Helpful Links

 

This page contains links to selected websites that contain further information and resources.  While these sites  seem to provide useful information, we are not endorsing any particular site.  The content on these sites is the responsibility of each site’s publisher. Below is a list of topics for which a variety of links are available. Click on the topic to jump to the links:

Child Development, ADHD, & Developmental Disorders
Grief and Loss
Equipment and Materials
Depression
Suicide and Prevention
Anxiety and Stress
Trauma (PTSD, Dissociation, Self-Injury, Recovered Memory)
Personality Disorders
Eating Disorders
Addiction
Sexual Addiction and Compulsion
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Gay & Lesbian Issues
Marriage, Family, Divorce, and Child Custody
Domestic Violence
Anger
Forensic Psychology – Crime, Violence, and Psychopathy
Psychology and Spirituality
Aging
Medical Issues and Chronic Pain
Brain Injury, Dementia, & Alzheimer’s
General Mental Health Links
Psychiatric Medication
General Medical
Women’s Health
Insurance, Managed Care, and Government

Child Development, ADHD, & Developmental Disorders
Grief and Loss
  • Center for Loss & Life Transition – Resources, writings, and newsletter.
  • AARP – Grief & Loss – Information and interactive resources for people grieving a death. 
  • Angel on My Shoulder – Forum and articles for those who are widowed or who have lost their love to death, or for those who are in love with someone who is terminally ill. 
  • Bereavement Fact Sheet– Explains the grieving process. 
  • Beyond Indigo – Collection of articles, advice, online forums, and support resources dealing with end of life issues, grief, and loss. 
  • Crisis, Grief, and Healing – Discussion forums, articles, and other resources about healing from loss. 
  • GriefLossRecovery.com – Emotional support and friendship and a safe haven for bereaved persons to share their grief. 
  • Grief Support Network – Resources related to death, dying, bereavement, and major emotional and physical losses. 
  • Alexandra Kennedy – Books and resources for grieving effectively, with emphasis on the loss of a parent. 
Equipment and Materials

Depression
Suicide and Prevention
  • American Association of Suicidology – a resource for anyone concerned about suicide, including AAS members, suicide researchers, therapists, prevention specialists, survivors of suicide, and people who are themselves in crisis.

 

Anxiety and Stress
Trauma (PTSD, Dissociation, Self-Injury, Recovered Memory)
  • National Center for PTSD – Preventing or decreasing PTSD and other adverse consequences of trauma is the foremost aim of the National Center. This website is provided as an educational resource concerning PTSD and other enduring consequences of traumatic stress.
  • David Baldwin’s Trauma Information Page – geared towards clinicians and researchers in the traumatic-stress field.  Includes both clinical and research aspects of trauma responses and their resolution. 
  • Self Injury – Very nice article by Colleen Thompson.
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) – The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to ensure that everyone affected by trauma receives the best possible professional response, and to reduce traumatic stressors and their immediate and long-term consequences worldwide.  ISTSS creates an independent community for supporting and sharing research, clinical strategies, public policy concerns, and theoretical formulations on trauma.
  • The International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD) – The Society is a nonprofit professional association organized for the purposes of information sharing and international networking of clinicians and researchers, providing professional and public education, promoting research and theory about dissociation,  and promoting research and training in the identification, treatment, and prevention of dissociative disorders. 
  • The Sidran Institute – Traumatic stress education and advocacy.  Bookstore.  A nationally-focused nonprofit organization devoted to helping people who have experienced traumatic life events.
  • Recovered Memories of Sexual Abuse: Scientific Research & Scholarly Resources – Large page with links to articles by various researchers and authors on memory and sexual abuse, with an emphasis on scientific understanding memory lost and recovered.
  • Recovered Memories of Sexual Abuse – Research evidence showing that it is not rare for people who were sexually abused in childhood to experience amnesia and delayed recall for the abuse. 

 

Personality Disorders
Eating Disorders
Addiction
Sexual Addiction and Compulsion
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit – University of Washington School of Medicine.  Provides info on research projects, support groups worldwide, international FAS/E conferences.  Also the home of the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Effects Legal Issues Resource Center.
  • FAS Link – FAS Articles, Letters, & Publications.
  • FAS Family Resource Institute – The mission of the FAS Family Resource Institute, a non-profit organization, is to identify, understand and care for individuals disabled by prenatal alcohol exposure and their families, and to prevent future generations from having to live with this disability.
Gay and Lesbian Issues
  • American Psychological Association – Home page for Lesbian, Gay, & Bisexual Concerns at APA, linked to the LGBC office; the Committee on Lesbian, Gay, & Bisexual Concerns; state psychological associations & divisions; policy & advocacy; and publications & resources. 
  • Parents, Families, & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (PFLAG) – National organization that promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, and bisexual persons, their families, and friends through support, education, and advocacy.


Marriage, Family, Divorce, and Child Custody
Domestic Violence
Anger

Forensic Psychology – Crime, Violence, and Psychopathy
Psychology and Spirituality
Aging
  • APA – Office on Aging – American Psychological Association Office on Aging. 
  • National Institute on Aging – NIA, the arm of the National Institutes of Health devoted to improving the health of older people.
  • SeniorNet – SeniorNet’s mission is to provide older adults education for and access to computer technologies to enhance their lives and enable them to share their knowledge and wisdom.
Brain Injury, Dementia, & Alzheimer’s
  • Alzheimer’s Association – National voluntary health organization supporting Alzheimer’s research and care.  Information about the disease, programs and services, and advocacy efforts.
Medical Issues and Chronic Pain
  • Assessment and Advice – Commercial site with several interesting options. Under the Consumer Info option, users can choose a Pain Assessment, which offers a self-assessment of pain that users can complete. Another option is Pain Doctor’s Advice, to which users can submit questions.
Psychiatric Medication

Help with the cost of medications:

  • NeedyMeds – provides up-to-date information on 177 drug company-sponsored programs that help people get medication for little or no money, with links to application forms.
General Medical
Women’s Health
Insurance, Managed Care, and Government

 

 

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