The Psych Central Report

What's New for November 2005

by John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
December 2005

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A roundup of new resources, articles, and information on Psych Central.

Just a reminder... (Last time, we promise!)

Poetry Book Project

Silent No More Our first-ever poetry collection is still available, and it makes a great holiday gift! Silent No More is available for purchase from our publishing partner, Lulu, for only $12.95. Proceeds go back into the self-help community.

89 New Internet Resources Added

We've added another 89 new resources to our Internet resource directory in the past month, which brings us up to indexing over 3,400 unique mental health, support, psychology and relationship resources online.

We've greatly expanded our adverse effects of medications section, as well as the resources we index on various disabilities. Some highlights include:

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.

PsychTracker Online
PsychTracker Online is a free journaling and charting website for those diagnosed with mental illnesses. Designed to track moods and symptoms along with the environmental factors that affect them. The system consists of 6 daily elements and a weekly sheet that helps turn the daily charts into a simple report that provides both you and your mental health care provider with an easy overview of your progress.

The Black Dog
The Black Dog is Ireland's interactive self-help site for men coping with mental distress. It is a place to visit, take your time, exchange views and advice, get angry, relax or get information which might be useful.

Although this site is primarily for men, and Irish men in particular, we at the black dog welcome everybody to the site. We hope the web site is useful to women as well as men. Mental distress knows no borders and we welcome you wherever you're from. We are confidential, independent, non-judgemental, readily available and easy to switch off.
Online resource provides access to disability-related information and programs available across the government on numerous subjects, including civil rights, community life, education, employment, housing, health, income support, technology and transportation.

Free Medicine Programs
A compiled listing from Psych Central of various free medication programs available.

Coping with the Holidays
Eighteen articles that will help you learn to better deal with the holidays, as another season approaches.

Last updated: 5 Dec 2005
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 5 Dec 2005
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