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The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information and resources.

Cutting and Other Self-Injurious Behaviors

Information on Self-Harm for Parents
Cutting is the most common form of self-injury
Understanding Teen Cutting and Self-Injury
General Information and Overview 

Self-Harm Information and Warning Signs
Definition and Warning Signs

Anger Management
Protect Yourself from Anger
Learn to boost confident composure
Controlling anger before it controls you
Anger is a normal, usually healthy emotion we all experience. But when anger gets out of hand, it can cause problems at home and at work. There are ways you can get control of your anger, instead of letting it control you.
Want to Change? Get Angry!
How to use your anger to achieve your goals.
When Negative Thoughts Invade
Repeat the mantra: Not helpful.
Why Getting Revenge Isn't Worth It
The best revenge is none at all.
Controlling Anger
How to keep anger from eroding your life.
Ten Commandments of Anger Regulation
Manage vulnerability, not anger - be true to your values.
Taming the Rageful Lion Within
A better way to overcome anger.
What Kind of Partner Do You Want to Be?
Did you promise your partner to love, honor, and resent?
Anger Problems: What They Say about You
Do you see anger or resentment in the mirror?
What Your Anger May Be Hiding
Reflections on the most seductive—and addictive—of human emotions.

Worry, Anxiety, and Guilt
The truth about times like these is that there have always been times like these.
Worry is an emotion that, for the most part, is counter-productive. When you worry, you deflect your mental powers in ways that can sap your energy. With a little brain-training, you can turn that energy around to help you successfully tackle your life’s problems.
Guilt is one of the most common but least understood emotions. When the guilt becomes chronic, it can contribute to chronic mental health problems including depression and anxiety disorders. By learning to identify these five types of guilt, you can learn ways to cope with and manage your own.
If you do something wrong that hurts someone else, you feel guilty. Guilt is a valuable emotion, because it helps to maintain your ties to the people in your community. It provides a painful consequence for actions that would weaken the groups that you belong to.
Overcome anxiety, depression, and other emotions that can weigh you down. Use a proven ABC technique.
Some musicians seem to accept performance anxiety as a fact of life. Believing that a drop-off in musical quality from rehearsal to concert is unavoidable, their only strategy for managing stage fright is to over-prepare through additional practice. There are, however, powerful sources of anxiety that are not addressed by merely practicing more.
Track what you do when you procrastinate. Plot a new direction. Enjoy the benefits.
Flight anxiety? Statistics don't help. Our most powerful regulation system can control anxiety. But since it operates unconsciously, we may not know it exists, or how to tap into it.
In today's New York Times, eminent professor and scholar Stanley Fish opened up about his unease with social situations. Can he teach us—and me—how to feel better about them?
Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder 

An innovative approach to treating your depression
There are many ways to lessen the stigma of depression.
How one film helps tell teens' stories of depression
Later bedtimes for teens associated with depression, suicidal thought.
How parents can spot the blues.
How to open up to your family about depression.
Why male depression stays hidden.
Should you become a patient just by crossing the threshold?
The Shriver Report's "Woman's Nation" may be a depressed one.
Females are twice as likely as males to be depressed.
Should women take antidepressants while pregnant?
Hormones may play a pivotal role in women's maladies.
Bipolar Disorder News - Pendulum.org
Depression and How Therapy Can Help
Depression Screening
Depression Test, Symptoms of Depression, Signs of Depression

Teen Issues
Adolescents achieve independence with triumph and regret.
The Myth About Thigh Gaps!!!
A big topic with teen girls; FitnessBlender trainers talk about the myth of thigh gaps.
Here's what to expect from your adolescent.
How you talk to them may be the key to their success.
What do late teens think acting "grown up" means?
Altruistic teens live happier, healthier, and longer lives.
Can you really tell when your teen is lying?
Conflict is how parents and adolescent need to get along.
How fathers can maintain strong bonds with their physically maturing daughter.
A primer on the positives in youth development.
The consequences of depression during adolescence.
The perfect body is now part of the perfect resume, and colleges have become incubators of eating disorders.
By delaying work, adolescents put the pressure on themselves.
Boys get the blues too.
Get involved in the lives of your teenage girls.
Why are good kids cruel to their peers in middle school? A spike in both frequency and severity of these five behaviors could be the answer.

Parenting Articles
Listening is at the heart of connection.
Words can change your kid's brain. Learn to use the right ones. 
Neuroscientists are changing how we think about the adolescent brain.
Six ways to stay calm in tough parenting moments.
Setting limits on kid's behavior does not mean we need to set limits on feelings.
Can integrity survive in the digital age?
The latest research on the impact of the media's impact on our young girls.

Positive Psychology
Articles by Dr. Martin Seligman
Happiness: The Three Traditional Theories
Summary: Which of the three theories of happiness you believe has implications for how you lead your life.
Choice and Happiness: Swarthmore Last Collection
Summary: Too much freedom can be bad for well-being. Why you should limit your options, settle for good enough, and not try to always make the best choice. Barry Schwartz, best-selling author of "The Paradox of Choice", is our guest for this issue.
A National Well-Being Index
Summary: Domestic policy makers need more than just economic indicators of what's working and what's not.
Love and Positive Events
Summary: Shelly Gable turns marriage research on its head and finds that couples who report an active/constructive mate are more in love, are more committed, and have more marital satisfaction.
Testing Positive Interventions
Summary: It's not enough to think it should work. We're after hard evidence of what makes people happier.
Positive Psychology Goes to College
Summary: Can happiness be taught? Early results from a class of 120 college students suggest that it's possible.
Does Suffering Trump Happiness?
Summary: Positive Psychology doesn't replace psychology-as-usual, but adds something important even to those who are suffering.
Positive Psychology for Ninth Graders
Summary: New study underway to explore ways to teach positive psychology in high school and measure the results.
Pleasure, Meaning & Eudaimonia
Summary: New findings indicate that pursuing pleasure does not bring happiness.

Trichotillomania and Dermatillomania
Frederick Penzel, PhD
Director, Western Suffolk Psychological Services, Huntington, NY
Frederick Penzel, PhD
Director, Western Suffolk Psychological Services, Huntington, NY
Sherrie Vavrichek, LCSW, CBCD
Ruth Golomb, LCPC
Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, Silver Spring, MD
Frederick Penzel, PhD
Director, Western Suffolk Psychological Services, Huntington, NY
Carol Novak, MD
Regions - Behavioral Health, St. Paul, MN
Hugh Grubb, MA, MFT
Los Gatos, CA
Jon Grant, MD
University of Minnesota Medical Center
Ruth Golomb, M.Ed., LPC, Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, Silver Spring, MD
Suzanne Mouton-Odum, Private Practice, Houston, TX
Stacy Lechtman
Interview with Paul D. Schumacher, MD
Ellen, Bowie, MD
Compiled by Leslie Lee, TLC Program Coordinator
Frederick Penzel, PhD
Director, Western Suffolk Psychological Services, Huntington, NY

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADDA - Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, NIMH
Born to Explore: The Other Side of ADD/ADHD

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
Childhelp USA®
SAMHSA's Protection and Advocacy
Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse
The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website
Women, Violence and Trauma

Mental Health Care General Links
California Victim Compensation Program (CalVCP)
Mental Help Net
University of Michigan Health Topics A to Z
Web Sites You Can Trust, Medical Library Association
Keirsey (Myers-Briggs) Temperament Sorter
Signs of Menopause, Symptoms of Menopause
Student Mental Health Resources

Suicide Awareness and Hotlines
SAMHSA's Suicide
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Suicide: Read This First

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