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My RECOMMENDED WEBSITE LINKS

Sometimes with delicate subjects and wishing my readers to get the best information, I have tried to list as many websites as I can that I have found helpful to me personally. I have also included memoirs/self-help books that I have personally read.

(Note websites may have changed at the time of reading)

  • General mental illness, therapies and charities
  • Borderline Personality disorder
  • Depression
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Bipolar
  • Schizophrenia
  • Anxiety/panic attacks
  • Paranoia, dissociation and psychosis
  • Eating disorders (Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia)
  • Thyroid issues
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Anger management
  • Children and young people – support and information for mental health and abuse issues
  • Family support – abuse, mental illness, addictions etc
  • Sexual & physical abuse/rape
  • Self harm
  • Suicide prevention
  • Debt management
  • Therapies such as Cognitive behavioural therapy, psychotherapy, DBT, Adlerian therapy, hypnotherapy
  • Information on Yoga, Meditation, Mindfullness, Mentalising…
  • Celebrities and famous people with mental health issues

 

General mental health, therapy and charities – (often you will find information on various mental illnesses, support and therapies on these sites)

www.mind.org.uk – mental health charity

www.psychotherapy.org.uk – UK council for Psychotherapy

www.nhs.uk – National Health Service

www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/PrimaryCareTrustListing.aspx – Primary Care Trust information

www.sane.org.uk – mental health and stigma charity

www.samaritans.org – crisis and emotional support charity

www.time-to-change.org.uk – stop the stigma of mental illness, part of Mind and Rethink

www.turning-point.co.uk – charity to help turn lives around

www.citizensadvice.org.uk – charity to help and campaign for the community

www.rethink.org – mental health support charity

www.thecalmzone.net – campaign against living miserably

www.mentalhealthtoday.co.uk

www.amandagreenauthor.co.uk

www.dh.gov.uk/health/category/policy-areas/social-care/mental-health department of health mental health section

www.nice.org.uk National Institute for health and clinical excellence

 

WEBLINKS WITH MORE SPECIFIC FOCUS

 

Borderline Personality disorder – information, help and support

 

www.emergenceplus.org.uk – for everyone with personality disorders – this is a Community Interest Company, not a charity but it is a ‘Not for Profit Organisation’

www.bpdworld.org

www.personalitydisorder.org.uk – personality disorder

BOOKS

Borderline Personality Disorder memoirs

My Alien Self: My Journey back to me by Amanda Green (2012)

Girl, interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

The Buddha and the Borderline by Kiera Van Gelder published by New Harbinger Publications Inc in 2010

On a Knife’s Edge by Michelle Karpus published by Chipmunka Publishing in 2010

Get me out of here, my recovery from borderline personality disorder by Rachel Reiland, published in 2004 by Hazelden

Self help books

The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide Alexander L Chapman P.H.D and Kim L. Gratz P.H.D published by New Harbinger Publications in 2007

Borderline Personality Disorder for Dummies by Charles H. Elliott PHD and Laura L. Smith, published by Wiley Publishing Inc. in 2009

 

Depression – information, help and support

UK

www.depressionuk.org

www.journeysonline.org.uk – based in Wales

 

BOOKS – Memoirs:

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath, published by Faber in 2004 (first published by William Heinemann Ltd in 1963)

Self help books

Living with Depression and Anxiety; 26 ways to get you out of the fog into the sunshine by Amanda Green (2015)

 

Obsessive compulsive disorder – information, help and support

 

www.ocfoundation.org – International OCD Foundation

UK

www.ocduk.org

www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Obsessive-compulsive-disorder

www.ocdsymptoms.co.uk

www.norfolkocdsupport.org.uk

 

Bipolar – help, support and information

 

www.bipolaruk.org.uk

www.bipolaraware.co.uk

www.bipolar-foundation.org

 

Schizophrenia – information, help and support

 

www.mind.org.uk/help/diagnoses_and_conditions/schizophrenia

 

BOOKS – Memoirs:

Henry’s Demons by Patrick and Henry Cockburn published in 2011

I never promised you a rose garden by Joanne Greenberg (formally Hannah Green)

 

