Mental Health Links
The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information and counseling resources.
Addiction and Recovery
Associations & Institutes
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
Dissociation and Traumatic Stress
Journals & Magazines
Mental Health Care General Links
Suicide Awareness and Hotlines
Additional Mental Health Care & Counseling Resources
Books and WebLinks for Couples
You Just Don't Understand : Women and Men in Conversationby Deborah Tannen
(2001) Will show why women and men can walk away from the same
conversation with completely different impressions of what was said.
Gives you the tools to understand what went wrong and to find a common
language in which to strengthen relationships at work and at home. A
classic in the field of interpersonal relations. Audio Cassette
Passionate Marriage : Love, Sex, and Intimacy in Emotionally Committed Relationships by David Schnarch
How to spark up marital sex life that has become routine or
unfulfilling. Goes to the dynamics of learning how to communicate
desires, standing close, and being prepared to self-soothe. If hopes
are not met man is more likely to let a relationship suffer in order to
hold on to his sense of self, while a woman is more apt to let her
identity suffer to help strengthen it. Schnarch teaches how to find
inner strength and resilience that can be used to reaffirm a
relationship and reignite sex.
Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Talk to Someone When You're Mad,
Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or Desperate by Harriet Lerner
(2001) Practical advice on sharing vulnerability; voicing concerns,
complaints or requests; apologizing; listening and setting limits on
how much one is willing to listen to others' complaints and
negativity. Lerner focuses on the authentic expression of self,
"maximiz[ing] the chance of being heard" and keeping the connection
open, despite complex emotions, misunderstandings and silences. Audio Cassettes
Please Understand Me II: Temperament, haracter, and Intelligenceby David Keirsey
(1998) Helps one define their personality style. The book's essential
message: that members of families and institutions are OK, even though
they are fundamentally different from each other, and that they would
all do well to appreciate their differences and give up trying to
change others into copies of themselves.
Getting the Love You Want : A Guide for Couples by Harville Hendrix,Ph.D.
Imago Relationship Therapy. From a number of disciplines, including the
behavioral sciences, depth psychology, cognitive therapy, and Gestalt,
Hendrix has developed his approach to therapy and this book. You are
asked to do exercises to uncover yourself. If you don't do the
exercises, the book will be of little value.
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