child with ADD. We work toward supporting one another by sharing stories, tips, coping strategies and understanding.
22-Feb-2004 - Hits: 1207 - Rate This | Details
One of the oldest mailing lists on this topic also has a Web site which is a very comprehensive resource on bipolar disorder, offering online resources, symptom lists, book lists, medications, treatment options, etc.
18-Jan-2000 - Hits: 1415 - Rate This | Details
Information, medications, weight and weight control, personal stories and
support for those diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Sign or View the memoriams on our Suicide Wall. A personal web site by a bipolar diagnosed for 22 years. "I have walked many miles in your moccassins"
22-Oct-2000 - Hits: 5149 - Rate This | Details
Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
CABF is a parent-led, not-for-profit organization of families raising children diagnosed with, or at risk for, early-onset bipolar disorder. We offer directories of professionals, local support groups, on-line parent support groups as well as a Learning Center with full-text medical journal articles and links to science-based information on other sites.
26-Feb-2001 - Hits: 1717 - Rate This | Details
McMan's Depression and Bipolar Web
More than 100 articles on all aspects of depression and bipolar, plus news, links, newsletter, forum, books, and message boards.
Knowledge is Necessity. Recovery starts with knowledge. I can't emphasize this enough,
In 2004, an editorial in the British Medical Journal cited two Stanford University studies that found that "expert patients" who took the trouble to learn about their illness and took active steps to manage it had much better outcomes than those who did not. "Long live [quite literally, one assumes] expert patients," concluded the editorial.
My name is John McManamy. I am an award-winning mental health journalist and author. I have dedicated the last nine years of my life to researching and writing on depression and bipolar disorder for people like yourself - patients and loved ones. I know where you are coming from. I am also a patient, as well as a loved one..
Here, you will find articles that will give you greater insight into your illness and behaviors and help you make your own choices in your treatment and recovery. Thanks for stopping by. Jump in wherever you like ...
25-May-2001 - Hits: 3666 - Rate This | Details
Creative and inspirational site regarding Bipolar Disorder. First hand account of the illness is given by the site owner. Educational and inspirational information is presented as well as creative writings.
5-Sep-2001 - Hits: 9039 - Rate This | Details
OurBipolar is a social networking site like Facebook, except just for people with bipolar. It has a forum, chat, news, games and more. Come by and see us!
20-Jun-2008 - Hits: 2832 - Rate This | Details
A Guide For People With Controlled Manic-Depressive Disorder
It is to fill the gap of partial information and uncertainty that this guide is presented and with the hope it will stimulate further thought and action. Implications of the disparity between physical and social recovery pervade this whole guide. At this point, the main emphasis is on the value of sharing some of these post-control experiences. A second point to keep in mind is that each person is an individual who sees his changed position in the world from his own perspective of hopes, abilities and commitments.
15-Jan-2003 - Hits: 2873 - Rate This | Details
A website focusing on harnessing the positive aspects of the bipolar condition while minimizing the negative aspects. Author of two book, 'The Bipolar Advantage' and 'The Depression Advantage,' Tom Wootton offers resources, articles, book chapters and audio of addresses on bipolar management.
2-Oct-2007 - Hits: 2731 - Rate This | Details
Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families
In this book for persons with bipolar disorder and their families, Dr. Frank Mondimore offers a comprehensive and compassionate guide to the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and causes of this potentially devastating psychiatric illness, formerly known as "manic-depression." He offers practical advice for getting the most out of the various treatments that are now available - from medication, psychotherapy, and electroconvulsive treatment to new approaches such as transcranial magnetic stimulation. For each, he discusses advantages, disadvantages, side effects, and other information to help patients make informed decisions about treatment options. He also describes what it is like to live with bipolar disorder and discusses how lifestyle changes can improve quality of life. Throughout, he focuses on the importance of building a support system, of planning for emergencies, and of giving one's self permission to seek help.
7-Jan-2003 - Hits: 1060 - Rate This | Details
Bipolar: Online Quizzes
Bipolar: Support Groups
Rose and Thorns
Roses and Thorns is a mailing list support group that was created by Jeff Hauserman and is now run by Jessi Spurr. It is for those who suffer from diagnosed mood disorders (such as bipolar disorder and depression), as well as personality disorders (and including disorders such as DID, PTSD, BP, SAD, etc.).
6-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1711 - Rate This | Details
Bipolar-Support is a high-volume mailing list support group for those who have the disorder and want a place to share and support. It's intended to be a supportive environment, so aggressiveness toward other members will not tolerated.
"Please understand that rants and blowing off steam are vital parts of surviving this illness, so they will be allowed (in fact welcome) whenever they are not directed at another member. It is also requested that if you wish to post inspirationals, jokes, etc., they be limited to occasionally, so that the group may keep to the primary purpose."
7-Apr-2000 - Hits: 1465 - Rate This | Details
Manic's Dance - Manic Depressives and Loved Ones
A supportive forum, chat rooms, education, news/updates, library/book store, FAQs, famous manics, poetry, nautral therapies, humor pages, and more. An
29-Apr-2002 - Hits: 3350 - Rate This | Details
Bipolar support group
This is a support list for individuals who have been diagnosed with an affective disorder. This list also offers support for those significant others who want to learn more about this disorder to better understand the chemical imbalances. It's not fun having this disorder and it's important to find others who can support you when you're struggling with these highs and lows. That's why we're here and we can offer support to each other. For those significant others who seek to understand what it's all about, we want you to know how very difficult these highs and lows can be. Join our group and offer support while you gain some knowledge to help those you love. It's not a fun disorder and it takes a lot of hit and miss meds until the right ones bring the brain's chemistry back into balance. If you seek support or would like to offer support then please join our list. Anyone looking for info for projects, surveys, or is NOT legitmately bipolar or a supporter of one are not welcome.
11-Jun-2002 - Hits: 3543 - Rate This | Details
Online support group for parents or loved ones of bipolar children of all ages. It is a place to share your concerns or to find the information you need about symptoms, treatments, IEP's and school issues. Other disorders that often accompany bipolar can also be discussed including ADHD, sensory integration dysfunction, anxiety disorders, etc.
23-May-2003 - Hits: 2269 - Rate This | Details
An online Bipolar support community. "We care
about what you feel and say, share and
care with us."
If you do not know where you stand within yourself, where does that leave you?
When you stand centered in your own space,it will become clear what your choices are and which ones to make.
Stand in your own space and know you are there, as mental illness comes in all forms and we are here to comfort...
Bipolar_Misfits is an online support group and is not intended to be a substitute for mental health professional care.
25-Jul-2003 - Hits: 2185 - Rate This | Details
This group has an approach that may not be appropriate for everybody. It was created by folks whose mission is to offer support, encouragement, kindness, and educate themselves and others. It's important we raise awareness and acceptance and give society true examples of bipolar, not misrepresentations that fuels stereotypes, fear and ignorance.
This also is sense of our constant attempts to improve as persons by also discussing about self-help and recovery. If you join, expect to find a bunch of caring people giving suggestions and criticisms in a safe and caring environment. You are expected to be able to do same in a non-attacking compassionate fashion. Conflicts are faced, explored and resolved together in straight, direct and public way.
Our aim is to help people in their process of accepting themselves and the illness through a multicultural approach. This is not an easy process but can be done with support, kindness, time, education and a very good psychiatrist. We're constantly searching and learning new things about this disorder in order to share them with our members and strive together toward stability. It's our hope that you'll feel at home and become involved in this effort toward improvement as you feel comfortable.
1-Feb-2004 - Hits: 3245 - Rate This | Details
Bipolar Support Friends
Bipolar Support Friends is a place where you will be treated like a friend, not just another member. This group is about friendship. Please join us to share stories, learn about bipolar, ask questions, vent, and to receive support. This is a group for the people with the idea of democracy -- all members are encouraged to speak their minds openly. All we ask is you treat all members with respect and share support. Anyone that is bipolar and 18 and over is welcome to join. After submitting for membership reply to our pending member email that will be sent to you.
29-Mar-2004 - Hits: 2201 - Rate This | Details
A Christian support and education group for those with bipolar loved ones. You are not alone, your experience not unique -- we invite you to join and discover how to set boundaries, educate yourself and your bipolar loved one(s), and be an advocate for your loved one.
