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ATTENTION-DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD)
National Institute of Menal Health ADHD Overview
Theories & Treatment of ADHD
Center for Brain Training (Jupiter, FL) 
     Non-Medicinal Treatment of ADHD with Neurofeedback
ADHD in Adults
Living with ADHD

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ANGER MANAGEMENT
American Psychological Association Anger Overview
Anger Management Resources
Anger Management FAQ (Mayo Clinic)
Anger Management Techniques

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ANXIETY DISORDERS
National Institute of Mental Health Overview of Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Anxiety Disorders in Children & Teens
Anxiety Disorders in Children: A Test for Parents
The Relaxation Response
Steps to Elicit the Relaxation Response
Physical Relaxation Techniques
The Fight or Flight Response
Stress, Anxiety, & Depression: How They Affect Your Health
Stress vs. Anxiety
Control Anxiety with Biofeedback

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ASSERTIVENESS
Assertiveness Training
Virtual Pamphlet Assertiveness Collection
Reduce Stress with Assertiveness
Assertiveness in the Workplace
Don't Confuse Assertiveness with Aggressiveness
How To Become more Assertive

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BIPOLAR DISORDER
National Institute of Mental Health Overview of Bipolar Disorder
Fact Sheet & Resources on Bipolar Disorder
Treatment Options for Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder & Commonly Co-Occurring Disorders
Bipolar Disorder in Children & Teens        Bipolar Disorder Learning Center

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BODY IMAGE
Women's Body Image
Body Image & Pregnancy
Positive Body Image After Childbirth
Men & Body Image
Body Positive
Women of Color & Body Image
Body Image Facts
How to Promote Healthy Body Image in Your Kids
Jean Kilbourne (leading researcher in body image & the influence of media)
"Killing us Softly 3" (educational lecture by Jean Kilbourne on body image and the influence of media)
"Tough Guise: Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity"

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CAREER/FAMILY BALANCE
Work/Life Balancing Act
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Tips on Balancing Work & Family
Article about Fathers’ Work/Family Balance
Mom-Tested Tips for Managing Work & Family
Tips for Balancing Work/Family (University of Maine)
Time Management Tools

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DEPRESSION/SUICIDE       
National Institute of Mental Health Overview of Depression
Overview of Depression Symptoms, Treatment, Resources
Medication Options for Depression
Depression & Suicide
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Men & Depression
Women & Depression
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy & Depression

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DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS
Autism & Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD)
National Institute of Mental Health Autism Spectrum Disorders Overview
Autism Speaks: Overview of Autism
A Parent's Guide to Autism & Pervasive Developmental Disorders

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EATING DISORDERS
National Institute of Mental Health Overview of Eating Disorders
National Eating Disorders Association
National Eating Disorders Association: Eating Disorders in Boys and Men
National Institute of Mental Health: Anorexia Nervosa
National Institute of Mental Health: Bulimia Nervosa
Binge Eating Disorder (Mayo Clinic)
Eating Disorders Fact Sheet
Helping Someone with an Eating Disorder
The Renfrew Center
Parent’s Guide to Eating Disorders

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GENERAL LINKS
The American Psychological Association
The American Psychological Association’s Ethics Code for Psychologists
State of Florida Department of Health
Psychologist Licensure Verification
National Institute for Mental Health
Florida Psychological Association

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GRIEF/LOSS
Coping with Grief & Loss
Children's Grief & Loss Issues
Kid's Aid: A Safe Place for Kids to Grieve
Helping Children Cope with Loss Resulting from War/Terrorism
Myths about Kids & Loss (Hospice)
Bereavement & Grief: Information for Military Families
After-Abortion Resources
After the Loss of a Child
Coping with the Loss of a Spouse

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HOTLINES (abuse, NA, AA, suicide)
Alzheimer's 24hour Hotline
Alcoholics Anonymous Abuse 24Hour Hotline
Abused Women's Shelter & Hotline
Teen Hotline
State of Florida 24-Hour Abuse Hotline
Suicide Hotlines
Suicide Hotline
Boy's Town National Hotline
Depression Hotline
Rape Trauma Services 24-Hour Hotline
National Domestic Violence Hotline

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INTERNET ADDICTION 
Internet Addiction Test
Center for Internet Addiction Recovery
Teen Internet Addiction: Help Your Teen
Internet Addiction Guide

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LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, AND QUESTIONING (LGBTQ)
Compass of South Florida
Gay and Lesbian Legal Rights
Coming Out Stories
Coming Out To Parents
Human Rights Campaign: Coming Out
Lesbian Organization
Healthy Minds Gay Lesbian Bisexual Issues
Being Bisexual
FAQ Transgender Individuals & Gender Identity (American Psychological Association)
Transgender Support Site
Getting Sex Reassignment Surgery
My Child is Gay, Now What Do I Do?

