Mental Health – Anxiety, Depression, OCD and More
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlinepluswww.nimh.gov - National Institute of Mental Health.www.aacap.org - American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.www.aap.org - American Academy of Pediatrics.www.nami.org - National Alliance for the Mentally IllDepression, Anxiety, and OCDwww.abct.org - This website offers and excellent overview of the different types of therapies for different disorders, with clear explanations and additional resources. This is a good starting place for any family coping with a mental health issue.International Foundation for Research and Education on Depressionwww.ocfoundation.org - Obsessive Compulsive Foundationwww.adda.org -Anxiety Disorders of Americawww.DBSAlliance.org - Depression and Support AllianceFree Support Groups for OCDWorry Wise - resources related to anxiety and ocdFor Children and Teenswww.copecaredeal.org - A mental health site for teens who want information about mental health topics for themselves or their friends. Topics include anxiety, stress, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and suicide.www.thecoolspot.gov - A website devoted to teens coping with peer pressure.www.kidshealth.org - Information for elementary age children on dealing with feelings, staying healthy, and growing up, as well as games and activities to help children learn more about the human body.Suicide Prevention Hot Lines
National Hope line Network: (800) 784-2433National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: (800) 273-8255National Youth Crisis Helpline: (800) 442-4673
Triple P Parenting Program
- Evidence based parenting resource with specific materials parents can use to manage problem behaviors and encourage optimal development in young children.
The Incredible Years - A comprehensive parent training series for behavior management an optimal emotional functioning of young children.Lives in the Balance -Based on the work of Ross Greene author of The Explosive Child, this resource provides strategies for older children and teens with oppositional, inflexible, and the most challenging behaviors based on the model of collaborative problem solving.
Overview of Positive Psychology
- University of Pennsylvania.
Martin Seligman - Author of The Optimistic Child and Learned Optimism.Positive Psychology NewsRandom Acts of Kindness -This is an organization devoted to inspiring people to practice kindness and pass it on. The website includes practical ideas and the research to back up the claims that good deeds and kindness toward others results in significant and measurable positive effects on people’s health. TRY IT!.The Happiness Project-A practical look at what really makes us happy and how we can bring more of it into our lives and the lives of our children.
Below is a listing of some of the syndromes we have treated in our practice and websites families have found helpful.
The National Organization of Rare Disorders www.rarediseases.org
is a general resource for families searching for support and information about a rare disease or syndrome
www.rarechromo.org is also an extensive resource for rare chromosomal anomalies. If you would like us to post information about a syndrome that has impacted you or your family please feel free to contact us.Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited form of mental impairment and autism. It affects one in 4,000 boys and one in 6,000 girls. Read more about Fragile X Syndrome here.Prader Willi Syndrome is a genetic disorder causing obesity, developmental delay, and other problems. For more information go to Prader Willi Syndrome USA . Also view the ABOUT tab on this website and look under Staff to learn more about one parent’s personal experience with PWS.Tuberous Sclerosis is a genetic disorder where children may have a variety of medical problems related to the growth of small tumors throughout the body. It is a common cause of infantile seizures and Autism. For more information www.tsaalliance.orgAicardi Syndrome is a relatively rare genetic disorder resulting in seizures and developmental delay. For more information www.aicardisyndrome.orgNeurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder ranging from mild to severe where small tumors grow on nerves throughout the body. For more information go to www.nfinc.orgAngelman’s Syndrome is a rare disorder characterized by developmental delay, lack of speech, seizures, and problems with balance. It is often misdiagnosed as Cerebral Palsy or Autism. For more information go towww.angelman.org
Teens and Young Adults
- Helpful employment information for teens and young adults with special needs.
Above The Influence - A website dedicated to open dialogue to keep teens away from substance abuse and drugs. The website is uniquely designed to appeal to this age group, consider showing it to your teen or young adult.Check Yourself - A website using straightforward information and facts to keep teens and young adults from making bad choices with drugs and alcohol.Teen Driving Website – Information for all teens and special needs teens about driving.