25-Aug-2004 - Hits: 1100 - Rate This | Details
1 - Psych Central's Bipolar Support Group
Psych Central's own online bipolar support group allows you to read other people's experiences with bipolar disorder, and also provide your own (if you'd like). Private and secure, the Psych Central Community is one of the longest-running online mental health communities, since 1999.
Membership is free and the community is overseen by a team of dedicated individuals that help keep the forums safe for all.
6-Feb-2007 - Hits: 18153 - Rate This | Details
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
Shocked! is an informative, if biased, view of this treatment modality often (and once in a while, appropriately) used in the treatment of severe, chronic major depression. But, as this Web site correctly points out, there is a lot of misinformation being propegated by ECT proponents and people with an invested interest in the industry. Can be a slow-loading site because of its graphics, but it is very well-designed and a great site to browse and read.
20-Jan-2000 - Hits: 2293 - Rate This | Details
Wing of Madness: A Depression Guide
The latest in a long line of excellent depression resources online, this one's focus is on presenting objective information from a woman who has experienced the depths of this disorder. Links, articles, resources, and the usual can be found here, with an emphasis on the biochemical model.
5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 2345 - Rate This | Details
All About Depression
A comprehensive site about depression, it's causes, diagnosis, treatment, and more. This site is newly updated with additional features including a discussion board, newsletter, news and research, online assessments and workshops, and book recommendations.
1-Jan-2003 - Hits: 10787 - Rate This | Details
A new, large information site for consumers detailing everything you'd ever want to know about depression. Includes evidence-based information about medical, psychological & alternative treatments, symptoms, online quiz, resources and a very powerful depression-only multi-site search engine. Compiled by Centre for Mental Health Research, ANU.
5-Apr-2002 - Hits: 2117 - Rate This | Details
A Depression Information and Treatment Guide
Our own guide to depression, featuring a wealth of articles detailing information about this disorder, the symptoms commonly associated with it, and the treatments currently available. We offer informative articles, a depression quiz, and a support forum where you can anonymously read and contribute in a caring community.
Depression affects millions of Americans each year, yet many people still do not recognize it as a treatable disorder. Depression can be treated with psychotherapy and pharmaceutical medications. You can learn more about depression by starting here.
23-Jan-2003 - Hits: 23182 - Rate This | Details
The Depression Center
The Depression Center is an interactive Web site dedicated to helping those who suffer from Major Depressive Disorder. Their goal is to promote interaction between depression sufferers and healthcare professionals. The site offers free tools such as an interactive depression test and an online support group.
12-Feb-2003 - Hits: 1737 - Rate This | Details
Answers to Depression
Information on all types of depressive disorders.
An online book entitled, "How to Feel Better" is devoted to people suffering from depression, offering indications on how to feel better, and is
written by a specialist in this illness, Celia Antonini. The site also offers a self test to find out whether you show signs of depression.
19-Nov-2003 - Hits: 2869 - Rate This | Details
Depressed Like Me
This thoughtful website provides in-depth articles and information on depression and related disorders (such as chronic depression and manic depression). The articles are well-written and easy to read.
It also links to other depression resources online, support groups, and includes the latest depression news and research.
6-Jan-2007 - Hits: 2616 - Rate This | Details
Is Depression a Disease?
A lengthy transcript of an excellent debate between some of the thought leaders in the area of depression and depression theory. Debate participants included Thomas S. Szasz, M.D., Jeffrey A. Schaler, Ph.D., and Ron Leifer, M.D. (on the "No, it's not" side) and Donald F. Klein, M.D., Frederick K. Goodwin, M.D., and Peter Kramer, M.D. (on the "Yes, it is" side). A very interesting read.
4-Apr-2002 - Hits: 3911 - Rate This | Details
Efficacy of Psychotherapy for Depression
The American Psychological Association's Division 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) has compiled some excellent information about the efficacy of psychotherapy for depression. Most notably, users may click on three different types of psychotherapy (behavior therapy, cognitive therapy, and interpersonal therapy) to find consumer-friendly summaries of clinical research findings about the relative efficacy of each type.
16-Jun-2003 - Hits: 1598 - Rate This | Details
Feeling Good Handbook
Depression is a crippling and often misunderstood disorder in today's society. While many people advocate a purely medical model of this problem (and label it a "disease," like cancer), others find it more helpful to explore the depths of depression and other possible causes. Since medication isn't right for everyone with this disorder, and not everyone can afford to attend weekly therapy sessions, David Burns has written a book for those people looking to help themselves through this disorder.
This excellent how-to manual leads people who are depressed on a journey of understanding and self-discovery. Beginning with an easy to read and understand overview of the cognitive theory of what causes people to become depressed, it goes on to discuss the multitude of methods and techniques used to help treat depression. You don't have to believe in everything the cognitive theory of depression tells us about this disorder to attain a great deal of benefit from the techniques found throughout the book. The daily homework assignments coupled with the elaboration of the kinds of cognitive mistakes everyone makes everyday (for instance, overgeneralizing one bad thing which happens to you to mean that you are a bad person) are especially helpful. It is really chock full of useful and down-to-earth explanations and things which people can do everyday to try and help themselves. Based upon Aaron Beck's cognitive work in researching depression.
This book is on my bookshelf for good reason. It is not only a good read once, but you can pick it up time and time again to reference and refer to items which you may have forgotten. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is currently suffering for depression, or as a gift to someone who you know is suffering from this terrible disorder. While not everything in it may make sense to everyone who reads it, there is really something for almost anybody who suffers from depression. Softcover, 220 pages.
5-Apr-2000 - Hits: 1217 - Rate This | Details
Depression is a Choice
In our culture, it is taken as an unquestionable fact that depression is a disease, that it is quite common, and that it is the explanation for everything from lethargy to conditions and actions that are much more serious. In her thoughtful and at times explosive new book, A. B. Curtiss takes a look at these assumptions, exploring them from a philosophical, psychological, and often a deeply personal point of view. She tells us that for many, depression is a choice. Using a technique the author labels "directed thinking," Curtiss creates a road map for converting the energy we put into being depressed into a strength that can ultimately lead us out of depression.
As someone who has suffered from depression herself, and who is also a practicing psychotherapist, Curtiss is uniquely qualified to pose these questions. For example, she asks whether, in the name of depression, we excuse ourselves of responsibility in certain areas of our lives. While acknowledging the seriousness of depression, she asks whether at times we falsely classify what we are feeling as depression, the disease, when in fact we are simply experiencing the difficulties that are part and parcel of the human condition, part of the process of living.
Curtiss suggests that we are living in a culture that is deeply "psychologized," and that psychological terms and perspectives have become so imbedded in who we are and how we categorize people and things that at times we may rest on those categories, and therefore give up the chance to overcome them, on our own.
Curtiss takes the available research on depression and the brain, and makes a convincing case that just as individuals who are depressed reside in their depression -- to the point where it becomes their focus -- that focus can be turned on its head and into a determination to find our way out.
The book's website (see below) will put you in touch with some entirely new thinking about depression which began with the publication of the book Depression is a Choice: Winning the Battle without Drugs by A. B. Curtiss. On this site you can read some of the latest writings about depression from many thinkers who look beyond prescription drugs for a cure for depression; thinkers like Paul McHugh, Psychiatrist-in-Chief of Johns Hopkins University, and Martin E. Seligman, the father of positive psychology. On this site you will find some helpful do's and don'ts for when depression hits. You will also find a section of mental exercises that can help change the habitual neuronal connections in your brain which contribute to depression.
You can also visit this book's website at www.depressionisachoice.com.
1-Jul-2002 - Hits: 1051 - Rate This | Details
Active Treatment of Depression
Addressing his fellow professionals in the mental health field, O'Connor argues that the current state of understanding of the causes and treatments for depression are woefully inadequate and quite often counterproductive. He argues that no single theory can adequately explain the causes and no single treatment plan can successfully be applied universally to depressed patients. He also calls upon his colleagues to recognize that although incidents of depression may sometimes be successfully treated, all too often depression is a chronic disease that is not improved by one-time interventions of pharmaceuticals or other therapies. O'Connor advocates for an "active" treatment that holistically explores multiple causes of depression and looks to all treatment modalities to find the proper combination of methods that can be applied to each unique case.
7-Jan-2003 - Hits: 1315 - Rate This | Details
Depression: Clinical Trials
Genetics of Recurrent Early-Onset Depression
University of Pennsylvania Health System.
