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Child Development, ADHD, & Developmental Disorders
Grief and Loss
Suicide and Prevention
Anxiety and Stress
Trauma (PTSD, Dissociation, Self-Injury, Recovered Memory)
Personality Disorders
Eating Disorders
Sexual Addiction and Compulsion
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Gay & Lesbian Issues
Marriage, Family, Divorce, and Child Custody
Domestic Violence
Forensic Psychology - Crime, Violence, and Psychopathy
Psychology and Spirituality
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

Child, Youth, & Family Consortium Electronic Clearinghouse - A wealth of information on youth, families and parenting from CYFC at the University of Minnesota.
Child Development Institute - Child development and learning. Parenting.
ADHD Facts and Fictions - by Joseph A. Sandford, Ph.D., President, BrainTrain - Excellent overview.
One A.D.D. Place - A virtual neighborhood of information and resources relating to Attention Deficit Disorder (A.D.D.), AD/HD and Learning Disorders (LD)
A.D.D. Warehouse - Books and products related to ADHD and other developmental disorders.
ADDA (National Attention Deficit Disorder Association) - national,nonprofit organization that focuses on the needs of adults, young adults, and families with Attention Deficit Disorder. ADDA's mission is to help people with ADD live happier, more successful lives by providing information and resources on treatment, research as well as work place, relationship, parenting and post-secondary educational issues.
C.H.A.D.D. - CH.A.D.D. is a nonprofit parent-based organization formed to better the lives of individuals with attention deficit disorders and their families. This excellent ADD information resource, sponsored by CH.A.D.D. National, provides valuable information including: Chapters and Support Groups, ADD Fact Sheets, Events, and Publications.
O.A.S.I.S. - Online Asperger Syndrome Information & Support
Yahoo! Child Development - Outline of normal early development.
Yahoo! Parenting - General information and resources on parenting.
Handbook for ADHD - Excellent "What Is" ADHD section with a place for people personally familiar to add tips for living with ADHD.  The author is a psychology student who will be compiling these tips into a handbook that will be distributed by CHADD and available for download from her website.
ADHD Directory - A variety of links and resources on ADHD.
Child and Family WebGuide at Tufts University - A resource for parents provided by Tufts University which describes and evaluates sites that contain research-based information about infants, children and teens.
Neurodiversity - A variety of links and resources on Autism.
NIMH on Autism Spectrum Disorders - National Institute of Mental Health: education and research.

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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 Factsheet - 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.
GriefNet - 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.
Medbroadcast.com: Grief - Articles about grief symptoms and grieving well.



Depression: Frequently Asked Questions - from Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
How Psychotherapy Helps People Recover From Depression - American Psychological Association fact sheet from their "How Therapy Helps" series.
Manic-Depression: Frequently Asked Questions - from Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
Dr. Ivan's Depression Central - Clearinghouse for information on all types of depressive disorders and on the most effective treatments for individuals suffering from Major Depression, Manic-Depression (Bipolar Disorder), Cyclothymia, Dysthymia and other mood disorders.  Maintained by Dr. Ivan Goldberg
Mayo Clinic on Postpartum Depression - Baby Blues, Postpartum Depression and Coping.
Children and Depression - from PsychPage.


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.
CDC Suicide Information - Centers for Disease Control
SOS High School Suicide Prevention Program - Educates teens to the signs of suicide and outlines action steps for dealing with this mental health emergency.

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Anxiety and Stress

Anxiety Coach - Dr. David Carbonell - Self-help guide for people who have significant trouble with anxiety and phobias.
Signs of an Anxiety Disorder - American Psychological Association fact sheets from their "Psychology in Daily Life" series.
Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder - American Psychological Association fact sheet from their "How Therapy Helps" series.
Anxiety Disorders: The Role of Psychotherapy in Effective Treatment - American Psychological Association fact sheet from their "How Therapy Helps" series.
Stress: How and When to Get Help - American Psychological Association fact sheets from their "Psychology in Daily Life" series.
Painful Shyness in Children and Adults - Online brochure from the American Psychological Association.
Anxietyclinics.com -
A growing national web directory of specialists able to treat anxiety.
Toastmasters - Improve communication and tackle fears of public speaking.


