Mental Health – General Topics

General Psychological and Counseling Resources

Below are some links for good mental health resources for Kansas City Psychotherapy, counseling clients in Kansas City, couples counseling in Kansas City, as well as national resources geared towards improving your life.

Mindfulness Videos (Instant Mindfulness) –

Mindful Occupation (Mental Health General Resources) –

Stress Reduction – Do Nothing for 2 Minutes (Mindfulness) –

National Institute of Mental Health –

Problem Solving, Vocational, Life-Values Counseling Resources

MindTools – Career Skills Inventory, SWOT problem analysis, Problem Solving Techniques and Brainstorming:

Life-Values Inventory – The greater the space between one’s behaviors and one’s values, the more likely he/she is to experience personal distress.  Life Values Inventory assessment:

ReachOutCentral – online game design to improve communication, problem solving, and optimism –


General Medical Resources

Healthfinder Health Topics Resource (USDHHS) –

A-Z Medication/Drug Information (Medline) –

Medline Health Topics (NIH Library of Medicine) –

Benzodiazepine Withdraw –

Science Magazine (Research) –

BMJ Group (Quality and Safety in Healthcare) –

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention –

American Public Health Association –

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research –

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality –

American Academy of Family Physicians –

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians –

Counseling Services Self Help





ONLINE SCREENING TOOLS: Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, PTSD

Mental Health Meditation Links

Audio based:

Reading based:

Meditation concepts:

Insight Meditation:

Nutrition and Diet Resources

Nutrition – (new food pyramid concept)

Foodapedia –

Food and Nutrition Information Center –

Supertracker (Food Tracker) –

Adult and Adolescent BMI (Body Mass Index) Assessment –

Medication & Psychiatric Pharmacology Resources

Pharmakokinetics –

APA – Division 55 – The American Society for the Advancement of Pharmacotherapy –

MedScape – Pharmacology  –

Drug Info Net –

National Alliance on Mental Illness –

Pharma Research –


PubMed Health – Pronunciation/Dictionary

Sleep and Insomnia Counseling Resources

Sleep and Insomnia –

National Center on Sleep Disoders (NIH) –

Sleep Net –

The National Sleep Foundation –

Learn to Sleep Well: A Practical Guide to Getting a Good Nights Rest by Chris Idzikowski

Substance Abuse Counseling Resources

Individuals with the following trifecta (see below) are more likely to be at risk for substance abuse:

– Age 15 prior to first use

– Multidrug use

Family history

Alcoholism Counseling Resources:

National institute on alcohol abuse and alcoholism –

National Association for Children of Alcoholics –

NCADD – National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence –

Drinkers Checkup List –

Drug Abuse – NIDA National Institute on Drug Abuse –

Secular Rational Recovery –

Smart Recovery – Self Help for Addiction and Alcohol Abuse –

LifeRing – Self Empowered Recovery –

Secular Organizations for Sobriety –

SAMHSA Treatment Locator –

ASAM – American Society of Addiction Medicine –

Institute for Addiction Study –

NIDA – National Institute on Drug Abuse –

National Council for COmmunity Behavioral Healthcare –

HAMS: Harm Reduction for Alcohol (Harm Reduction, Abstinence, and Moderation Support) –

Substance Abuse Counseling Resources:

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Approaches to Drug Abuse Counseling: A Psychotherapeutic and Skills-Training Approach to the Treatment of Drug Addiction –

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration History Book: Part 1 –

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration History Book: Part 2 –

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration –

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information –

Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention –

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University –

Join Together Online –

Indiana Prevention Resource Center –

Prevention Research Center at Penn State –

US Department of Education – Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools –

Center for Disease Control and Prevention –

Wisconsin Clearinghouse for Prevention Resources –

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism –

National Institute on Drug Abuse –

Prevention Institute –

Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General, Chapter 1 –

Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General, Overview of Prevention –

Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General—Overview of Treatment –

FIRST CALL – NCADD in Kansas City

Drinkers Checkup List

Alcoholics Anonymous or Non-Secular Group Support

Rational Recovery

Secular Organizations for Sobriety

Half of Us – College Students


International Organization for Migration

RAINN – Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

SAMHSA Treatment Locator

Sexuality, Sexual Trauma, Sexual Dysfunction, & Sex Addiction Counseling Resources

Sexual orientation and gender identity – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Resources –

National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth LGBT Support –

Porn Addiction –

SAA – Sex Addicts Anonymous –


RAINN – Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network –

Trauma Training –

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) –

Sex Addiction Counseling Resources

Online Sexual Addiction –

American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders –

Sexual Addiction Recovery Resources –

Sex Addiction Resource Website –

National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity –

National Counseling Intervention Services –

Women’s Sexual Screening Addiction Test (W-SAST) –

G-Sexual Addiction Screening Test (G-SAST) –

Codependents of Sexual Addiction (COSA) –

S-ANON International Family Groups –

Sexaholics Anonymous (SA) –

About Sexual Addiction –



SAA – Sex Addicts Anonymous Resources –

Sexual Trauma & Abuse Counseling Resources

Survivors of Incest Anonymous (SIA) –

Male Survivor –

Sexual Dysfunction Counseling Resources

Treating Erectile Dysfunction –

Men’s Sexual Health –

Gender Inequality / Roles Counseling


Attention Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (formerly ADD) Counseling Resources

Managing ADHD in Adults and Children –

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