Study: Genetics of Recurrent Early-Onset Depression
We are searching for genes which cause depression. The study will create a DNA collection to permit qualified scientists to search for depression-related genes. This is the largest psychiatric genetics study ever attempted - we need more than 750 families with at least two siblings who have experienced major depression.
Study: Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia
The study will create a DNA collection to permit qualified scientists to search for schizophrenia-related genes. We need 400 families with at least two siblings who have experienced schizophrenia.
29-Oct-2001 - Hits: 1352 - Rate This | Details
Depression: Personal Pages and Blogs
MaleDepression.com is a guy-friendly site helping men who suffer from depression (overt depression), covert depression, bipolar disorder, seasonal affective disorder, irritable male syndrome, and other mood disorders such as dysthymia and cyclothymia. By extension, we help the families and friends of men with mood disorders, and, ultimately, society as a whole.
14-Sep-2004 - Hits: 1121 - Rate This | Details
The Depression Guide: Navigating Through the Storm...
I have been dealing with Major Depressive Disorder for a number of years and have spoken to many individuals also coping with the repercussions of this devastating illness. This site reflects the specific knowledge I've acquired throughout the years, as well as my personal experiences. All information is also well researched, cross-referenced, and certain sections (for example, the section on medical treatment options) have also been reviewed by professionals.
The site is intended for people at all stages of recovery from depression (as well as their family members and friends) and provides a general overview of many elements that can be effectively incorporated into such recovery--including a page entirely devoted to useful links.
23-Mar-2005 - Hits: 1543 - Rate This | Details
Depression: Seasonal Affective Disorder
Depression: Support Groups
1 - Psych Central's Depression Support Group
Psych Central's own online depression support group allows you to read other people's experiences with depression, and also provide your own (if you'd like). Private and secure, the Psych Central Community is one of the longest-running online mental health communities, since 1999.
Membership is free and the community is overseen by a team of dedicated individuals that help keep the forums safe for all.
30-Oct-2002 - Hits: 21870 - Rate This | Details
Teen Moods is a popular, well-designed depression support community created by a teen with depression. Open to all including Teens, Parents, Doctors, ect. Highly recommended for teens dealing with depression looking for others who face similar kinds of feelings.
19-Jan-2003 - Hits: 4892 - Rate This | Details
Find the Light
This site has a focus on depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. Funcioning mainly as a support site (chat, forum, email contact to author is offered), the site also provides general information about each of these disorders, in addition to recommended reading and resources.
13-Nov-2003 - Hits: 2998 - Rate This | Details
Depressionforums.org is an open peer discussion of depressive illnesses and treatment options. Our mission is to continue to create an atmosphere that is both supportive and informative for our members, as a caring environment for members to talk to their peers about their depression, anxiety, mood disorders, medications, therapy and recovery. Our vision is to advance public awareness of mental health issues, as to eliminate the stigma of depression and other mental disorders.
5-Nov-2006 - Hits: 5190 - Rate This | Details
Depression Support1 Group
This is a depression support group to offer support and caring for those suffering any kind of depression. It is a friendly, caring and supportive group for everyone. It is not for medical advice, but to offer ideas and support to those who need it. To share experiences, and learn from others who may have the same symptoms as you. There are some guidelines for the group which you will get upon joining. Also no flaming or harrassing other members on or off the list. Promoting other groups without checking with owner is not permitted. Also offensive language will not be permitted on the list. Not abiding by guidelines could cause loss of membership to the group.
5-Mar-2005 - Hits: 3638 - Rate This | Details
Depression: Support Groups: Newsgroups
A good resource of updated online links to start your search for disability resources. Includes the following categories: Information About Specific Mental Retardation Conditions,
Support for Community Living,
Employment/Transition to Work,
General Information for Families,
Health Promotion and Disability Prevention,
Organizational and Grant Resources,
National Disability Organizations, and
Disability-Related Products & Services. Published and maintained by the Arc, a national association for people with developmental disabilities and mental retardation.
27-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1075 - Rate This | Details
Disability: Developmental Disabilities: Asperger Syndrome
Disability: Learning Disabilities
LD Online: Learning Disabilities Information and Resources
An interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers and other professionals. Features a helpful FAQ on learning and developmental disabilities, a special section for teachers, an active online community in their bulletin boards section, a section highlighting personal stories and essays, an updated calendar, a place for kids, and an Ask the Doctor section where Web site visitors can have their questions answered by Dr. Silver. A helpful, easy-to-use site that is a good first stop for learning disabilities information and community support online.
21-Nov-2001 - Hits: 1151 - Rate This | Details
Disability: Systemic Conditions: Chronic Fatigue and Pain
Disability: Systemic Conditions: Tourette Syndrome
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Disability Compensation is a benefit paid to a veteran because of injuries or diseases that (1) happened while on active duty, or (2) were made worse by active military service. Apply online. Once the VA processes your disability claim and grants you a rating for your medical condition, you'll receive monthly tax-free payments.
3-Nov-2005 - Hits: 1202 - Rate This | Details
Schedule for Rating Disabilities (38 CFR 4)
Working on your VA disability compensation claim for a service-connected illness or disorder?
Title 38, of the US Code of Federal Regulations (38 CFR) is the guidance that dictates how the VA will rate your disability. It is entitled, "Title 38: Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief."
Part 4 is entitled, "Schedule for Rating Disabilities." Here you will find all the ratable health conditons currently recognized by the VA.
Table of Contents:
4.1 - 4.31 - Subpart A - General Policy in Rating
Subpart B - Subpart B - Disability Rating
4.40 - 4.73 - The Musculoskeletal System
4.75 - 4.84a-5 - The Organs of Special Sense
4.85 - 4.87a - Impairment of Auditory Acuity
4.88 - 4.89 - Infectious Diseases, Immune Disorders and Nutritional Deficiencies
4.96 - 4.97 - The Respiratory System
4.100 - 4.104 - The cardiovascular System
4.110 - 4.114 - The Digestive System
4.115 - 4.115b - The Genitourinary System
4.116 - Gynecological Conditions and Disorders of the Breast
4.117 - The Hemic and Lymphatic Systems
4.118 - The Skin
4.119 - The Endocrine System
4.120 - 4.124a - Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders
4.125 - 4.130 - Mental Disorders
4.149 - 4.150 - Dental and Oral Conditions
For assistance completing your disability claim with the VA, contact a Veterans Service Organization.
11-Sep-2006 - Hits: 2007 - Rate This | Details
Trauma & Dissociation
A national non-profit organization devoted to education, advocacy and research related to the early recognition and treatment of trauma-related stress in children and the understanding and treatment of adults suffering from trauma-generated disorders.
5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 7313 - Rate This | Details
A site with information for professionals and others about paycho-trauma, dissociative disorders, and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and multiple personality disorder (MPD). In Dutch and English.
10-Mar-2004 - Hits: 2566 - Rate This | Details
Coping with Dissociative Identity Disorder
Do you have Dissociative Identity Disorder, formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder? Are you a support person for someone who is dissociative? Do you wonder if you have DID, or have other personalities within yourself?
You are not alone. The intent of this site is to share ideas to cope with the variety of symptoms that we multiples contend with day in and day out.
Sharing methods for coping with dissociative identity disorder. Tips, coping skills and stories by the author and readers. Also includes a message board.
16-Aug-2003 - Hits: 3611 - Rate This | Details
Information and education of sexual abuse, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Multiple Personalties Disorder (MPD, mind control, and ritual abuse. Very colorful and in keeping with a name like "Heart's World."
23-Sep-2002 - Hits: 1067 - Rate This | Details
Dissociation: Support Groups
Something Fishy Website on Eating Disorders
Something Fishy's Website on Eating Disorders is a blow-your-socks-off excellent site that has oodles of information about eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, overeating, compulsive eating, binge eating, and more), links to the Eating Disorder FAQ, and numerous poems and stories from others suffering from bulimia and anorexia. If you have an eating disorder, or know someone who does that you care about, this is the site to check out and read thoroughly. Updated frequently, well-designed, and a pleasure to visit time and time again.
20-Jan-2000 - Hits: 6556 - Rate This | Details
This is a partnered resource with Something Fishy, but includes symptoms, getting help, and other useful topics in a different format, covering nearly two dozen categories. Some of these include discussions about eating disorders in children, adolescents, senior citizens, athletes, etc. An eating awareness behavior test is also available. (A dedicated site.)
