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Self helpHere’s a listing of websites that will provide you
with an abundance of information and resources.


Mental Health


Recovery & 12 step groups

keep calm Mental Health top

What you'll find here are links to information and support online from a variety of sources. Some will link you to non-profit organizations devoted to these issues; Others are affiliated with the National Institute on Mental Health, or NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness. Again, if you would like assistance with getting the information you're searching for you're welcome to call us at 503-282-0182.

Broad array of searchable resource on mental health & wellness…

Helpful articles…depression, relationships, communication, goals
People Helping People

Huge array of good information about mental health concerns
A Healthy Place

APA article on Depression

Depression Screening Online (confidential/anonymous)
Online Test

mood disordersDepression & Bipolar Illness

Post-Partum Depression and Anxiety
Post-Partum Support

Depression in Men
NIMH Article on Men's Depression

mood disorders

Thinking of Suicide? Read this first:

Suicide (for those who have lost a child to suicide)
Surviving Your Child's Suicide

Suicide (for family members after suicide)
For the family...

anxietyAnxiety Screening Online
Anxiety Screening

Generalized Anxiety Screening
Generalized Anxiety Test

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Screening
OCD Screening

Social Anxiety
Social Anxiety Test

Panic Disorder
Article about Panic

Information on Agoraphobia
Agoraphobia Symptoms

Coping with Anger

Grief & Loss

"Trauma Pages"

Childhood Sexual Abuse
Sex Abuse

Childhood Sexual Abuse (for adult survivors)
Support for Survivors

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
PTSD Facts

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Screening
PTSD Screening

Military Sexual Trauma
MST Information

Borderline Personality Disorder
Article about BPD

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
DBT Treatment

Self Injury
Article on Cutting and Other Self Harm

Eating Disorders, Anorexia, Bulimia
Eating Disorders

Self Defeating Beliefs and Behaviors
Self Defeating Choices

mood disorders
Definitions: Orientation, Gender Expression, etc.

Sexual Orientation Article
Sexual Orientation

Gender Identity
"Gender Psychology.Org"

Transgender Issues
Trans Info


Alchol Use & Abuse
Article on Alcohol Abuse

Co-Occurring Disorders / Dual Diagnosis (Mental Illness and Chemical Dependency)
Co-Occurring Disorders

Find a Substance Abuse Treatment Program
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NAMI Article on Schizophrenia

medications Medications
NAMI Article on Psychiatric Medications

Medication Assistance through Pharmaceutical Companies

Medication - An alternative view (not ANTI-medication, just in support of thoughtful, informed decision-making)

Recovery & 12 step groups top

If you, or a loved one, are struggling with an addiction to alcohol, drugs, or self defeating behavior patterns, please consider dropping into a 12-Step group meeting. These 12-step progrrams (all based on the original AA model) provide a deep source of steady support for those in recovery. Even if you are not at all ready to cut back or quit, you are still welcome at these meetings.

Listen - take what you need, leave the rest.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Portland-Metro AA

Alanon & Alateen (families & friends)

Narcotics Anonymous
Portland-Metro NA

Dual Diagnosis Anonymous
DDA of Oregon

Marijuana Anonymous
Oregon MA

Cocaine Anonymous
CA of Oregon

Smart Recovery (alternative to 12 steps for addictions)
Smart Recovery

Gambler’s Anonymous
GA of Oregon

Debtor’s Anonymous
Oregon DA

Codependents Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous
//OA of Oregon

Recovery International (very effective self help program for emotional difficulties)
Recovery International

SpiritualitySpirituality top

Beliefnet ~
A wonderful, easy to use website ~ all about inspiration, spirituality and faith. Includes searchable sacred writings of all religions.

World Scripture: A Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts (amazing)
World Scripture

Baha’i Faith
Portland Bahai's

WellnessWellness top

Healthy Thought for the Day
Interlude Retreat

Simple Meditation Instructions

Help for Stress

Body and Mind

Oregon College of Oriental Medicine / Affordable Acupuncture & Herbal Treatments

Naturopathic College & Clinic / Affordable Naturopathic Care
NCNM Clinic


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Portland, Oregon
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