General Information on Mental Health
- Barton Health and Wellness directory - includes a comprehensive list of local services, including support groups (pg. 13b).
- Behavioral Health Network, South Lake Tahoe - users can request services in a range of categories using this platform. Some examples of services included: food assistance, housing, substance abuse support.
- National Institute of Mental Health
- Psych Central
- Counselling Resource
- Mental Help - an American Addiction Centers Resource
Resources for ADD/ADHD
- Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
- ADDitude: Inside the ADHD Mind
12-Step Programs and Support Groups
- SMART Recovery
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Narcotis Anonymous
- Gamblers Anonymous
- Co-Dependents Anonymous
- Overeaters Anonymous
- Al-Anon / Al-Ateen - for friends and families of problem drinkers
Perinatal (during pregnancy and postpartum) Mood and Anxiety Support
- Postpartum Health Alliance
- Postpartum Support International
- Postpartum Men - Helping Men Beat the Baby Blues
Self-Help Reading for Individuals
The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships; Harriet Lerner, PhD
The Dance of Intimacy; Harriet Lerner, PhD
The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook; Edmund J. Bourne, PhD
(book for ADD and ADHD): Driven to Distraction; Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., and John J. Ratey, M.D.;
Healing the Child Within Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families; Charles L. Whitfield, M.D.
Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief: Guided Practices for Reclaiming Your Body and Your Life; Jon Kabat-Zinn
The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction: A Guide to Coping with the Grief, Stress and Anger that Trigger Addictive Behaviors; Rebecca E. Williams, PhD, and Julie Kraft, MA
Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment–and Your Life; Jon Kabat-Zinn
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy: David D. Burns, M.D.
Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself; Melody Beattie
The Courage to Heal Workbook: A Guide for Women and Men Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse; Laura Davis
Reading for Couples & Relationships
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work; John M. Gottman, Ph.D and Nan Silver
Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love; Sue Johnson
Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find – and Keep – Love; Amir Levine, M.D. & Rachel Heller, M.A.
Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship; Stan Tatkin, PsyD and Harville Hendrix, Ph.D
And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives; John M. Gottman, Ph.D, and Julie Schwartz Gottman
Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples; Harville Hendrix, Ph.D
The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts; Gary Chapman
Couple Skills: Making Your Relationship Work (Second Edition); Matthew McKay, Ph.D, Patrick Fanning, Kim Paleg, Ph.D
The ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand and Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps; Melissa Orlov, M.D.
Reading for Parents
Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive; Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.
Trauma-Proofing Your Kids, A Parents Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy, and Resilience; Peter A. Levine and Maggie Klein
Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting; John Gottman, Ph.D
The Grieving Child: A Parent’s Guide; Helen Fitzgerald
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk; Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
The Attachment Connection: Parenting a Secure and Confident Child Using the Science of Attachment Theory; Ruth P. Newton, Ph.D
Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear, 2nd Edition; Pam Leo
Attached at the Heart: 8 Proven Parenting Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children; Barbara Nicholson
Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children; Thomas Gordon
Between Parent and Child: The Bestselling Classic That Revolutionized Parent-Child Communication; Dr. Haim G. Ginott