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Resources, websites and other information regarding the following topics can be found below

GENERAL INFORMATION – Where to look first























GENERAL INFORMATION – Where to look first

HelpGuide – www.helpguide.org  Helpguide is a trusted, non-profit website, created by Robert and Jeanne Segal, whose daughter committed suicide while on antidepressant treatment.  Helpguide has physician consultants and provides guidance with understanding Mental Illness, from identifying a disorder to its treatment options.  The site also assists families in leading healthy life styles.

Web MD – www.webmd.com  Web MD is just a great resource when it comes to health questions.  Whether you want to find out about a certain condition, are interested in weight loss, or support your emotional health, Web MD will be able to get you started with helpful tips.

Psych Central – www.psychcentral.com  An informative yet personal web site that you will not mind spending time exploring.  Lots of good info.

Go ask Alice – www.Goaskalice.com  This site from the Health Promotion Program at Columbia University answers questions on sexuality, general health, emotional health, alcohol and drugs, and fitness and nutrition. The Q & A format of the web site is designed for you to remain engaged; the information goes beyond research articles and includes common sense.  It’s a great way to learn more about health and you will be surprised at the questions and the perspective.

Sacramento Alliance on Mental Illness – www.namisacramento.org  NAMI-Sacramento is the Sacramento Affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. It is a non-profit, grassroots, self-help, volunteer support and advocacy organization of consumers, family members and friends of persons afflicted with serious brain disorders (mental illnesses), such as schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders among others.

Cerebral Palsy Guide – www.cerebralpalsyguide.com  CPG is a national organization dedicated to helping parents better understand their child’s diagnosis. This site offers information on cerebral palsy causes, symptoms and the different treatment options that are available

RX Dangers – www.rxdangers.com aims to be your trusted resource, educating the public about all defective medical devices and dangerous medications that are available on the market today. We accomplish our mission by providing you with a one-stop resource where you can find comprehensive information about these defective drugs and medical devices.

Recourse with Insurance. The DMHC – California Department of Managed Care – www.dmhc.ca.gov or 888-466-2219.  The DMHC supports consumers of health care when they have received unfair treatment by their insurance company; this includes treatment denials, unpaid or underpaid claims, etc.  The DMHC does only respond to patients, not to doctors or treatment providers.


Go to your nearest emergency department.  Some of these phone numbers will be able to also be of assistance to you.

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453).

National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE).

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). This toll-free crisis hotlines offer 24-hour suicide prevention and support. Your call is free and confidential.

National Hopeline Network at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433). This toll-free crisis hotlines offer 24-hour suicide prevention and support. Your call is free and confidential.


With Addiction – Breaking a Habit means Resisting a Reflex – by NPR staff: www.npr.org/2013/10/20/238297311/with-addiction-breaking-a-habit-means-resisting-a-reflex  The pull of addiction can come from many directions: from food to alcohol to the Internet. So what connects those dependencies? You can listen to or download this informative NPR program form October 2013.

Quit Smoking – www.quit.com/quit-smoking.html Quit.com will help you understand, prepare and start your way to getting rid of those cigarettes. … Here are some important tools you can use to be ready to quit.

Recovery – www.recovery.org  Recovery.org offers information and resources for all the different forms addictions can take; from addictions to drug and alcohol to shopping, etc.

The Real Facts about addictive drugs, put together by On the Wagon – www.onthewagon.org/the-real-facts-about-drugs


Codex Alternus – https://www.alternativementalhealth.com/announcement/codex-alternus/ This comprehensive documents offers  a research collection of citations and summaries of articles on alternative and complementary therapies for schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, and associated drug-induced side effects. It represents old, and new, novel and experimental therapies that researchers and clinicians may want to utilize in their practical or laboratory, or clinical trial. Laypersons, and patients may also benefit from therapies listed in the Codex if caution is taken, and proper research is conducted before utilizing chosen therapy. The Codex citations and summaries are set up by therapy class and disease category together. It has a table of contents and index included. Soon, there will be an added abbreviations and symbols section, glossary, and authors index. Most of the citations at this time are from PubMed.


Encourage Connection – www.encourageconnection.com  ENcourage Connection is home of the ENcourage Newsletter, dedicated to providing quality information, inspiration and ideas for those working towards recovery from anxiety, panic and agoraphobia. Also has a chat room, some links, videos and articles. ENcourage was created to be of interest to those working toward recovery from panic disorder and/or agoraphobia, as well as to treatment professionals in the field.

