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Online Resources and Recommended Reading

 
 

The following links and recommended reading are listed below to provide you with additional mental health care information and counseling resources. To find topic specific books recommended by our staff, simply scroll down for a complete list.  

Online Resources

 
 

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
American Psychological Society
Canadian Mental Health Association
National Institute of Mental Health
National Mental Health Association
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
 

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADDA - Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, NIMH
 

Child Abuse 
Childhelp USA®
Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse
 

Chronic Fatigue
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
 

Depression
Bipolar Disorder News - Pendulum.org
Depression and How Therapy Can Help
Depression Test, Symptoms of Depression, Signs of Depression
Informal Depression Test
 

Developmental Disorders
Asperger's Disorder
NeuroWeb
Pervasive Developmental Disorders
 

Disabilities 
We Connect Now
www.pscmaitland.com/jon.php
 

Diagnosis
DSM V Frequently Asked Questions 


Domestic Violence
Domestic Abuse Hotline
Harbor House of Central Florida


Dissociation and Traumatic Stress
Sidran Foundation Home Page


Drug Abuse
Find Drug Rehab


Geriatric Mental Health
American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

Inpatient/Residential Mental Health Facilities

 

Medications and Health Supplements
Drug Interactions, DIRECT
Medical Dictionary
Medications, FDA
Medication, Internet Mental Health
Medications, PDR
Medline, Comparison
Multivitamins

 

Mental Health Care General Links
The Christian Counseling Resource Directory
CounsellingResource.com
GoodTherapy.org
Internet Mental Health
Let’s Talk Facts, APA
Mental Health Counselor Resources, About.com
Mental Help Net
PsychCentral.com
Web Sites You Can Trust, Medical Library Association

 

Pastoral Care
seminarygradschool.com/article/pastor-heal-thyself
amysimpsononline.com/
Key Life for Pastors
Thriving Pastor


Personality Disorders
Mental Help Net - Personality Disorders
Personality Disorders - Focus Adolescent Counselor Services

Pregnancy
Crisis Pregnancy Center
Ask Dr. Sears
True Life Choice
Attachment Parenting International

Suicide Awareness and Hotlines
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Suicide: Read This First

Additional Mental Health Care & Counseling Resources
Keirsey (Myers-Briggs) Temperament Sorter
Signs of Menopause, Symptoms of Menopause

 

Student Guide for Mental Health Resources
A Guide to Identifying Disorders and Promoting Wellness
A Guide to Mental Health and Academic Performance
Student Loan Stress and Mental Health
 


Note: Not responsible for the content, claims or representations of the listed sites.
 

 
Recommended Reading
 
 
 
 Marriage/Relationships:
  • Intimate Allies by Dan Allender and Tremper Longman
  • The Intimate Mystery:  Creating Strength and Mystery in Your Marriage by Dan Allender and Tremper Longman
  • Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson
  • The Mystery of Marriage by Mike Mason
  • Boundaries in Marriage by Henry Cloud
  • Healing the Hurt in Your Marriage by Gary and Barbara Rossberg
  • Rekindling Desire:  A step by Step Program to Help Low-Sex and No-Sex Marriages by Barry and Emily McCarthy
  • When Two Become One: Enhancing Sexual Intimacy in Marriage by Chris McCluskeyuality
  • Real Sex by Lauren Winner
  • The Emotionally Destructive Marriage by Leslie Vernick
  • Safe People by John Townsend and Henry Cloud

   Betrayal in Marriage:

  • Torn Asunder: Recovering from an Extramarital Affair by Dave Carder
  • Shattered Vows:  Hope and Healing for Women Who’ve Been Sexually Betrayed by Debra Laaser

  Parenting:

  • Talking to Your Kids About Sex by Mark Laaser
  • Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys by Steven James and David S. Thomas
  • Reviving Ophelia:  Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher
  • Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott
  • Mom, Sex is No Big Deal:  Becoming Your Daughter’s Ally During the Emotional Ups and Downs of Adolescence by Sharon Hersh
  • Boundaries With Teens by John Townsend
  • Bringing up Boys:  Practical Advice and Encouragement For Those Shaping the Next Generation of Men by James Dobson
  • How We Love Our Kids, The Five Love Styles of Parenting by Milan and Kay Yerkovich
  • Parenting With Love and Logic by Foster Cline and Jim Fay
  • Revolutionary Parenting:  Raising Your Kids to Become Spiritual Champions by George Barna
  • Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell
  • God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies by Justin Holcomb

   Abuse:

  • On the Threshold of Hope:  Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse by Diane Langberg
  • The Wounded Heart:  Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Dan Allender
  • Released from Shame:  Moving Beyond the Pain of the Past by Sandra Wilson
  • The Healing Path:  How the Hurts in Your Past Can Lead You to a More Abundant Life by Dan Allender
  • Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse by Ann McMurray and Gregory Jantz
  • Is It My Fault?  by Justin S. Holcomb and Lindsey A. Holcomb

