Mental Health
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This is the beginning of my collection of Mental Health Links.  It will most likely take a while to get them organized in a reasonable fashion, so for now my goal is to at least get them collected in one place.  I have many interests in the Mental Health field, largely due to personal background. 

I was initially diagnosed with Bipolar disorder in 1995 at the age of 33.  Prior to that, although I saw a therapist and was diagnosed with various psychiatric disorders, I had refused to see a psychiatrist.  1995 was a crisis year for me, and also the beginning of what I intend to be a lifelong journey of recovery.

My life since then has improved dramatically and I believe that I owe the improvement to two different views of recovery.  In the beginning of my own recovery work, I didn't know enough to realize that everyone didn't see the whole recovery movement as one unified philosophy.  I have come to have my own unique view which is a combination of 12-step programs such as Al-Anon and AA and the work of Mary Ellen Copeland and others who focus on recovery from mental illness as a lifelong process.

To join Mary Ellen's mental health recovery group, enter your email address on the following form and click "Join Now!", or join yahoogroups at www.yahoogroups.com and subscribe there.  To view Mary Ellen Copeland's mental health resource page, click here.

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In 2000, I began another part of my journey to wellness, massage and Rosen Method Bodywork, with a practitioner in Rhode Island.  The bodywork, in conjunction with ongoing psychotherapy, has opened up a side of my personality that is creative and joyful and glad to be alive.  I owe an incredible debt of gratitude to Kerstin Zettmar and Susan Graefe, who have helped me fill an aching hole in myself that I had believed would always exist. They, my husband, and some very good friends have taught me how healing the power of love can be.

General Mental Health:
National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association (NDMDA)
Harvard University
Mental Health Infosource
International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services (IASPRS)
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
National Empowerment Center (NEC)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
Suicide Prevention Advocacy Network (SPAN)
Dr. Ivan's Depression Central
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
People Who Net
 
National Foundation For Depressive Illness
American Self-Help Clearinghouse
National Library of Medicine’s MEDLINE
Center for Mental Health Services
Dr. Koop
Internet Mental Health
iVillage
Healthy Healing
Mental Health Net
Psychology.com
Support-Group.com
International Center for Clubhouse Development
National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems
National Stigma Clearinghouse
American Psychological Association
American Medical Association

 

 

 

 

Bipolar Sites:
Pendulum
The Bipolar Mind
The Mercurial Mind
Mary Ellen Copeland
The Bipolar Planet
Harvard/MA General Hospital
12 Step Groups:
Al-Anon
AA
Alateen
Online Al-Anon
     
  
  
Mood Charting:
Harvard Psych Dept.
Rosen Method Bodywork:
Rosen Method
Kerstin Zettmar

Anxiety Disorders:
Anxiety Disorders Association of America

 

Therapists:
Mental Health Infosource
Mental Help Net
Psychology.com
1-800-therapist
4Therapy

 

Homeless Issues: Children's Issues:
 
Homeless People's Network
 
The Winds of Change
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Alternative Medicine: Legal Issues:
American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)
   
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
MacArthur Research Network on Mental Health and the Law
 
Cognitive Disorders: Government Resources:  
Planning and Execution Assistant and Training (PEAT) System
   
   
Women's Issues:
Woman's Guide to Health Care from Answers.com
 
 
     

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