Calm Clinic – www.calmclinic.com  Ryan Rivera is the founder and publisher of Calm Clinic.  He himself suffered from disabling anxiety and now is offering a wealth of good information about anxiety and panic disorder, including how your breath  can help you alleviate anxiety and be more in the here and now.

Web MD – The following link will open a slide show with interesting info on anxiety; easy to access.

Visual guide to Generalized Anxiety Disorder – www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/ss/slideshow-general-anxiety-overview


Autism Research Institute (ARI) – www.autism.com  ARI was formed by parents of Autistic kids that had a science back ground.  ARI is currently internationally recognized in its innovative work regarding the treatment of Autism.  Practitioners attending ARI’s conferences and trainings have been one of the first nationwide to implement dietary and detox protocols in the treatment of Autism.  Dr. Stehle has received their training and health Psychology Sacramento is implementing strategies that have emerged from ARI’s research.

Generation Rescue – www.generationrescue.org  Generation Rescue  is a national non-profit organization providing immediate treatment assistance, information and hope to families affected by autism spectrum disorders. Jenny McCarthy has created the site and written several books that emerged out of her personal experience with her son.  HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY Sacramento is listed as one of their resources albeit with our old name Therapeuticum.

Autism Society of America – www.autism-society.org  This is a great site to get started. The site offers information on advocacy, education, resources, conferences, research. The research page also offers links to articles about research based treatments.

Future Horizons Publishers- www.fhautism.com/  Future Horizons is a publishing company started by the father of a son with Asperger’s Syndrome, and devoted to books and videos about Asperger’s, Autism and other Pervasive Developmental Disorders. Great stuff!

Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT) – www.feat.org  Nonprofit organization (headquartered in Sacramento) of parents and professionals offering support and information on autism spectrum disorders. Great resource for local Northern California services and legislation.  HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY Sacramento has been supporting FEAT for many years and has been listed in their directory for Autism providers for the past 13 years.

UC Davis MIND Institute Sacramento – health.ucdavis.edu/mindinstitute/ The MIND Institute offers excellent resources for developmental disorders for families, patients and clinicians.  Families can receive diagnostic assessments, medication evaluation and can participate in research studies.  Our clinic has enjoyed regular referrals from the MIND Institute when families have been seeking treatment options for their children.  The following is a link to the MIND’s video resources for advocacy concerns for ASD.

Oasis Asperger Website- www.aspergersyndrome.org  Great website on highfunctionig Autism and Asperger’s. Very highly recommended.  Even though under the new DSM V guidelines, there is no longer a diagnosis of Asperger’s but only an Autism Spectrum Diagnosis. Asperger’s would fall under the milder forms of the Autism Spectrum, which does not necessarily mean that these children, teens and adults do not struggle sign.ificantly

Silver Lining Mutimedia- www.silverliningmm.com  Silver Lining Multimedia is a company specializing in software and related products for visual learners. Since 1998 our software products have been helping special needs individuals to learn language and communicate with photos.  All of  their products are designed for students who learn well with materials which contain clear visuals and prompts.  A great resource.

Coulter Video – www.coultervideo.com  Coulter Video is a production company specializing in educational videos related to Asperger Syndrome. Family-owned video publishing company specializing in programs to help people with Asperger’s  and Autism and those who support them. Coulter Video has  years of experience in television production,first-hand knowledge of Asperger Syndrome, and a broad understanding of autism spectrum conditions.

ABA Educational Resources – www.abaresources.com  This site, developed by a physical therapist who is also the mother of an autistic child, offers some free and affordable materials specific to a home or school based ABA program. An innovative audio-training module is also available through this site.

Website of Tony Attwood – www.tonyattwood.com  Tony Attwood is the author of Asperger Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. His website is a wonderful resource for locating other publications and videos and educational tools on this topic.


Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder – www.chadd.org  A national organization with local chapters, CHADD provides family support and advocacy, public and professional education, and encouragement of scientific research.  However, CHADD does receive funding from pharmaceutical companies.

National ADD Association – www.add.org  Large site with lots of information on ADD. Articles on needs of adults, young adults and families. Has info on resources and research as well as workplace, relationship, parenting and educational information.

