Mental Health Resources

*Disclaimer: these resources shouldn’t take the place of a mental health professional. If you are experiencing a crisis, pick up the phone and call 911*

Psych Central:  A collection of articles as well as a newsletter about psychology topics:   https://psychcentral.com/

Psychology Fact Sheet:   Introductory Information about a wide variety of mental health topics:  https://www.cpa.ca/psychologyfactsheets

Greater Good Magazine:  A publication from UC Berkley with science-based articles:  https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/#gsc.tab=0

ReSolve Crisis Services:  Call 1888-796-8226 if you feel that you are in crisis or go to http://www.upmc.com/Services/behavioral-health/resolve-crisis-services/Pages/default.aspx

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: https://www.samhsa.gov/

LifeRing Secular Recovery:  A secular program for overcoming addiction.  http://lifering.org

University of Pittsburgh Institute on Aging:  Another resource for caregivers.  http://www.upmc.com/services/aginginstitute/pages/default.aspx

Psychology Today Find a Therapist tool:  In addition to articles, there is a database of therapists in the area.  Search criteria can be refined to include insurance, specialization, and even secular practitioners. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/pennsylvania

Headspace:  A great app for those who want to practice guided meditation for both iOS and Android.  While free, the full app does require a subscription service or you can purchase meditations.

Anxiety and Depression Self-Assessments:    https://www.integritypsych.com/self-assessments

Calmer Conversations Resource Page:  If you or someone you know is dealing with anxiety, there are several resources on this page to help calm down:  http://www.steimercounseling.com/calmer-conversations-resources/

Allegheny County Area Agency on Aging:  Several services for those giving care to older adults.  http://www.alleghenycounty.us/Human-Services/About/Offices/Area-Agency-on-Aging.aspx

Resources for Cancer:  https://kspope.com/dual/cancerhelp.php

Pet Bereavement Resources:  https://catanddoghelp.com/animals/bereavement.php