The Hot Stove Project

The Hot Stove Project

The Hot Stove Project aims to integrate individuals who are presently marginalized due to mental health issues.

We believe such integration can be achieved through the exchange of ideas between groups of people with differing perspectives on mental health.

Whether you are an employer, mental health provider, educator, and/or a person with lived experience, we hope that you will contribute to the understanding of what it means to live with mental disorders and how those who think, feel, and behave differently are not only too often marginalized, but isolate themselves as a consequence of fear and misunderstanding.

Our Project is an open invitation to professional societies and interdisciplinary conferences whose participants represent varying perspectives on medication, forced hospitalization, HIPAA laws, and much more to continue dialogue across such mental health divides.

Web MD Mental Health

webMDWebMD has a vast resource of Mental Health resources at your fingertips.  There are Expert Blogs, Community Help (such as WebMD Depression Help, WebMD Schizophrenia Help and so on) and ways to find a Doctor.

 

There are a plethora of ideas, thoughts and links to explore on Web MD Mental Health.  There are quizzes, articles, slideshows, and even videos to help you with your Mental Health needs.

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.

MentalHealth.Gov

mentalhealth.govOur own beloved DocJohn is currently at the Mental Health Conference in Washington, DC.  President Obama and Vice President Biden will be hosting the conference to hopefully create a new awareness of mental health issues.

The website included for this conference will enable you to watch the conference live; get help for others, yourself, and watch some videos on recovery.

There is also a newsroom, a myths and facts section–which is vital for everyone to check out–and what to look for in many disorders in mental health issues.

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Psychology Lectures of Alan W. Lanning

This is a nice collection of lectures on introductory psychology.

These lectures review and expand on the material in introductory psychology. They are organized into fifteen topical areas that correspond closely within introductory psychology.

You must have the latest version of the QuickTime plug-in installed in your browser to view the slides, but it is well worth it.

The Awakenings Project

The Awakenings Project is a grass-roots initiative whose mission is to assist artists with psychiatric illnesses in developing their craft and finding an outlet for their creative abilities through art in all forms. The Awakenings Project also works to raise public awareness and acceptance of the creative talents of people living with psychiatric disorders who work in the fields of fine art, music, literature, and drama.

National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse

The National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse, the nation’s first national consumer technical assistance center, has played a major role in the development of the mental health consumer movement. The consumer movement strives for dignity, respect, and opportunity for those with mental illnesses. Consumers–those who receive or have received mental health services–continue to reject the label of “those who cannot help themselves.”

People with psychiatric histories face discrimination each day, even though one in five adults in the United States will at some time fight a mental illness. Since the Clearinghouse was founded in 1986 by Joseph Rogers under the auspices of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, it has led the consumer movement by example, with a largely consumer-run management and staff. We believe that we must share our thoughts and experiences with each other and that knowledge is the key to open new doors.

The Clearinghouse works to foster consumer empowerment through our website, up-to-date news and information announcements, a directory of consumer-driven services, electronic and printed publications, training packages, and individual and onsite consultation. We help consumers organize coalitions, establish self-help groups and other consumer-driven services, advocate for mental health reform, and fight the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illnesses. We also strive to help the movement grow by supporting consumer involvement in planning and evaluating mental health services, and encouraging traditional providers and other societal groups to accept people with psychiatric disabilities as equals and full partners in treatment and in society.

In addition to developing our own publications, we maintain an extensive library of information on topics important to consumer groups interested in self-help and advocacy, including peer counseling, deinstitutionalization, fundraising, involuntary treatment, patient rights, using the media, and many others.

Presentations of Science Base

This is a prototype system containing presentations from experimental psychology.

We hope that it can guide both students and teachers in gaining a deeper understanding within the field of psychology.