Mental Health Links and Resources

The links below may be useful in considering begining therapy, or have suggestions or exercises to use in conjuction with therapy.  Their listing here does not represent my endorsement of all content presented by any of these organizations.

General Mental Health
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nationʼs largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country.
NIMH Mental Health Information: Health Topics from the National Institute of Mental Health
Mayo Clinicʼs Mental Illness Information

Anxiety, Panic, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA)

Depression and Bipolar Disorder
NIMH Information on Bipolar Disorder 
NIMH Information on Depression

Eating Disorders
Academy for Eating Disorders Resources for the Public
Binge Eating Disorder Association
Eating Disorder Network of Maryland

Eating Disorder Hope
Eating Disorders Coalition
Men get eating disorders too
National Eating Disorders Association
Something Fishy-The Website on Eating Disorders

Family-Based Treatment

Maudsley Parents- advocates for family-based therapy
Teaching Children to be aware of the impact of the media
From the New York Times Health Guide hear how eight men, women and children tell of their struggles with anorexia, bulimia and other forms of eating disorders.

Obesity and Food Politics
Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity
Weight Bias and Stigma - obesity-bias-and-stigmatization
Obesity - Weight Bias: New Science on an Significant Social Problem
Yale Rudd Center: Weight Bias and Stigma

Food Addiction
Yale Rudd Centerʼs Report from Food and Addiction Conference
New York Times Health "Can You Be Addicted to Foods?"
"Food and Addiction: The Importance of The Environmental Change," Kelly Brownell University of California Television, Food and Addiction Series
"Food and Addiction: What is Food Addiction and How is it Measured in Humans?," Ashley Gearhardt University of California Television, Food and Addiction Series

The Dana Foundation - Information about the brain and brain research

Interpersonal Neurobiology

Womenʼs Mental Health - Premenstrual Syndrome (PMDD), Mental Health During Pregnancy and Postpartum, Menopause
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical Schoolʼs Resource Center for Womenʼs Mental Health Across the Lifespan
Postpartum Support International
North American Menopause Society

Dr. Cheryl Rubenstein "Postpartum Depression: More Than Just Misery" from Nesting Magazine, 2008.
Dr. Cheryl Rubenstein "She's Mine. Now what do I do?" from Nesting Magazine, 2008.

NPR: “Stigma Hinders Treatment for Postpartum Depression”