Resources and Topics

Please visit the listed resources below. 

If you would like additional information or have sugge​stions please let me know!

Children, Parenting, Family and Support System Resources

March 15, 2018

Advice to Help You Be a Great Parent - TED Talks Playlist

https://www.ted.com/playlists/150/advice_to_help_you_be_a_great


Bucks County Family Resource Center - Provides support system for families and facilitates access to health, education and social services. 

https://www.uwbucks.org/resources/family-resource-center/


Bucks County Resource Directory

https://fivecountymh.org/documents/Bucks-County-Resource-Guide.pdf


A Woman's Place - community-based social change organization committed to the empowerment of women and to ending intimate and domestic violence for all.

http://awomansplace.org/who/vision-mission-and-values/


Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance - Providing education, support, and training programs to make Pennsylvania safe for children.

http://www.pa-fsa.org


Child Mind Institute - Independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children struggling with mental health and learning disorders.

https://childmind.org


LGBTQ+ Resources

March 15, 2018

BUCKS LGBTQ Center - Clinical support, community events, and educational resources on topics related to gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.

http://buckslgbtq.com


LGBTQ+ Suicide Resources and Lifeline

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/lgbtq/


Because of Stigma and Discrimination - LGBTQ youth are more likely than non-LGBTQ youth to struggle with their mental health.

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/LGBTQ_MentalHealth_OnePager.pdf


Penn Medicine Resource List

https://www.pennmedicine.org/for-patients-and-visitors/find-a-program-or-service/lgbt-health/lgbt-resources


Mazzoni Center LGBT Health and Well Being

https://www.mazzonicenter.org


World Professional Association for Transgender Health

https://www.wpath.org


Resource List - GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation)

https://www.glaad.org/resourcelist


Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Teens: Facts for Teens and Their Parents

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/ages-stages/teen/dating-sex/Pages/Gay-Lesbian-and-Bisexual-Teens-Facts-for-Teens-and-Their-Parents.aspx


It Gets Better Project - Reminding teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone and it will get better.

https://itgetsbetter.org


National LGBT Health Education Center

https://www.lgbthealtheducation.org/lgbt-education/lgbt-health-resources/

Substance Abuse and Recovery Resources

March 15, 2018

How Isolation Fuels Opioid Addiction - Rachel Wurzman

https://www.ted.com/talks/rachel_wurzman_how_isolation_fuels_opioid_addiction


Understanding Drug Use and Addiction - National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/understanding-drug-use-addiction


Addiction - American Psychological Association (APA)

http://www.apa.org/topics/addiction/index.aspx

What Is Addiction? - Gabor Mate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=T5sOh4gKPIg


Everything You Think You Know About Addiction Is Wrong - Johann Hari

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY9DcIMGxMs


Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT M​ethod)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_reinforcement_approach_and_family_training


The 20 Minute Guide for Parents and Partners - Practical, compassionate and effective roadmap for those who are concerned about their loved one’s substance use, or want to learn ways to prevent it.

https://the20minuteguide.com


Center for Harm Reduction Therapy

https://harmreductiontherapy.org

Anxiety Resources

March 15, 2018

How To Cope With Anxiety - Olivia Remes

https://www.ted.com/talks/olivia_remes_how_to_cope_with_anxiety?language=en


Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) - 

International nonprofit membership organization and a leader in education, training and research for anxiety and depression. Provides information and support for anxiety disorders including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder.

https://adaa.org


What Is Anxiety? - Anxiety.org

https://www.anxiety.org/what-is-anxiety


Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress - Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA)

https://adaa.org/tips-manage-anxiety-and-stress

Eating Disorder and Recovery Resources

March 15, 2018

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) - the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.

https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/about-us


National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Helpline:

1-800-931-2237

This helpline offers support Monday–Thursday from 9 a.m.–9 p.m. EST, and Friday from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. EST. The Helpline assists with support, information, referrals, and guidance about treatment options for either you or your loved one.


National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders: 1-630-577-1330

Trained hotline volunteers offer encouragement to those having problems around eating or binging, support for those who “need help getting through a meal,” and assistance to family members who have concerns that their loved one might have an eating disorder.


Eating Disorder Signs, Symptoms, Treatment and Therapy - National Institute of Mental Health

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/eating-disorders/index.shtml

Love, Shame and Connection

March 15, 2018

Depression Resources

March 15, 2018

Depression: The Secret We Share - Andrew Solomon

https://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_solomon_depression_the_secret_we_share


Depression: How Psychotherapy and Other Treatments Can Help People Recover - American Psychological Association

http://www.apa.org/topics/depression/recover.aspx


Depression Handbook - National Institute of Mental Health 

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/depression-what-you-need-to-know/depression-what-you-need-to-know-pdf_151827.pdf


Teen Depression Handbook - Center for Applied Research in Mental Health and Addiction

http://www.comh.ca/publications/resources/dwd/DWD_PrintVersion.pdf


Understanding Depression and Developing a Plan to Overcome It - University of Saskatchewan

https://students.usask.ca/documents/counselling/depression--developing-plan-to-overcomet.pdf


Self Help Guide to Depression - Moodjuice

https://www.mcgill.ca/counselling/files/counselling/depression_moodjuice_self-help_guide.pdf

Stress, Resilience and Finding Meaning  

March 15, 2018

Grief and Bereavement

March 15, 2018

Centering Corporation

Resources for infant loss, bereaved ​parents, suicide, homicide, loss of a spouse, children and grief, pet loss, general grief resources and more.

https://centering.org  

866-218-0101

 

KidsAid

A safe place for kids to help each other deal with grief and loss. It's a place to deal with feelings in our e-mail support group, to share and view artwork and stories, and for parents and kids to ask questions and find answers.

KidsAid.com      


Grieving Child Warnings Signs: Indications That a Grieving Child May Need Help

http://handsholdinghearts.org/resources/grieving-child-warnings-signs/


Other Resources - Hands Holding Hearts Resource Page

http://handsholdinghearts.org/resources/


Suicide / Self-Harm Help and Hope 

March 15, 2018

National Suicide Prevention Hotline : 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line: Text 'START' to 741741

Lenape Valley Foundation Crisis Services: 

1-800-499-7455 


Suicide Stories of Hope and Recovery

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/stories/


We Can All Prevent Suicide - Understanding the issues concerning suicide and mental health is an important way to take part in suicide prevention, help others in crisis, and change the conversation around suicide.

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/how-we-can-all-prevent-suicide/


The Kurtis Robert Skelley Foundation, Inc. - Helping to raise awareness so that together we can nurture, educate & save young adults suffering with mental illness.

https://www.dearkurt.com

https://www.mindsatcapacity.org


Dear Kurt,: A Mother's Artful Expression Of Love, Loss & Reflection

https://www.amazon.com/Dear-Kurt-Mothers-Expression-Reflection/dp/153994980X/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1504022503&sr=1-4&keywords=dear+kurt


Self-Injury Outreach and Support - non-profit outreach initiative providing information and resources about self-injury to those who self-injure, those who have recovered, and those who want to help.

http://sioutreach.org


Real advice for those who’ve attempted suicide, and want to step back into life - JD Schramm 

https://blog.ted.com/real-advice-for-those-whove-attempted-suicide/