A Visual Guide to ADHD in Children – www.webmd.com/add-adhd/childhood-adhd/ss/slideshow-adhd-in-children

Alan Schwarz, a reporter for the New York Times, has researched ADHD for many years, including the links that the pharma industry has to support organizations, physicians and our society’s need to increase compliance and production with medication.  Here is the link to his articles: www.topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/s/alan_schwarz/index.html


JBRF – Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation – www.jbrfr.org/  The Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation is the first charitable organization dedicated to the support of research for the study of early-onset bipolar disorder.    JBRF has organized a consortium of world-class investigators from a number of medical schools, including the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Harvard University, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and Rockefeller University. HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY Sacramento is part of the JBRF’s research efforts.

Bipolar Lives – www.bipolar-lives.com/  Living Better with Bi-Polar! Provides clinical research, tips and tools on everything from bipolar pregnancy and infidelity, to diet, lithium management, bipolar disability, and credit repair after manic spending sprees.  The site does however have ads to contend with.

The Bright Side – www.the-bright-side.org  On the Wings of Support is the moto of this lovely web site.  This site can be a help get you in touch with the beauty of life when you yourself cannot connect with it. This is definitely a website that deserves honorable mention.


Baby Center – www.babycenter.com  Baby Center gives you the developmental stages from birth to age 3.  Most new parents worry about their new child.  This site can help alleviate some of the worry with good, concise information.

Developmental Milestone Chart – www.rsd.k12.pa.us/Downloads/Development_Chart_for_Booklet.pdf  You can download the developmental chart directly by clicking the above link.

Kids Health Online – www.kidshealth.org  KidsHealth is the largest and most visited site on the Web providing doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Created by The Nemours Foundation’s Center for Children’s Health Media, the award-winning KidsHealth provides families with accurate, up-to-date, and jargon-free health information they can use. KidsHealth has been on the Web since 1995 – and has been accessed by more than 170,000,000 visitors. On a typical weekday, more than 200,000 people access Kids Health’s reliable information. Kids

Learning Disabilities – www.ldonline.org  LD OnLine is the leading website on learning disabilities, learning disorders and differences. Parents and teachers of learning disabled children will find authoritative guidance on attention deficit disorder, ADD / ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, dysnomia, reading difficulties, speech and related disorders.

Tourette’s Disorder Information and Support Site – www.tourette.org/about-tourette/overview/what-is-tourette/  This organization offers informational articles, conferences, resources on Tourette’s syndrome.


Psychology Info Depression – www.psychologyinfo.com/depression  Lots of info on types of depression, psychotherapy, medication and more.

The Depression Self Help Plan – www.depressionselfhelp.tripod.com/  This website gives information about depressive disorders, how to manage stress, and how to increase your relaxation response.

Web MD – The following are slide shows from WebMD that can give a brief overview and good information that is easily accessible.

Depression Overview – www.webmd.com/depression/ss/slideshow-depression-overview

Myths & Facts about Depression – www.webmd.com/depression/ss/slideshow-depression-myths?ecd=wnl_dep_110813&ctr=wnl-dep-110813

Depression: Tips for Exercise, Diet and Stress Reduction – www.webmd.com/depression/ss/slideshow-depression-diet-stress-exercise

Sneaky Depression Triggers as you age – www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/ss/slideshow-depression-triggers-and-aging

A Visual Guide to Post-Partum Depression – www.webmd.com/depression/postpartum-depression/ss/slideshow-postpartum-overview

Battling Depression: Hope for the Holidays – www.webmd.com/depression/holiday-depression-8/default.htm


The Divorce Homepage – www.divorcesupport.com/


Transformations – www.weightlossforlife.info/  With special expertise in Diabetes prevention, Pre-diabetes reversal, weaning people off lifestyle induced medication, addressing obesity with sustainable weight loss programs, and a process to pinpoint the root cause of symptoms.

Over 1,000,000 people and hundreds of clinics have been using weightloss for life to empower people to get well, and stay disease free over time.  HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY Sacramento has been using this system in our programs since 2010 with astonishing results: patients have been able to take unwanted weight off, reduce symptoms, reduce or eliminate the necessity for medication and lead a healthier life.

