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Mental Health Screening: Sponsored by the National Mental Health Association, this 3 minute screening test provides a confidential screening for depression, anxiety, PTSD and bipolar disorder and educates about treatment, gives personal stories, and lists a variety of useful links to other websites.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: An organization promoting the prevention and cure of anxiety disorders and improving the lives of all people who suffer from them.

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation: An international not-for-profit organization composed of people with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders, their families, friends, professionals and other concerned individuals.

Triumph Over Panic: A website offering inspiration and guidance for those healing from panic disorder and agoraphobia.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: An association that educates patients, families and professionals about the nature and treatment of mood disorders.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Info:   The National Institute of Mental Health webpage provides helpful information about PTSD, it's causes, symptoms, and treatments. 

EMDR Institute:  This website provides a good description of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, an overview of the research, and resources for clinicians and clients.  EMDR is a pychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  Repeated studies show that by using EMDR people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference.

National institute of Mental Health:  NIMH is the largest scientific organization in the word dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health. 

American Psychological Association:  The A.P.A. is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the U.S. and is the world's largest association of psychologists.  Their mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve peoples lives.  The website includes a "Psychology Help Center."

Addiction Recovery Groups:  Here's a comprehensive description and list of addiction recovery groups, both 12-step based, like Alcoholics Anonymous, and non 12-step groups including Moderation Management

San Francisco Harm Reduction Center: : A certified drug and alcohol program with an alternate treatment approach from the 12-step model of abstinance, welcoming people into compassionate and pragmatic treatment regardless of the status of their drug use and regardless of goals for the future. 

The Mindfulness Bell: A community that supports the practice and teachings of mindfulness and mindful living offered by Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Group practice schedule, retreats and publications are described.

Jon-Kabatt-Zinn, Ph.D.: Website describing the books and meditation tapes of Dr. Kabatt-Zinn, an internationally known meditation teacher, researcher, and clinician in the fields of mind/body medicine. His books and tapes promote stress reduction, relaxation, and the applications of mindfulness meditation in everyday living to optimize one's capacity to face stress, pain, and illness

Gaylesta, Inc.: Referral and education service that promotes awareness of mental health issues specific to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community.

New Harbinger Publications: Self-help psychology, life skills and health publications and tapes for tackling problems and life transition.

Healthypsych:  HealthyPsych’s mission is to help all people – regardless of where they fall on the continuum of psychological health – lead a happy, healthy, and big life.  HealthyPsych is building a diverse, open and thoughtful online community centered around progressive psychology.