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    Wellness Resource Guide

    The internet can be a great start to finding valuable information on medical conditions, available treatments, and treatment providers. The links provided here are either home pages to general information or direct links to specific information of interest. Any information obtained from the links below should always be used in conjunction with professional care in order to be better informed. As always, any information from the links below is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice but rather for your informational gathering.


    Crisis Information

    For Emergencies Dial 911

    1-800-SUICIDE – USA National Suicide Hotline

    1-516-679-1111 – Long Island Crisis Center (click for link)

    1-516-481-4000 – Nassau County Drug & Alcohol Hotline

    1-631-751-7500 – Response of Suffolk County Crisis/Suicide

    1-212-532-2400 – NY Help-Line Telephone Services

    1-212-673-3000 – Samaritans of New York Suicide Hotline

    1-800-799-SAFE – National Domestic Violence Hotline

    1-800-621-4000 – National Runaway Switchboard

    1- 877-796-HOPE – Children of Hope Hotline (Unwanted teen pregnancy)

    1-866-4-U-Trevor – Gay & Lesbian Crises Hotline


    Web Resource Links

    General Information For All Psychiatric Disorders:

    American Psychiatric Association – www.HealthyMinds.org

    American Psychological Association – www.APA.org

    National Institute of Health – www.NIH.gov

    NYU Child Study Center – www.AboutOurKids.org (An excellent web site for general and detailed information)

    National Institute of Mental Health – Child & Adolescent NIMH

    American Academy of Pediatrics – AAP Behavioral Health

    American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – www.AACAP.org (Type in Disorder)

    National Institute of Child Health & Human Development – www.NICHD.NIH.gov

    National Association of Mental Illness – www.NAMI.org

    Mental Health America (formally known as National Mental Health Association) – www.NMHA.org

    The Mental Health Research Association – www.NARSAD.org

    National Association of Social Workers – www.Helpstartshere.org

    Mental Help Net – www.MentalHelp.net

    WebMD – Children’s Health

    BehaveNet (DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic Criteria)- www.BehaveNet.com

    Information on addiction/treatment- www.DrugRehab.com


    Mood Disorders (Depression & Bipolar Disorders)

    Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – www.DBSalliance.org

    Adolescent Mood Disorders – www.Adolescent-Mood-Disorders.com

    American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – www.AACAP.org (Type in Disorder)

    Depression & Related Affective Disorders Association – www.DRADA.org



    National Institute of Mental Health (Depression) – www.NIMH.gov

    National Institute of Health (Depression) – www.NIH.gov

    National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) (Depression) – www.NAMI.org

    Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation – www.BPkids.org

    WebMD (Bipolar Disorder Health Center) – www.WebMD.com

    Bipolar Focus – www.MoodSwing.org

    Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation – www.BPKIDS.org

    Juviile Bipolar Research Foundation – www.BPChildResearch.org


    Premenstral Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

    Know My Cycle – www.KnowMyCycle.com (Pharmaceutical Web Site – Wyeth)

    PMDD (Facts for Health) – www.FactsForHealth.org


    Suicide Prevention

    Columbia University TeenScreen Program – www.TeenScreen.org

    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – www.AFSP.org

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – www.SuicidePreventionLifeline.org

    Suicide Prevention Resource Center – www.SPRC.org

    Jed Foundation (Mental Health Safety for College Students) – www.JedFoundation.org

    ULifeline (Anonymous & Confidential Resource Center for college Students) – www.Ulifeline.org


    Anxiety Disorders

    National Institute of Mental Health (Anxiety Disorders) – www.NIMH.gov

    Anxiety Disorders Association of America – www.ADAA.org

    PTSD Alliance – www.PTSDalliance.org (PDF information guide)

    PTSD Info – www.PTSDinfo.org

    PTSD Facts – www.FactsForHealth.org

    Obsessive Compulsive Foundation – www.OCfoundation.org

    Medline Plus (OCD) – www.NLM.NIH.gov

    Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Disorder – www.SocialPhobia.org

    Medline Plus (Phobias) – www.NLM.NIH.gov



    NYU Child Study Center – www.AboutOurKids.org

    American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – www.AACAP.org

    American Academy of Pediatrics – AAP ADHD Resource Kit

    Children & Adults with ADHD – www.CHADD.org

    Attention Deficit Disorder Resources – www.ADDresources.org

    Attention Deficit Disorder Association – www.ADD.org

    National Resource Center on ADHD – www.Help4ADHD.org

    WebMD – ADHD Health Center

    ADHDinfo.com – www.ADHDinfo.com (Pharmaceutical Web Site – Novartis)

    Focus on ADHD – www.FocusOnADHD.com (Pharmaceutical Web Site – McNeil)

    ADHD Support – www.ADHDsupport.com (Pharmaceutical Web Site – Shire)


    Addiction Disorders

    Alcoholics Anonymous – www.Alcoholics-Anonymous.org

    Al-anon and Alateen – www.Al-Anon.AlaTeen.org

    Cocaine Anonymous – www.CA.orgMADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) – www.MADD.org

