ADDICTIONS & RECOVERY
First Step Addiction Recovery Programs (Sarasota)
Center Stone – Mental Health & Addiction Services (Bradenton)
National Council on Alcohol & Drug Dependence
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
This site provides a plethora of information on the science of drug use, abuse and addiction.
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Alcohol and drug facts. Articles and information indexed by drug type.
Online AA resources which provides information and links to literature, history, resources, and meetings. Click here for local AA meetings.
Al-Anon and Alateen
12-step based support and recovery programs for family and friends concerned about a loved one’s alcohol use.
The Narcotics Anonymous World Service Organization
Information about the fellowship of NA and services offered, plus links to more detailed information. Click here for local NA meetings.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA)
ANXIETY: GENERAL WORRY, PANIC, OCD, & PHOBIAS
National Institute of Mental Health Anxiety Disorders Guide
About.com: Anxiety pages
An excellent collection of resources from About.com. Includes news, discussion groups and online support groups as well as practical skills (e.g. breathing and relaxation exercises). Use the menu on the left for definitions, information and treatment of specific anxiety disorders.
The Generalized Anxiety Home Page
Covers topics such as perfectionism, procrastination and other issues related to anxiety. Click on “Anxiety Strategies” for illustrative examples of how you can develop more adaptive thought patterns.
Panic Disorder Information and Resources
Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Association
Definitions and examples of social phobia, a moderated mailing list, and cognitive behavioral therapy resources.
The Anxiety-Panic Internet Resource
Anxiety disorders are common and very treatable. Information of interest to those with symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, obsessive thoughts, and/or depression.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
National Institute of Mental Health Disorders Bipolar Disorder Guide
WebMD 8 Myths About Bipolar Disorder
Annotated description from the British Journal of Psychiatry regarding the link between high-achieving students and rates of bipolar disorder.
COUPLES, ROMANTIC, MARITAL RELATIONSHIPS
Expert research on what makes same-sex relationships succeed or fail
Relationship resources and publications
National Institute of Mental Health Depression Guide
American Association of Suicidology
A nonprofit organization dedicated to the understanding and prevention of suicide. Includes crisis center, articles and information about suicide and links to similar sites.
EATING & BODY IMAGE ISSUES
National Eating Disorders Association
Includes “20 Ways to Love Your Body,” “How to Help a Friend,” and “If You Suspect You Have an Eating Disorder.”
National Institute of Mental Health’s information on eating disorders
International Association of Eating Disorders
IAEDP is well recognized for its excellence in providing first-quality education and high-level training standards to an international multidisciplinary group of various health care treatment providers and helping professions, who treat the full spectrum of eating disorder problems.
A collection of no-nonsense information about eating disorder, recovery, myths and realities, and getting help. Find useful advice under “Recovery” including normal eating, relapse planning, and holiday eating. Find a self test, how to help a friend, and suggested readings under “Getting Help.”
Eating Disorders and Information Center
Provides online referrals to eating disorder specialists in your area. Use the menu at the bottom of the home page to learn about types of eating disorders, evaluation, and improving your body image. Practical information on seeking treatment and a good selection of books.
FAMILY & DIVORCE ISSUES
American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy
HEALTH and MEDICAL RESOURCES
A service of the National Library of Medicine, and provides health information from NIH and outside organizations (also in Spanish and other languages), dictionaries, hospitals, and physicians.
Centers for Disease Control
National Institutes of Health
LOSS & GRIEF
National Students of AMF
A support network for college students grieving the illness or death of a loved one
SAMHSA’s National mental Health Information Center, How to Deal with Grief
Mental Health America: Coping with Loss, Grief, and Bereavement
National Institute of Mental Health Medication Guide
U.S. Food & Drug Administration Drug Guide
A list of medications and information from A-Z
A comprehensive database of current OTC and prescription drugs
SEXUAL ASSAULT, SEXUAL ABUSE, RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE, & TRAUMA
Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center
SPARCC is a local agency in Sarasota with services that focus on sexual assault and domestic violence.
H.O.P.E. Family Services
A local agency in Bradenton that focuses on services for sexual assault and domestic violence.
An Abuse, Rape and Domestic Violence Aid & Resource Collection (AARDVARC)
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
SOCIAL SKILLS & ASSERTIVENESS
Psychological Self-Help Assertiveness Training Tips
Learning to Be Assertive via University of Texas at Austin
STRENGTHS, OPTIMISM & HAPPINESS
Site on authentic happiness
Information on being happy, questionnaires, strengths tests, grit survey, optimism test, satisfaction with life scale, and other cool happiness stuff.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
American Association of Suicidology
Center for Suicide Prevention
National Institute of Mental Health: Frequently Asked Questions About Suicide
The Jed Foundation