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Essential Mental Health Resources for Your Well-being

Mental health is just as important as physical health. If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues, don’t hesitate to seek help. Whether you’re looking for counseling services in Sugar Land, an anxiety therapist near you, or online counseling in Texas, there are resources available to help.​


Resources: Robb Elementary School Shooting:

American Psychological Association: Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting

Child Mind Institute: Helping Children Cope After a Traumatic Event

From the National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center

Disaster Helpline
SAMHSA has a Disaster Distress Helpline – call or text 1-800-985-5990 (for Spanish, press “2”) to be connected to a trained counselor 24/7/365.

Coronavirus COVID19 Resources for You:-

Please see a comprehensive list of resources below:

The most up-to-date Worldwide Coronavirus Tracker (where you can also see how many people recovered from it.)

Coronavirus Resources (Comprehensive information)

Are You Worried About the Coronavirus? 7 steps to overcome your worry

How to Deal with Coronavirus If You Have OCD or Anxiety

The most up-to-date information is also available from:

the World Health Organization

American Psychological Association Tips & Tools on Pandemics

National Child Traumatic Stress Network Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019

the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | CDC





The following links are listed to provide you with additional online information and resources.

Life Coaching

Addiction and Recovery

Alcoholics Anonymous
Center for On-Line Addiction
SAMHSA’s Substance Abuse/Addiction
SAMHSA’s Treatment and Recovery
Web of Addictions

Anxiety Disorders

Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder 
National Center for PTSD
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Mayo Clinic
Calm Clinic

Associations & Institutes

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Counseling Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
Association for Psychological Science
Canadian Mental Health Association
Center for Mental Health Services
National Institute of Mental Health
Mental Health America
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADDA – Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, NIMH
Born to Explore: The Other Side of ADD/ADHD

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence

Childhelp USA®
SAMHSA’s Children and Families
Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse
The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website

Chronic Fatigue

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Bipolar Disorder News –
Depression and How Therapy Can Help
Depression Screening
Depression Test, Symptoms of Depression, Signs of Depression

Developmental Disorders

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Yale Autism Program


DSM-IV-TR: Diagnoses and Criteria

Dissociation and Traumatic Stress

Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute

Journals & Magazines

ADHD Report
Anxiety, Stress and Coping
Contemporary Hypnosis
Drug and Alcohol Review
Early Child Development and Care
Eating Disorders
Educational Assessment
Journal of Gambling Studies
Journal of Happiness Studies
Journal of Mental Health and Aging
Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
Language and Cognitive Processes
Loss, Grief & Care
Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities 
Metaphor and Symbol
Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
Personal Relationships
Personality and Individual Differences
Psychiatric Bulletin
Psychology of Men & Masculinity
Psychology Today
Substance Abuse
Trauma, Violence & Abuse

Medications and Health Supplements

Drug Interactions,
Medical Dictionary
Medications, FDA
Medication, Internet Mental Health
Medications, PDR
Medline, Comparison

Mental Health Care General Links
Internet Mental Health
Let’s Talk Facts, APA
Mental Health Counselor Resources,
Mental Help Net
University of Michigan Health Library
Web Sites You Can Trust, Medical Library Association

Suicide Awareness and Hotlines

SAMHSA’s Suicide Prevention
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Suicide: Read This First

Parenting & Behavior Management

Kids in Mind. Web site to help parents determine if a movie is appropriate for their kids.

Zero to Three. Information on child development and support for parents of young children.


The 5 Love Languages Quiz. Quiz for partners to determine their “love language” style.

Attachment Style Quiz. Quiz for partners to determine their attachment style.


Natural Medicine and Nutrition Links:

The World’s Healthiest Foods

Whole Life Nutrition – Great website full of wonderful recipes
No Wheat, No Dairy, No Problem
Gluten Free, Sugar Free Cooking
Gluten Free Oats

Environmental Medicine

Environmental Working Group – Resource to help you minimize toxin exposure
Air Now – Check the air quality right now where you live.
Scorecard – Searchable by zip code to determine who is polluting and what.

Chinese Medicine

Classical Chinese Medicine
Canonical Chinese Medicine


                                FREE RESOURCES FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION

“The terrible and tragic deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain reflect a growing national crisis.” Jessica Henderson Daniel, PhD
Resources from APA & ACA:
If you are in danger of acting on suicidal thoughts or are in any other life-threatening crisis, please call emergency services in your area (9-1-1 in the U.S.) or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.
If you—or a family member or friend—are having thoughts about suicide, resources are available to help. These include:
The Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 800-273-8255
SpeakingofSuicide offers information for immediate help with suicidal thoughts, including links to hotlines—and information for friends and family members, survivors of suicide loss, survivors of suicide attempts and anyone interested in suicide prevention.
Celebrity Deaths Sometimes, celebrities and other individuals in the media spotlight can seem to be people we know personally—and it can be difficult to process grief when something bad happens to them. This information may help:


Raising Awareness of Suicide Risk (Published in Counseling Today)
Identifying Suicidal Signs (Published by Fact Based Health online)



Find more resources on APA’s website, including:


Resources in Response to the Santa Fe High School Shooting from Texas Psychological Association and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

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