Below is a list of websites that provide a host of information ranging from child, adolescent, and adult general mental health issues to internet sites for support and resources regarding behavioral medicine topics and medical diagnoses.
GENERAL ADULT MENTAL HEALTH
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Home page of ADAA, with links pertinent to anxiety disorders throughout the lifespan. Includes some self-tests for adults, children, and parents as well.
National Institute of Mental Health
This is the branch of federal government that sponsors research on mental health. The site provides a summary of major psychological disorders as well as research-based information on causes and treatments.
A site with an abundance of information about mental health, including articles and essays, book reviews, live chats, discussion forums, and links to mental health resources.
Mental Help Net
Mental Help Net is an established and highly regarded internet website dedicated to educating the public about mental health, wellness, and family and relationship issues and concerns. Designed and maintained by clinical psychologists, the site provides scientifically accurate and up-to-date coverage.
American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association provides an overview of how therapy works, the different approaches to treatment, and how to choose a psychologist at this helpful site.
Domestic Violence: Between Friends is an organization that offers help, information, and resources regarding domestic violence. sonal strategies for enhancing resilience.
CHILD & ADOLESCENT GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH
American Psychological Association: Child Treatment
Information on children and families from the American Psychological Association. Provides a variety of psychology-related press releases, news updates, and articles from the Monitor on Psychology.
Tufts University Child and Family WebGuide
The WebGuide is a directory that evaluates, describes, and provides links to hundreds of sites containing child development research and practical advice. Topics such as promoting healthy eating, adoption, and attachment in children, are selected on the basis of parent recommendations; they cover all ages, from early child development through adolescence.
C.H.A.D.D.: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
The largest national ADD organization, with on-line fact sheets and information about the disorder.
Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum disorder” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and funding can help families today.
Coping with a Miscarriage
Couples Coping with Miscarriage, June, 2010.
American Pregnancy Association
Web site promoting pregnancy wellness and information about pregnancy complications.
Baby Loss: www.babyloss.com
Miscarriage Support Auckland Inc.: www.miscarriagesupport.org.nz
Pregnancy Loss: www.pregnancyloss.info
American Society for Reproductive Medicine: www.asrm.org
Postpartum Depression Doesn’t Go Away By Itself – Depression
Dr. Helen Coons explains why women can suffer from postpartum depression for so long without treatment.
Postpartum Support International: PSI is dedicated to helping women suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
Free educational booklet available for download for Depression During & After Pregnancy: A Resource for Women, Their Families & Friends.
Reproductive Medicine Information
American Society for Reproductive Medicine: www.asrm.org
Cancer: Fertility issues and pain management
Coping with Cancer, “Seven Tips for Dating After a Cancer Diagnosis.” March/April 2009.
Coping with Cancer, the magazine for people whose lives have been touched by cancer
Fertile Hope is a national LIVESTRONG initiative dedicated to providing reproductive information, support and hope to cancer patients and survivors whose medical treatments present the risk of infertility.
American Cancer Society
Pain Control: A Guide for People with Cancer and Their Families
Breast Cancer & Cancer Survivorship
American Psychological Association,
“Young Women Coping with Breast Cancer”, November 24, 2009.
“How Breast Cancer May Affect Body Image,” from About.com, December 5, 2008,
Fighting Sex and Body Changes After Breast Cancer…
Psychologist Helen Coons, PhD, clinical director of Women’s …
2 min 53 sec – www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dln21XcVsM
American Psychological Association, “Just Diagnosed with Breast Cancer? How to tell the kids.” October 13, 2011.
Young Survival Coalition (YSC) is an international organization focusing on women ages 40 and under who are diagnosed with breast cancer.
The Dragonfly Angel Society a place for Cancer Survivorship.
North American Menopause Society
American Pain Foundation
The American Pain Foundation web site is an online resource for people with pain, their families, friends, caregivers and the general public. This site is devoted to patient information and advocacy, and provides many links to additional resources.
Stress Management & Relaxation Resources
Ohio State’s Guided Imagery Audios & Stress Management Tools
Dartmouth’s Relaxation Downloads
Web site with relaxation audio files for download to help with your relaxation.
University of Michigan’s Comprehensive Cancer Center Guided Imagery Tools
An audio library with relaxation tapes for relaxation. Some designed to help individuals with cancer.
Dr. Christopher Germer’s Mindful Self Compassion Relaxation Audios
Web site with free downloadable files to promote relaxation and self nurturance.
Self-Realization Fellowship’s guided meditations: http://www.yogananda-srf.org/Guided_Meditations.aspx#.WVlgMIjytPY. Also, see this website for a home study program to increase contemplative practices that promote healing and resilience.
Military Personnel, Veterans and their Family Members
American Psychological Association’s “Road to Resilience” guide focuses on ways to develop personal strategies for enhancing resilience.
“Parenting for Service Members and Veterans,” a free web-based course that features six modules address parenting challenges that can arise during deployment, reintegration aand long after coming home.
Website providing information and support for Military Sexual Trauma (MST).
Created by an MST survivor, this website discusses where to get support and information about reporting options for Military Sexual Trauma (MST).
Understanding PTSD for military personnel, veterans, and their loved ones.