20-Jan-2000 - Hits: 5378 - Rate This | Details
Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and related mental health issues covered through supportive, informative and educational formats including, articles, poetry, personal stories, books and Treatment centre listing for Canada and International.
17-Dec-2003 - Hits: 8146 - Rate This | Details
A recovery site for sufferers of eating disorders and the people who care for them. It is run by Anna Paterson, an ex-sufferer and author. Offers such content as her personal experience as well as a thorough Frequently Asked Questions section on eating disorders. A clean, simple design with easy-to-read articles and information.
6-Feb-2003 - Hits: 1870 - Rate This | Details
National Eating Disorders Association
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest not-for-profit organization in the United States working to prevent eating disorders and provide treatment referrals to those suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and those concerned with body image and weight issues.
At the NEDA Web site:
- find general information about eating disorders and body image concerns;
- obtain referrals to treatment centers, doctors, therapists, support groups;
- purchase educational curriculum, promotional items, videos, books; and
- learn ways to help by volunteering, interning, and/or advocating.
30-Nov-2006 - Hits: 3765 - Rate This | Details
Centre for Emotional Well-Being
“Resources for Emotional Well-being” is written by Health Psychologist Talia Mana. It is a collection of articles on a variety of topics from anxiety to professional writing. There is a real pop-psychology flavour to Talia’s blog and Talia has an easy-flowing writing style, suited particularly to casual and consumer readers, however professionals are likely to find inspiration in the scope of topics Talia covers in her blog. In blogging terms, “Resources for Emotional Well-being” is young, its archives stretching back only to July 2006.
12-Jun-2007 - Hits: 2210 - Rate This | Details
Eating Disorders: Articles
Four Stages of Breaking an Addiction
Nowhere do the Four Stages of Addiction come into play more powerfully than they do when you resist changing a habit relating to the foods with which you self-medicate. For most of us those foods are the instant, and easily available – Bread, Beverage, Dessert, or Alcohol. For others they are the fatty foods, and plenty of them. You might choose huge portions of steak, hamburger, and French fries, enormous bowls of salad with globs of dressing. Perhaps chunks of cheese appear as a part of your daily food consumption.
14-Jan-2005 - Hits: 1924 - Rate This | Details
Accepting the Body You Have
No one is ever 100% satisfied with their body, it may seem. There are always ideas and resolutions to lose weight, gain weight, increase muscle mass, lose muscle mass, what have you.
Body results are not what the Hollywood theaters would have you believe. Most people are not built like an Angelina Jolie or a Brad Pitt. However, even if you are not built or look like a person such as that, it is fine to accept who you are and find the beauty within *and even outside* yourself. Find out how here.
29-Mar-2006 - Hits: 9052 - Rate This | Details
Eating Disorders: Online Quizzes
Eating Disorders: Support Groups
Eating Disorders 411
A site for those suffering from eating disorders, those who have recovered and for those who love someone with an eating disorder. Readers can submit their own stories either dealing with an eating disorder or living with someone who has one. Written by a survivor of Anorexia and Bulimia.
3-Aug-2010 - Hits: 1166 - Rate This | Details
Eating Disorders: Symptoms
Eating Disorders: Treatment Centers
Eating Disorder Recovery for Women
Support, inspiration, education and treatment opportunities for women with eating disorders and those who love them. Contains: articles and blog posts that address specific eating disorder recovery issues, complete online and free self-help recovery work book, DSM-IV-TR eating disorder description; online discussion forum, recovery bill of rights, opportunity to Q & A.
6-Dec-2010 - Hits: 5084 - Rate This | Details
Shades of Hope
"The road to recovery for those dealing with eating disorders and its related issues is a complex journey for the traveler and their loved ones. Here at Shades of Hope we provide the guidance for both the traveler and those loved ones who too are suffering as a result of the disease." Located in Buffalo Gap, Texas.
26-Oct-2002 - Hits: 1726 - Rate This | Details
McLean Hospital's Klarman Eating Disorder Center
Klarman Eating Disorders Center at McLean provides state-of-the-art treatment for eating disorders in girls and young women ages 13 to 22. Housed in its own newly renovated building on the grounds of McLean Hospital, the center provides a unique therapeutic environment that is conducive to recovery. The center is comprised of a highly trained multidisciplinary team, many of whom are on the Harvard Medical School faculty. The staff consists of expressive therapists, nurses, nutritionists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and teachers. The team members follow each patient throughout her course of treatment at McLean. Center clinicians and McLean staff are particularly skilled at treating co-existing conditions, such as substance abuse, depression, trauma-related disorders, anxiety disorders and other comorbid psychiatric conditions.
Treatment plans are individualized for patients at each level of care and are based on a contract with the patient, her family and the center staff.
21-Apr-2004 - Hits: 1984 - Rate This | Details
The Koch Center
At The Koch Center, it is our goal to help the individual regain control of his or her life and to learn ways to feel comfortable and happy while uncovering and managing those things which may have contributed to the development of the disorder. We work from a philosophy of wellness, recognizing and helping each person to harness his or her internal strengths, leading to a sense of growth and well-being. Whether restricting, bingeing, purging, compulsive overeating or any combination of these behaviors are involved, we can help to restore a sense of balance. Located in Ho-Ho-Kus and Englewood, New Jersey (NJ).
6-Dec-2003 - Hits: 2106 - Rate This | Details
Canopy Cove Eating Disorder Treatment Center
Canopy Cove is a unique, Christian-based eating disorder treatment program designed for males and females struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorders and co-existing diabetes. The comprehensive program includes multiple treatment levels used in a partial-hospitalization and a full residential setting. The treatment program is individualized to meet the specific needs of each client and includes: individual and family therapy, group sessions, dietary counseling and daily meal groups. Located in Tallahassee, Florida, Canopy Cove incorporates art, music, spirituality and movement therapy as well as nature, therapeutic field trips and equine-assisted therapy year round.
11-Nov-2004 - Hits: 3163 - Rate This | Details
Grief and Loss
Before I Die
This outstanding site is a supplement to the excellent PBS special, "Before I Die." A well-designed and informative site, it discusses personal concerns, issues about death and dying, through a wealth of personal stories, an interactive discussion forum, and thought-provoking essays.
18-Jan-2000 - Hits: 1596 - Rate This | Details
Crisis, Grief & Healing
Devoted to helping people understand and therefore better be able to deal with their grief, paying attention to the different ways the genders grieve. While Tom is selling some booklets here, he does provide extensive excerpts from them on-line and puts a great deal of work and effort to make these pages useful and helpful. Most touching, however, are the dozens of personal stories placed here, for everyone to read and share. (A dedicated site.)
19-Jan-2000 - Hits: 8014 - Rate This | Details
A strong information and support resource on death and grief topics. Includes an "Ask the Experts" area, a funeral planner, information for widows and widowers, loss of a loved one, near-death experiences, terminal illness and hospice topics, legal issues, and links to other related resources. Major topic areas include: Caregiving and illness, death and the spirit, funerals, grief support, grieving children, healing from loss, and sudden and violent death.
19-Jan-2000 - Hits: 2000 - Rate This | Details
Thank you for visiting WidowNet, an information and self-help resource for, and by, widows and widowers. Topics covered include grief, bereavement, recovery, and other information helpful to people, of all ages, religious backgrounds and sexual orientations, who have suffered the death of a spouse or life partner.
5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1234 - Rate This | Details
Developed by a certified bereavement counselor, this site offers information, comfort and support to those who are anticipating or mourning the loss of a loved one, whether human or animal. Includes articles on various aspects of loss as well as links to other resources.
25-Apr-2000 - Hits: 2629 - Rate This | Details
This site from the Hospice Foundation of America provides extensive information about the grieving process, including dozens of articles and useful information for anyone going through the grieving process. Articles include:
- Shattering Eight Myths About Grief
- A Year is a Relative Thing
- Facing Sudden Loss
- Guilt and Regret in Prolonged Illness
- Helping a Child Deal with Death
- Eight Myths About Children and Loss
- Reflections on Spiritual Problems in Sudden Loss
- After Caregiving Ends
- Holiday Memories
- Grief and the Holidays
- Am I Losing My Mind?
4-Mar-2005 - Hits: 3169 - Rate This | Details
Grief and Loss: Memorial Sites
When our loved ones pass away all we have left are our cherished memories of their lives. At Sadly Missed.com we believe that those memories are valuable and something to enjoy and share with others. Through creating a memorial web site to your dear departed you are not only creating a lasting record of their life, you are also giving your friends and family the opportunity to remember them as they were.
