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Help Someone in an Unhealthy Relationship: Quick Tips

If you are worried that someone you care about may be in an unhealthy relationship, get tips on what to do next.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Take Steps to Protect Yourself from Relationship Violence

If your partner might be controlling or abusive, it's better to get help now than to wait.

Review Date: January 29, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Talk to a Doctor About Depression

Depression is a real illness. Most people with depression feel better when they get treatment. That’s why it is important to talk to a doctor as soon as possible.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Mental Health: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Find answers to questions about mental health care, including finding and paying for treatment, medications, insurance, support, and what to do if dissastified with therapy services/treatment.

Review Date: March 21, 2011

Mental Health America

10 Tools to Live Your Life Well

Read these tips from Mental Health America that may help you feel stronger and more hopeful.

Review Date: February 19, 2013

Mental Health America

American Psychological Association's Help Center

Information designed to help people understand when to seek psychological services and how a psychologist can help with everyday life problems. Includes a link to referral information for a psychologist in your area.

Review Date: March 15, 2013

American Psychological Association

Answers to Your Questions About Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality

This online fact sheet answers questions about sexual orientation and homosexuality and discusses what causes a person to have a particular sexual orientation.

Review Date: December 21, 2012

American Psychological Association

Art Therapy Locator- (PDF)

Art therapists work in hospitals, clinics, K-12 schools, and other settings to help people improve their health and well being. Find an art therapist in your state.

Review Date: October 31, 2012

American Art Therapy Association, Inc.

Bright Futures: A Woman's Guide to Emotional Wellness- (PDF)

The aim of the Bright Futures project is to help women achieve better physical, mental, social, and spiritual health by encouraging healthy practices. This guide will help you to appreciate yourself, achieve balance and purpose in your life, and to enjoy positive relationships with others.

Review Date: October 30, 2012

Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration

Bright Futures: A Young Woman's Guide to Emotional Wellness- (PDF)

This guide offers young women tips on building self-esteem, coping with stress and difficult situations, setting goals, finding meaningful activities, and maintaining positive and safe relationships with others.

Review Date: October 30, 2012

Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration

Choosing a Psychiatrist

This document answers questions about mental illness and psychiatrists, medical physicians who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental illnesses, substance abuse and addiction.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

American Psychiatric Association

Clinical Trials at the National Institute of Mental Health

Find out about new and ongoing mental health clinical research trials and what you and your health care provider need to know before making a decision to participate in a trial.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

Dealing With Feelings

Confused, sad, mad, glad? Check out these articles to learn about these emotions and many more - and how to deal with them.

Review Date: October 31, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Fight Stress With Healthy Habits

Healthy habits can protect you from the harmful effects of stress. This article provides ten positive healthy habits you may want to develop, including getting enough sleep, having daily physical activity, reducing worry, and helping others.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

American Heart Association

Find a Certified Group Psychotherapist

Find a Certified Group Psychotherapist (CGP) in your area who meets nationally accepted criteria of education, training and experience in group psychotherapy.

Review Date: October 28, 2012

American Group Psychotherapy Association

Find A Counselor

Locate a counselor certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors. Send an e-mail message to request a counselor of your choice, or request a directory by mail.

Review Date: October 28, 2012

National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc.

Find a Geriatric Psychiatrist

Locate a geriatric psychiatrist, a medical doctor with special training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders that occur in older adults.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

Find a Health Center

Find a Federally-funded health center near you for low-cost care based on your income.

Review Date: March 25, 2013

Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration

Find a Health Center iPhone Application

Download this iPhone app to find a Federally-funded health center near you for low-cost care based on your income.

Review Date: February 04, 2013

Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration

Find a Professional Therapist

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America provides a list of its members who have identified themselves as mental health providers. For ease of use, these providers are listed geographically.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Find a Psychologist

Locate a psychologist in your area.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

American Psychological Association

Find a Sexual Health Practitioner

Find a AASECT certified sex therapist in your area, a mental health professional specialized in treating clients with sexual issues and concerns.

Review Date: April 18, 2014

American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists

Find an Emotions Anonymous Meeting

The Emotion Anonymous meetings are structured to assist individuals who want to achieve and maintain emotional health by understanding and utilizing the Twelve Steps of Emotions Anonymous in their daily lives. Find a meeting in your area.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

Emotions Anonymous International

Find Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment

Use these locator services from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to find alcohol and drug abuse treatment programs, including buprenorphine and opioid medication-assisted programs, and mental health services in your area.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

findapsychologist.org

Search this online directory to find professionally screened and licensed psychologists in the United States and Canada. This site also offers articles and other resources to help consumers better understand and address their mental health concerns.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology

Frequently Asked Questions About Art Therapy- (PDF)

Learn how art therapy can be used as an important method of communication, assessment, and treatment with children and adults in a variety of settings.

Review Date: February 09, 2011

American Art Therapy Association, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions About Music Therapy

This online fact sheet answers your questions about the role of music therapy and music therapists. Highlights include the use of this medium and its goals, and certification and standards requirements for therapists.

