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Mental Health Information

Helpguide provides expert, non-commercial information on more than 200 topics in mental health and lifelong wellness. Both mental health professionals and the public can easily find overviews here of most areas of concern, and links are provided for more in-depth information.

TraumaResources is a professionally reviewed, non-commercial website, with a wealth of information on the effects of stress on the brain and the whole person. There are sections for parents and those who work with children, for mental health professionals, and for those who suffer from the effects of extreme stress, also known as emotional trauma.

Rare Disorders

NORD There are more than 6,000 rare or “orphan” disorders, defined as those with fewer than 200,000 identified cases. The National Organization for Rare Disordersis the largest online clearinghouse for information on more than 1,000 of these conditions. NORD provides a searchable database, information on medication assistance, contact information for numerous organizations and support groups, many articles, and other useful services.

CORD is the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders and provides similar information to that offered by NORD.

Genetic and Rare Conditions Site is from Kansas University Medical Center. In addition to alphabetical listings such as those on NORD, this site provides links to Spanish language sites, offers language translations, information for children and teens, and assistance for adopting children with genetic disorders.


AHP Association for Humanistic Psychology provides listings by state, with descriptions provided by each therapist member. The site also includes information on the history and philosophy of humanistic psychology (founded by Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow, and others).

APA American Psychological Association provides a very large website with information for both the public and professionals, including articles on a variety of topics, a few free brochures, and a toll-free number, 1- 800 – 964 -2000 for connecting to a referral service in your geographical area to find a psychologist.

AAMFT American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy provides information about Marriage and Family Therapists, as well as a Therapist Locator national database of qualified therapists.

CAMFT California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists is the largest association representing MFTs. This site answers “What is an MFT” and provides other information, as well as a Therapist Finder for licensed MFTs in California.

Internet Therapy Metanoia provides a comprehensive discussion about the field of e-therapy, including suggestions for choosing an online therapist, and what online therapy is, and is not.

Helpguide provides expert, non-commercial information on more than 200 topics in mental health and lifelong wellness. Both mental health professionals and the public can easily find overviews here of most areas of concern, and links are provided for more in-depth information.

AllCare Behavioral Health Services – Mental Health Resource

Aging2K – organization dedicated to therapy counseling and psychology advice for aging people’s health

American Psychological Association – scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States

Cyberpsych.org – presents information about psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and special topics such as anxiety disorders, the problematic use of alcohol, homophobia, and the traumatic effects of racism

Enhanced Healing –  relaxation music downloads, relaxation cds, royalty free music, self esteem cds, relaxation DVDs and videos and online individual and group counseling services.

Free Mental Health Resources – directory of free internet mental health services and resources

Getmentalhelp.comassists Mental Health Consumers in finding high quality information and resources

Guide to Psychology and Its Practice – provides information about the practice of Clinical Psychology, especially in regard to psychotherapy (“therapy”), counseling, self-growth, and mental health in general.

Helpself.com – free self help resources

Mentalhelp.net  – promotes mental health and wellness education and advocacy

Mytherapistmatch.com – powerful proprietary matching technology to connect people with a selection of compatible therapists in their area

International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology – research, development, and practice of psychoanalytic self psychology

New Center For Psychoanalysis -dedicated to psychoanalytic education and research. We offer professionals the opportunity to achieve greater understanding, effectgreater results and, ultimately, obtain greater fulfillment in their careers and personal lives.

Planet Psych  – online resource for mental health information, therapist directory

Psych Central – independent mental health and psychology network..

Psychoanalytic Center of California – studies in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis with a particular emphasis on the exploration of the primitive aspects of the mind

Psychology Directory– resources to various topics in Psychology

Psychwatch.com  – Online Resource for Professionals in Psychology and Psychiatry 

Selfgrowth.com – a place for self help, self improvement and personal growth

Theravive  – directory of licensed and professional counselors, therapists, and psychologists.

Wright Institute Los Angeles  – clinical training at the internship and postgraduate levels

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