Resources

This page has been established to provide information about specific mental health issues.

Top New Website Resources:

 
Online ADD/ADHD Guide - Friendly Online Guide providing helpful links to ADD/ADHD Websites that are useful for families, children and teachers as well as recent news on ADD/ADHD.  Recommended by a group of bright and enthusiastic kids in Ms. Stephanie Angela Jacob's Tutoring Class   
 
Khan Academy - Collection of over 3200 online educational videos with close to 150 Billion lessons watched across the world.

Psychological Tests/Quizzes:

 

The mental health quizzes located on this website were created to provide general information about certain mental health conditions. Any results obtained from our online quizzes should be reviewed by a mental health professional.

Psych Central - PsychCentral has a host of different psychiatric and psychological tests and screens

Psychology Today - Quizzes - Likewise, Psychology Today has a website with a lot of different mental health screens

Information on Antidepressants and Suicide

The most updated research and news on the use of Antidepressants in Children and Adolescents

Analysis: Antidepressant benefits outweigh risk for kids - USA Today

Antidepressants Help More Kids Than They Hurt

http://parentsmedguide.org -- The original information on why there has been concern on the use of antidepressants in children.

http://www.rxlist.com -- Reliable source of information on various medications, psychiatric and other

Diagnoses:

Click on a diagnosis to find books and organizations dedicated to educating the public on specific mental health disorders:

ADHD/ADD
Depression
Postpartum Depression
Bipolar Mood Disorder
Anxiety Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Autistic Spectrum Disorders

 

ADHD/ADD:
www.chadd.org - Child and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder
www.help4adhd.org - National Resource Center for ADD/ADHD
www.help4adhd.org/en/treatment -- Information on Treatment options for ADD/ADHD
www.addwarehouse.com - resource for ADD/ADHD
www.drhallowell.com - the Hallowell Center
www.addconsults.com
www.allkindsofminds.org
www.additudemag.com
www.add.org
www.borntoexplore.org -- Website promoting POSITIVE sides of ADHD
www.add.about.com
www.adhdnews.com
www.ADDvance.com - dedicated to females with ADHD
www.adders.org - homeopathic and alternative treatments for ADD
ADD ADHD Advances

Books:
A Walk in the Rain With a Brain by Edward M. Hallowell
Driven to Distraction Edward M. Hallowell
Delivered from Distraction - Edward M. Hallowell
Taking Charge of ADHD - Russell Barkley
Healing ADD -- Daniel G. Amen


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Depression:
Analysis: Antidepressant benefits outweigh risk for kids - USA Today
Antidepressants help more kids than they hurt
About Our Kids - from the NYU Child Study Center
Coping: You Are Not Alone
Depression - Children and Adolescents
Early Onset Depression
Facts for Families
National Institute of Mental Health
Understanding Depression

Books:
The Feeling Good Handbook by David D. Burns
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns (Preface by Aaron T. Beck)
The Depression Workbook (Second Edition): A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression by Mary Ellen Copeland
Help Me, I'm Sad by David Fassler and Lynne Dumas
Out of the Darkened Room: Protecting the Children and Strengthening the Family by Dr. William Beardslee
The Disappearing Girl. by: Lisa Machoian
Conquering the Beast Within: How I Fought Depression and Won..and How You Can Too by Cait Irwin
Depression Is the Pits, but I'm Getting Better: A Guide for Adolescents by E. Jane Garland
Will's Choice by Gail Griffith
More Than Moody by Harold S. Koplewicz, MD

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Postpartum Depression:
http://www.kempe.org -- Postpartum Depression Inventory Program - Directed by Brian Stafford, MD, MPH at the Kempe Center in Denver, CO
http://www.postpartum.net -- Postpartum Support International
http://www.depressionafterdelivery.com -- Depression After Delivery, Inc. (DAD)
Online PPD Support Group
Pacific Post Partum Society
The Perinatal Project
Postpartum Education for Parents
Postpartum Progress
The Postpartum Stress Center

