General Mental Health Information

The National Institute of Mental Health is the largest scientific organization in the world focusing on the understanding of mental health issues.

The American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States

Mental Health America – formerly the National Mental Health Association

National Alliance on Mental Illness

The Centre for Integrated Mind Care

Meditation and Mindfulness

The UCSD Center for Mindfulness – An excellent website run by the University of California at San Diego. The foundation and core of the Center for Mindfulness is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as it was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D and the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

New York Insight is an urban center for the practice of mindful awareness, called Insight or Vipassana meditation. Its programs include talks, weekly sittings and courses, as well as daylong and weekend retreats and workshops for the integration of meditation teachings into daily life.

Insight Meditation Society – Founded in 1975, the Insight Meditation Society is group of meditation teachers and staff  at a retreat center Barre, Massachusetts. IMS is regarded as one of the Western world’s most respected centers for learning and deepening meditation practice.

Donald Fleck – this website, created by a colleague, includes excellent articles on mindfulness from a wealth of sources. All you have to do is click on the title of each one to see it and read it.


The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson  This wonderful book is the classic reference for individuals who are interested in stress reduction. It is pragmatic, easy to read and highly recommended.

Meditation for Beginners by Jack Kornfield

Depression and Anxiety

National Institute of Mental Health on Depression

Wikipedia on Depression

Let Panic Go – an application for IPhones that helps interrupt a panic attack


Couples and Families

AAMFT is the professional association for the field of marriage and family therapy.

Wikipedia on Relationship Counseling

An excellent article, How Get the Most from your Couples Therapy” By Peter Pearson, Ph.D, Apr 12, 2005, 14:30




Wikipedia on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Psychotherapy Networker

Bipolar Disorder

The following is a link to a detailed booklet that describes bipolar disorder symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping.

National Alliance for Mental Illness website

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is a patient-directed organization that fosters an environment of understanding and provides a wealth of information.

Anxiety and Panic

National Institue on Mental Health – Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders Association of America

Domestic Violence

Safe Horizon

Medline Plus – Domestic Violence Information

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders General Information

National Eating Disorders – Handout

Anorexia Statistics


National Institute of Mental Health – Eating Disorders

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

National Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapists – What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

National Alliance on Mental Illness – About Treatments and Support

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