Mental Health Resources

Mental Health

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – (800) 273-TALK
Data on Mental and Behavioral Health in the United States
National Institute of Mental Health
Psychology Help Center
National Alliance on Mental Illness
The Campaign to Change Direction
How to Help in an Emotional Crisis


How to Find Help Through Seeing a Psychologist
Psychotherapy Works
Psychotherapy: Myths Versus Reality
Has Psychotherapy Taken a Back Seat to Medication?
Protecting Your Privacy: Understanding Confidentiality
Does Your Insurance Cover Mental Health Services?


Fact Sheet: Anxiety Disorders
Fact Sheet: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Fact Sheet: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Understanding Anxiety Disorders and Effective Treatment
Beyond Worry: How Psychologists Help with Anxiety Disorders
Generalized Anxiety Disorder: When Worry Gets Out of Control
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: When Unwanted Thoughts Take Over
Panic Disorder: When Fear Overwhelms
Social Anxiety Disorder: More Than Just Shyness
Painful Shyness in Children and Adults


Fact Sheet: Depression
Understanding Depression and Effective Treatment
Overcoming Depression: How Psychologist Help with Depressive Disorders
Depression Basics
Depression: What You Need to Know
Depression and College Students
Men and Depression
Depression in Women
Postpartum Depression Facts
Older Adults and Depression
Chronic illness and Depression
Major Depressive Disorder (Seasonal Pattern)
Fact Sheet: Major Depressive Disorder (Seasonal Pattern)

Bipolar Disorder

Fact Sheet: Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder

Suicide Prevention

Fact Sheet: Suicide
NIMH Answers Questions About Suicide
Suicide in America: Frequently Asked Questions

Grief and Loss

Grief: Coping with the Loss of Your Loved One
Coping with the Death of a Co-worker


How to Recognize and Deal with Anger
Strategies for Controlling Your Anger

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Fact Sheet: ADHD
ADHD: The Basics
Could I Have ADHD?


Overcoming Opioid Abuse: How Psychologists Help People with Opioid Addiction

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Eating Disorders

Fact Sheet: Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders: Psychotherapy’s Role in Effective Treatment
Eating Disorders: About More Than Food

Personality Disorders

Fact Sheet: Borderline Personality Disorder


Fact Sheet: Self-Harm

Dissociative Disorders

Fact Sheet: Dissociative Disorders


Fact Sheet: Schizophrenia
Fact Sheet: Schizoaffective Disorder


The Road to Resilience
Resilience Guide for Parents and Teachers


The Different Kinds of Stress
How Stress Affects Your Health
Stress Effects on the Body
Six Myths About Stress
Listening to the Warning Signs of Stress
Are You Suffering From Chronic Stress?
Understanding Chronic Stress
Stress Tip Sheet
Five Tips to Help Manage Stress
Stress Management: Strengthen Your Support Network
Exercise Fuels the Brain’s Stress Buffers

Stress in America – 2017 Survey

Stress in America: Coping with Change, Part 1
Stress in America: Coping with Change, Part 2 (Technology and Social Media)

Financial Stress

Staying Resilient Through Tough Economic Times
Managing Your Stress in Tough Economic Times
Face the Numbers: Moving Beyond Financial Denial
Having a Healthy Summer on a Recession Budget
Happy Couples: How to Avoid Money Arguments
Money and the Family: Creating Good Financial Habits
Tax Day: Strategies for Managing Money Stress

Work-Related Stress

Mind-Body Health: Job Stress
Stress in the Workplace
Coping with Stress at Work
Managing Your Boss
Don’t Let Workplace Stress Ruin Your Labor Day Holiday

Politics-Related Stress

Managing Stress Related to Political Change
Coping with Election-Related Stress
8 Tips for Tackling Political Stress
10 Things Therapists Do When They’re Stressed by Politics

Holiday Stress

Making the Most of the Holiday Season
Tips for Parents on Managing Holiday Stress

Mind-Body Health

For a Healthy Mind and Body
Coping with a Diagnosis of Chronic Illness
Managing Chronic Pain
Taking Control of Your Diabetes
Mind-Body Health: Heart Disease
Maintaining a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle
Heart Skipping a Beat?
Mind-Body Health: Obesity
Getting Your Weight Under Control
Harnessing Willpower to Meet Your Goals
The Key to Making Lasting Lifestyle Changes

Sleep Problems

Fact Sheet: Sleep Disorders
What is Sleep?
Healthy Sleep Habits
Getting a Good Night’s sleep
Too Stressed to Sleep

Natural Disasters

Recovering Emotionally From Disasters
Managing Traumatic Stress: After a Tornado
How to Emotionally Prepare for a Hurricane
Managing Traumatic Stress: After the Hurricanes
Managing Traumatic Stress: Dealing with the Hurricanes from Afar
Strengthening Your Emotional Well-Being Ahead of a Flood
Managing Flood-Related Distress by Building Resilience
Managing Your Distress About Earthquakes from Afar
Tips for Managing Your Distress Related to Wildfires
Recovery from Wildfires

Terrorism and Traumatic Events

Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting
Building Resilience to Manage Indirect Exposure to Terror
Managing Traumatic Stress: Recovering From Explosions
Adjusting to Life After Being Held Hostage or Kidnapped
Recovering Emotionally After a Residential Fire
Taking Care of Your Psychological Health When Your Water Supply is Contaminated
Anxiety and Sadness May Increase on the Anniversary of a Traumatic Event

Talking With Children About Disasters and Traumatic Events
Helping Your Children Manage Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting
How to Talk to Children About Difficult News
Helping Children Cope with Violence and Disasters (For Parents)
Helping Children Cope with Violence and Disasters (For Community Members)
Helping Children Cope with Violence and Disasters (For Rescue Workers)
How to Help Children Cope with Terrorism

Resilience in a Time of War

Resilience in a Time of War
Resilience in a Time of War: Homecoming
Resilience in a Time of War: Tips for Parents and Providers of Preschool Children
Resilience in a Time of War: Tips for Parents and Providers of Elementary School Children
Resilience in a Time of War: Tips for Parents and Teachers of Middle School Children
Resilience in a Time of War: Wartime Stress and Teens

Healthy Families

Fatherhood and Healthy Behaviors for Families
Managing Stress for a Healthy Family
Talking with Your Children About Stress
Supporting a Family Member with Serious Mental Illness


Research and Recommendations
Answers About Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality
Answers About Transgender People and Gender Identity
Answers About Individuals with Intersex Conditions
Research on Therapeutic Attempts to Change Sexual Orientation
Sexual Orientation and Youth: A Primer for Educators
Answers About Same-Sex Marriage
Facts About Same-Sex Couples and Marriage Legislation
Research on Marriage Equality and LGBT Health
Research on Lesbian and Gay Parenting
Facts About Lesbian and Gay Parents
Facts About Outcomes of Children Raised by Same-Sex Couples
Facts About Sexual Identity Development of Children Raised by LGB parents
Facts About LGBT Families of Color

Help and Support
LGBT National Help Center – National Hotline: (888) 843-4564
The Trevor Project – National Lifeline (24/7): (866) 488-7386
It Gets Better Project
Human Rights Campaign
Family Equality Center
Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
Gay and Lesbian Association of Retiring Persons (GLARP)

Aging and Disability

Aging and Depression
When Should I Be Concerned About a Senior’s Forgetfulness?
Living Well with Dementia
Elder Care: More Than “Parenting a Parent”
Sandwich Generation Moms Feeling the Squeeze

Professional Associations

American Psychological Association
Texas Psychological Association
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Embracing Your Demons: An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (PDF)
The Happiness Trap Online Program