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Bipolar Mood Disorder:
www.bpkids.org Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
www.dbsalliance.org Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
www.isbd.org International Society for Bipolar Disorder
www.bpchildresearch.org Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation
www.obad.ca/main.htm Organization for Bipolar Affective Disorders Society
www.bipolarchild.com The Bipolar Child
www.psycom.net/depression.central.bipolar.html A list of links related to bipolar disorder - maintained by Ivan Goldberg, M.D.
http://www.healthday.com/Article.asp?AID=604344 - Bipolar Disorder Overlooked

Books:
The Storm in My Brain by Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation . by www.bpkids.org
The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide, Miklowitz, David J. Ph.D.
Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families, Mondimore, Francis Mark, M.D.
The Years of Silence Are Past: My Father's Life with Bipolar Disorder, Hinshaw, Stephen P.
An Unquiet Mind, Jamison, Kay Redfield, Ph.D.
Touched With Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, Jamison, Key Redfield, Ph.D.
Raising a Moody Child by Mary Fristad and Jill Arnold
Detour: My Bipolar Road Trip in 4-D by Lizzie Simon
Beyond the Book, An In-Depth Interview with Mary A. Fristad, Ph.D. ABPP
Bipolar Disorder and Depression by Susan Gold and Linda Zamvil

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Anxiety Disorders:
www.freedomfromfear.org - Freedom from Fear organization
www.adaa.org Anxiety Disorders Association of America
www.childhoodanxietynetwork.org Childhood Anxiety Network
www.childanxiety.net The Child Anxiety Network
www.ocfoundation.org Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation
www.stress-anxiety-depression.org -- Stress, Anxiety and Depression Resource Center

Books:
An End to Panic: Breakthrough Techniques for Overcoming Panic Disorder by Elke Zuercher-White
The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. Bourne
The Worry Cure : Seven Steps to Stop Worry from Stopping You by Robert L. Leahy, PhD

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:
www.nca-online.org -- National Children's Alliance
www.ncptsd.va.gov - National Center for PTSD
www.nctsnet.org - National Child Traumatic Studies Network - Amazing Resource for Children who have been Abused or Traumatized, including the evidence-based interventions mentioned below.
www.nctsnet.org/nccts/nav.do?pid=ctr_rsch_biblio - National Child Traumatic Studies Network Bibliography

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Autism Spectrum Disorders:
www.autism-pdd.net Autism-PDD Resources Network
www.autism-resources.com Autism Resources
www.autism-society.org Autism Society of America
www.behavior.org/autism Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies
www.autism.org Center for the Study of Autism
www.nldline.com NLDline (Nonverbal Learning Disorders - NLD)
www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger Online Asperger Information & Support (OASIS)

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Organizations/Advocacy Groups:

A list of national and regional organizations dedicated to offering support and other resources to individuals seeking information about mental health disorders can be found here. Please feel free to contact any organizations listed below for additional information or resources.

www.zerotothree.org - Zero To Three Organization - the nation's leading expert organization on early childhood development and tremendous resource for families
www.childhealthcare.org - The Center for Promotion of Child Development - a group of developmental behavioral pediatricians who have developed a web-based assessment system for behavioral and emotional problems in children and adolescents
www.nimh.nih.gov - National Institute of Mental Illness
www.psych.org - American Psychiatric Association
www.aacap.org - American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Your Child: Emotional, Behavioral, and Cognitive Development from Birth through Preadolescence by AACAP, David Pruitt
Your Adolescent: Emotional, Behavioral, and Cognitive Development from Early Adolescence through the Teen Years by David Pruitt, AACAP
www.rxlist.org - Reliable information on psychiatric medications
www.namicolorado.org - Colorado Chapter of the National Association for the Mentally Ill
www.nami.org - National Association for the Mentally Ill
www.mhacolorado.org -- The Mental Health Association of Colorado
www.denvermetrocprc.org -- Denver-Metro Community Parent Resource Center
www.peakparent.org -- PEAK Parent Center, Inc.