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Wellness Resource Guide

The internet can be a great start to finding valuable information on medical conditions, available treatments, and treatment providers. The links provided here are either home pages to general information or direct links to specific information of interest. Any information obtained from the links below should always be used in conjunction with professional care in order to be better informed. As always, any information from the links below is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice but rather for your informational gathering.


Crisis Information

For Emergencies Dial 911

1-800-SUICIDE – USA National Suicide Hotline

1-516-679-1111 – Long Island Crisis Center (click for link)

1-516-481-4000 – Nassau County Drug & Alcohol Hotline

1-631-751-7500 – Response of Suffolk County Crisis/Suicide

1-212-532-2400 – NY Help-Line Telephone Services

1-212-673-3000 – Samaritans of New York Suicide Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE – National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-621-4000 – National Runaway Switchboard

1- 877-796-HOPE – Children of Hope Hotline (Unwanted teen pregnancy)

1-866-4-U-Trevor – Gay & Lesbian Crises Hotline


Web Resource Links

General Information For All Psychiatric Disorders:

American Psychiatric Association – www.HealthyMinds.org

American Psychological Association – www.APA.org

National Institute of Health – www.NIH.gov

NYU Child Study Center – www.AboutOurKids.org (An excellent web site for general and detailed information)

National Institute of Mental Health – Child & Adolescent NIMH

American Academy of Pediatrics – AAP Behavioral Health

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – www.AACAP.org (Type in Disorder)

National Institute of Child Health & Human Development – www.NICHD.NIH.gov

National Association of Mental Illness – www.NAMI.org

Mental Health America (formally known as National Mental Health Association) – www.NMHA.org

The Mental Health Research Association – www.NARSAD.org

National Association of Social Workers – www.Helpstartshere.org

Mental Help Net – www.MentalHelp.net

WebMD – Children’s Health

BehaveNet (DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic Criteria)- www.BehaveNet.com


Information On Specific Disorders:

Eating Disorders:

The Eating Disorder News Network (EDNN) – www.EatingDisorderNews.com

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders – www.ANAD.org

National Institute of Mental Health (Eating Disorders) – www.NIMH.gov

Eating Disorder Referral & Information Center – www.EDreferral.com

Eating Disorder Hope – www.EatingDisorderHope.com

Something Fishy (Web Site on Eating Disorders)- www.Something-Fishy.org

Eating Disorders Anonymous – www.EatingDisordersAnonymous.org

Academy of Eating Disorders – www.AEDweb.org

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) – www.EDAP.org

NEDA Eating Disorders Survival Guide (Affording Appropriate Treatment) – www.EDAP.org

Alliance for Eating Disorder Awareness – www.EatingDisorderInfo.org

Eating Disorders Resource Catalogue (Gurze Books)- www.Bulima.com (a Web Site for purchasing self help & professional Books/Journals/Info about Eating Disorders)


Mood Disorders (Depression & Bipolar Disorders)

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – www.DBSalliance.org

Adolescent Mood Disorders – www.Adolescent-Mood-Disorders.com

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – www.AACAP.org (Type in Disorder)

Depression & Related Affective Disorders Association – www.DRADA.org



National Institute of Mental Health (Depression) – www.NIMH.gov

National Institute of Health (Depression) – www.NIH.gov

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) (Depression) – www.NAMI.org

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation – www.BPkids.org

WebMD (Bipolar Disorder Health Center) – www.WebMD.com

Bipolar Focus – www.MoodSwing.org

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation – www.BPKIDS.org

Juviile Bipolar Research Foundation – www.BPChildResearch.org


Premenstral Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

Know My Cycle – www.KnowMyCycle.com (Pharmaceutical Web Site – Wyeth)

PMDD (Facts for Health) – www.FactsForHealth.org


Suicide Prevention

Columbia University TeenScreen Program – www.TeenScreen.org

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – www.AFSP.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – www.SuicidePreventionLifeline.org

Suicide Prevention Resource Center – www.SPRC.org

Jed Foundation (Mental Health Safety for College Students) – www.JedFoundation.org

ULifeline (Anonymous & Confidential Resource Center for college Students) – www.Ulifeline.org


Anxiety Disorders

National Institute of Mental Health (Anxiety Disorders) – www.NIMH.gov

Anxiety Disorders Association of America – www.ADAA.org

PTSD Alliance – www.PTSDalliance.org (PDF information guide)

PTSD Info – www.PTSDinfo.org

PTSD Facts – www.FactsForHealth.org

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation – www.OCfoundation.org

Medline Plus (OCD) – www.NLM.NIH.gov

Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Disorder – www.SocialPhobia.org

Medline Plus (Phobias) – www.NLM.NIH.gov



NYU Child Study Center – www.AboutOurKids.org

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – www.AACAP.org

American Academy of Pediatrics – AAP ADHD Resource Kit

Children & Adults with ADHD – www.CHADD.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Resources – www.ADDresources.org

Attention Deficit Disorder Association – www.ADD.org

National Resource Center on ADHD – www.Help4ADHD.org

WebMD – ADHD Health Center

ADHDinfo.com – www.ADHDinfo.com (Pharmaceutical Web Site – Novartis)

