Resources

 

General Mental Health

 


 

Pregnancy/Parenting/Children's Issues

Positive Discipline teaches young people from an early age to become responsible, respectful, and resourceful members of their communities. Based on the best-selling Positive Discipline parenting books by child psychologist Dr. Jane Nelsen, Positive Discipline teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and parents. Recent research tells us that children are hardwired from birth to connect with others, and that children who feel a sense of connection to their community, family, and school are less likely to misbehave. Positive Discipline is based on the understanding that the key to positive parenting is not punishment, but mutual respect.

www.positivediscipline.com Resources for Parents and Teachers

Risks of harm from spanking confirmed by analysis of 5 decades of research
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/04/160425143106.htm

Worldpeacegame.org
The World Peace Game is a hands-on political simulation that gives players the opportunity to explore the connectedness of the global community through the lens of the economic, social, and environmental crises and the imminent threat of war. The goal of the game is to extricate each country from dangerous circumstances and achieve global prosperity with the least amount of military intervention. As “nation teams,” students will gain greater understanding of the critical impact of information and how it is used.

Rainbows, Inc
Peer support group meetings for children, teens and adults who are adjusting to life after a divorce, death, separation or remarriage of a family member. Small groups meet in local schools, churches and synagogues. www.rainbows.org

Rollercoasters
This is an 8 week program for children, developed and instructed by Families First to help with adjust to their changing family. It was designed as a companion to the Children Cope with Divorce-a seminar for divorcing parents. Call 404-853-2844 to register.

Hidden Brain Podcast
The Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain's host Shankar Vedantam reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships.

This American Life podcasts
Most weeks This American Life is the most popular podcast in the country, with around one million people downloading each episode. When you subscribe to the free weekly podcast, episodes automatically download to your computer. Episodes are available for exactly one week, beginning the Monday after broadcast. Podcast content is the same as the radio broadcast, except on occasion when we include extra material on the podcast that had to be cut for time.

  • #449 Middle School April 17
  • #557 June 12, 2016 Birds & Bees: Stories about ways to teach children about race, death and sex

The TED Radio Hour Podcast:
The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common themes such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections. The TED Radio Hour is hosted by Guy Raz, and is a co-production of NPR & TED. Follow the show @TEDRadioHour.

Fresh Air Podcasts
Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.

  • Girls and Sex March 29th 47min
  • The Science of the Teenage Brain April 15
  • The Birth of the Pill Oct 2, 2015
  • The Supreme Court Ruling that Led to 70,000 Forced Sterilizations March 7
  • Bad Luck or Bad Genes? Dealing with BRCA and 'A Cancer in the Family' March 14, 2016
  • Teen Girls and Social Media: A Story of 'Secret Lives' and Misogyny Feb 29, 2016
  • 'Becoming Nicole' Recounts One Family's Acceptance of a Transgender Child Oct 19, 2015
  • The Great Bluff that Led to a Magical Pill and a Sexual Revolution Oct 2, 2015

www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu
Free assessment tests to determine your character strengths at The University of Pennsylvania as well as other positive psychology measurements. The Strengths/Virtues Instrument takes 45 min to complete. There is a shorter version as well that takes about 20 min to complete.

www.positivityratio.com
Offers online tools including a positivity self test and social connectedness test with graph and score tracking of results over time as well as guided meditations

www.self-compassion.org
Offers self compassion exercises, research studies and a self compassion questionaire

www.gainhope.com
Information on various aspects of hope including research findings and questionnaires for adults, teens and children

Books/CD's/DVD's/Blogs

 


 

Divorce/Coparenting/Blended Family

Rainbows, Inc
Peer support group meetings for children, teens and adults who are adjusting to life after a divorce, death, separation or remarriage of a family member. Small groups meet in local schools, churches and synagogues. www.rainbows.org

Rollercoasters
This is an 8 week program for children, developed and instructed by Families First to help with adjust to their changing family. It was designed as a companion to the Children Cope with Divorce-a seminar for divorcing parents. Call 404-853-2844 to register.

www.whileweheal.org
This website was made for parents wishing to remember their children's needs as they work through marital problems.

www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu
Free assessment tests to determine your character strengths at The University of Pennsylvania as well as other positive psychology measurements. The Strengths/Virtues Instrument takes 45 min to complete. There is a shorter version as well that takes about 20 min to complete.