 Paleo Diet – This diet is healthy, anti-inflammatory and you will lose weight.  Here are some links you may want to check out

Specific Carbohydrate Diet – SCD.  This diet has been shown to be effective for many physical and mental health problems.  Here are some links that will give you more information:

Glutenfree Diet – www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-gluten-free-diet

The Truth about Omega-3: the good fat – www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-omega-3-health-benefits

8 Digestive Health Supplements – www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/slideshow-digestive-health


Eating Disorders – www.mirror-mirror.org/eatdis.htm  Broad selection of information and articles.

Something Fishy Website on Eating Disorders – www.something-fishy.org  Large website with information, resources, research findings, and discussion forums, and online support.

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center – www.edreferral.com

Summit Eating Disorder Program – www.sedop.org  Summit is a structured Eating Disorder Program right here in Sacramento.  They offer day programs and intensive outpatient programs for Eating Disorders.  HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY Sacramento works closely with Summit to support patients with difficult symptoms.


Lindamood Bell — www.lindamoodbell.com  Lindamood-Bell has pioneered programs to develop the sensory-cognitive processes that underlie reading and comprehension. All instruction occurs in individual session and their approach not only assists in basic reading and comprehension but also effects memory consolidation, and enhances the association cortex of the brain.  Here in the Sacramento area, the center director is Emily Jayne.  She is very inspiring and a gifted instructor with children.  You can reach her directly at <emily.jayne@lindamoodbell.com>.


DrugWatch – www.drugwatch.com  A comprehensive Web site database featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide. DrugWatch.com includes up-to-date information about prescription and over-the-counter medications and includes details about associated side effects to aid in the protection of patients and consumers. I like especially their news articles on up to date findings of unwanted side effects.

Prescription List – www.rxlist.com  Type in the brand name or generic name of any drug and this site gives you both basic and detailed information. You can find out about side effects, dosages, possible interactions with other medications, reports on clinical trials, and even prescription cost comparisons

Medication Resources – www.psyd-fx.com  John Preston’s web site.  He is a Sacramento based neuropsychologist and has spent most of his professional life teaching other psychologists and therapists about the utility and dangers of medications. He is the author of eighteen books on various topics including psycho-pharmacology, psychological assessment, neurobiology and psychotherapy. On his website you can find his Quick Reference Psychiatric Medication Chart available as a Free Download! This is a very valuable and quick guide to medication purposes, dosages and side effects.

Citizens Commission on Human Right in Mental Health – www.cchrint.org.  The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) offers information on psychotropic side effects in an easily accessible, visual way.  The organization also offers videos and other educational information on a variety of disorders and their treatments. “CCHR  is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious mental health watchdog. Its mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. CCHR has helped to enact more than 150 laws protecting individuals from abusive or coercive mental health practices. CCHR functions solely as a mental health watchdog, working alongside many medical professionals including doctors, scientists, nurses and those few psychiatrists who have taken a stance against the biological/drug model of “disease” that is continually promoted by the psychiatric/ pharmaceutical industry as a way to sell drugs” (as stated on the CCHR web site).


Is a tool that can help us to live in the moment, feel more at peace with our situation.  Mindfulness, when regularly practiced is one of the best self-help tools available.  HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY Sacramento uses Mindfulness practices in most of our programs.

Zen Cast – www.zencast.org/

This website teaches about zen and it has Tara Brach’s Mindfulness courses available for free.  Enter ‘Tara Brach’ in ‘Search’ and you will find some of the following links.

Meditation for Grounding – www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR1XB02tGZg Just listen!

Meditation for Trust in Life – www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLUVKqY_qqM Relax & enjoy.

Music to Inspire Positive Thinking – www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDuWME034zo

Music for the Broken Heart. “Winter Rose” Emotional Meditation Music – www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXATZfz1Dqc

Tibetan Healing Sounds (11hrs) – www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5dU6serXkg Tibetan Bowls for Meditation

Zen Garten – www.youtube.com/watch?v=no2Z_8jsngI Great for relaxation and meditation.


Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation – www.ocfoundation.org
The web site of the International OCD Foundation provides detailed information on treatment, medication, personal stories/advice, book recommendations, and a bulletin board.


American Chronic Pain Association – www.theacpa.org/  This website gives good information on medications but is weak on proven behavioral interventions.

Medline Plus on Chronic Pain – http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/chronicpain.html  This NIH site directs you to research articles written on the subject of Chronic Pain.

What is Pain – www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8y04SrkEZU#t=12  This brief video explain why we are in pain and how the brain is involved in pain signaling and the pain experience.

