Mental Health, Counseling Services, Self-help, Support Groups, Psychologies

Emotional Processing - Explores how styles and deficits in handling emotions contribute to mental health, including the role of faulty emotional processing in panic attacks, fatigue, pain, intrusive emotions and physical illness.

Mental Wellness - News and information on mental health issues, the history of mental illness understanding and treatment, basic facts about various mental illnesses, and tips on living with it.

MSN Groups : Alexithymia - Support group for partners, parents, employees, and others who interact with individuals who suffer from alexithymia, defined as an inability to talk about feelings due to a lack of emotional awareness.

Organic Mental Disorders - Online book by Dr. Shahul Ameen discusses the diagnosis and management of conditions with organic causes, including dementia and other cognitive disorders, traumatic brain injury, and delusional, mood, and anxiety disorders.

Psych Central - Symptoms and Treatments of Mental Disorders - Lists culled from current diagnostic criteria most commonly used in the United States by mental health professionals. These are divided into three broad categories: adult, childhood, and personality disorders.

Revolution Health : Mental Health - Find mental health information, covering symptoms, causes, risks, treatments and types. Discuss mental health issues with others in forums, blogs, personal stories and recommendations.

When a Patient Has No Story To Tell: Alexithymia - Psychiatric Times article presents case histories of several patients unable to express their emotions.

 

Counseling Services

About Psychotherapy - Information explaining what psychotherapy is, how it works, why it works, what should happen there, why go, when to stop, how to find and choose a therapist.

Cancer as a Turning Point - Lawrence LeShan, PhD and staff offer cancer support retreats and individual marathon therapy sessions, in NYC, NC and CT.

Center for Cognitive Rehabilitation - Provides evaluation and treatment services for people with a wide range of physical and emotional problems. Includes information about the evaluation, links and contact details. Located in Decatur, Georgia.

Claremont Behavioral Services - Resource for personal, practical worksite-focused EAP services to private and public sector employers, their employees and family members.

Connections Counselling - Offering support on a range of personal issues via various means. Includes information on support options and fees.

Could Counselling Help? - Information on different types of counselling and psychotherapy, how they work, FAQs, common issues including anxiety and depression, and online tests.

Counseling Approaches - Written by Dr. Daniel Baney, an ordained United Methodist minister and licensed psychologist, this article examines what to look for in a choosing a counselor.

CounsellingResource.com - Provides educational materials on mental health and psychotherapy, including diagnostic criteria, descriptions of different therapeutic approaches, an bibliography, discussion and support groups, and book reviews.

Cybershrink.org - General resource for counseling and psychotherapy. Includes FAQs staffed by professionals and information on how to find a qualified mental health counselor.

Damien O'Farrell Foundation - Dedicated to personal growth, curing addictions, nutrition, health, stress management, and self-love. Private sessions, workshops, courses, and seminars. Located in Rome, Italy. Travels internationally.

The Doctors Gurr - Husband and wife team of psychologists in New York State. Includes newsletter articles and links for the general public and mental health professionals.

Dr. Kathy Marshack, Ph.D. - Family business counselling, family business online therapy, psychotherapy and family business consultation. Author of "Entrepreneurial Couples: Making it Work at Work and at Home".

Dr. Marian Stansbury, Ph.D. - Offers counseling and coaching for individuals and couples. Online quizzes, tests, and articles. Office in Connecticut.

Dr. Ofer Zur, Ph.D. - Therapy without the constraints and intrusion of managed-care. Online catalog, free downloads, seminars. California, Sonoma.

DRB Alternatives - Articles on general counseling, substance abuse quiz, and mediation. Participate in on-line infidelity research questionnaire. Licensed clinical social worker provides general counseling, in-person or telephone consultations. Naperville, IL.

Dr.Deborah Sunbeck and Infinity Walk - Training, books and videos: an accelerated sensory motor cognitive language development program for ages 6-adult, special education, occupational therapy, superlearning, all learning styles, dyslexia, multiple intelligence, whole brain learning, improved self-esteem, performance skills.

The Excel Center - Counselling and hypnotherapy clinic in Alberta Canada. Offers a mental health therapist referral service, hypnosis audio programs, and on-line Inspiration Journal and Forum.

FEI Behavioral Health - Employee assistance programs. Work, life, and crisis management. Services are provided in-person, over the phone and through a customized website.

Psychologists

Behavior Health Digest - A psychologist's papers on such topics as mental health, developmental/ learning disabilities and forensic psychology. By Abraham Kuperberg Ph.D

Behavioral Medicine Associates - BMA establishes relationships with medical practices to offer mental health services in the physicians office.

Cambridge Psychometric Consultants - Providing cognitive testing consultancy to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Charlene K. Schneider, Ph.D. - Discover... Self-Esteem, Self-Awareness, Self-Respect

Online Counseling

American and International Association of Online Psychotherapists - AAOP, offers visitors direct access to educational and professional resources. Educates clinicians and the public about existing health and mental health resources as well as to promote ethical standards in online counseling.

American Counseling Institute - Provides e-mail access to clinical psychologists offering online and telephone counseling for depression, anxiety, and relationship problems.