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.
Make the Connection - a one-stop resource where Veterans and their families and friends can privately explore information about physical and mental health symptoms, challenging life events, and mental health conditions. On this site, Veterans and their families and friends can learn about available resources and support.
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 - Aspects of self injury, including the reasons, types of treatment, self-help pages, and contributions from readers.
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.
PTSD Sanctuary - Articles, resources, chat communities, etc.
Coping with the Aftermath of a Disaster, Managing Traumatic Stress - American Psychological Association fact sheets from their "Psychology in Daily Life" series.
Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP)  - self-help organization of men and women who were sexually abused by spiritual elders (Catholic priests, brothers, nuns, ministers, teachers, etc). Members find healing and empowerment by joining with other survivors.  An all-volunteer group with local chapters throughout the United States and Canada.  SNAP Northwest Website

Recovered Memory:

False/Recovered Memory Bibliography - Extensive list of articles, newspaper clippings and other info on the "false/recovered" memory issue.
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.
The Recovered Memory Project Web Site - Maintained by Prof. Ross Cheit of Brown University. Corroborated cases and scientific evidence concerning recovered memory. Begun as a response to skeptics, it presents evidence that traumatic amnesia exists.
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.

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Personality Disorders

Mental Help Net - Personality Disorder Resources - Good overviews.
BPD Central List of resources for people who care about someone with borderline personality disorder.
BPD Definition, Theory, & Treatment Overview - by John Rathbun, MD.
Borderline Personality Sanctuary - Articles, resources, chat communities, etc.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder Sanctuary - Articles, resources, chat communities, etc.

Eating Disorders

NEDA: National Eating Disorders Association - The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest U.S. not-for-profit organization  working to prevent eating disorders and provide treatment referrals to those suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and those concerned with body image and weight issues.
Overeaters Anonymous, Eating Disorders Anonymous - 12 - Step support
Eating Disorders: Frequently Asked Questions - from Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
Eating Disorders: Psychotherapy's Role in Effective Treatment  - American Psychological Association fact sheet from their "How Therapy Helps" series.
Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center - dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders. Edreferral.com provides information and treatment resources for all forms of eating disorders. Provides assistance, in the form of information and resources, to those suffering with eating disorders to get them started on the road to recovery and healthy living.  Links page with tons of sites.
Body Positive - Promotes self-acceptance regarding body image.
The Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness - seeks to establish easily accessible programs across the nation that allow children and young adults the opportunity to learn about eating disorders and the positive effects of a healthy body image.
Eating Disorders Mirror Mirror - Excellent material on all types of eating disorders.

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Alaska Division of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse - State Alcohol and Drug research & treatment.
National Council on Alcoholism and Dependence - NCADD provides education, information, help and hope to the public. It advocates prevention, intervention and treatment through offices in New York and Washington, and a nationwide network of Affiliates.
Akeela - Akeela is dedicated to assisting Alaskans in developing and sustaining healthy communities by working to reduce and eliminate the incidence and prevalence of alcohol, and other drug abuse and related problems.  Take an online alcohol screening test.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.
American Society of Addiction Medicine - "The nation's medical specialty society dedicated to educating physicians and improving the treatment of individuals suffering from alcoholism and other addictions."
Alcohol Problems: Frequently Asked Questions - from Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
Understanding Alcohol Use Disorders and Their Treatment - American Psychological Association fact sheet from their "How Therapy Helps" series.
Straight Talk on Alcohol and Other Drugs - a web site for college students.
Alcoholism Theory and Research - from PsychPage.
You're Not The Person I Married - Substance abuse and the couple.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Codependents Anonymous - 12-Step organizations.
The 12 Steps - and links to characteristics of adult children of alcoholics, codependence, triggers to relapse and more.
Alternatives to the 12 Step Approach:  Rational Recovery, Women for Sobriety, Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS), Lifering Secular Recovery.
Internet Addiction - Article discussing this newer variant of compulsive behavior.