Web MD on Pain Issues – these links open easily accessible slide shows:

Surprising Reasons you are in Pain – www.webmd.com/pain-management/ss/slideshow-reasons-for-pain?ecd=wnl_wmh_111213&ctr=wnl-wmh-111213_ld-stry&mb

Chronic Pain: Causes and Solutions – www.webmd.com/pain-management/ss/chronic-pain-causes-solutions

A visual guide to Fibromyalgia – www.webmd.com/fibromyalgia/ss/slideshow-fibromyalgia-overview

A Visual Guide to Chronic Fatigue – www.webmd.com/chronic-fatigue-syndrome/ss/slideshow-cfs-overview

Crohn’s Disease: Top Questions Answered – www.webmd.com/ibd-crohns-disease/crohns-disease/ss/slideshow-visual-guide-to-crohns-disease

A Visual Guide to IBS – www.webmd.com/ibd-crohns-disease/crohns-disease/ss/slideshow-inflammatory-bowel-overview

14 non-drug Treatments for Migraine – www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/ss/slideshow-nondrug-migraine-treatments

A Visual Guide to Migraine Headaches – www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/ss/slideshow-migraine-overview

Lessons in Pain Control – www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmo-UuCNW74  This 30 min educational video produced by a psychologist shows how thoughts and emotions influence our experience of pain and how cognitive interventions can directly modulate our pain experience.

Using the Mind-Body Continuum to Treat Pain – www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGTyGkAw9QQ This is an educational video from the University of California, San Francisco.

Improving Pain Treatment through Education – www.painEDU.org  This website is for clinicians as well as patients.  It offers a wealth of resources and a newsletter if you choose to sign up for it (it’s free).


Attachment Style Questionnaire – www.web-research-design.net/cgi-bin/crq/crq.pl Take this 36 item questionnaire and read about your style of attachment in intimate relationships. This would be helpful to take and share with your therapist if you are in counseling.

Stronger Marriages – www.daveandashleywillis.com/

This website has information, tests and checklists for anyone interested in finding, building and maintaining a long-term satisfying relationship. www.twoofus.org


The Sleep Site – www.thenewsleepsite.com  From the Regional Neurology and Sleep Medicine Institute. This is a comprehensive website that helps you understand sleep problems, their impact and what can be done about them. This site is a guide for patients, families and friends, health professionals, employers and insurers.

WebMD side shows on sleep and sleep problems:
A visual guide to sleep disorders – www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/ss/slideshow-sleep-disorders-overview

Causes of Fatigue and Sleeplessness and how to fight them – www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/ss/slideshow-sleep-disorders-overview


David Baldwin’s Trauma Info Pages – www.trauma-pages.com  Comprehensive guide to resources and data on trauma, both individual and disaster trauma.

Gift From Within – www.giftfromwithin.org
A nonprofit organization dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. Educational materials include videotapes, books and articles for both clinicians and those experiencing PTSD.

United States Department of Veteran Affairs – www.ptsd.va.gov/public/problems/depression-and-trauma.asp  This site offers a wealth of information and resources many of which are not applicable only to veterans.  You can download a self-help app to help you track your symptoms.

Traumatic Brain Injuries – www.traumaticbraininjury.com/  This site helps you understand what TBI is what the symptoms are, and what treatment options may include.

Understanding Trauma – www.youtube.com/watch?v=byQBP7fq5vQ  This 15 min presentation gives a very good explanation of what causes trauma and how it affects every aspect of our physical and emotional functioning.  Unfortunately, at the very end it turns into an ad for a particular physical therapy technique, but still worth watching.  The info on trauma is solid and easily digestible due to excellent pictures.


Courage Camps for Children – www.couragecamps.org
Offers blog style information for kids and teens interested in weight loss and fitness

Also see our resource listings in the DIET section.


Yoga on our Minds: A systematic review of yoga for neuropsychiatric disorders – www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23355825   This NIH article is the most comprehensive article on the subject to date.  The article analyses studies that treated depression, sleep problems, eating disorders, adhd, and schizophrenia with yoga therapy.  The outcomes are promising, especially when used in conjunction with other treatments.

The Scientific Basis for Yoga Therapy – www.yogajournal.com/for_teachers/2016  This article talks about the effects of yoga therapy for neuroplasticity and the mind.