    National Institute on Drug Abuse – www.NIDA.NIH.gov

    American Academy of Pediatrics (Substance Abuse) – www.AAP.org

    Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) – www.dare.org

    Partnership for a Drug-Free America – www.DrugFree.org

    Parents: The Anti-Drug – www.TheAntiDrug.com

    Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) (Drug Information) – www.USDOJ.gov

    Substance Abuse Treatment Locator – www.SAMHSA.gov

    Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy & Drug Free (Family Guide) – www.Family.SAMHSA.gov

    National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information – www.SAMHSA.gov

    Addiction Recovery Guide – www.AddictionRecoveryGuide.org

    Women For Sobriety – www.WomenforSobriety.org

    National Association for Children of Alcoholics – www.NACOA.org

    Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) for Parents – www.dare.org


    Behavioral Addictions

    Sexaholics Anonymous – (Long Island Hotline (516) 733-0002) – www.SA.org

    Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous of NY – www.SLAANY.org

    Gamblers Anonymous – www.GamblersAnonymous.org

    Shopping Addictions – www.R-A.org

    Debtors Anonymous – www.DebtorsAnonymous.org

    Psychotic Disorders

    National Institute of Health (Schizophrenia) – www.NIH.gov

    National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) (Schizophrenia) – www.NAMI.org

    National Institute of Mental Health (Schizophrenia) – www.NIMH.gov

    WebMD (Psychotic Disorders) – www.WebMD.com

    American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – www.AACAP.org (Type in Disorder)


    Autism Spectrum Disorders

    NYU Child Study Center – www.AboutOurKids.org

    American Academy of Pediatrics (Autism) – www.AAP.org

    CDC (Autism) – www.CDC.gov

    National Autism Association – www.NationalAutismAssociation.org

    Autism Speaks – www.AutismSpeaks.org

    National Institute of Mental Health (Autism Specturm Disorders) – www.NIMH.gov

    National Institute of Health (Autism) – www.NIH.gov

    Yale Child Study Center (Autism Spectrum Disorders) – www.Med.Yale.edu

    University of Michigan (Autism Spectrum Disorders) – www.Med.UMich.edu

    Association for Science in Autism Treatment – www.ASATonline.org

    Association for Behavioral Analysis – www.ABAinternational.org

    Kid Foundation (Sensory Processing Disorders) – www.KidFoundation.org

    WebMD (Autism) – www.WebMD.com<

    Special Needs Project – www.SpecialNeeds.com (Books/DVD’s/Info about Special Needs)


    Asperger Syndome

    The Source – www.MaapServices.org

    Asperger.net – www.Asperger.net (Books on Autism/Asperger’s)


    Learning Disorders

    Learning Disabilities Association of America – www.LDAamerica.org

    LD Online (LD’s & ADHD) – www.LDonline.org

    National Parent Information Network – www.NPIN.org

    National Institute of Health (Learning Disorders) – www.NIH.gov

    Nonverbal Learning Disorders Association – www.NLDA.org

    US Department of Education (Special Education) – www.IDEA.ed.gov

    International Dyslexia Association – www.InterDys.org

    Schwab Learning – www.SchwabLearning.org


    Tourette Syndrome

    Tourette Syndrome Association – www.TSA-USA.org

    Tourette Syndrome Plus – www.TouretteSyndrome.net

    Tourette-Syndrome – www.Tourette-Syndrome.com

    National Institute of Health (Tourette Fact Sheet) – www.NIH.gov

    Growing Up With Tourette’s Syndrome (For Kids) – www.TSkids4.tripod.com


    Developmental Disabilities

    National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities – www.NICHCY.org (Many good links)

    Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Online – www.DBpeds.org

    The ARC (Advocacy Organization) – www.TheArc.org

    American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) – www.AAMR.org

    National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – www.NOFAS.org

    CDC (Developmental Disabilities) – www.CDC.gov

    Cerebral Palsy and Other Birth Injuries – www.cerebralpalsysymptoms.com

    SIRRI Developmental Rehabilitation & Learning Center – www.SIRRIAZ.com

    March of Dimes – www.MarchofDimes.com

    Family Voices – www.FamilyVoices.org

    Special Needs Project – www.SpecialNeeds.com (Books/DVD’s/Info about Special Needs)


    General Parenting

    For Families

    FamilyDoctor.org – www.FamilyDoctor.org

    American Dietetic Association – www.EatRight.org

    American Heart Association (Kids) – www.AmericanHeart.org

    USDA Food Pyramid (for Fids) – www.MyPyramid.gov

    Melpomene Institute for Women’s Health – www.Melpomene.org


    General Parenting

    American Academy of Pediatrics (Parenting Corner) – www.AAP.org

    Parenting.com – www.Parenting.com

    Parents.com – www.Parents.com

    Psychology Today (ParentingCenter) – www.PsychologyToday.com

    Today’s Parent – www.TodaysParent.com


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