The National Institute of Mental Health website is an excellent source for answers to basic questions about your mental health, such as symptoms, diagnoses, and recommended treatments. It is also a premiere resource if you want to know about the recent scientific research on mental health issues that affect you, your family, your community and the nation.
Calling itself “a mental health network”, this website is a good source of information for diagnoses, treatments, medications, mental health terminology and recently published articles. Additional resources include listings for therapists, support groups, hotlines, books and related websites.
The American Psychological Association (APA) includes it’s Help Center which provides featured topics and articles on mental health and wellness issues targeted toward consumers.
Just like it sounds, this is an online 12-step recovery program for individuals suffering from depression. Currently, there is not an active group listed for Austin. The website includes instructions for starting up an online DA group.
Probably the best place to start your search for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) information, resources and research.
A favorite consumer-driven website for those wanting information, support and resources for anxiety disorders, though there have been complaints that those entering their email address find it quite “spammy”.
Identifying itself as “an association of therapists who believe people are equipped to transform the obstacles to optimum health and happiness,” this website promotes a strengths-based, non-pathologizing approach to therapy and wellness. Geared toward mental health consumers as well as professionals, content includes therapist listings, blogs and articles on mental health and wellness concerns, plus access to teleconferences from leading experts in the mental health field. Maybe the most comprehensive collection of information on different types of therapy and mental health issues I have seen in one place.
A little bit Louise Hay, a little Marianne Williamson, this is an interesting cognitive-spiritual program to ameliorate symptoms and enhance quality of life. The program is offered free online by speaker and author Byron Katie. There is also an app (for iPhone and Android), online webinars, live events, Podcasts and more.
This is a new website that touts itself as a comprehensive recovery resource for addiction and mental health. It contains news and information, videos by addiction experts, and blogs for every kind of addiction you can imagine --- not just drugs and alcohol. I especially like the blogger who tells his personal story about alternatives to AA: www.recoveringfromrecovery.com. Addiction.com also offers a free recovery app for your phone that, among other tools, has a meeting finder. I say check it out.
More information than you could ever imagine about the most deadly addiction, the folks at QuitDay want you to quit smoking! They’ll give you plenty of good reasons why you should and even include a section on tobacco use and mental health.
A comprehensive website for anyone whose life has been touched by adoption. Whether you are a couple looking to adopt, or an individual searching for your birth family, find information, support, resources. Bet you didn’t know “The 7 Life-Long Issues in Adoption.” Find them here.
Developed from the psychology of Arnold Lazarus, a self-help treasure trove of B.A.S.I.C. and MultiModal Therapy information and resources. Articles, free worksheets, MP3 recordings and yes, an app!