GirlsHealth.Gov

Girlshealth.gov was created in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) to help girls (ages 10 to 16) learn about health, growing up, and issues they may face. Girlshealth.gov promotes healthy and positive behaviors in girls, giving them reliable and useful health information in a fun, easy-to-understand way. The website also provides information to parents and educators to help them teach girls about healthy living.

Our tagline is “Be Happy. Be Healthy. Be You. Beautiful.” It focuses on the idea that being yourself — finding what makes you smile and how to live well — is what makes you “you.” And that is beautiful!

People Prevent Suicide

No two people will grieve in the same way. Some will find support groups helpful; others may rely on friends’ support. Some may turn to books; others may go to therapy.
Some may take weeks to get back to “normal life”; others may find that life as they remember it no longer exists and they need to redefine themselves. Our response to the aftermath of suicide is shaped by a number of things – past experiences with death and loss, other current life stressors, our mental health, our family cultural traditions, our relationship with the deceased (e.g., strength of bond, presence of conflict, etc.), the circumstances surrounding the death, our support system, and our personality.

People feel a range of emotions in the aftermath of suicide – not everyone will go through all of these experiences and the length of each may differ, but these are common emotional reactions that often come like a tidal wave unexpectedly and repeatedly.  Learn how to stop it before it happens, or at least how to deal with it after.  Hopefully to stop it before it happens.

Merck Mental Health Manual

Merck has created The Merck Manuals, a series of health care books for medical professionals and consumers. As a service to the community, the content of The Manuals is now available in enhanced online versions as part of The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library. The Online Medical Library is updated periodically with new information, and contains photographs, and audio and video material not present in the print versions.

(I have linked to the Psychiatric Disorder part of the manuals, but there are other medical disorders listed as well–see left hand side toolbar if interested.)

Counselling Resource

I have had a few people on Psych Central Answers ask me about therapies online.  These people wanted to be able to access this kind of therapy without leaving their homes.  I was looking through Gareth’s archives, and found the “Counselling Resource,” which entails online therapy, counselling and mental health resources.

Hope this helps those at Psych Central Answers and here.

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The Joy Project

“The Joy Project is a non-profit, grassroots organization based on the philosophy of using real-world, workable solutions to end the epidemic of eating disorders. We work towards reducing the rate and severity of eating disorders by supporting and conducting research, education, and support programs”.

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The Joy Project

Joy Nollenberg of the Joy Project contacted me via email…..

“The Joy Project is a non-profit, grassroots organization based on the
philosophy of using real-world, workable solutions to end the epidemic of
eating disorders. We work towards reducing the rate and severity of eating
disorders by supporting and conducting research, education, and support
programs. The Joy Project does not seek to replace or discourage traditional or
current treatments, but to expand the options for treatment. We seek to make
treatment options more accessible to anyone affected and find and implement
ways to make treatment more effective. The Joy Project seeks to empower
individuals with eating disorders to be active participants in their own
recovery.

Our website intends to provide no-cost information, resources, and online
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people who lack adequate access to traditional treatment methods”.

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