  Depression:

  • Overcoming Depression by Neil T. Anderson & Joanne Anderson
  • Talking to Depression: Simple Ways To Connect When Someone In Your Life Is Depressed by Claudia J. Strauss
  • Depression: A Stubborn Darkness--Light for the Path by Edward T. Welch
  • The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, Jon Kabat-Zinn

   Anxiety:

  • The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, Fourth Edition by Edmund J. Bourne
  • Coping with Anxiety: 10 Simple Ways to Relieve Anxiety, Fear & Worry by Edmund J. Bourne
  • From Panic to Power: Proven Techniques to Calm Your Anxieties, Conquer Your Fears, and Put You in Control of Your Life by Lucinda Bassett
  • The Anxious Brain: The Neurobiological Basis of Anxiety Disorders and How to Effectively Treat Them by Margaret Wehrenberg
  • Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic: Workbook (Treatments That Work) by David H. Barlow

  Eating Disorders:

  • Hope, Help & Healing for Eating Disorders: A New Approach to Treating Anorexia, Bulimia, & Compulsive Eating by Gregory Jantz
  • Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder by James Lock MD PhD and Daniel LeGrange PhD
  • The Parent's Guide to Eating Disorders: Supporting Self-Esteem, Healthy Eating, and Positive Body Image at Home by Marcia Herrin Ed.D. M.P.H. R.D. and Nancy Matsumoto
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Eating Disorders by Christopher G. Fairburn
  • Surviving an Eating Disorder, Third Edition: Strategies for Family and Friends by Michele Siegel, Judith Brisman and Margot Weinshel

   Grief:

  • A Grief Observed by C. S. Lewis
  • When Your Father Dies: How a Man Deals With the Loss of His Father by Dave Veerman and Bruce Barton
  • How to Survive the Loss of a Love by Harold Bloomfield
  • Where is God When it Hurts? by Philip Yancey
  • I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye:  Surving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One by Pamela Blair

   Identity:

  • To Be Told: God Invites You to Coauthor Your Future by Dan B. Allender
  • A Scandalous Freedom: The Radical Nature of the Gospel by Steve Brown
  • Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of A Man’s Soul by John Eldredge
  • The Silence of Adam:  Becoming Men of Courage in a World of Chaos by Larry Crabb, (with Don Hudson & Al Andrews)
  • The Man In The Mirror:  Solving the 24 Problems Men Face by Patrick M. Morley
  • The Masculine Journey:  Understanding The Six Stages of Manhood by Robert Hicks
  • Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul by J. & S.Eldredge
  • Biblical Foundations for Manhood and Womanhood by Wayne Grudem 
  • The Allure of Hope: God’s Pursuit of a Woman’s Heart by Jan Meyers
  • Redeeming Eve: Finding Hope Beyond the Struggles of Life by H.P. Webb
  • Strong Women, Soft Hearts by Paula Rinehart
  • Becoming Me by Shannon Ethridge

   Co-Dependency:

  • Women Who Love Too Much: When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He'll Change by Robin Norwood
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics by Janet G. Woititz
  • Love Is a Choice: The Definitive Book on Letting Go of Unhealthy Relationships by Dr. Robert Hemfelt, Dr. Frank Minirth and Paul Meier M.D.
  • From Bondage to Bonding: A Working Guide to Recovery from Codependency and Other Injuries of the Heart by Nancy J Groom
  • Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie
  • Facing Codependency by Pia Melody

   Christian Living/Spirituality:

  • The Shack by William P. Young
  • Bold Love by Dan B Allender Ph.D., Tremper Longman
  • Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan
  • The Search to Belong by Joseph R. Myers
  • Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
  • Understanding Who You Are by Larry Crabb

  Prayer:

  • The Lord and His Prayer by N.T. Wright
  • With Open Hands by Henri Nouen
  • A Praying Life:  Connecting with God in a Distracting World by Paul E. Miller
  • Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth by Walter Brueggemann

  The Nature of Sin:

  • Not The Way It’s Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin by Cornelius Plantinga
  • The Seven Deadly Sins by Graham Tormlin
  • Exclusion and Embrace by Bob Goudzwaard
  • Steering Through Chaos: Vice and Virtue in an Age of Moral Confusion by Os Guinness

  Work and Vocation:

  • Let Your Life Speak:  Listening for the Voice of Vocation by Parker Palmer
  • The Call:  Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life by Os Guinness
  • The Quotidian Mysteries by Cathleen Norris
  • God At Work: Your Christian Vocation in All of Life by Gene Edward Veith, Jr.

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