28-Oct-2005 - Hits: 1530 - Rate This | Details
Grief and Loss: Support Groups
Excellent site with loads of information and 37 email support groups, room for personal memorial pages, a site for kids support, and a guestbook for posting messages. I have been a volunteer for more than 4 years, after finding them when in great need, and know it's an excellent resource and the support groups are very helpful. The director is Cendra Lynn and her email is Cendra@griefnet.org
5-Sep-2000 - Hits: 2413 - Rate This | Details
Grief and Loss: Symptoms
Health and Wellness
The Secrets of Change
Techniques and strategies to aid self-help towards personal change, with newsletters, replies to readers' letters, and many articles, by a much published UK psychological columnist. The general approach is solution-based, drawing on current developments in psychology and neuropsychology.
7-Jul-2002 - Hits: 1547 - Rate This | Details
Health and Wellness: Articles
Health and Wellness: Books
Everything You Always Wanted to Ask Your Gynecologist
by Dr. R. Scott Thornton and Dr. Kathleen Schramm
Houghton Mifflin Co. (ISBN: 0395892627)
This well-written guide provides answers to over 200 questions commonly asked by women. Sixteen
easy-to-read chapters cover every gynelogical concern, from menarche to menopause. Dr. Scott Thornton, a
gynecologist, and his wife, Dr. Kathleen Schramm, a psychiatrist, provide a unique perspective on women's
health, answering such commonly asked questions as How should I choose a gynecologist?, What can I do
if I have PMS?, and When will I reach menopause?. This book is highly recommended for any woman
interested in knowing how her body works. These down-to-earth explanations are sure to dispel many of the
myths and misconceptions that have been passed down through many generations.
4-May-2000 - Hits: 1006 - Rate This | Details
Dr. David Reuben's Quick Weight-Gain Program
Safe, easy weight gain for every age and situation
by Dr. David Reuben
You won't find too many books on the market today telling people how to safely and easily gain weight, but
this is one of them. Dr. Reuben walks people through the steps of how to tell if you're underweight, to
discussing weight-gain strategies and how to pick the right foods. Throughout, he informs the reader with
interesting and useful tidbits of information. It drives the reader to want more and Dr. Reuben easily meets our
needs -- not only providing more information but also more healthier eating tips.
Dr. Reuben discusses the 17 secrets of putting on pounds fast within this book, as well as offering a few recipes and menus for suggested eating habits. Includes a chapter on how to help your child put on weight through behavioral techniques and another chapter specifically written for older adults. The Appendix includes information on how to calculate your Body Mass Index the easy way. This book was filled with useful and accurate information and is readily recommended for anyone looking for help in gaining weight. It may not work for everyone, but Dr. Reuben offers such sensible tips that it's worth giving a try. Indexed. 217 pages, hardcover.
4-May-2000 - Hits: 1361 - Rate This | Details
Medical Disease Support: Disability
Medical Disease Support: Support Groups
Medical Disease Support: Symptoms
Go Ask Alice
Chock full of health education and wellness tips. They will answer any health question on sex, relationships, drugs, general health and emotional well-being. Best yet, they archive all of their responses so you can check out if your question has already been asked in their extensive archives. The responses given are reasonable and sound in their advice, so you know you won't be misled. Plus, it's easier to get an answer than writing to Dear Abby!
21-Jan-2000 - Hits: 1464 - Rate This | Details
The Stress Doc
Featuring stress-relieving humor, and a great deal of well-written, timely articles on stress relief, breaking habits, burnout, blaming, and much more. An eclectic site that offers something different and new every time you visit!
5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 5712 - Rate This | Details
Center for Psychological Advice
The site offers online email advice, articles, resources, reading list, etc.
Benefits of On-line Advice
There are several benefits to on-line advice:
* It's less expensive! An hour of psychotherapy typically costs between US$85 and US$200 per 45-50 minute hour. Even with insurance, copays usually run US$20 per hour. Our service costs only US$15 per email enquiry.
* It's totally confidential! You don't have to worry about who will see you in the waiting room. In addition, your insurance company, and possibly your employer, need not know about your request for services.
* It's convenient! You can email at any time of the day or night. You don't have to take time off from work or your other obligations.
* It's quick! You don't have to wait weeks to get an appointment. A response to your email enquiry will be sent within 48 hours.
* Written records. The response to your email enquiry is sent by email, giving you a permanent record of the advice given. You do not need to take notes during a "session."
9-Apr-2000 - Hits: 1264 - Rate This | Details
Remedyfind is an objective, non-commercial site that allows individuals and healthcare professionals to rate the effectiveness of the different treatments they have used for specific health conditions. Depression is one of the conditions included. A very interesting and innovative find.
10-Jan-2001 - Hits: 1063 - Rate This | Details
This site on Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) was created by a support group full of BDD sufferers, for other sufferers and their family members. It includes both clinical type information, and personal information, which cannot be found anywhere else. A well-designed, useful site.
18-Nov-2001 - Hits: 1379 - Rate This | Details
Clinically Psyched is dedicated to bringing readers breaking news on clinical psychology, abnormal psychology, neuroscience, psychopharmacology, biopsychology, psychobiology, neurotheology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, mental illness, clinical diagnosis, psychiatry, psychopathology, sociopathology and other fields relating to biological psychology.
Clinicallypsyched.com is aimed towards psychology students, researchers, psychologists, psychiatrists and anyone with an interest in the field of clinical or biological psychology.
7-Oct-2005 - Hits: 1162 - Rate This | Details
An unconventional mental health resource, created and updated by an individual who's had some extensive experience with different psychiatric medications (both personally and through others' stories). The resource is mainly for patients and features informal commentaries on personal experiences with psychiatric medications.
Discussion pages include:
12 Steps to Staying on Medications,
Support Groups - Why You Need to Belong to One, Where to Find Them,
Crazy Meds Support Forum, and
many pages on various medications.
Sometimes has some strong language.
14-May-2006 - Hits: 3306 - Rate This | Details
Mental Health: Alternative Mental Health
Mental Health: Anti-Stigma
A Guide to Self-Injury
In spite of the title, there is no shame here. If you cause physical harm to your body in order to deal with overwhelming feelings, know that you have nothing to be ashamed of. It's likely that you're keeping yourself alive and maintaining psychological integrity with the only tool you have right now. It's a crude and ultimately self-destructive tool, but it works; you get relief from the overwhelming pain/fear/anxiety in your life. The prospect of giving it up may be unthinkable, which makes sense; you may not realize that self-harm isn't the only or even best coping method around. For many people who self-injure, though, there comes a breakthrough moment when they realize that change is possible, that they can escape, that things can be different. They begin to believe that other tools do exist and begin figuring out which of these non-self-destructive ways of coping work for them. This site exists to help you come closer to that moment.
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Mental Health: Articles
Getting Help for Procrastination
Procrastination is a common issue amongst students and many adults. There are many who struggle with deadlines everyday, with the feeling of impending doom as the exam or project date looms. It is one of the largest problems seen in college counseling centers, and it is something nearly everyone has had to deal with at some point in their lives. This article describes strategies to help yourself overcome procrastination.
The first thing you have to know about procrastinating is that you should set your expectations realistically. It took you a lifetime to get to where you are today in terms of procrastination, so it's not something you can fix overnight. But it is something you can fix, all you need is the dedication to do so and the willingness to try something new.
10-Jan-2005 - Hits: 1376 - Rate This | Details
Mental Health: Support Groups
Adult Children of Mentally Ill Parents
An online support forum and resource links for adult children of mentally ill parents. From the site: "Whether you are old or young, your parent alive or deceased, this Forum is dedicated to all those struggling families and individuals trying to make sense of the insanity of a mentally ill parent. Perhaps by sharing and exposing this typically secret disorder we can together find solutions to this often crippling and confusing condition."
11-Apr-2002 - Hits: 4741 - Rate This | Details
Psych Central Support Community
Psych Central's own support community comprised of tens of thousands of people just like you, offering and sharing support, information, opinions about treatment options, virtual hugs and more in over three dozen forums.
Psych Central's Community is overseen by Dr. John Grohol and a team of trained and experienced moderators and administrators to offer a safe, supportive and secure environment. Online since 1999.