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Sexual Addiction and Compulsion

National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (NCSAC) - Private, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of public and professional recognition, awareness and understanding of Sexual Addiction Sexual Compulsivity and Sexual Offending.
Online Sexual Addiction (OSA) - provides access to relevant support, education, and resources including self-assessment, an online course, and a monitored bulletin board.
sexhelp.com - Dr. Patrick Carnes' Resources for Sex Addiction & Recovery
Sexual Recovery Institute - Treatment for men and women seeking help with sexually addictive behaviors, self-test, and articles.
12-Step Organizations - Sexual Addicts Anonymous (SAA), Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA), Sexaholics Anonymous (SA), Sexual Recovery Anonymous (SRA)
12-Step Organizations for Spouses and Partners - S-Anon International Family Groups, Codependents of Sex Addicts (COSA).


Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Alaska Office of FAS - State Fetal Alcohol Syndrome research & treatment. Click on "Resources" for support groups, books, and listserv listings.
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.
The National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - NOFAS is a nonprofit organization founded in 1990 dedicated to eliminating birth defects caused by alcohol consumption during pregnancy and improving the quality of life for those individuals and families affected.  NOFAS, the only national organization focusing solely on FAS, takes a multicultural approach to prevention and healing
Fasaholics Anonymous - Fun site with positive ideas and humor about living and working with FAS


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.
PFLAG Anchorage Chapter - Local chapter of organization described above.
Identity, Inc. - Anchorage based. "Improving the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender individuals and their allies." Programs include a Helpline, Community Center, Anchorage PrideFest, Northview newsmagazine, monthly dessert socials, Pride Conference, and Living Out Loud Youth Conference.
Resources from PsychPage - Links, articles, and resources. Includes info on coming out and domestic violence in gay and lesbian relationships.
Answers to Your Questions About Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality - American Psychological Association fact sheet from their "Psychology in Daily Life" series.

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Marriage, Family, Divorce, and Child Custody

John Gottman's Marriage Tips 101 and Relationship Quiz.
Marriage Builders - Comprehensive site on choosing a marital therapist and marital assessment and therapy.
Alaska Statutes - Divorce and Dissolution of Marriage.
DivorceDoc - dedicated to bringing you useful and interesting information relevant to parenting challenges, marital dissolution, separation and divorce law, child custody evaluations, visitation, and child custody battles.
PsychPage.com - Topics on Marriage and Divorce and Parenting,
Divorce Support Page - Divorce Source - Better Divorce Network - helpful and supportive information about divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, modifications, separation, alimony - spousal support, divorce laws, statutes and more.
Divorce as Friends Bookstore- Bill Ferguson, a former divorce attorney.  Walks people through the process of healing their relationship, whether staying together or divorcing.  Article links and general info on his home page.
Family and Relationships - A number of fact sheets from the American Psychological Association.


Domestic Violence

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence - dedicated to the empowerment of battered women and their children and therefore is committed to the elimination of personal and societal violence in the lives of battered women and their children.
Toolkit To End Violence Against Women - To provide concrete guidance to communities, policy leaders, and individuals engaged in activities to end violence against women, by the National Advisory Council on Violence Against Women.
Family Violence Dept. of the Nat. Council of Juvenille and Family Court Judges - dedicated to improving the way courts, law enforcement, agencies and others respond to family violence, with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of domestic violence victims and their children.



Controlling Anger -- Before It Controls You - American Psychological Association fact sheet from their "Psychology in Daily Life" series.


Forensic Psychology - Crime, Violence, and Psychopathy

David's Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry Links - Comprehensive link page for all aspects of psychology/psychiatry and the law.
University of Virginia Youth Violence Project - Methods and policies for youth violence prevention and response, especially in school settings with further links.

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Psychology and Spirituality

American Psychological Association - Division 36, The Psychology of Religion
As Zen Replaces the Id - Buddhism and its application to Psychology.
Nielsen's Psych of Religion - very detailed!



