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Honoring mental health for all, I offer my voice to #StopSuicide. As a psychotherapist, I proudly wave my professional flag to support the cause. And the struggle is real…

Besides treating anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and anger management, et cetera, mental health clinicians provide adjunct resources to support the therapeutic relationship outside the 50-minute hour.

Here is an alphabetical list of some of the best mental health resources available to support emotional health and wellness. Caveat: This list is not inclusive (because duh) and some of the resources repeat in various categories. And if you have an awesome tool to share, hit me up: linda@wiredforhappy.com, so I may add it to the list.

Mental health is everything. It takes a village, y’all…


ADHD


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

CHADD—The National Resource of ADHD (PDF)

Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention (PDF)

Just Breathe (video)

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Anger management

Overcoming Anger (video)

Relaxation to Deal with Anger (Mp3)

The Anger-Anxiety Connection

The Zen of Anger: 5 Tips to Overcome Angry Reactions

The Seven Hidden Dangers of Brooding and Ruminating


Anxiety

Anxiety Disorders

Taking Control of Panic Attacks

100 Smart Ways to Calm Your Anxious Mind

Team Happy: Module 17—Calming Your Anxious Mind

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: A Fun Guide to Getting Better


Chronic pain

Pain: Harvard Health

The Mystery of Chronic Pain (TED talk)

Coping with a Diagnosis of Chronic Pain

Tips for Coping with Chronic Illness

How Exercise Helps Us Tolerate Pain

 

Depression

Team Happy: Dealing with Depression Module 18

7 Powerful Tips to Overcome Depression Without Medication

Depression on My Mind Blog

Daily Structure Plan (PDF)

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Divorce

Discernment Counseling

Institute for Divorce Financial Tips

Surviving and Thriving as a Step-family

7 Tips to Help You Prepare for Divorce

36 Things I Wish People Told Me About Divorce


Finances


Managing Your Money

Minimalism and Money

Spend Less

Retirement and Stocks

Money Won’t Buy You Mental Health


Grief/loss


Grief support groups

What’s Your Grief?

Regrets of the Dying

Coping with Loss: Bereavement and Grief

Dear Dougy Podcast: What Helps Kids Deal with Grief


Happiness


The Happiness Course

9 Happiness Habits to Live By (Mp3)

The Painful Truth About Happiness

The Guide to Happiness by Mark Manson

A Little Happier Podcast: A Lesson From Dr. Seuss


Meditation


How to Meditate

A Simple Breathing Meditation (Mp3)

Relaxation for Anxious Thoughts (Mp3)

Meditation for Begginers: 20 Tips for Understanding the Mind

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Millennials

Humans of New York

Mental Health Issues and College-aged Millennials

Millennials are Totally Mixed Up about Beliefs

Why Hipsters Hate Being Called Hipster

In College and Hiding from Scary Ideas


Mindfulness


Mindfulness for Beginners (Video)

12 Mindful Living Tools

The Slow Home Podcast

How Mindfulness is Revolutionizing Mental Health Care

calm.com


Narcissism
(and Good Gawd, Almighty, please know how it pains me to include this abominable category)

The Internet Narcissism Epidemic

10 Signs You’re In a Relationship with a Narcissist

Forget Coparenting with a Narcissist. Do This Instead

Psychology Today: Find a Therapist

Al-Anon (because collateral damage)


Parenting

Helicopter Parenting Isn’t Killing Millennials (but this is)

The #1 Tip to Change Rebellious Teens

Uriah Guildford, MFT Blog

What Teens Need Most From Their Parents

The Best Way to Fight with a Teenager


Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


Understanding PTSD and PTSD Treatment (PDF)

How PTSD Became a Problem Beyond the Battlefield

A Revolutionary Approach to Treating PTSD

Understanding Childhood Traumatic Stress

Yoga and PTSD (PDF)


Relationships


Get Closer with Your Partner in 45 Minutes

Divorced People Reflect About What They Learned in Marriage

11 Reasons Unhappy Couples Don’t Breakup

How to Build Intimacy: Stan Tatkin

How to Restore Trust in Relationships


Single Parenting


Single Parenting Stories

The Challenges and Rewards of Single Parenting

The Mysterious and Alarming Rise in Single Parenthood

Children of Single Mothers: How They Fare

The 8 Most Annoying Moments You Experience as a Single Parent


Sleep


Sleep Hygiene Tips

Screens and Sleep Deprivation

Sleep and Aging

Peaceful Sleep Meditation (Mp3)

22 Calming Quotes for People with Anxiety


Suicide Prevention


National Institute of Mental Health

Suicide in America: FAQ

Five Myths about Suicide

Kevin Breel: Why we need to talk about depression (TED talk)

7 Powerful Tips to Help You Recover from Depression (Mp3)


Teens


Teen Mental Health

Mindfulness: Youth Voices (Video)

How to Meditate in a Moment (Video)

50 Ways to Take a Break (PDF)

Motivating Your Teenage Boy

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Remember when it comes to mental health, help is available and you are not alone.

Please help spread the good mental health word and #endthestigma by sharing this resource.

Thank you!

Yours in emotional wellness,

—Linda Esposito, LCSW

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