General Mental Health Resources
Here are links to some of my favorite books that address general psychology and mental health. Click on the book to read more or purchase.
Sites that can Help
Below are some websites that provide reliable information about mental health and psychology.
- Mental Health America
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
- Patients Like Me
- OK2Talk (for teens and young adults)
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) created useful infographics + fact sheets to clearly summarize the prevalence and impact of mental illness.
- Mental Health Facts: Children & Teens
- Mental Health Facts in America
- Mental Health Facts: Cultural Considerations
NAMI has also put together the following infographics to summarize steps to take when you or a loved one needs help.
- Getting the Right Start: Student Guide to Mental Health
- Taking Charge of Your Mental Health
- Want to Know How to Help a Friend? Student Guide to Mental Health
Improve Your Social Life
These links are to help you meet new people. It seems that so many people come to therapy needing more ways to connect to others and discover passion. There are many groups in San Diego intended for just that! Please note: these are not therapeutic groups – merely ways of connecting with others.
Volunteering is an amazing way to connect with the community, meet new people, share meaningful experiences with friends & family, and discover passion you never knew you had. Here are some links to get you started:
- Habitat for Humanity
- Humane Society
- San Diego Food Bank
- American Red Cross
- Volunteers of America (San Diego)
- Enderhelp San Diego
- Voice for Children
- Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Surf Rider
- St. Vincent DePaul (Father Joe's Village)
** Many of the mindfulness resources can help general mental health, facilitate self-awareness, and foster growth as well.**