 


 

Couples

Ted Talks:

 


 

Depression/Anxiety/Bipolar Disorder/Grief

Death, Sex & Money Podcast
Death, Sex & Money is a podcast about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Host Anna Sale talks to celebrities you've heard of and to regular people you haven't about the Big Stuff: relationships, money, family, work and making it all count while we're here. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Freakonomics Radio, Note to Self, Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others.

  • Brooke Shields Recovering Daughter Jan 13 30min
  • From Chaos to Sesame Street Sept 9, 2015 22min
  • In Sickness and Mental Health April 8, 2015 27min
  • Ellen Burstyn's Lessons on Survival Oct 22 2014 54min
  • Jane Fonda after Death and Divorce June 18, 2014 31min
  • Cheating Happens Feb 25, 2015
  • Real Love: A Valentine's Special Feb 14, 2015

The TED Radio Hour Podcast:
The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common themes such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections. The TED Radio Hour is hosted by Guy Raz, and is a co-production of NPR & TED. Follow the show @TEDRadioHour.

NPR's Fresh Air Podcast:
Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.

  • Remembering Author Pat Conroy March 11
  • Remembering Actress Patty Duke April 1
  • Columbine's Shooter's Mother: I Carry Him Everywhere I Go, Always Feb 16, 2016
  • Toni Morrison Looks Back on Her Personal Life April 20, 2015
  • Sarah Silverman Opens Up About Depression, Comedy and Troublemaking Oct 22, 2015

Books/Websites

 


 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

What is DBT?
http://behavioraltech.org/resources/whatisDBT.cfm

  • The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, and Distress Tolerance by Matthew McKay and Jeffrey Wood

 


 

Assertiveness/Boundaries/Personal Growth

Worldpeacegame.org
The World Peace Game is a hands-on political simulation that gives players the opportunity to explore the connectedness of the global community through the lens of the economic, social, and environmental crises and the imminent threat of war. The goal of the game is to extricate each country from dangerous circumstances and achieve global prosperity with the least amount of military intervention. As “nation teams,” students will gain greater understanding of the critical impact of information and how it is used.

The TED Radio Hour Podcast:
The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common themes such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections. The TED Radio Hour is hosted by Guy Raz, and is a co-production of NPR & TED. Follow the show @TEDRadioHour.

Talks for when you feel like you’re not enough
No one can decide your self-worth. Let these talks serve as a gentle reminder that you are enough.

www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu
Free assessment tests to determine your character strengths at The University of Pennsylvania as well as other positive psychology measurements. The Strengths/Virtues Instrument takes 45 min to complete. There is a shorter version as well that takes about 20 min to complete.

Hidden Brain Podcast
The Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain's host Shankar Vedantam reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships.

NPR's Fresh Air Podcast:
Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.

  • Poet R Dwayne Betts Dec 8, 2015
  • Under Apartheid, Trevor Noah's Mom Taughts him to Face Injustice with Humor Feb 18, 2016
  • At 81, Feminist Gloria Steinem Finds Herself Free of the Demands of Gender Dec 30th 2015

This American Life podcasts
Most weeks This American Life is the most popular podcast in the country, with around one million people downloading each episode. When you subscribe to the free weekly podcast, episodes automatically download to your computer. Episodes are available for exactly one week, beginning the Monday after broadcast. Podcast content is the same as the radio broadcast, except on occasion when we include extra material on the podcast that had to be cut for time.

  • #557 June 12, 2016 Birds & Bees: Stories about ways to teach children about race, death and sex

Death, Sex & Money Podcast
Death, Sex & Money is a podcast about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Host Anna Sale talks to celebrities you've heard of and to regular people you haven't about the Big Stuff: relationships, money, family, work and making it all count while we're here. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Freakonomics Radio, Note to Self, Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others.

Books/Websites

 


 

Asberger's/Autism

The TED Radio Hour Podcast:
The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common themes such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections. The TED Radio Hour is hosted by Guy Raz, and is a co-production of NPR & TED. Follow the show @TEDRadioHour.

  • Overcoming Jan 3, 2014

NPR's Fresh Air Podcast:
Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.

  • Electric Currents and an Emotional Awakening for One Man with Autism April 21

Death, Sex & Money Podcast
Death, Sex & Money is a podcast about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Host Anna Sale talks to celebrities you've heard of and to regular people you haven't about the Big Stuff: relationships, money, family, work and making it all count while we're here. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Freakonomics Radio, Note to Self, Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others.