Focus on ADHD – www.FocusOnADHD.com (Pharmaceutical Web Site – McNeil)

ADHD Support – www.ADHDsupport.com (Pharmaceutical Web Site – Shire)


Addiction Disorders

Alcoholics Anonymous – www.Alcoholics-Anonymous.org

Al-anon and Alateen – www.Al-Anon.AlaTeen.org

Cocaine Anonymous – www.CA.org MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) – www.MADD.org

National Institute on Drug Abuse – www.NIDA.NIH.gov

American Academy of Pediatrics (Substance Abuse) – www.AAP.org

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) – www.dare.org

Partnership for a Drug-Free America – www.DrugFree.org

Parents: The Anti-Drug – www.TheAntiDrug.com

Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) (Drug Information) – www.USDOJ.gov

Substance Abuse Treatment Locator – www.SAMHSA.gov

Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy & Drug Free (Family Guide) – www.Family.SAMHSA.gov

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol & Drug Information – www.SAMHSA.gov

Addiction Recovery Guide – www.AddictionRecoveryGuide.org

Women For Sobriety – www.WomenforSobriety.org

National Association for Children of Alcoholics – www.NACOA.org

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) for Parents – www.dare.org


Behavioral Addictions

Sexaholics Anonymous – (Long Island Hotline (516) 733-0002) – www.SA.org

Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous of NY – www.SLAANY.org

Gamblers Anonymous – www.GamblersAnonymous.org

Shopping Addictions – www.R-A.org

Debtors Anonymous – www.DebtorsAnonymous.org

Psychotic Disorders

National Institute of Health (Schizophrenia) – www.NIH.gov

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) (Schizophrenia) – www.NAMI.org

National Institute of Mental Health (Schizophrenia) – www.NIMH.gov

WebMD (Psychotic Disorders) – www.WebMD.com

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – www.AACAP.org (Type in Disorder)


Autism Spectrum Disorders

NYU Child Study Center – www.AboutOurKids.org

American Academy of Pediatrics (Autism) – www.AAP.org

CDC (Autism) – www.CDC.gov

National Autism Association – www.NationalAutismAssociation.org

Autism Speaks – www.AutismSpeaks.org

National Institute of Mental Health (Autism Specturm Disorders) – www.NIMH.gov

National Institute of Health (Autism) – www.NIH.gov

Yale Child Study Center (Autism Spectrum Disorders) – www.Med.Yale.edu

University of Michigan (Autism Spectrum Disorders) – www.Med.UMich.edu

Association for Science in Autism Treatment – www.ASATonline.org

Association for Behavioral Analysis – www.ABAinternational.org

Kid Foundation (Sensory Processing Disorders) – www.KidFoundation.org

WebMD (Autism) – www.WebMD.com<

Special Needs Project – www.SpecialNeeds.com (Books/DVD’s/Info about Special Needs)


Asperger Syndome

The Source – www.MaapServices.org

Asperger.net – www.Asperger.net (Books on Autism/Asperger’s)


Learning Disorders

Learning Disabilities Association of America – www.LDAamerica.org

LD Online (LD’s & ADHD) – www.LDonline.org

National Parent Information Network – www.NPIN.org

National Institute of Health (Learning Disorders) – www.NIH.gov

Nonverbal Learning Disorders Association – www.NLDA.org

US Department of Education (Special Education) – www.IDEA.ed.gov

International Dyslexia Association – www.InterDys.org

Schwab Learning – www.SchwabLearning.org


Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome Association – www.TSA-USA.org

Tourette Syndrome Plus – www.TouretteSyndrome.net

Tourette-Syndrome – www.Tourette-Syndrome.com

National Institute of Health (Tourette Fact Sheet) – www.NIH.gov

Growing Up With Tourette’s Syndrome (For Kids) – www.TSkids4.tripod.com


Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities – www.NICHCY.org (Many good links)

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Online – www.DBpeds.org

The ARC (Advocacy Organization) – www.TheArc.org

American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) – www.AAMR.org

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome – www.NOFAS.org

CDC (Developmental Disabilities) – www.CDC.gov

SIRRI Developmental Rehabilitation & Learning Center – www.SIRRIAZ.com

March of Dimes – www.MarchofDimes.com

Family Voices – www.FamilyVoices.org

Special Needs Project – www.SpecialNeeds.com (Books/DVD’s/Info about Special Needs)


General Parenting

For Families

FamilyDoctor.org – www.FamilyDoctor.org

American Dietetic Association – www.EatRight.org

American Heart Association (Kids) – www.AmericanHeart.org

USDA Food Pyramid (for Fids) – www.MyPyramid.gov

Melpomene Institute for Women’s Health – www.Melpomene.org


General Parenting

American Academy of Pediatrics (Parenting Corner) – www.AAP.org

Parenting.com – www.Parenting.com

Parents.com – www.Parents.com

Psychology Today (ParentingCenter) – www.PsychologyToday.com

Today’s Parent – www.TodaysParent.com