14-Mar-2007 - Hits: 15484 - Rate This | Details
Neurotalk Support Community
Psych Central's sister support community, Neurotalk, is for neurological and serious mental disorders and is comprised of thousands of people just like you, offering and sharing support, information, opinions about treatment options, virtual hugs and more in over two dozen forums.
Psych Central's Neurotalk Community is overseen by Dr. John Grohol and a team of trained and experienced moderators and administrators to offer a safe, supportive and secure environment. Online since 2006.
14-Mar-2007 - Hits: 12688 - Rate This | Details
Depression Boards - a Lighter Blue
A friendly and supportive community for the discussion of problems related to mental health issues. Not all forums are public or searchable. Registration is required for full access. Without registration, you can still see that Depression Boards is a good site to visit!
24-Jun-2008 - Hits: 2730 - Rate This | Details
Mental Health: Symptoms
Mental Health: Web Directories and Indices
OCD Center of Los Angeles
Treatment center specializing in OCD, OC Spectrum Disorders, and related anxiety disorders. Includes information on symptoms and treatment, an OCD test, a reading list, and links to online resources.
16-Jul-2001 - Hits: 2811 - Rate This | Details
OCD: The War Inside
A film by co-director Mark Pancer, who himself has OCD, brings a unique perspective and compassion to his interviews, eliciting painful stories while also exploring the causes and possible solutions of this often misunderstood condition which affects millions of people. Simultaneously heartbreaking and uplifting, sad and funny, full of love, hate, anger and courage, these stories will resonate long after the film has ended.
(Film costs $229 to purchase, $60 to rent.)
- Andrew's OCD first appeared when he was only nine years old; his compulsions have included gnawing on walls and even streets and subway floors. With the unflagging support of his parents and sister he has found some relief through behavioral therapy.
- Trisha has washed her hands until they were bloody, and has attempted suicide. SSRI medications have helped at times, but she still battles with side effects.
- Marvin's OCD appeared in middle age and led to serious career and family problems; in trying to control his condition he even submitted to brain surgery, which was unsuccessful.
- Grace's OCD also appeared when she was an adult. She cannot allow visitors into her house without becoming uncontrollably anxious; her obsessions have created serious problems in her relationships with her husband and young daughter.
5-Dec-2002 - Hits: 3208 - Rate This | Details
Getting Control: Overcoming Your Obsessions and Compulsions
An internationally known expert and Harvard Medical School professor offers an up-to-date guide for treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Six million Americans suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and they know firsthand the often devastating effects it has on their lives. Some symptoms, such as the nagging feeling you have left the stovetop burner on, can be mildly distracting. Yet others, like compulsive hand washing, the inability to throw anything out, or nerve-racking feelings of guilt, can be completely paralyzing and make it nearly impossible for sufferers to lead healthy lives. Dr. Baer gives readers the tools to assess their own symptoms, set goals, and create therapeutic programs for themselves. He also helps readers differentiate between OCD and other psychological illnesses such as depression. From the latest treatments to important facts on the medications currently available and how they work, Getting Control is thorough, concise, and positive--a lifesaver for anyone whose well-being is affected by OCD.
7-Jan-2003 - Hits: 1263 - Rate This | Details
Obsessive-Compulsive: Online Quizzes
Obsessive-Compulsive: Support Groups
Other: Attack on America
Other: Support Groups
Parents and Children
Real-life dramas are scripted and provided for your enjoyment and education via text or RealAudio playback. Categories include parental, marital and teen/child issues. Each section has a number of "plays" which address real-life issues. For example, under the marital category, issues such as money, exhaustion, sex, and discipline are addressed. One of the few really unique and valuable additions to the Web I've seen lately.
5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1640 - Rate This | Details
Child Mental Health
Addresses mental disorders, behavioral disorders, child abuse, trauma, disaster and advocacy issues. Provides information including child mental health news, topics and research results about disorders including Bipolar Disorder, ADHD, Autism, Schizophrenia and Eating Disorders. Serves the needs of children, families and professionals.
6-Nov-2002 - Hits: 1328 - Rate This | Details
Parents and Children: Articles
Parents and Children: FAQ
Parents and Children: Support Groups
Parents and Children: Teen Issues
Teen anger takes many forms. It may be expressed as indignation and resentment, or rage and fury. It is the expression of teenage anger -- the behavior -- that we see. Some teens may repress their anger and withdraw; others may be more defiant and destroy property. They will continue their behavior, or it may escalate, until they decide to look within themselves to the roots of their anger. But teenage anger is a feeling, an emotion, not a behavior. And anger is usually caused by something going on in a teen's life.
1-Apr-2004 - Hits: 1689 - Rate This | Details
Great Ideas in Personality
How do people tend to think, feel, and behave--and what causes these tendencies? These are the questions addressed by personality theory and research. This site deals with scientific research programs in personality psychology. They are offered as candidates for the title "great ideas"; whether they are indeed great remains an open question.
24-Apr-2001 - Hits: 4329 - Rate This | Details
The Borderline and Beyond Program by Laura Paxton MA EdS, is a self-help program for Borderline Personality Disorder, which has produced results for many people suffering from BPD. Borderline and Beyond supplements other therapeutic approaches, such as DBT and individual therapy.
3-Dec-2001 - Hits: 1237 - Rate This | Details
Borderline Personality Disorder Today
Ask the therapist, BPD advocacy program, ask the experts archives, active communities, articles, membership sections, personal stories, author interviews, family section, books, newsletter, clinician's information, and more.
13-May-2003 - Hits: 1738 - Rate This | Details
BPDRecovery is a site that focuses on recovering from Borderline Personality Disorder. We are a non-discriminatory website which means that all individuals are welcome - whether you've been formally diagnosed or simply recognize yourself or someone you know in the diagnostic criteria, you are welcome here!
For the sake of clarity, we define "recovery" as "healthy, happy living." The tips, techniques and tools offered in this site are intended for everyone - BPD or NON - and may be able to help you achieve healthy, happy living.
This is a safe arena for those with mental illnesses and disorders (specifically BPD) to share concerns, voice opinions, seek like-minded individuals, work toward recovery, discuss medications and therapy approaches, and explore the impact of their illness(es) have had on their life and the lives of their loved ones. As mentioned, you need not have a formal diagnosis to participate or benefit from the resources offered here. All are welcome.
4-Jan-2006 - Hits: 2591 - Rate This | Details
Personality & Individual Differences
Individual difference psychology examines how people are similar and how they differ in their thinking, feeling and behaviour.
People are complex, however, and there are multiple theories and evidence as to what are the prevailing aspects of psychological differences.
This site provides detailed lecture notes from an undergraduate psychology course on personality and intelligence, two important areas of individual difference psychology.
1-Nov-2003 - Hits: 1792 - Rate This | Details
BPD World is a site that is committed to raising awareness and reducing the stigma of mental health, but focusing on borderline personality disorder (BPD). They provide information, advice and support on borderline personality disorder.
7-Sep-2004 - Hits: 4137 - Rate This | Details
Offers free personality feedback on tests developed by research psychologists at UC Berkeley. Visitors to PersonalityLab.org can learn about their own personality, get feedback about the life goals they value most, find out if they’re skilled at predicting which couples will break up versus stay together, and more. PersonalityLab.org is completely non-commercial and contains no ads of any kind.
21-Oct-2005 - Hits: 2594 - Rate This | Details
Personality Disorders at Suite101.com. Articles, blogs and discussions of personality disorder types, including: Paranoid, Schizoid, Schizotypal, Histrionic, Narcissistic, Antisocial, Borderline, Obsessive-Compulsive, Avoidant, Dependent PD.
12-Sep-2007 - Hits: 1136 - Rate This | Details
Personality: Support Groups
Family members & loved ones of Borderline Personality Disorder
This list is for people who are coping with someone in their life who has borderline personality disorder (or traits of BPD). This can cause much anxiety, depression, confusion, isolation, etc.
This list is mainly for non-BP partners: married, single, gay or straight. Other lists also exist for people with BPD parents; parents with BPD offspring; or people who have BPD themselves.
People joining this list must read the guidelines and agree to them before posting. This list is highly active and has around 900 subscribers.
6-Feb-2000 - Hits: 3074 - Rate This | Details
National Center for PTSD
What is the National Center for PTSD?
We are the center of excellence for research & education on the prevention, understanding, and treatment of PTSD. We have seven divisions across the country. Although we provide no direct clinical care, our purpose is to improve the well-being and understanding of American veterans. We conduct cutting edge research and apply resultant findings to: "Advance Science and Promote Understanding of Traumatic Stress."
