List of Mental Health Resources

Resources

Smart Phone Applications 
Mindfulness & Meditation:
Headspace: Learn Meditation, Improve Sleep, Focus & Lower Stress Levels
Calm: Meditation to Manage Stress, Improve Stress & Lower Anxiety 
Stop, Think & Breathe: Meditation & Mindfulness 
Breathe2Relax: Learn Breathing Techniques to Manage Stress
Anxiety: 
Mindshift : Learn Strategies to Manage Anxiety, Worry, Panic, Perfectionism, & Phobias
Mood Tracking & Enhancement:
Optimism: Track & Manage Your Mental Health
Gratitude: A Gratitude Journal to Increase Positive Thinking
Mood Kit: Learn CBT Strategies to Improve Your Mood
Moodily: Track Your Daily Moods 
RESOURCES FOR ADULTS
Anxiety:
The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques by Margaret Wehrenberg Psy.D. 
Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn 
Overcoming Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts by Sally M. Winston PsyD and Martin N. Seif PhD 
10% Happier Revised Edition: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story
The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It
Rewire Your Anxious Brain: How to Use the Neuroscience of Fear to End Anxiety, Panic, and Worry
Depression:
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns, MD
The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs
The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time
The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness (Book & CD)
Trauma & PTSD:
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk M.D.
Attachment: 
Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find—and Keep—Love by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller 
Compassion & Self-Acceptance
Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach
Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN
The Self Compassion Workbook: Practical Exercises to Approach Your Thoughts, Emotions, and Actions with Kindness
Vulnerability:
Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW
Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW
Leadership:
Dare to Lead by Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW
Learning More About Therapy Modalities:
Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
ACT Made Simple: An Easy-To-Read Primer on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (The New Harbinger Made Simple Series)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple: 10 Strategies for Managing Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Panic, and Worry
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
Practicing Mindfulness: 75 Essential Meditations to Reduce Stress, Improve Mental Health, and Find Peace in the Everyday
ADHD
Smart but Scattered–and Stalled: 10 Steps to Help Young Adults Use Their Executive Skills to Set Goals, Make a Plan, and Successfully Leave the Nest by Richard Guare, Colin Guare, and Peg Dawson
Driven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder
Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
Loneliness
Together by Vivek Murthy, MD
COUPLES RESOURCES
Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Sue Johnson, EdD
The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships by John Gottman
Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by John Gottman Ph.D., Julie Schwartz Gottman Ph.D.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman, PhD and Nan Silver
Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples: Third Edition by Harville Hendrix
The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity by Esther Perel
RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN
Anxiety:
Hey Warrior by Karen Young
What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety (What-to-Do Guides for Kids) by Dawn Huebner
COVID-19:
A Kid’s Guide to Coronavirus by Rebecca Growe, MSW, LCSW, and Julia Martin Burch, Ph.D.
Unstuck! 10 Things to Do to Stay Safe and Sane During the Pandemic by Bonnie Zucker, Psy.D.
Separation Anxiety:
The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn
Grief/Loss:
The Invisible String by Patrice Karst
When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief (Drawing Out Feelings Series) by Marge Heegaard
Separation/Divorce:
Why do Families Change? Our First Talk about Separation and Divorce by Dr. Jillian Roberts
When Mom and Dad Separate: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief from Divorce by Marge Heegaard
ADHD:
Smart but Scattered by Peg Dawson, EdD and Richard Guare, PhD
Smart but Scattered Teens by Smart by Richard Guare, PhD, Peg Dawson, EdD, and Colin Guare
PARENTING BOOKS
Young Children:
The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel Siegel, MD
Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel Siegel, MD
1-2-3 Magic: Gentle 3-Step Child & Toddler Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting 
1-2-3 Magic Teen: Communicate, Connect, and Guide Your Teen to Adulthood
How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen: A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7 (The How To Talk Series)
Parenting Toolbox: 125 Activities Therapists Use to Reduce Meltdowns, Increase Positive Behaviors & Manage Emotions
Anxious Ninja: A Children’s Book About Managing Anxiety and Difficult Emotions (Ninja Life Hacks)
Working with Worry: A Workbook for Parents on How to Support Anxious Children
The Mindful Dragon: A Dragon Book about Mindfulness. Teach Your Dragon To Be Mindful. A Cute Children Story to Teach Kids about Mindfulness, Focus and Peace. (My Dragon Books)
Teens:
The Anxiety Workbook for Teens: Activities to Help You Deal with Anxiety and Worry
Anxiety Relief for Teens: Essential CBT Skills and Mindfulness Practices to Overcome Anxiety and Stress
Mindfulness for Teens in 10 Minutes a Day: Exercises to Feel Calm, Stay Focused & Be Your Best Self
Helping Your Anxious Teen: Positive Parenting Strategies to Help Your Teen Beat Anxiety, Stress, and Worry

 

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