Helpful Resources

Pain — Home of the American Pain Foundation, which serves people with pain through information, advocacy, and support.

Depression & Anxiety — Michael D. Yapko, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, author, and internationally known expert in the areas of treating depression, strategic short term psychotherapy, and clinical applications of hypnosis.

Suicide prevention: — The Web site of the American Association of Suicidology: a resource for anyone concerned about suicide, including everyone from therapists to individuals in crisis. — The Bay Area Suicide and Crisis Intervention Alliance (BASCIA) was established to provide an integrated system for crisis support and suicide prevention in the Bay Area. — The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to preventing suicide through education and awareness. — The National Mental Health Association is dedicated to achieving victory over mental illness through advocacy, education, research and service.

General information: — Web site with alphabetical listing of general questions and answers related to therapy — Web site of the national magazine with many resources for psychological health — The American Psychological Association's Web site offers excellent resources for mental health professionals, the public and psychology students.

SF Bay Area Resources: — Contra Costa county crisis center — Offering shelter, advocacy and support services for victims of domestic violence (español con información) — Crisis support services of Alameda County

Addiction and Recovery Information

Habit Smart SAMHSA's Substance Abuse/Addiction SAMHSA's Treatment and Recovery

Anxiety Disorders

Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder

National Center for PTSD

Associations & Institutes

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

American Counseling Association

American Psychiatric Association

American Psychological Association

Association for Psychological Science

Canadian Mental Health Association Center for Mental Health Services

National Institute of Mental Health

National Mental Health Association

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence

Childhelp USA® SAMHSA's Children and Families SAMHSA's Protection and Advocacy

The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website Women, Violence and Trauma

Dissociation and Traumatic Stress

Sidran Foundation

Mental Health Resources

Suicide Awareness and Hotlines

SAMHSA's Suicide information

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

Low-cost and free treatment options

Family Service Agency of Alameda

Family Service Agency of San Francisco

Ann Martin Center

Bay Area Community Resources

Berkeley Free Clinic

Veterans care

Veteran's Affairs Website