The premier online resource for information, organizations, and resources related to PTSD.
5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 3125 - Rate This | Details
Trauma Info Pages
A great set of resources that focus primarily on emotional trauma and traumatic stress, including PTSD, whether following individual traumatic experience(s) or a large-scale disaster. Kept up-to-date regularly and the amount of useful information found in them is sometimes overwhelming. But with a simple and logical organization combined with a pleasant reading background, they are a joy to discover. The information is written by a licensed psychologist, so it's trustworthy and accurate.
5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 4065 - Rate This | Details
Gift From Within - PTSD Resources
Gift From Within is an international non-profit organization dedicated to help those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. Their philosophy is to rekindle hope and restore dignity to trauma survivors.
1-Oct-2004 - Hits: 1931 - Rate This | Details
Post-traumatic Stress: Support Groups
Post-traumatic Stress: Symptoms
The "gathering place" for professionals in the behavioral science and related fields. And it makes good on its initial premise, offering not only in-depth conversations with some of the leading theorists and therapists in the mental health field today, but also a place for other professional to interact directly with those conversationalists, discussing their ideas and theories.
6-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1217 - Rate This | Details
The Dreams list is just what it sounds like -- join the list to share your own dreams, and read others. "I believe dreams can be a very helpful tool to use in our waking lives. Dreams reveal things we may not yet know, or understand in a conscious state. Post your dreams here, and ask for interpretations, or help others understand their dreams. If you just want to share some bizarre dreams you've had, that's fine too. It's all in fun, and nobody here claims to be a psychoanalyst, or dream expert."
19-Feb-2000 - Hits: 1884 - Rate This | Details
Albert Ellis Institute
This page provides a lot of useful information on RET, a specific psychotherapy and theory developed by Albert Ellis. Includes a directory of RET-trained therapists throughout the world, a FAQ, schedule of upcoming seminars, etc.
2-Mar-2000 - Hits: 2045 - Rate This | Details
Psychology: Assessment and Testing
Achenbach System of Emperically Based Assessment
ASEBA® instruments set the worldwide standard for multi-informant assessment across the age span. Backed by extensive new normative data and used in some 5,500 studies from 62 countries, ASEBA instruments can be readily used in diverse contexts, including schools, mental health, medical, forensic, residential treatment, training, public health, child, family service, adult, and research settings.
22-Dec-2005 - Hits: 1399 - Rate This | Details
APA FAQ Information On Psychological Tests
The APA Science Directorate answers hundreds of calls and emails each year from persons trying to locate the right test or find more information about psychological tests. APA neither sells nor endorses testing instruments, but it does provide guidance in using available resources to find psychological tests. Answers to frequently asked questions are provided here.
Subsections of the FAQ are:
*Finding information on a particular test
*Finding a particular type of test
*Locating a specific test
*Locating test publishers
*Available Software and Scoring Devices
*Additional Information on the Proper Use of Tests
26-Dec-2005 - Hits: 1154 - Rate This | Details
Jobs in Psychology
An online database of jobs in psychology, but you have to pay to view listings (minimum of $9.95 for 7 days access). Probably not worth the money since many of the same positions can be found at no cost on general job sites, such as Monster.com or Careerbuilder.com.
17-Jan-2006 - Hits: 1209 - Rate This | Details
Psychology: Continuing Education
ABED Continuing Ed
APA, APT, BOP, BRN, CA BBS, FL, ISST, NAADAC, NASW, NBCC, OH, STA, TX & TX SBEPC approved online and self-study continuing education units. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. "At ABED Continuing Ed you really can earn your ceus while staying in bed!"
23-Jun-2010 - Hits: 5001 - Rate This | Details
Psychology: Ethical and Legal Issues
Baker Act Information
This site was created to describe current trends in psychiatric hospitals. The patient issues are disscussd in detail including the origins of the mental illness that landed the patient in the hospital along with the tactics many psychiatric institutions use to entice patients to desire to return to the hospital. ("Baker Act" is the name of the law that describes the procedures for involuntary committment to a mental health facility in Florida.)
17-Oct-2003 - Hits: 1514 - Rate This | Details
Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct
The Ethical Standards set forth enforceable rules for conduct as psychologists who are members of the American Psychological Association. Most of the Ethical Standards are written broadly, in order to apply to psychologists in varied roles, although the application of an Ethical Standard may vary depending on the context. The Ethical Standards are not exhaustive. The fact that a given conduct is not specifically addressed by an Ethical Standard does not mean that it is necessarily either ethical or unethical.
This Ethics Code applies only to psychologists' activities that are part of their scientific, educational, or professional roles as psychologists.
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Stanford Prison Experiment
This site features an extensive slide show and information about this classic psychology experiment by Philip G. Zimbardo. What happens when you put good people in an evil place? Does humanity win over evil, or does evil triumph? These are some of the questions we posed in this dramatic simulation of prison life conducted in the summer of 1971 at Stanford University.
How we went about testing these questions and what we found may astound you. Our planned two-week investigation into the psychology of prison life had to be ended prematurely after only six days because of what the situation was doing to the college students who participated. In only a few days, our guards became sadistic and our prisoners became depressed and showed signs of extreme stress. Please join me on a slide tour of describing this experiment and uncovering what it tells us about the nature of Human Nature.
17-Oct-2003 - Hits: 1705 - Rate This | Details
Psychology: Journals and Publications
Psychology: Mailing Lists
Psychology: Online Behavior and Dynamics
Psychology of the Internet: Research and Theory
Psychology of the Internet: Research and Theory is interested in the discussion and publication of research and theory related to how people relate to one another, individual's portrayal of a persona online, and general online social communications. It can include topics such as:
- How to conduct psychological research via the Internet
- Theory behind virtual support groups
- Online psychotherapy (e-therapy)
- "Internet Addiction Disorder"
- Psychology of various online phenomenon, such as flame wars, relationships, etc.
23-Feb-2000 - Hits: 2261 - Rate This | Details
Personality and Consciousness
An excellent site devoted to discussing the major theorists in personality psychology, including Alfred Adler, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, George Kelly, Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, B.F. Skinner, and Charles T. Tart. Offers their respective theories and philosophies on doing psychotherapy. Updated regularly and an original design. Looks and works best with frames, but a non-framed version is available, naturally.
2-Mar-2000 - Hits: 3033 - Rate This | Details
Psychology: Products and Services
Psychology: Research and Writing Guides
Virtual Psychology Classroom with over 2000 pages of information. Includes three complete psychology texts (General, Personality, and Statistics), a detailed psychology timeline, biographies, a 500+ word psychology dictionary, information on mental disorders, career and educational information, online research, psychology journal, an active psychology student forum, and more.
8-Aug-2003 - Hits: 2317 - Rate This | Details
Free open-source tools and resources for mental health professionals. Psychology Tools, a central repository for materials useful to psychologists and other mental health professionals aim is to provide free downloads of copyright-free materials, and also links to copyright materials.
This site does not just encourage a "psychology-by-numbers" approach, but does feel strongly that psychologists could benefit by sharing resources which they have developed and find useful in their daily work. It should also be a useful resource to trainees looking to develop their skills.
19-Feb-2009 - Hits: 1958 - Rate This | Details
Our site is designed to explain how to use the mental health system. It shows how to select an expert psychotherapist. It explains what kinds of psychotherapists there are, what their training is, and how to find them. It provides a listing of links to mental health information of the web, explains what these are about, who wrote them, and what info they offer. It introduces Fred Levin, M.D. the author of this web page, and gives his background, and how to reach him for more info if needed.
22-Oct-2000 - Hits: 1204 - Rate This | Details
Counseling Psychotherapy and Support in Tokyo and Japan
A bilingual English Japanese site giving information on finding an approved counseling center, a Japanese Federation of Psychotherapy registered psychotherapist, a Japan Society of Certified Clinical Psychologists qualified clinical psychologist, licensed psychiatric clinic services for Tokyo community and Japan residents, plus information on how to tell a counselor, clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, psychiatric social worker or psychiatrist is certified, registered or licensed in Japan to offer mental health care and emotional, social and psychological support services.
