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Mental Health Resources

The following organizations offer information on and support for various mental health issues:


American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – 202-966-7300; www.aacap.org.


 




American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – 888-333-AFSP; www.afsp.org.



Anxiety Disorder Association of America – 240-485-1001; www.adaa.org.



Carter Center Mental Health Program – 404-420-5100; www.cartercenter.org/healthprograms/program6.htm.



Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – 800-826-3632; www.DBSAlliance.org.



National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare – 301-984-6200;
www.thenationalcouncil.org.



National Institute for Mental Health – 866-615-6464; www.nimh.nih.gov.



National Mental Health Information Center – 800-789-2647;
www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov.



Obsessive Compulsive Foundation – 203-401-2070; www.ocfoundation.org.


 


READING



The Anxiety Cure for Kids: A Guide for Parents, by Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, Robert L. DuPont and Caroline M. DuPont, Wiley & Sons, 2003.



Acquainted With the Night: A Parent’s Quest to Understand Depression and Bipolar Disorder in His Children, by Paul Raeburn, Broadway Books, 2004.





Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child’s Fears, Worries and Phobias, by Tamar E. Chansky, Broadway Books, 2004.



National Institute for Mental Health – http://store.mentalhealth.org/publications/ordering.aspx  – Offers fact sheets on specific mental health problems.



Raising Depression-Free Children: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention and Early Intervention, by Kathleen Panula Hockey, Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services, 2003.




Survival Strategies for Parenting Children with Bipolar Disorder: Innovative Parenting and Counseling Techniques for Helping Children with Bipolar Disorder and the Conditions That May Occur With It, by George T. Lynn, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2000.


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