Resources

WEBSITES

General - Communication, health, behavior and relational insight

 

www.mentalhealthnews.org

www.aacap.org

(American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)

www.feelinggood.com

(David D. Burns, MD)

www.helpguide.org

(Guide for Improving Your Mental and Emotional Health)

www.kidshealth.org

information about health, behavior, and development (understanding depression, anxiety disorders, cutting, etc.)

www.understandingteenagers.com.au/blog  

(Helpful insight and strategies for communication with teenagers)

www.ahaparenting.com

(Dr. Laura Markham's relationship-based parenting model brought to life with real time guidance.)

 

Specific issues - anxiety and depression

 

www.WorryWiseKids.org

Transferring the weight of the world into a world of possibilities (i.e. anxiety and OCD)

www.gozen.com

Anxiety relief programs

www.adaa.org

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

 

Apps

mindshift (information and hands on strategies to work through anxiety)

Calm (meditation sessions - long or short - ex. Body Scan, Forgiveness, Sleep, etc.)

Moodmeter (Explore the Mood Meter to discover nuances in your feelings and how to shift them)

Tactical Breather (simple, portable and effective relaxation method to help create a relaxation response)

 

 

Favorite Books

Daniel J. Seigel, M.D.:

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the teenage brain

The Whole Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture your Child's Developing Mind

 

Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW:

Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution.

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

TED talk: "The Power of Vulnerablility."

 

Positive Discipline: The classic guide to helping children develop self-discipline, responsibility, cooperation, and problem-solving skills by Jane Nelson, Ed.D.