Anxiety

The Anxiety Coach, Dave Carbonell, PhD

Looking for anxiety help? Here is help that’s practical and powerful. It’s the highlights of what I learned from my patients in 30 years working as a psychologist to help people overcome fears and phobias. And it’s free. Come get some!

https://www.anxietycoach.com/

Eating Disorders

Maudsley Parents- A site for parents of eating disordered children

We are a volunteer organization of parents who have helped our children recover from anorexia and bulimia through the use of the Family-Based Treatment, also known as the Maudsley approach, an evidence-based therapy for eating disorders. We invite you to explore our site to learn more about how families can help their kids with eating disorders.

maudsleyparents.org 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

International OCD Foundation- Living with OCD? You’re not alone.

The mission of the International OCD Foundation is to help those affected by obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders to live full and productive lives. Our aim is to increase access to effective treatment through research and training, foster a hopeful and supportive community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat them, and fight stigma surrounding mental health issues.

Mental Health

National Alliance on Mental Illness- You are not alone

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

https://www.nami.org/Home

National Institute of Mental Health Transforming the understanding
and treatment of mental illnesses


The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders, offers basic information on mental disorders, a range of related topics, and the latest mental health research.

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics

Child Mind Institute- Care, Education, Science

The Child Mind Institute is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders by giving them the help they need to thrive. We’re the leading independent nonprofit in children’s mental health, operating three Mission Areas that work together for greater impact: Care, Education and Science.

https://childmind.org/

Verywell Mind- Know more, live brighter


Welcome to Verywell Mind, an award-winning resource for reliable, compassionate, and up-to-date information on the mental health topics that matter most to you. We are dedicated to empowering you with the best answers to your most pressing health and wellness questions.

www.verywellmind.com/

McLean- Mental health webinars

Join us for free, virtual sessions on mental health and well-being. McLean Hospital recognizes the need for reliable and helpful mental health resources. With this in mind, we have dedicated the time of our staff to ensure we are making free resources available for the public and professionals in hopes of promoting healthy individuals and communities.

https://home.mcleanhospital.org/webinar-series

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention- You’re not alone

Whether you have struggled with suicide yourself or have lost a loved one, know you are not alone. Hear about personal experiences from people in your local community whose lives have been impacted by suicide.

https://afsp.org/

The Jed Foundation- Together we are changing and saving lives

The Jed Foundation (JED) is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults, giving them the skills and support they need to thrive today…and tomorrow.

https://jedfoundation.org/

American Psychiatric Association- Patients and Families

Psychiatry is the branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. Learn about common mental disorders, including symptoms, risk factors and treatment options. Find answers to your questions written by leading psychiatrists, stories from people living with mental illness and links to additional resources.

https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families

Psychology Today- Mental health blog and provider/therapist search

Psychology Today is the world’s largest mental health and behavioral science destination online. Our motto is “Here to Help,” and the resources you’re accessing right now are the worldwide destination of choice for expert-authored information about psychology and mental health. PsychologyToday.com is the world’s largest portal to psychotherapy; it includes free access to hundreds of thousands of professionals.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us

Trevor Project-Hope for young LGBTQ lives starts here

The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. One accepting adult decreases the risk of suicide by 40% for LGBTQ young people. We provide LGBTQ youth with 24/7 crisis counseling via phone, text, and chat.

Parenting

Nemours Kids Health- We aim to give families the tools and confidence to make the best health choices

Nemours Children’s Health is committed to transforming the health of children by going beyond medicine to improve the health of the world in which every child lives. Here’s what you’ll find on Nemours KidsHealth.org: Doctor-reviewed advice on hundreds of physical, emotional, and behavioral topics — from before birth through the teen years. Separate sections for parentskids, and teens, each created with your questions in mind. Easy-to-follow articles, slideshows, videos, and health tools designed to help families learn, grow, and be their best. Free lesson plans and programs for teachers and early childhood educators.

https://kidshealth.org/

Self-care

Develop Good Habits

Blog that offers wide variety of articles and guides on habit formation- How to eliminate bad habits like smoking, nail-biting and video game addiction. How to make small, incremental improvements to your existing habits. How to create major life changes like weight loss and improving your physical fitness. How to “test drive” new habits and see if they’re right for you. How to understand the science and psychological principles behind willpower.

UCSF- Mental Health Resources for Crises (Climate, Pandemics, and Personal Crises)

This site of resources for coping and emotional health has been developed for the benefit of our whole community. We live in challenging times and we must all step up our strategies to maintain our well-being and help one another. This is an evolving, living website that will continue to be updated to respond to the emerging demands of our modern era (pandemics, climate crises, and personal crises).

https://psychiatry.ucsf.edu/copingresources

Happiness Lab- Are you ready to feel better?

In “The Happiness Lab” podcast, Yale professor Dr Laurie Santos will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will forever alter the way you think about happiness. She’s changed the lives of thousands of people through her class “Psychology and the Good Life,” and she’ll change yours, too.

https://www.happinesslab.fm/   

Relationships (Couples)

The Gottman Relationship Blog: A research-based approach to relationships

We understand that the human family is in crisis, and that all individuals are capable of and deserve compassion. It is our mission to reach out to families in order to help create and maintain greater love and health in relationships. We are committed to an ongoing program of research that increases the understanding of relationships and adds to the development of interventions that have been carefully evaluated. It is our goal to make our services accessible to the broadest reach of people across race, religion, class, culture, sexual orientation, and ethnicity. 

https://www.gottman.com/blog/

Trauma

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. 

https://www.nctsn.org/

RAINN- The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800-656-HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

https://www.rainn.org/

Substance Use

SAMHSA- Substance abuse treatment locator

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. Millions of Americans have a substance use disorder. Help is available, treatment works and people recover every day. Find a state-licensed treatment facility near you. Find a treatment provider with the treatment locator.

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-treatment

AA- Welcome to Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. Find a meeting on this site.

www.aa.org

NA- Welcome to Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. Today, NA members hold nearly 67,000 meetings weekly in 139 countries. We offer recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings. The group atmosphere provides help from peers and offers an ongoing support network for addicts who wish to pursue and maintain a drug-free lifestyle. Find a meeting on this site.

www.na.org