E-mail and Chat Therapy Research Study - A university sanctioned study needs internet therapy participants with five free minutes a week to provide their experiences of exchanges/sessions and of the therapist-client relationship. Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Emotional Relief - Free public service resource of information, tools, techniques, and practitioners. Free sessions of the latest energy therapy techniques for rapid relief of trauma and stress.

Life Therapy - Online counseling with Gretchen Dittmar by e-mail and live chat. Sessions for depression, anxiety, marriage and relationships. Find details about e-therapy, Ms Dittmar and the services offered.

Tranquil Counseling - Online counseling via secured encrypted chat and email. Find a FAQs, fees and service information, code of ethics, and contact details.

Self-help

ABCs of Personal Growth - Psychological tests and quizzes together with book excerpts and a variety of articles.

As a Man Thinketh So Is He - Ways to improve thoughts. Information on creating reality with thought process and belief systems. Links to articles, books, and self improvement resources.

Ask KRS Edstrom - Free advice column for help with stress reduction, motivation, relaxation, wellness and spirituality. Offers a variety of self-help tools, news and reviews, and details of seminars and retreats.

The Calm Centre - Offers calming advice and tests as well as selling books and music on calm.

Connects - Mental health and learning disabilities portal. A worldwide, interactive, personalised forum for the sharing of information by people whose lives are touched by mental health problems and/or learning disabilities. (Requires free registration.)

Coping.org - Free onsite manuals for coping with a variety of life's stressors including: variety of adult mental health issues and parenting especially dealing with children with disabilities.

Emotion Toolkit - Notes and quotes from the journal of a psychology student about self-help topics.

Courses

Affirmations For Positive Thinking - Offers personal affirmations tutorials, together with a free daily affirmation. Includes pricing and order details.

AspireNow - On-line seminars and programs for individuals to discover your purpose and live more abundantly. Interactive help for success with goals, relationships, and work.

Careapy - Distance learning courses developed by Barbara and Glenn Smyly through their work in the Alivening Project. Personal development, spiritual psychology and character education programs.

Counselors Association Inc - Offering LifeChange program which combines hypnosis with a workbook. Tutorials, resources and associated articles.

Support Groups

Adult Children of Mentally Ill Parents - Community forum and links for adult children of mentally ill parents.

American Mental Health Association - Schizophrenia, depression, bipolar and schizoaffective disorder, NBD, alcoholism, and drug addiction are discussed in terms of cause, treatment, prevention, recovery, and online self-help therapy.

Angel Survive - A support site (chat and forum) for victims and survivors of abuse. Includes forums for triggers, articles, partners, survivors' stories, self-harm, eating disorders, and happy endings.

Breath of Fresh Air - Contains articles, stories, experiences, art, and poetry submitted by patients, caregivers, families, and medical professionals. Includes mental health news, advocacy, and recovery.

Anger

AJ Novick Group - Offers anger and stress management classes for adults, adolescents, businesses and court referrals. They also offer workshop programs, home study courses and professional training.

American Psychological Association HelpCenter - Warning Signs on-line brochure providing information on detecting a tendency of violence and on controlling the anger driving it.

Anger Management Services Online - Learn anger management techniques by Leonard Ingram that will help you improve your personal and family relationships, relationships with co-workers, or deal with the loss of a loved one.

Anger Management Techniques - Offers tips and techniques for anger control and management. Contains articles, tips and contact details.

Anger Profile - A free Anger Management Test scored on-line. Evaluates the ability to deal with anger in various types of situations.

Child Abuse

ABA: Child Law Practice - Informational Journal in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. Contains Tips for Representing Teen Clients and Tips for Caseworkers on Testifying in Court

Adults and Children Together Against Violence (ACT) - Sponsored by the American Psychological Association and others, ACT seeks to prevent violence by providing young children with positive role models and environments that teach nonviolent problem-solving. Information on managing anger, resolving conflicts, and violence prevention.

Almanac of Policy Issues: Child Abuse - Find articles, information and links related to child abuse in America.

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children - Addresses all facets of the professional response to child maltreatment: prevention, assessment, intervention, and treatment.

At Health.com - This newsletter issue provides links to child abuse information, treatment and prevention resources.

Stress

The American Institute of Stress - Details ways to identify and manage stress effectively.

eMedicine Health Stress - Overview of stress and its causes, symptoms, and treatment.

FitnessZone - Stress - Featuring articles on stress, healthy living and wellness. Includes links, products, services and other stress-related information.

How to Survive Unbearable Stress - By Steve and Kimberley Burns. A free, illustrated web book explaining stress, depression, anxiety and drug use.

Relaxation Direct - Stress fundamentals, stressful lifestyles and strategies for coping with stress.

Stress - Detailing the pressure to perform and difficulty with relaxation and sleep.

Stress and the Immune System - Paper by Hannah Koenker regarding the effects of stress on the immune system.

Mental Disorders

Abnormal Psychology - Lecture notes from the University of Toronto's Abnormal Psychology class taught by Prof. Rector.

APA Help Center - Information on many topics including family and relationships. Quality articles and a resource for finding psychologists. Resources for dealing with everyday problems. From the American Psychological Association.

At Health - Covers mental health diseases and conditions. Newsletter, practitioner directory, treatment center directory, featured articles, and a bookstore.

Australian Mental Health - Aiming to help, assist, support and educate the wider community on mental health illnesses. General mental health information and links for Australian resources.