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General Information about Psychotherapy and Mental Health


Helpguide is an award-winning site with expert, non-commercial, clearly written information on more than 100 topics in Mental Health and Life Long Wellness.

American Psychological Association (APA) provides articles on a variety of topics of interest to the public, and regularly updates news about a variety of treatment issues. In addition to the link in the title, here is another section of articles.

California Psychological Association (CPA) provides a Patient’s Bill of Rights, and an overview and other information about the field of psychology.

National Mental Health Association (NMHA) offers dozens of articles in clearly written format on a variety of mental health issues.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) has a good overview of mental illness, as well as descriptions of the biologically-based brain disorders.

Mayo Clinic provides information on mental health, mental illness, chemical use, treatment, and gaining control of a variety of issues.

 


Drugs, Alcohol and Medications

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) provides information on a variety of drugs, with sections for parents, teachers, and young people. Also has a section in Spanish.

American Council on Alcoholism (ACA) has self-screening tests, information on alcoholism, DUI, college-age drinking, and links to finding AA and Al-Anon groups.

Alcoholics Anonymous provides information about the largest support and self-treatment group for alcoholics, including an online version of the AA Big Book. Information in English, Spanish, and French.

Al-Anon is a self-help program that helps families and friends of alcoholics recover from the effects of living with the problem drinking of a relative or friend.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a government site that provides information on a variety of issues.

MedLibrary.org is an online medication information library, including medications for mental health.

 

Other Addictions

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous The site for one of the many 12-Step programs, this one regarding “the destructive consequences of one or more addictive behaviors related to sex addiction, love addiction, dependency on romantic attachments, emotional dependency, and sexual, social and emotional anorexia.”

Internet Addiction Screening Test is a tool to help you decide if you have an internet addiction, and suggests resources to help you.

Internet Sex Screening Test is a tool to help you decide if you have a cybersex addiction, and to encourage you to seek help. There are also links to sections on sexual addiction.

 


Marriage and Family Therapy

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) provides information on a wide range of problems facing today’s families.

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) includes a section of articles for the public describing MFT practice, insurance compensation for treatment, peace of mind, and the therapist/client relationship.

 

Body Work

United States Association for Body Psychotherapy site defines body psychotherapy and discusses the practice.

International Institute for Bioenergetic Analysis explains the mind/body practice of bioenergetics.

 

Special Issues

Attention Deficit Disorder Association provides dozens of articles on child, adolescent, and adult ADD or ADHD, as well as addressing family, school, legal, and other issues.

California Victim Compensation describes who is eligible for victim assistance, what kinds of assistance are available, and provides application forms, in both English and Spanish. Use the menu on the left to find forms.

Break the Cycle A non-profit website intended to help teens recognize and prevent dating and domestic violence.

Los Angeles Collaborative Family Law Association site explains how a divorce can be accomplished in a fair and equitable manner with the help of both an attorney and a psychotherapist.

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) provides more than 50 clearly written articles on various types and aspects of eating disorders.

Trauma Resources provides information for parents, educators, mental health professionals, and the public on stress-related disorders including depression, anxiety, and emotional trauma.