Following are resources that I have used with clients over the years. If you want to get a head start on therapy, I strongly urge you to read Mind Over Mood, Second Edition, by Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky. Start with the Prologue, Chapters 1, 2 and 3, then read Chapters 10, 11 or 12 on Understanding Depression, Anxiety and Anger, Guilt and Shame, based on your particular needs. This book introduces you to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, a method for making changes that have lasting effects. Most libraries have copies if you prefer to review it before purchasing and you can also use Amazon's "Look Inside" feature to read several pages. Much of the foundational work of therapy incorporates the concepts discussed in this book.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
Behavioral Health Response 314-469-6644
Stanley-Brown Safety Planning Intervention Form - go to Forms tab to download
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance www.dbsalliance.org/
- When Life Goes Dark, Dr. Richard Winter, 2012
- Mind Over Mood, Greenberger and Padesky, Second Edition
- YouTube Video - I had a black dog, his name was depression. World Health Organization, published Oct. 2, 2012 www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiCrniLQGYc
- YouTube Video - Living with a black dog. World Health Organization, published September 4 2014 www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VRRx7Mtep8
- Mind Over Mood, see above reference
- The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, 6th Edition Edmund Bourne, PhD. Note: He is not a physician or registered dietician so the chapters on medication, supplements, nutrition should be read with the understanding he is not trained in these areas. Please seek your medical doctor's recommendations regarding any medication/supplement and consult a registered dietician in conjunction with your doctor's recommendations.
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America. They have a wealth of information available and an Apps section under "Find Help" to use apps to track and address symptoms. adaa.org/mental-health-apps
The Body Keeps the Score. Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.
The Centre for Clinical Interventions in Northbridge, Western Australia, has a 12 module program titled Shy No Longer- Coping with Social Anxiety. Working through these modules, in conjunction with professional support, may help address struggles with social anxiety. http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/resources/infopax.cfm?Info_ID=40
See page on this website devoted to OCD
Cognitive Therapy/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Mind Over Mood, Greenberger and Padesky, 2nd Edition
Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Center for Loss and Life Transition, has developed a useful and easy to read library of articles that many funeral homes and hospices incorporate on their website. If you do an internet search using the words 'Grief Words Library', you will find any number of links to websites that have the complete list of articles.
When you are a care-giver for an elderly family member, finding resources to advocate for the family member and for yourself can be difficult. The Aging Life Care Association may have information/resources that can be of assistance.
Christian society doesn't often discuss the idea of lament. Our sadness, grief, frustration, anger over so many things that affect our daily walk in this life is often put aside, and we are encouraged to be happy, joyful, have faith etc. God wants us to talk to Him about our laments as well as our joys, and as a faith family we need to be open to sitting with, and listening to, those who have struggles as well as sharing our own struggles with others. A beautifully written article by Rev. Dr. Reed Lessing in Concordia Theology addresses "On Living with the Laments" concordiatheology.org/2011/02/on-suffering-the-bible-and-preaching-part-2/
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence - Hotline for Domestic Violence 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) Hotline for Sexual Assault 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) http://www.ncdsv.org/index.html
Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs - The home of the Duluth Model Power and Control Wheel
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