25-Jun-2006 - Hits: 993 - Rate This | Details
For psychotherapists and others interested in psychotherapy. Incisive, in-depth, and no-holds barred interviews with top psychotherapists in the field including Kernberg, Yalom, Gottman, Szasz, Insoo Kim Berg, Hoyt, Meichenbaum, Ellis, Bugental, Pittman, and more. Articles on the experience and practice of psychotherapy from unique vantage points. Invivo psychotherapy videos from master practitioners. Psychotherapy humor and wit galore!
13-Dec-2003 - Hits: 1957 - Rate This | Details
Psychotherapy: Treatment Centers
Center for Loss and Renewal
The Center for Loss and Renewal is a berevement and consultation practice located in NYC. We have presented our workshops at seventeen hospices across the nation. Our site includes a monthly educational column, "On the path from loss to renewal."
7-Mar-2000 - Hits: 1044 - Rate This | Details
Are you looking for someone who understands body and food issues? If so, call Dr. Annette Colby, RD and meet with me as we share an enlightening experience that reconnects the physical body with the non-physical spirit, inspires the heart, and brings joy to life. Move past emotional eating, binge & compulsive eating, chronic dieting, weight issues, depression and limiting beliefs. Annette is an expert at helping people achieve beautiful lives. See LovingMiracles.com for more information and a FREE inspirational weekly ezine entitled "Eating Peacefully".
31-Aug-2007 - Hits: 1480 - Rate This | Details
We are an online treatment resource founded by an experienced DID therapist that specializes in all areas of trauma and dissociation. Survivors with PTSD, depression/bipolar, anxiety, and self injury issues are also welcome. This site offers support and professional counseling for both survivors and their loved ones. Survivors are encourage to interact with the site via submitting poetry, artwork, comments, survey responses, etc. An instrumental music CD dedicated to trauma survivors is available. Requires Flash 6 to access.
26-Feb-2003 - Hits: 2510 - Rate This | Details
The OuchKit: Couples Therapy in a Box
The OuchKit is an ingenious little communication tool that teaches couples how to talk about even the most difficult subjects, under even the most stressful conditions -- without defensiveness or blame.
Created by a licensed marriage & family therapist for her own practice, the OuchKit is a deceptively simple, profoundly effective tool couples are actually willing to use. The beauty of it is that it allows people to make contact with each other in a safe way, from a comfortable distance even when they're not quite ready to talk face-to-face. (Discounts available for therapists.)
Dr. Grohol highly recommends this great relationship tool!
2-Aug-2004 - Hits: 2690 - Rate This | Details
Stay Happily Married
Creating a happy marriage is possible and this site is dedicated to providing resources to help couples who want to stay together. By providing information about qualified marriage counseling in the North Carolina area, we hope to encourage couples to get the help they need. Weï¿½ll also feature articles, other websites, books, and workshops which offer the tools needed to create happy, lasting marriages.
10-Sep-2004 - Hits: 1151 - Rate This | Details
Marriage Bliss unlocks the 50 secrets of blissful relationships. The site is intended to help a person learn how those in blissful relationships solve the problems of common relationship issues, such as holidays and in-laws, depression, step children and financial woes.
12-Mar-2002 - Hits: 1676 - Rate This | Details
Relationships: Support Groups
Coping with Divorce or Separation
This community is for people who are divorced, separated, in the process or even just thinking about it to talk, listen, share and support each other. Anyone is welcome to join. With well over 1,000 members, the list can be quite busy at times--you can lurk or you can post, it's up to you. You don't need to post to join, though, if you are more comfortable just reading, and getting support in that way. We have an open forum--chances are there is someone here who knows exactly what you are feeling and going through.
19-Feb-2000 - Hits: 2042 - Rate This | Details
Schizophrenia and Psychosis
Schizophrenia Home Page
The premier online resource for schizophrenia. Offering a wide range of information resources and support groups available for those afflicted with this disorder, including news, helpful information and tips for both those suffering and their loved ones, and a great deal more.
5-Feb-2000 - Hits: 6941 - Rate This | Details
Schizophrenia and Psychosis: FAQs
Schizophrenia and Psychosis: Personal Pages and Blogs
Schizophrenia and Psychosis: Schizoaffective Disorder
Schizophrenia and Psychosis: Support Groups
The Schizophrenia Support Network
Welcome to the Schizophrenia Support Network. Whether you have schizophrenia yourself or know someone who does, we trust that you will find this a helpful place to come when you are looking for answers, information or simply a place where you can interact with others whose lives have been touched by the illness.
We encourage your input on any matter regarding this website or schizophrenia in general and we will endeavour to answer as many of your questions as possible. Unfortunately, however, we will not be able to respond to everyone. Should you have a more urgent concern we advise you contact your family physician immediately for a referral to the appropriate mental-health care specialist.
20-Dec-2008 - Hits: 1181 - Rate This | Details
Schizophrenia and Psychosis: Symptoms
Self Esteem and Shyness
Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Association
The Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Association (SP/SAA), a non-profit organization, was officially organized in 1997 to meet the growing needs of people throughout the world who have social phobia/social anxiety. Information about social anxiety and social phobia, fact sheet, and support groups in your community.
18-Jun-2000 - Hits: 7141 - Rate This | Details
Shake Your Shyness
A site dedicated to helping people overcome shyness through education -- providing information on the origins of shyness, tips for overcoming shyness, recommended readings and an annotated listing of relevant websites and treatment resources for children and adults. Provided by a licensed psychologist who has learned first-hand how to overcome shyness. Lots of solid, well-written down-to-earth tips on this site.
12-Mar-2002 - Hits: 2889 - Rate This | Details
Self Esteem and Shyness: Support Groups
Sexual and Gender
Sexual and Gender: Mens Issues
Sexual and Gender: Support Groups
Sexual and Gender: Symptoms
Sexual and Gender: Womens Issues
Sexual and Gender: Womens Issues: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
About Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
A small group of women suffer from severe and disabling mood symptoms premenstrually; about 3% to 5% of women have a mood disorder called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). The mood symptoms occur six to ten days before a woman's period and disappear during her menstrual flow. The symptoms have a direct and severe impact on her social life and work, and aren't related to other conditions. This article provides an introduction to PMDD.
23-Jan-2003 - Hits: 2038 - Rate This | Details
Suicide and Crisis
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Facts, research, support group listings, links and information.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a 501(c)(3) organization, has been at the forefront of a wide range of suicide prevention initiatives in 2009 -- each designed to reduce loss of life from suicide. We are investing in groundbreaking research, new educational campaigns, innovative demonstration projects and critical policy work. And we are expanding our assistance to people whose lives have been affected by suicide, reaching out to offer support and offering opportunities to become involved in prevention.
We are increasing the number of community-based chapters, now at 32, with two-dozen more in development. And we have a growing list of friends and supporters leading a grassroots constituency that can advocate for the policies and legislation at the state and federal levels to advance suicide prevention.
With a suicide attempt estimated to occur every minute of every day in the United States and over 32,000 lives lost each year, the importance of AFSP's mission has never been greater, nor our work more urgent.
15-Mar-2001 - Hits: 3658 - Rate This | Details
Suicide and Crisis: FAQs
A good general FAQ about Suicide.
Suicide is a significant cause of death in many western countries, in some
cases exceeding deaths by motor vehicle accidents annually. Many countries
spend vast amounts of money on safer roads, but very little on suicide
awareness and prevention, or on educating people about how to make good life
8-Mar-2000 - Hits: 1053 - Rate This | Details
Suicide and Crisis: Self-Injury
Self-Injury: A Struggle
Information on SI for both the self injurer, and their friends/family. Personal stories, self-injury pen pals, famous self-injurers, reviews of psychological books on SI, poetry, chat, message board, extensive list of resources, etc.
4-Jun-2000 - Hits: 3237 - Rate This | Details
Recover Your Life
A site dedicated to people who self-injure (SI) or self-harm, and those who suffer from eating disorders or depression, packed with things to do from distractions and information, to support forums and a chat room.
14-Apr-2004 - Hits: 4668 - Rate This | Details
Bodies Under Siege
bus (bodies under siege) is a thriving, close-knit, vibrant community of people who all have one thing in common: self-injury has somehow affected their lives. Most of the members of bus are people who have or still do inflict physical harm on themselves as a way of dealing with overwhelming situations. Although many bus subscribers are trying to stop hurting themselves (and quite a few are SI-free), a desire to stop is not a requirement for membership.
30-Mar-2006 - Hits: 1050 - Rate This | Details
Suicide and Crisis: Support Groups