Self-Help Resources

General Self-Help Resources

  • Ulifeline - A resource for various mental health issues, especially depression and suicide
  • American Psychological Association Help Center - The American Psychological Association offers self help resources for people looking for information that may be directly applicable to their lives

Additional Self-Help Resources:


Anger Management

Book Recommendations

  • How to Control Your Anger Before It Controls You. Ellis, A. & Tafrate, R. (1998). Citadel Trade.
 

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Anxiety and Stress

Book Recommendations

  • Diagonally Parked in a Parallel Universe: Working Through Social Anxiety. Dayhoff, S. (2000).
  • Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think. Greenberger, D & Padensky, C. (1995). New York: Guilford Press.
  • The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook. Bourne, E. (2000). New Harbinger Publishers.
  • The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook. Davis, M. Eshelman, E. & McKay, M. (2000). New Harginger Publishers.
  • Stop Obsession: How to Overcome Your Obsessions/Compulsions. Wilson, R. & Foa, E. (2001).
 

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Book Recommendations

  • Driven to Distraction: Recognizing & Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood. Hallowell, E. & Ratey, J. (1995).
  • ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life. Kolberg, J. & Nadeau, K. (2002). Brunner Routledge.
  • ADD and the College Student: A Guide for High School and College Students with Attention Deficit Disorder. Quinn, P.O. (2001). Magination Press.

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Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Suicide

Book Recommendations

  • How to Control You Anger Before It Controls You. Ellis, A & Tafrate, R. (1998). Citadel Trade.

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Eating Disorders and Body Image

  • SOMETHING FISHY - Resources for eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder.

Book Recommendations

  • Fed Up: The Breakthrough Ten Step, No Diet Fitness Plan. Oliver-Pyattm, W. (2002). McGraw Hill.
  • Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family & Friends. Siegal, M. & Brisman, J. (1997). Perenniel.
  • The Body Image Workbook: An Eight-Step Program for Learning to Like Your Looks. Cash, T. (1997).
  • When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies: Freeing Yourself from Food and Weight Obsession. Hirschmann, J & Munter, C. (1995). New York: Fawcett Columbine.
 

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Internet Addiction

  • Center for Online and Internet Addiction - The Center for Online Addiction serves as the first recovery center to provide education, training, and resources for understanding and treating Internet addiction.

Book Recommendations

  • Caught in the Net: How to Recognize the Signs of Internet Addiction - and a Winning Strategy for Recovery. Young, K. (1998). John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Tangled in the Web: Understanding Cybersex from Fantasy to Addiction. Young, K. (2001) 1st Book Library.
 

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Perfectionism

  • Overcoming Perfectionism - Learn about perfectionism and strategies to overcome challenges associated with being a perfectionist.

Book Recommendations

  • When Perfect Isn't Good Enough: Strategies for Coping with Perfectionism. Antony, M. & Swinson, R. (1998). New Harbinger Publishing.
  • Never Good Enough: Freeing Yourself from the Chains of Perfectionism. Basco, M. (1999). The Free Press.
 

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Relationships

Book Recommendations

  • Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships. Lerner, H. (1997). Quill.
  • Dance of Intimacy: A Woman's Guide to Courageous Acts of Change in Key Relationships. Lerner, H. (1990). Perenniel.
  • The Relationship Cure: A Five Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships. Gottman, J. (2001). Three Rivers Press.
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert. Gottman, J. & Silver, N. (1999). Three Rivers Press.
 

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Self-Esteem

Book Recommendations

  • The Self-Esteem Workbook. Schiraldi, G. (2001). New Harbinger Publications.
  • Ten Days to Self-Esteem. Burns, D. (1993). Harper Collins Publishing.
  • Women and Self-Esteem. Sanford. L. & Donovan, M. (1984). Viking Press.
  • Self-Esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem. MacKay, M. & Fleming, P. (2000). New Harbinger Publishers.
 

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Self-Injury

Book Recommendations

  • Bodily Harm: The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers. Conterio, K. & Lader, W. (1999). Hyperion.
 

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Sexual Abuse/Assault

Book Recommendations

  • The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse. Bass, E. & Davis, L. (1994). Perennial.
  • Victims No Longer: Men Recovering from Incest and Other Child Abuse. Lew, M. (1990). Perennial.
  • Recovering From Rape. Ledray, L. (1994). Henry Holt & Company.
 

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Sexual Compulsion

Book Recommendations

  • Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction. Carnes, P. (2001). Hazeldon Information: Education.
  • Don't Call It Love: Recovery from Sexual Addiction. Carnes, P. (1991). Bantam Books.
  • Facing the Shadow: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery. Carnes, P. (2001). Gentle Path Press.
 

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Shyness

Book Recommendations

  • The Hidden Face of Shyness: Understanding and Overcoming Social Anxiety. Franklin Schneier & Lawrence Welkowitz (1996), * ISBN 0380783991
 

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Substance Abuse