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Self-Help Resources

Self-Help Resources

General Web Resources

  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) - An organization funded by the United States government to provide information and research concerning mental health issues.
  • American Psychological Association (APA) - A website for the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, providing brief descriptions of numerous mental health problems and diagnoses with links to related articles.
  • - A private non-profit, ad-free website in affiliation with Harvard Health Publications.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness - A grass-roots organization that provides information and support about mental illness.

Topic-Specific Web Resources

Abusive Relationships/Domestic Violence Domestic Violence and Abuse
National Domestic Violence Hotline:
Alcohol and Other Drugs Rethinking Drinking: Alcohol and Your Health
DEA: Drug Fact Sheets
National Institute of Drug Abuse AU
Find AA Meetings in Illinois
Anxiety, Worry, and Panic About Anxiety 
How to Stop Worrying 
The Key to Overcoming Panic Attacks 
Anxiety Disorders: The Role of Psychotherapy in Effective Treatment 
ADHD Help for Adult ADD/ADHD: Tips for Managing Symptoms and Getting Focused
The National Resource on ADHD
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-ADHD
Attention Deficit Disorder Resources
Bipolar Disorder Bipolar Disorder Information
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Depression Depression
Depression: How Psychotherapy Helps People Recover From Depression
Coping with Depression
Eating Concerns 10 Steps for Positive Body Image
Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
Medications (Psychiatric) Mental Health Medications
Post-Traumatic Stress National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Fact sheet for post-traumatic stress
Self-Injury Self-Injury Help, Support, and Treatment
About Self-Injury
Self-Injury Recovery Resources
Sexual Assault Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
Sleep Twelve Simple Steps to Improve Your Sleep
Fix Your Sleep Hygiene
Stress Stress Management: How to Reduce, Prevent, and Cope with Stress 
Coping with Stress and Anxiety
Positive Psychology


  • How to Make Stress Your Friend: Kelly McGonigle, PhD Stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others. (TED talk video, 14 min)

Audio Recordings