Resources

Here, you will find resources for finding help, helping yourself and more. As always, if you know of a great resource I missed, let me know and I will check it out!

Suicide Prevention:

National Hotline (U.S.):1 (800) 273-8255

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://www.afsp.org/

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/gethelp/lifelinechat.aspx

If you haven't found a suicide prevention resource you can use here, please type "suicide" into Google. The search engine provides help based on your location at the top of the search results. Do not give up. There is help.


Support Groups:

National Alliance of Mental Health Programs: https://www.nami.org/Find-Support/NAMI-Programs

International OCD Foundation "Find Help": https://iocdf.org/find-help/

Self-Help Websites: 

7 Cups, a site packed with ways to help yourself, listeners, support groups and more: http://www.7cups.com/

IOCD information of self-help for OCD: https://iocdf.org/expert-opinions/expert-opinion-self-directed-erp/

Centre for Clinical Interventions Worksheets and More: http://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/ (This is great if you have the motivation to print out workbooks and other resources to work on at home. Clinicians often use this organization's material in groups, therapy sessions, etc.)

Psych Central: http://psychcentral.com/ (I've seen some good stuff here, but can't vouch for the site overall, so be sure to vet everything you read.)

Finding a Treatment Provider: 

IOCD "Find Help": https://iocdf.org/find-help/

Mental Health America "Finding Therapy": http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/finding-therapy

Anxiety and Depression Association of America "Finding Help":http://www.adaa.org/finding-help

Recommended Books

The Imp of the Mind: Exploring the Silent Epidemic of Obsessive Bad Thoughts

The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD: A Guide to Overcoming Obsessions and Compulsions Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (New Harbinger Self-help Workbooks)

Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom

Exercise for Mood and Anxiety: Proven Strategies for Overcoming Depression and Enhancing Well-Being