Mental Health Topics

In today’s world of instant electronic access to information on any topic, it’s amazingly easy to find material on mental illness, mental health recovery, mental wellness, psychotropic medication, treatment approaches and even insurance-reimbursable providers. The key is to find evidence-based, current and accurate data! As is true with everything on the Internet, it is important to consider the validity of what is posted.

Word of wisdom: Please don’t change anything about your mental health treatment just because you read something on the Internet. Work with your providers, not with a stranger who knows nothing about you or perhaps knows little about the subject you are searching. Ask trusted professionals about the information you’ve found. Employ healthy skepticism. Consider the sources providing the mental health materials you are reading. After all, memes on social media aren’t exactly scholarly material!

Thanks to the Internet, access to free mental health, mental illness and recovery resources is endless. We’ve included information and links to information that might help you increase your knowledge about topics of interest. Topics include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Recovery (Mental Illness)
  • Recovery (Dual Diagnosis)
  • Sleep

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Anxiety

What is Anxiety? www.steppingstonesrockford.com/news/news-blog/what-is-anxiety

“The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook,” by Edmund Borne, PhD.

Mayo Clinic, “Anxiety Disorders.” https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anxiety/symptoms-causes/syc-20350961

National Institute of Mental Health, “Anxiety Disorders.” https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml

American Psychiatric Association, “What are Anxiety Disorders?” https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/anxiety-disorders/what-are-anxiety-disorders

 “What is Anxiety?” https://www.anxiety.org/what-is-anxiety

Depression

What is Depression? www.steppingstonesrockford.com/news/news-blog/what-is-depression

“The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression: A Step-by-Step Program” by William Knaus EdD.

Mayo Clinic, “Depression,” https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/symptoms-causes/syc-20356007

National Institute on Mental Health, “Depression.” https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml

American Psychiatric Association, “What is Depression?” https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/depression/what-is-depression

Bipolar

Mayo Clinic, “Bipolar Disorders.” https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bipolar-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20355955

National Institute on Mental Health, “Bipolar Disorder.” https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/bipolar-disorder/index.shtml

American Psychiatric Association, “What are Bipolar Disorders?” https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/bipolar-disorders/what-are-bipolar-disorders

PTSD

“The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control and Becoming Whole,” by Arielle Schwartz

Mayo Clinic, “Post traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),” https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20355967

National Institute on Mental Health, “Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.” https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml

American Psychiatric Association, “What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?: https://www.psychiatry.org/patients-families/ptsd/what-is-ptsd

Trauma

The Trauma Informed Care Project, http://www.traumainformedcareproject.org/

“The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma,” by Bessel van der Kolk MD 

“Trauma Survivors' Strategies for Healing: A Workbook to Help You Grow, Rebuild, and Take Back Your Life,” by Elena Welsh PhD

 “Principles of Trauma Therapy: A Guide to Symptoms, Evaluation, and Treatment (DSM-5 Update),” by John N. (Neale) Briere

Recovery (Mental Health)

“What is WRAP?” https://copelandcenter.com/wellness-recovery-action-plan-wrap

Mental Health America, http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/recovery-journey

Mayo Clinic, “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.” https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/cognitive-behavioral-therapy/about/pac-20384610

Pscyh Point, “CBT Worksheets.” https://www.psychpoint.com/mental-health/worksheets/cbt-worksheets/

Recovery (Dual Diagnosis)

Co-Occuring Disorders. https://www.drugrehab.com/co-occurring-disorder/

Living with Co-Occuring Addiction and Mental Health Disorder. http://www.hazelden.org/web/public/document/2943_livingwithcoaddic.pdf/

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disorders/

NAMI: Dual Diagnosis. https://www.nami.org/learn-more/mental-health-conditions/related-conditions/dual-diagnosis/

Recovery Village. https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/local-rehab-resources/illinois/

Sleep

"Mental Illness and Sleep Disorders" https://www.tuck.com/mental-illness-and-sleep/

"Depression and Sleep Disorders" https://www.tuck.com/depression-and-sleep/

"Bipolar Disorder and Sleep" https://www.sleephelp.org/bipolar-disorder-and-sleep/

"Depression and Sleep" https://www.sleephelp.org/depression-and-sleep/

"Anxiety and Sleep" https://www.sleephelp.org/anxiety-and-sleep/