 


 

Trauma/Abuse/Substance Abuse/Codependency

NPR's Fresh Air Podcast:
Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.

  • An Addict, Now Clean, Discusses Needle Exchanges and 'Hope After Heroin' March 8, 2016
  • The Supreme Court Ruling that Led to 70,000 Forced Sterilizations March 7, 2016
  • Film Shines a 'Spotlight' on Boston's Clergy Sex Abuse Scandal Feb 26, 2016

The TED Radio Hour Podcast:
The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common themes such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections. The TED Radio Hour is hosted by Guy Raz, and is a co-production of NPR & TED. Follow the show @TEDRadioHour.

The things you whisper. The things you do in the dark...or light. The things you feel but you don’t know how to name. This is a radio show about all of those things. It’s about the triumphs and the terrors of human intimacy, the bliss and banality of being in love and the wild diversity of the human heart. Part of the amazing Radiotopia Network by PRX.

4 part series on Child Sexual Abuse

  • Not the Right Time on May 19, 2016
  • Ten Foot Pole on May 26, 2016
  • Hands on the Wheel on June 2, 2016
  • Salt in the Wound on June 9, 2016

Addiction Center is an online resource with information on the rate of drug abuse and addiction in the LGBTQ community; providing treatment options for individuals in search of help.

Start Your Recovery: Our goal is to offer people who are dealing with substance use issues a single source of relatable, reliable information at any stage of their recovery journey. https://startyourrecovery.org/

Books

Websites:

  • Adult Children of Alcoholics – www.adultchildren.org
  • www.self-compassion.org offers self compassion exercises, research studies and a self compassion questionaire
  • www.gainhope.com Information on various aspects of hope including research findings and questionnaires for adults, teens and children

 


 

LGBTQ

NPR's Fresh Air Podcast:
Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.

  • In 'Carol' 2 Women Leap into an Unlikely Love Affair Jan 6, 2016
  • At 81, Feminist Gloria Steinem Finds Herself Free of the Demands of Gender Dec 30th 2015
  • Actor Jeffrey Tambor On 'Transparent' Dec 10, 2015
  • 'Becoming Nicole' Recounts One Family's Acceptance of a Transgender Child Oct 19, 2015

www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu
Free assessment tests to determine your character strengths at The University of Pennsylvania as well as other positive psychology measurements. The Strengths/Virtues Instrument takes 45 min to complete. There is a shorter version as well that takes about 20 min to complete.

www.positivityratio.com offers online tools including a positivity self test and social connectedness test with graph and score tracking of results over time as well as guided meditations

www.self-compassion.org offers self compassion exercises, research studies and a self compassion questionaire

Addiction Center is an online resource with information on the rate of drug abuse and addiction in the LGBTQ community; providing treatment options for individuals in search of help.

Death, Sex & Money Podcast
Death, Sex & Money is a podcast about the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation. Host Anna Sale talks to celebrities you've heard of and to regular people you haven't about the Big Stuff: relationships, money, family, work and making it all count while we're here. WNYC Studios is the producer of other leading podcasts including Freakonomics Radio, Note to Self, Here's the Thing with Alec Baldwin and many others.

Ted Talks:

Other Resources:

  • Charis Bookstore Atlanta charisbooksandmore.com Specializing in diverse and unique children's books, Feminist and cultural studies books and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer fiction and non-fiction.
  • Permanent Partners: Building Gay and Lesbian Relationships that Last by Betty Berzon
  • Living Two Lives: Married to a Man and in Love with a Woman by Joanne Fleisher
  • Straightspouse.org Straight Spouse Network-support groups and information
  • JoeKort.com Dr. Kort's therapy practice is mixed with straight, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals and couples in Michigan. He has articles, books and resources on his website
  • HOW is an international on-line support group for gay and bisexual men who are married to women and are out to (or working toward coming out to) our wives. Our mission is to support each other as we try to find our individual paths to happiness. HOW members help each other as we redefine our relationships with our spouses, family members, friends, colleagues, even as we may be learning to understand our own real selves.
  • www.savagelovecast.com Daniel Keenan "Dan" Savage is an American author, media pundit, journalist, and activist for the LGBT community. Savage writes the internationally syndicated relationship and sex advice column, Savage Love. In 2010, Savage and his husband, Terry Miller, began the It Gets Better Project to help prevent suicide among LGBT youth.