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LOCAL HOSPITALS/MH TREATMENT CENTERS
Jupiter Medical Center
Oakwood Center of the Palm Beaches
St. Mary’s Institute for Mental Health
Columbia Hospital Mental Health Services
Sandy Pines Child/Adolescent Programs

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LOCAL MEETINGS/GROUPS
Palm Beach County Intergroup Alcoholics Anonymous
Florida Alcoholics Anonymous
Palm Coast Narcotics Anonymous
Florida Narcotics Anonymous
Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous of South Florida
Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling
Pet Loss
Grief & Loss for Kids
The Mother’s Connection
Local Alcoholics Anonymous
Support Group for Parents of Blind/Visually-Impaired Kids
Breast Cancer Support Group
Jupiter Medical Center Adult Support Groups

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MARRIAGE ISSUES
Intimacy in Marriage
Keeping Your Sex Life Alive in Marriage
Protecting & Enhancing Sexuality in Marriage
Stages of Marriage
Coping with Your Partner’s Mental Illness
Common Marital Issues
Interfaith Marriages
The Emotional Challenges of Interfaith Marriage
Intimacy, Marriage, & Alzheimer’s
Work/Life Balancing Act

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MEDICATION
Overview of Psychotropic Medications
National Iinstitute of Mental Health Medication Guide for Mental Health Issues
$4.00 Generic Prescriptions

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MINDFULNESS
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness Meditation
Harvard Article on Mindfulness Improving Quality of Life
Living with Mindfulness: Managing Stress

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PARENTING
Parenting 101
Common Child Sleep Issues
Sleep Issues of Kids & Teens
Parenting Boys to Become Healthy, Happy, Productive Men
Growing Healthy Girls
Ten Things Men Can Do To Prevent Gender Violence
Co-Parenting After A Divorce Guide
Teen Friendships & Racial Diversity
101 Ways To Combat Prejudice
Bringing Up Open-Minded Kids
Sex Education & Preteens
Talking to Your Teens About Safe Sex
Preparing for College

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RELATIONSHIP ISSUES
Five Love Languages
Healthy vs. Abusive Relationships
Love Addiction
Constructive Arguing
Relationship Problems
Relationship Quizzes
 
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SELF-ESTEEM
Building Self-Esteem
Building Self-Esteem in Children
Promoting Self-Esteem in Girls
Instilling Self-Confidence in Boys
Article on Negative Effects of Self-Esteem Based On External Sources (APA)
Self-Esteem for Women
Building Self-Esteem for College Students
Self-Esteem & Men

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SEXUALITY
Common Female Sexual Issues
Common Male Sexual Issues
Sexual Health
Medline Plus: Sexual Health Information
Discovery Health Sexual Health Center
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Information from The Centers for Disease Control

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SELF-INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR (SIB)
Overview of SIB
SIB in Adolescents
Understanding SIB (Cornell Research Center)
SIB & How To Stop It
Psychopharmacological Treatment of SIB

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SLEEP
Jupiter Medical Center Sleep Center
National Sleep Foundation
Sleep Disorders
Stress & Sleep Issues
Healthy Habits To Reduce Sleep Issues As We Age
Online Guide to Dream Interpretation
Dream Analysis & Interpretation

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SPIRITUALITY
Resources for Spiritual Journeys
All About Spirituality
Spirituality & Health
Spirituality & Mental Health
Spirituality Can Benefit Your Mental & Physical Health

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STRESS
Understanding Stress: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, & Effects
How Stress Affects the Immune System
Stress Weakens the Immune System
Chronic Stress: The Body Connection
Relaxation Practices That Reduce Stress
Eight Immediate Stress Busters

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Alcoholic’s Anonymous
Narcotic’s Anonymous
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Substance Abuse Problems Topics
Sober Recovery Resources
Drug Abuse Statistics
Mother’s Against Drunk Driving

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TEEN CORNER (Links to Sites for Teenagers)
Teen Hotline
Teen Source
Self Esteem & Body Image in Teens
Counseling & Therapy Guide for Teens
Overview of Depression
Resource for Gay Teens
Teen Alcohol & Drug Abuse
Common Sleep Issues
Eating Disorder Information for Teens
Teen's Health Guide to ADHD
Death & Grief
Comprehensive Resource for Teenagers on Mental & Physical Health
Information on Teen Health, Sexuality
Sexual Health Information
Responding Assertively to Peer Pressure
Body Image & Self-Esteem
Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships
Am I in a Healthy Relationship?
Self-Injurious Behavior in Adolescents
Color Blindness: Celebrating Diversity
Kids & Teens Talk about Sexuality
Planned Parenthood
Going Away to College

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THERAPY
FAQ on Psychotherapy
Solution-Focused Therapy Home
What is Therapy? Psychology Today Article
The Persistent Stigma of Mental Illness

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TRAUMA/RECOVERY
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Recovery
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Overview from the National Institute for Mental Health
Research on the Mental Health Consequences of Violence & Trauma
Rape Trauma Syndrome
Rape Trauma Services 24-Hour Hotline
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
National Sexual Abuse Support Groups
Domestic Violence

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*Note: I am not responsible for the content, claims, or representations of the listed websites.

 

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