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Please click the links below to find out general, basic information on topics like anxiety, self-injury, depression, ADHD, couples resources and more.

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Information sheets


Running thoughts keeping you up at night? Constant worrying, feeling on edge, and trouble sleeping are common issues with anxiety. Click below for brief information on the different types of anxiety.


Self-injury, also known as deliberate self-harm or cutting can be a serious and dangerous coping skill. Click the button below for more information on its prevalence, symptoms and treatment.


Have you been feeling down lately? Persistent sadness, loss of interest, chronic fatigue and more may be symptoms of depression. Click below for an information sheet on the basics of depression.

Resource Lists

Addiction and Recovery

Alcoholics Anonymous
Center for On-Line Addiction
SAMHSA's Substance Abuse/Addiction
SAMHSA's Treatment and Recovery


Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Calm Clinic
General Anxiety Diagnosis Information
Mayo Clinic, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
National Center for PTSD
Services for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Treatment for Performance Anxiety

Associations and Institutions

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Counseling Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Australian Counseling Association
Association for Psychological Science
Canadian Mental Health Association
Counselors and Psychotherapists Association
National Board for Certified Counselors
National Institute of Mental Health
Mental Health America
Psychotherapy and Counseling Federation of Australia
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
Healthline: What do you want to know about ADHD?
National Institute of Mental Health: Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
National Resource Center on ADHD

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence

Childhelp USA
Questions and Answers About Memories of Childhood Abuse
Treatment of Childhood Abuse Memories
The National Domestic Violence Hotline

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Information


Click here to access a list of articles, books, websites and other resources for couples counseling, marriage enrichment, and strong partnerships.


Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Bipolar Disorder News at
Bipolar Disorder Self-Test
Black Dog Institute for Depression and Bipolar Disorders
Depression and How Therapy Can Help Depression
Depression Self-Test
General Information on Depression

Developmental Disorders

Asperger Syndrome Information

Mental health diagnosis

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)
International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10)

Dissociation and Traumatic Stress

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute
Treatment of Traumatic Incidences
Trauma Recovery

Eating Disorders

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Eating Disorders: About More Than Food from the National Institute of Mental Health
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
National Eating Disorders Association General Information

Research Journals and Publications

ADHD Report
Anxiety, Stress, and Coping
Contemporary Hypnosis
Depression and Anxiety
Drug and Alcohol Review
Annals of Dyslexia
Early Child Development and Care
Eating Disorders, A Journal of Treatment and Prevention
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Accountability
Journal of Gambling Studies
Journal of Happiness Studies
Journal of Mental Health and Aging
Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Language and Cognitive Processes
Loss, Grief, and Care
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities
Metaphor and Symbol
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
Parenting and Developmental Psychology
Personal Relationships
Personality and Individual Differences
Psychiatric Bulletin
Psychology of Men and Masculinity
Psychology Today
Studies in Gender and Sexuality
Substance Abuse
Trauma, Violence and Abuse

Medications and Health Supplements

Drug Interactions from
Drug Interaction Center
Medical Dictionary
Medications by FDA
Medications by Internet Mental Health
Medications by Physicians' Desk Reference (PDR)
Medline Plus: Drugs, Herbs and Supplements
Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets by National Institutes of Health

Personality Disorders

General Information by Mental Health America
Mental Help Net - Personality Disorders
Personality Disorders - Focus Adolescent Counselor Services

Suicide Awareness and Hotlines

Suicide Prevention Hotline USA: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Lifeline Australia: 13 11 14
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Crisis Center Locator
Find Help
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Reach Out - USA
Reach Out - Australia
SAMHSA's Suicide Prevention
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Suicide: Read This First
Veterans Crisis Line Resource Locator

Additional Mental Health Care and Counseling REsources

Interpretation of Dreams
Keirsey (Myers-Briggs) Temperament Sorter
Signs of Menopause, Symptoms of Menopause


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