Mental Health.Gov

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The President’s plan to protect our children and our communities by reducing gun violence directs the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Education to launch a national dialogue on mental health with young people who have experienced mental health problems, members of the faith community, foundations, and school and business leaders. The national dialogue, which MentalHealth.gov is a part of, will take place through:

  1. Community conversations. Several geographically/demographically diverse cities will host structured conversations facilitated by deliberative democracy groups that will result in community specific action plans. Other communities may choose to use SAMHSA’s Toolkit for Community Conversations About Mental Health to help host their own conversations.
  2. Public/private partnership commitments. Outside groups such as national associations of schools, colleges and universities, faith based groups, medical providers, and others are being asked to commit to including some form of mental health awareness or discussion in their upcoming activities. The idea is that this form of conversation will reach communities that aren’t limited to geographic designations, but are communities of likeminded citizens (i.e. teachers, churchgoers etc) across the country. When layered on top of the cities hosting the facilitated conversations, the dialogue begins to have a nationwide reach.
  3. Social and online media. HHS will launch MentalHealth.gov as an online resource for people looking for information about signs of mental health problems, how individuals can seek help, and how communities can host conversations on mental health. The website will include videos of people who share their stories about mental health problems and recovery.

Discovering Psychology

Discovering Psychology

Highlighting major new developments in the field, this updated edition of Discovering Psychology offers high school and college students, and teachers of psychology at all levels, an overview of historic and current theories of human behavior. Stanford University professor and author Philip Zimbardo narrates as leading researchers, practitioners, and theorists probe the mysteries of the mind and body.

PsychoTube

PsychoTube

Free psychology videos dealing with a myriad of topics, from Mood Disorders to Cognitive Behavioral Therapies to Anxiety Disorders.  Also listed are clinical psychology, developmental psychology, therapy, learning psychology, cognitive psychology, memory and other forms of psychotherapies.  Psychotube is a new way to share video and audio clips with other psychology teachers.
Many psychology teachers use short video and audio clips to facilitate their teaching of psychology and this site provides a way of organizing these clips.

 

The majority of these videos are Youtube or TED talks, but are very interesting and well worth the views!  You may subscribe, view the amazingly full dictionary, or glossary or of course, view the videos!

Stop Abuse for Everyone (SAFE)

Stop Abuse for Everyone (SAFE)

Stop Abuse For Everyone (SAFE) provides unique services for domestic violence victims. We help those who typically fall between the cracks of domestic violence services and few services are available: straight men, GLBT victims, teens, and the elderly. We promote that there should be services for ALL victims and accountability for all perpetrators.

Our approach is to view domestic violence as a human issue. It doesn’t matter what type of person you are, if you’re in an abusive relationship, it is the type of experience you’re having that is important!

We believe that the services you receive should be based on what you need…rather than who you are. That is the goal we work towards. Individuals experience problems based on the simple fact that they are men or women, gay or straight, old or young. SAFE addresses their individual concerns, and fills in the gaps in domestic violence services where others don’t.

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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.

1 in 6

you are not alone1 in 6 men have experienced sexually abusive issues by the age of 18.  Why does this have to happen?  This website (and yours truly) thinks that this number is probably a low estimate, considering many people do not report their sexual abuse issues.  If you are that 1 in 6, or that 2 in 6, or whatever–remember, and keep this in mind–you are not alone.  This site, and many others will help you remember this and keep supporting you along the way.

There is Online Counseling, Support and Therapy for you, if needed, as well as newsletters, jobs, internships and volunteers.  You do not have to suffer alone.  You are not 1 against the world–you are 1 with others, who need each other.  Don’t be alone anymore.

Recovered Memories of Sexual Abuse: Scientific Research & Scholarly Resources

jim hopperA huge website, well over 50 pages, compiled by Dr. Jim Hopper, in which he discusses amnesia, sexual abuse and recovered memories from the sexual abuse.  There are many different articles, by many different authors included in this website, and many different viewpoints.

There is, of course a skew on the website, but it is a nice read and well-worth the time put forth to comprehend and absorb the material.  This is a well-done website and has been put together in a fine manner.  Well worth the time and effort!

The Center for Victims of Torture

center victems tortureHelping those in Minnesota, the United States, Africa, Middle East and Worldwide, the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) a person can receive outpatient care, and have advocates willing and able to speak for them and with them.

They also offer job opportunities, as well as volunteer opportunities.    Speakers for your civic organization can be requested.  There are also Facebook Chats, and a Youtube video page.