International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA)

 

International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA)
ICSA’s mission is to apply research and professional perspectives to:

  • Help those who have been spiritually abused or otherwise harmed by psychological manipulation and high-demand groups
  • Educate the public
  • Promote and conduct research
  • Support helping professionals interested in cults, related groups, and psychological manipulation.

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends

Year after year for nearly four decades, The Compassionate Friends has spread hope to more and more bereaved families. TCF has been widely recognized as a unique lifeline for those who are dealing with the tremendous grief that follows the death of a child. The organization has built this reputation in spite of struggling with the financial ups and downs that plague nearly all nonprofits.

From these financial struggles emerged the idea that a foundation might be created with the sole purpose of guaranteeing enough financial stability for The Compassionate Friends to always “be there” to provide emotional support to those who may see no hope. In 2000, thanks to the dedication and commitment of many members and friends of TCF, that dream came true with the creation of TCF Foundation.

While TCF Foundation has come a long way since its inception, there is still a long way to go before its mission can truly be reached. As a member of TCF or simply as a caring individual, you can support TCF Foundation through donations that can take many different forms.

Minds on the Edge

Minds on the edgeMINDS ON THE EDGE: Facing Mental Illness is a multi-platform media project that explores severe mental illness in America.

The centerpiece of the project was a television program that aired on PBS stations in October 2009. This video component was part of a national initiative that includes extensive web content with tools for civic engagement, active social media on Facebook and Twitter, and an ambitious strategy to engage citizens, professionals in many fields, and policy makers at all levels of government. The goal was to advance consensus about how to improve the kinds of support and treatment available for people with mental illness.

Veterans Crisis Line

vetrans crisis hotlineThe Veterans Crisis Line through the Veterans Administration helps connect veterans with mental health treatment they need.  There are confidential toll-free hotlines to call, online chatrooms, or text messages to help a Veteran in need of therapy and mental health treatment.

It’s all free, is around 24/7 for 365 days a year, and there is support for deaf and hard of hearing customers as well.  There are Suicide and Crisis Resources, and Self-Check Quizzes.

For all the Veterans who deserve all of our support for possibly giving up their lives for our country, the Veterans Administrations Crisis Line is well worth the time for those who gave us all.

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Psych Web

psych webWelcome to Psych Web written by Dr. Russ Dewey! This web site contains APA Style Resources, a couple of full-length classics in psychology:  Sigmund Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams and William James’ Varieties of Religious Experiences; and Psych Web includes Tip Sheets for Psychology students.

There is even a 725 page Introduction to Psychology textbook located on site, free of charge to read and print!  This site has many informative and helpful links that I still have yet to mention, but as you can see, it is well worth a visit!

Finally, to top it all off, there are a few Self-Help Resources listed, from Abuse:  Physical and Sexual to Violent Behavior.

 

Allen Brain Atlas

A growing collection of online public resources integrating extensive gene expression and neuroanatomical data, complete with a novel suite of search and viewing tools.

Get started with tutorials offering introductory overviews and guided tours. Provides genetic information about mouse and human brains.

General Psychology Youtube Lectures by Professor John Kihlstrom

UC Berkely Youtube Lectures by Professor John Kihlstrom.  Videos 1-25.  Informative for the person who is interested in psychology or may want to research more about it from a highly recommended school.  This is an introductory program, but can be a refresher program for some people as well.

JST Virtual Science Center Mind Lab

A really great interactive exploration of seeing and perception using well-known optical illusions. Very awesome looking multimedia website exploring the mind and its’ myriad of functions.