Veterans Crisis Line
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.
Free guided meditations provided by the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center
A series of free meditation guides available in both English and Spanish that can be played online, downloaded from iTunes or viewable in written form.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
A national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Eating in the Light of the Moon by Anita A. Johnston, PhD.
By weaving practical insights and exercises through a rich tapestry of multicultural myths, ancient legends, and folktales, Anita Johnston helps the millions of women preoccupied with their weight discover and address the issues behind their negative attitudes toward food.
Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders by Aimee Liu
Aimee Liu, who wrote Solitaire, has extensively researched the origins and effects of both anorexia and bulimia, and dispels many commonly held myths about these diseases with the persuasive conclusion that anorexia is a result of personality.
The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man's World by Alan Downs
The Velvet Rage passionately describes the stages of a gay man’s journey out of shame and offers practical and inspired strategies to stop the cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behavior.
Dry: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs
A memoir written by American writer Augusten Burroughs (Running With Scissors) that describes the author's battle with alcoholism.
Yoga for Anxiety by Mary Nurrie Stearns, LCSW, RYT
Regular yoga practice has been proven to calm stress, enhance concentration, and reduce the symptoms of anxiety. This book offers meditations, mindfulness practices, self-inquiry exercises, and yoga poses that soothe anxious feelings and develop mental clarity.
The Chemistry of Joy by M.D. Henry Emmons and Rachel Kranz
This book offers a unique blend of Western science and Eastern philosophy to show you how to treat depression more naturally and effectively, and what you can do TODAY to create a happier, more fulfilling life for yourself.
Happiness is a habit. For some of us, that habit is a natural inclination; for others, it is a learned behavior. The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness combines wisdom from neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and spirituality to help you choose contentment.
Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin
The author tackles the critical question: How do we change? The answer: through habits. Habits are the invisible architecture of everyday life. It takes work to make a habit, but once that habit is set, we can harness the energy of habits to build happier, stronger, more productive lives.
Cultivating Lasting Happiness by Terry Fralich, LPCC
The definitive practical guide to understanding mindfulness and integrating it into your life. Terry Fralich has created a path for developing the awareness and skills to minimize suffering and maximize positive states - all to enhance well being.
SuperBetter by Jane McGonigal
In this book, McGonigal reveals a decade’s worth of scientific research into the ways all games—including videogames, sports, and puzzles—change how we respond to stress, challenge, and pain.
Conquering Shame and Codependency by Darlene Lancer
A nationally recognized author and codependency expert examines the roots of shame and its connection with codependent relationships. Learn how to heal from their destructive hold by implementing eight steps that will empower the real you, and lead to healthier relationships.
Using the metaphor of the heroic journey--departure, struggle and return--the author shows readers the way to psychological and spiritual health.
Brené Brown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of Wholehearted living—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.
The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques by Margaret Wehrenberg
A strategy-filled handbook to understand, manage, and conquer your own stress.
PTSD & Veterans' Issues
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Minneapolis VA Healthcare System An affiliated teaching hospital that provides primary, specialty, mental and behavioral health, and extended care and rehabilitative care to over 80,000 veteran patients.
The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too byJenni Schaefer and Thom Rutledge
The 10th Anniversary Edition of the book that has given hope and inspiration to thousands who are dealing with eating disorders.
Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition The Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition is committed to improving health care access and the quality of health care received by trans and gender non-conforming people through education, resources, and advocacy.
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