Links & Resources

Mental Health Links
The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information and counseling resources.

Addiction and Recovery
Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous Recovery Resources
Center for On-Line Addiction
Habit Smart
SAMHSA's Substance Abuse/Addiction
SAMHSA's Treatment and Recovery
Web of Addictions

Anxiety Disorders
Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder
National Center for PTSD
Obsessive Compulsive Information Center

Associations & Institutes
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Counseling Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Society
Canadian Mental Health Association
Center for Mental Health Services
National Institute of Mental Health
National Mental Health Association
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADDA - Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, NIH
Born to Explore: The Other Side of ADD/ADHD

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
Childhelp USA®
SAMHSA's Children and Families
SAMHSA's Protection and Advocacy
Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse
The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website
Women, Violence and Trauma 
Geriatric Mental Health Links:


Note to parents/guardians and youth:

Internet safety is an ongoing issue. Please be aware that while I check and update the resources regularly, I cannot be responsible for the content of each website and recommend checking all data with a second resource. Guardians and parents should always check a site before suggesting it to their youth.

Web Sites by topic

Internet safety:

1. - games to assist children under 9 with internet safety

2. - another site specifically for younger children

3. - for youth and parents

4. - good information for guardians/parents

5. - FBI guide for parents/guardians

6. - Parent information

American Library Association links

Teen health:

1.    National Institute of Health at



4. – click on teen/family resources and then links



7. – mental health site for teens

8. – site helps youth make informed decisions regarding sexual health

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) youth:

1. – site for family, friends and GLBT individuals

2. - article about parental response to youth ‘coming out’

3. - numerous resources for parents and teens. Focus on safety of websites and supports.

Adolescent development:


worksheet and other info on the brain and communication

Parenting support and information:

1. – resources and tips for parents


3. - communication with teen population

4. – various topics and resources

5. - Changes Parent Support Network, located in the state of Washington, is a support group for parents of acting-out adolescent and post-adolescent children. The group provides strength through the combined experiences and wisdom of parents sharing common problems and solutions that have worked for others.

6. - Focus Adolescent Services is the largest and most comprehensive Internet site of information and resources on teen and family issues to help and support families with troubled and at-risk teens.


Youth in foster care:

1. - organization dedicated to improving the foster care system and assisting youth aging out of foster care

2. – Child Welfare League of American has many different resources

3. - Multiple links for youth ‘aging out’ of the foster care system

4. - National foster parent association

Adoptive families:


2. - North American counsel on adopted children

3. - information specific to open adoptions

4. - Adoption Referral & Information Service works to connect families seeking adoption with the right resources, information and professionals. We also help families created through adoption to be as successful as possible. There is a great need for accuracy, quality and meaningful resources and information. These connections are made through a network of professionals and agencies that ARIS maintains and updates constantly.

Adolescent mental health:


2. – writings of an award winning journalist and mother on the subjects of substance abuse (other topics covered as well)

3. – National Institute of Mental Health, click on health and outreach – children and adolescents

4. – American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

General mental health:

1. - overview of all mental health issues, peer networks, medication library.



  1. Reviving Ophelia: Saving the selves of adolescent girls by Mary Pipher
  2. Real Boys: Rescuing out sons from the myths of boyhood by William Pollack
  3. Surviving your adolescents: How to manage and let go of you 13 to 18 year olds by Dr Phelan (also on DVD)
  4. Your Adolescent: Emotional, Behavioral, and Cognitive Development from Early adolescence through the teen years by David Pruitt
  5. Why Do They Act That Way?: A survival guide to the Adolescent Brain for you and your teen by David Walsh and Nat Bennett
  6. The Primal Teen: What the New Discoveries about the Teenage Brain Tell Us about Our Kids by Barbara Strauch
  7. Getting to Calm, Cool-headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens and Teens By Lauar S. Kastner and Jennifer Wyatt
  8. Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child By John Gottman, Ph.D.
  9. The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being and Parenting From the Inside Out By Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
  10. Nurturing Adoption by Deborah Gray
  11. Attachment in Adoption by Deborah Gray
  12. The Launching Years By Lauar S. Kastner
  13. The Seven Year Stretch By Lauar S. Kastner
  14. Growing a Girl by Barbara MacKoff
  15. Raising Cain by Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson
  16. Odd Girl Out by Rachel Simmons
  17. Odd Girl Speaks Out by Rachel Simmons

Chronic Fatigue

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Help for Depression 

Healthy Depression Community
A website maintained by an individual who has suffered from depression all his life. Contains extensive resources.

The Depression Center
A website with extensive information on depression. Has a large, active online community for support. Provides an online Depression Test that you can use to help you determine if you are experiencing some of the classic symptoms of clinical depression. The purpose of the test is to prepare you with information that you can present to your mental health professional - it's not designed to replace professional diagnosis or treatment.

Planet Therapy "Living With Depression"
A continuing education provider for mental health professionals, this website provides information on the challenges of living with depression and what to do about it.


Bipolar Disorder News -


Depression and How Therapy Can Help



Depression Screening




Depression Test, Symptoms of Depression, Signs of Depression

Developmental Disorders

Asperger's Disorder
Pervasive Developmental Disorders


DSM-IV-TR: Diagnoses and Criteria

Dissociation and Traumatic Stress

Sidran Foundation Home Page

Eating Disorders

American Dietetic Association
Something Fishy

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

Medications and Health Supplements
Drug Interactions, Alternative, MotherNature
Drug Interactions, DIRECT
Medical Dictionary
Medications, FDA
Medication, Internet Mental Health
Medications, PDR
Medline, Comparison
SAMHSA's Psychiatry and Psychology

Mental Health Care General Links
Internet Mental Health
Let’s Talk Facts, APA
Mental Health Counselor Resources,
Mental Help Net
Mental Illnesses/Disorders
University of Michigan Health Topics A to Z
Web Sites You Can Trust, Medical Library Association

Personality Disorders
Mental Help Net - Personality Disorders
Personality Disorders - Focus Adolescent Counselor Services

Suicide Awareness and Hotlines
SAMHSA's Suicide
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Suicide: Read This First



Mental Health Care & Counseling Resources
Interpretation of Dreams
Keirsey (Myers-Briggs) Temperament Sorter
Signs of Menopause, Symptoms of Menopause


Marriage Counseling

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