Anxiety/panic attacks – information, support and help

www.panic-and-agoraphobia.com – general

UK

www.anxietyuk.org.uk

www.anxietycare.org.uk

 

Paranoia, dissociation and psychosis – help, support and information

 

www.firstpersonplural.org.uk – dissociation

www.pods-online.org.uk – dissociation

www.tag-uk.net – dissociation

www.paranoidthoughts.com – Paranoia

www.mind.org.uk/help/diagnoses_and_conditions/paranoia – Paranoia

www.iris-initiative.org.uk – intervention of psychosis

www.patient.co.uk/doctor/Psychosis-Diagnosis-and-Management.htm

www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Psychosis/Pages/Introduction.aspx

www.mind.org.uk/help/diagnoses_and_conditions/psychotic_experience

 

Eating disorders (Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia) – help, support and information

 

www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk

www.b-eat.co.uk

www.eatingdisordersadvice.co.uk – for parents and teachers of sufferers

 

Thyroid issues – support and information

www.thyroidinwomen.com

UK

www.thyroiduk.org – general thyroid and thyroid problem information

www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Thyroid-under-active – under-active thyroid information – which is what I have – important to note is that one of the symptoms is feeling depressed and tired

www.thyroidmind.org – All about the thyroid

 

Alcohol and drug abuse – information and support

 

www.addaction.org.uk – Drugs and Alcohol

www.adfam.org.uk – Drugs, Alcohol and family support

www.downyourdrink.org.uk

www.alcoholpolicy.net

www.drinkingandyou.com/site/uk/moder.htm

www.talktofrank.com

www.drugsline.org

 

BOOKS – Memoir:

A Million Little Pieces by James Frey, published by John Murray in 2004 (confusion as to what is true and not true about this story but it is a very well written account of addiction)

 

Anger management – help, support and information

 

www.angermanagementexpert.co.uk

www.nhs.uk/conditions/Anger-management

www.mind.org.uk/help/diagnoses_and_conditions/dealing_with_anger

www.thecalmzone.net/talk/issues/anger – campaign for men against living miserably (virtually anything that could make you miserable)

 

Children and young people – support and information for mental health and abuse issues

 

www.childline.org.uk

www.youngminds.org.uk

www.nspcc.org.uk

 

Family support – abuse, mental illness, addictions etc

 

www.careforthefamily.org.uk

www.familylives.org.uk

 

Sexual & physical abuse/rape –information

 

www.rapecrisis.org.uk

www.tag-uk.net – trauma and abuse group, including dissociation and self-harm

www.womensaid.org.uk – physical and sexual abuse of women and children

 

Self-harm – help, support and information

 

www.recoveryourlife.com

 

Suicidal thoughts – help, support and information

 

www.samaritans.org

www.positivechoices-wales.org

 

Debt management – help, support and information

 

www.citizensadvice.org.uk

www.nationaldebtline.co.uk

 

Therapies such as Cognitive behavioural therapy, psychotherapy, DBT, Adlerian therapy, hypnotherapy

 

GENERAL

www.goodtherapy.org/Adlerian-Psychology.html – Adlerian therapy

UK

www.bsch.org.uk – hypnotherapy

www.psychotherapy.org.uk – psychotherapy

www.therapeuticcommunities.org

 

Exercise of the body and mind is proven to be good for mental health issues…

 

Information on Yoga, Meditation, Mindfulness, Mentalising…

 

www.myyogaonline.com – yoga

www.aypsite.com – yoga

www.whatmeditationreallyis.com – mindfulness

www.amandagreenauthor.co.uk/category/my-6-days-to-mindfulness-challenge mindfulness using the senses 6 day challenge

www.whatmeditationreallyis.com/index.php/lang-en/home-blog/item/123-using-the-senses-to-relax-the-mind.html – meditation

www.mentalising.com/what-is-mentalising.html – mentalising

 

Celebrities and famous people with mental health issues –

A list of over 300 celebrities or famous people who have suffered from or still suffer from mental health issues http://amandagreenauthor.co.uk/300-famous-people-celebrities-who-have-suffered-with-mental-illness-or-issues-help-highlight-the-stigma-in-our-society

 

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