Review Date: December 31, 2012

American Music Therapy Association

Good Mental Health is Ageless- (PDF)

This easy to read brochure identifies signs of depression and other emotional problems and suggests steps the elderly can take to overcome these problems.

Review Date: April 11, 2012

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Group Psychotherapy

Group psychotherapy is a special form of therapy in which a small number of people meet together under the guidance of a professionally trained therapist. Find out more about the benefits of group therapy, and search for a certified group therapist here as well.

Review Date: December 21, 2012

American Group Psychotherapy Association

How Can I Improve My Self Esteem?

If you feel that your self-esteem isn't all it could be, you can improve it. Here are some tips to help you.

Review Date: February 17, 2011

The Nemours Foundation

Kids: The Story on Self-Esteem

Self-esteem can have a big part to play in how you feel about yourself and also how much you enjoy things or worry about things. The most important thing to know about self-esteem is that it means seeing yourself in a positive way that's realistic.

Review Date: October 31, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Let’s Talk Facts About Mental Health in Asian American and Pacific Islanders

Among all ethnicities, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the least likely to seek help for mental disorders. Asian cultural values of self-reliance and fear of shaming the family keep many from seeking assistance with emotional problems.

Review Date: July 21, 2012

American Psychiatric Association

Mental Health First Aid: FAQ

Mental Health First Aid is a 12-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aiders learn a single 5-step strategy that includes assessing risk, empathic listening, and identifying appropriate professional help.

Review Date: November 08, 2012

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

Mental Health Services Locator

This locator provides you with comprehensive information about mental health services and resources and is useful for professionals, consumers and their families, and the public. Find services by state or zip code.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Mental Health Topics (multimedia)

This multimedia site features brief information on a variety of mental health topics including, anxiety, autism, depression, panic disorder, and more. Listen to taped presentations in the English, Russian, Spanish and Somali languages.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

Healthy Roads Media

Mental Illness and the Family: Finding the Right Mental Health Care For You

If you or someone you know may benefit from a counselor or mental health center, here are some questions and guidelines to help you find the right care. Information covers where to go for help, types of mental health professionals, treatments, therapy costs, and more.

Review Date: October 28, 2012

Mental Health America

Mental Illness: What a Difference a Friend Makes

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) launched the Mental Health National Anti Stigma Campaign to encourage, educate, and inspire young adults to support their friends who are experiencing mental health problems.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Mind/Body Connection: How Your Emotions Affect Your Health

Your body responds to the way you think, feel and act. This is often called the “mind/body connection.” When you are stressed, anxious or upset, your body tries to tell you that something isn’t right.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

American Academy of Family Physicians

National Resource Directory for Members of the Military, Veterans, and Their Families

This resource for wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families offers information on benefits, employment, health, homeless assistance, housing, transportation, and other services.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

NIMH Publications

View and order publications on a variety of mental health topics, including ADHD, depression, how to find help, and coping with traumatic events.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

Operation Healthy Reunions

Operation Healthy Reunions provides helpful information on such topics as reuniting with your spouse and children, adjusting after war, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Review Date: January 26, 2012

Mental Health America

Painful Shyness in Children and Adults

Psychological help is needed when a person avoids or frequently withdraws from social situations, experiences emotional discomfort, or is extremely concerned about evaluation or rejection. Learn more about painful shyness.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

American Psychological Association

Preventing Burnout: Signs, Symptoms, and Strategies to Avoid It

If constant stress has you feeling physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted, you may be suffering from burnout. Burnout reduces your productivity and saps your energy. This fact sheet discusses signs and symptoms of burnout and offers ways to prevent and deal with it.

Review Date: February 04, 2013

Helpguide

Screening for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

If you suspect that you might suffer from PTSD, answer these questions, print out the results and share them with your health care professional.

Review Date: March 04, 2011

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Search Grief Support Programs

Search a listing of over 500 centers that provide grief support and services in your area by using any keyword, including: city, state, and zip code.

Review Date: May 31, 2011

Dougy Center, The National Center for Grieving Children and Families

Stress Calculator

How stressed are you? Use this tool to find out.

Review Date: July 11, 2012

University of Maryland Medical Center

Talking About Your Feelings

This article explains why it is important to talk about your feelings with someone you trust. Also,once you decide who you can talk with, you'll want to pick a good time and place to talk.

Review Date: October 31, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

TherapistLocator.net

Find a marriage and family therapist in the United States, Canada and in other countries.

Review Date: March 09, 2011

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Travel and Mental Health

Find checklists offering helpful tips on managing travel-related stress, depression and mood changes, substance use, anxiety, and psychosis.

Review Date: February 04, 2011

International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers

Women's Mental Health

We all feel worried, anxious or sad from time to time. But, a true mental health disorder makes it hard for a woman to function normally.

Review Date: March 02, 2011

Office on Women's Health