Useful Resources

General Mental Health Information

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry  www.aacap.org

National Institute of Mental Health  http://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

American Psychological Association  http://www.apa.org/topics/index.aspx

National Alliance on Mental Illness  http://www.nami.org/

MINDSIGHT (UCLA)  https://www.mindsightinstitute.com/

Teen Depression and Mood Issues

WebMD   http://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/teen-depression

Help Guide  http://www.helpguide.org/mental/depression_teen.htm

Teen Health  http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/mental_health/depression.html

City of Alameda Teen Resources

City of Alameda Teen Recreation Activities  http://www.cityofalamedaca.gov/Recreation/Teens

City of Alameda Teen Underground Afterschool Program  http://www.cityofalamedaca.gov/Recreation/Club-Underground

Alameda Family Services Programs for Homeless Youth  http://www.xanthos.org/index.php?id=8

Alameda County Public Library Teen Blog  http://teensread.wordpress.com/

Suicide and Self-Harm

Crisis Support Services of Alameda County  http://crisissupport.org/home

  • 1.800.309.2121

National Suicide Prevention  http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ 

  • 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
  • 1.800.SUICIDE (784-2433)
  • FREE Hotlines available 24/7

Help Guide on How to Help Someone Who Is Considering Suicide  http://www.helpguide.org/mental/suicide_prevention.htm

Mayo Clinic on Self Harm/Cutting  http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/self-injury/DS00775

Help Guide on Self Cutting http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/feeling_sad/cutting.html

Adult Depression and Mood Issues

Mayo Clinic  http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/depression/DS00175

Help Guide  http://helpguide.org/mental/depression_signs_types_diagnosis_treatment.htm

New York Times Health Section  http://health.nytimes.com/health/guides/symptoms/depression/overview.html

Mayo Clinic on Bipolar Disorder  http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/bipolar-disorder/DS00356

Alcohol & Substance Abuse

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) for TEENS  http://teens.drugabuse.gov/

NIDA for PARENTS & TEACHERS  http://www.nida.nih.gov/parent-teacher.html

Help Guide  http://helpguide.org/mental/drug_substance_abuse_addiction_signs_effects_treatment.htm

Alcoholics Anonymous  http://www.aa.org/

Narcotics Anonymous  http://www.na.org/

Thunder Road – Treating Adolescents with Alcohol/Substance Abuse Problems (Oakland) http://www.altabatessummit.org/thunderroad/

MPI – Treating Adults with Alcohol/Substance Abuse Problems (Oakland) http://www.mpi-treatment.org/

Sequoia Center – Treating Adults & Medical Professionals with Alcohol/Substance Abuse Problems (Redwood City)  http://www.sequoiacenter.com/index.html

For COUPLES

John Gottman Approach to Successful Relationships  http://www.gottman.com/

American Association of Retired People (AARP)  http://www.aarp.org/relationships/love-sex/info-03-2011/habits_of_successful_couples.html

The Family & Marriage Counseling Directory  http://family-marriage-counseling.com/mentalhealth/ten-characteristics-of-successful-relationships.htm

 

 

 

 

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