APA - Office on Aging - American Psychogical 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

Coping with Chronic Illness - A number of fact sheets from the American Psychological Association.
Medscout - Vast compilation of links for exploring information on pain. Look here for list of associations and organizations.
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.


General Mental Health Links

American Psychological Association
Alaska Psychological Associaton
APA HelpCenter - American Psychological Association general information for consumers.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Home - The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders
Mental Illnesses and Treatments - from NAMI.
National Mental Health Association - The United States' oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness.
NMHA Factsheet - Information on each of the most common mental health disorders.
Internet Mental Health - a free encyclopedia of mental health information created by a Canadian psychiatrist, Dr. Phillip Long.  Resources for diagnosis, medications, and more.
Mental Help Net - comprehensive source of online mental health information, news and resources.
Psych Central - Dr. John GROHOL's Mental Health Page - one-stop index for psychology, support, and mental health issues, resources, and people.
Self-Help Magazine - Comprehensive resources: links, discussion groups, articles, etc.
Psychological Problems and Disorders - From Psychology Information Online.
How Therapy Helps - From the American Psychological Association.

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Psychiatric Medication

NIMH Booklet - General Overview from the National Institute of Mental Health
Internet Mental Health - Lookups of common psychiatric medications.
RxList - Internet Drug Index - Enter medication of interest in the search box.
Drug Digest - Drug lookup, interactions, health news.
Commonly Prescribed Medications - by The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Help with the cost of medications:
PhRMA Patient Assistance Programs - Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Directory of Patient Assistance Programs that PhRMA member companies offer to ensure that their medicines are made available to those who can't afford to purchase them.
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

Healthfinder - Government site for general medicial and health information.
WebMD - General Medical Site.
DrKoop.com - General Medical Site.
IntelliHealth - Medical dictionary, disorders and conditions, news.
Complete Home Medical Guide - by The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Hardin Meta Directory of Internet Health Sources
Dr. Weil.com - Holistic medicine - online information and products for optimum health and wellness
HealthWorld - MEDLINE Search - Search the published medical literature for topics of interest.
Yahoo! Health - Wide ranging general health information.
Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans - The fifth edition of Nutrition and Your Health: Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a joint publication of the Departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture.
Healthopedia - a medical and health consumer information resource containing comprehensive and unbiased information in patient-friendly language from trusted sources on over 1,500 health topics, 70 focused health centers, and more than 11,000 drugs and medications.

Women's Health

JAMA Women's Health Information Center - Resources from the Journal of the American Medical Association.
National Women's Health Resource Center - Educates healthcare consumers by providing access to a wealth of information and resources on women's health issues.
North American Menopause Society - Nonprofit scientific organization devoted to promoting understanding of menopause.
The National Women's Health Information Center (NWHIC) - Provides resources and materials for consumers and professionals.
Women's Health Interactive - Creates a place for women to proactively learn about their health and health-related issues.
Yahoo! Health: Women's Health - Contains information on health concerns specific to women.
Cycles Page - Provides calendar application to help women track and predict their menstrual cycles and ovulation.
Breast Cancer: How Your Mind Can Help Your Body - American Psychological Association fact sheet from their "How Therapy Helps" series.

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Insurance, Managed Care, and Government

Alaska Medicare - Information for Medicare beneficiaries.
HCFA - The Medicare and Medicaid Agency - Federal Medicare and Medicaid.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
DisabilityInfo.gov - Federal website of disability related government resources.
Alaska Division of Medical Assistance - Medicaid.
Alaska Division of Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities - State Mental Health research & treatment.
Alaska Division of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse - State Alcohol and Drug research & treatment.
Alaska Office of FAS - State Fetal Alcohol Syndrome research & treatment.
Alaska Division of Youth & Family Services (DFYS) - State child protection services.
insure.com - The Consumer Insurance Guide - Health insurance shopping guide and related info.
The HMO Page - Strong opinions about managed care.  Information about medical savings accounts.
Health Administration Responsibility Project (HARP) - More strong opinions about managed care with a legal perspective and resources for people having trouble with their insurance company or obtaining healthcare.


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