Helpful Resources

Helpful Resources 2017-11-30T10:53:18+00:00

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Addiction Center

www.AddictionCenter.com

A professional web guide that connects individuals struggling with addiction to treatment options. Our goal is to increase awareness of the addiction epidemic spreading through the state.

For 24/7 Treatment Help Call: (877) 655-5116

Alcoholics Anonymous

www.aa.org
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

DrugRehab.com

www.DrugRehab.com
It is important to understand alcohol or drug addiction and their causes before you can overcome them. At DrugRehab.com, their mission is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and pursue a lifelong recovery.
844-596-7338
24/7 Help

Nar-Anon: Alone No More

Providing essential support for the family & friends of people living with drug addiction.
Join us, talk with us, connect with us. Wednesday evenings, 7-8:30pm hosted at Beth Sholom Congregation, Pre-school Entrance, South Side of the Building 8231 Old York Road, Elkins Park, 19027
Contact Steve: moc.liamg@thgindewpevets

JACS (Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons, and Significant Others) and JACS Teens

www.jacsweb.org
JACS is dedicated to: “Encouraging and assisting Jewish alcoholics, chemically dependent persons and their families, friends and associates to explore recovery in a nurturing Jewish environment; Promoting knowledge and understanding of the disease of alcoholism and chemical dependency as it involves the Jewish community; and acting as a resource center and information clearinghouse on the effects of alcoholism and drug dependency on Jewish family life.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

www.samhsa.gov/treatment/index.aspx
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
800-662-4357

Jefferson’s Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

www.hospitals.jefferson.edu/departments-and-services/psychiatry-and-human-behavior.html
The psychiatrists and therapists of Jefferson’s Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior provide services to Hospital patients. In addition, we focus special attention on the consultation and treatment of the most common psychiatric problems of anxiety, depression, insomnia, substance abuse, eating disorders and sleep disorders.

Friends Hospital

www.friendshospital.com
Friends Hospital was founded based on the belief that all people, even those with a mental illness, can live a “moral, ordered existence if treated with kindness, dignity and respect.” Today, Friends Hospital still operates under this original mission as written by the Hospital’s founders and, using the principles of wellness and recovery, strives to provide patients with the tools they need to understand and manage their illness
215-831-3549

Devereaux Advanced Behavioral Hospital

www.devereux.org
This is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. We are a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare. Our programs are offered in hospital and residential, community, and school-based settings. They include Comprehensive Assessment, Diagnostics and Measurement to support data-driven care; evidence-based Treatment & Special Education; Transition and Independent Life Services, Family Education and Professional Training; Research and Innovation to advance the field; and Advocacy, Public Awareness and Prevention.
800-345-1292

Horsham Clinic

www.Horshamclinic.com
The Horsham Clinic has helped children, teens, adults and older adults manage and overcome a number of mental health issues at its 55-acre campus in suburban Philadelphia. The Horsham Clinic is committed to providing quality behavioral health care services that effectively and efficiently meets the individual needs of every patient from the population we serve. We are committed to restoring every patient’s emotional well-being through interdisciplinary clinical programs and care that are provided by highly skilled professionals.
215-643-7800

Belmont Behavioral Hospital

www.belmontbehavioral.com
Belmont Behavioral Hospital is one of the largest mental and behavioral healthcare providers in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. For the past 75 years, this hospital has been offering life-saving and life-changing treatment for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults alike, and supplies a full continuum of care designed to meet the various treatment needs of all who require top notch mental and behavioral healthcare services.
877-418-7923

Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital

www.brookeglenhospital.com
Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital offers unique and individualized programming that sets us apart from many other treatment facilities. Brooke Glen has been providing psychiatric services to the Philadelphia area for more than 40 years. Located in Fort Washington, PA, Montgomery County, our facility provides a peaceful setting for those seeking treatment for mental illness.
24/7 Assessments
800-256-5300

Haven Behavioral Hospital of Philadelphia

www.philadelphia.havenbehavioral.com
A licensed 36-bed acute care psychiatric hospital providing inpatient psychiatric stabilization and treatment to adults ages 55 and older who are experiencing acute symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood disorders and psychosis. We also treat individuals who are suffering from other medical conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Patients are treated through a program of comprehensive assessments, medication evaluation and stabilization before a coordinated return to an appropriate environment. We are a facility committed to excellence for the treatment of our patients.
Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (PPI)
215-791-6855

Einstein Mental and Behavioral Health

www.einstein.edu/mental-health
The largest array of mental health services in the Philadelphia area. Einstein provides mental and behavioral health care in the Philadelphia region. We have a 75-year tradition of caring for all ages, around-the-clock. Being a part of Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia strengthens our position as a full-scale provider for medical treatment as well as mental and behavioral health treatment.
For 24-hour emergency care, call 215-951-8300
For inpatient admissions, call 215-456-3209
For outpatient admissions, call 215-456-9850
For LGBTQ+ specific outpatient care, call 215-420-0989

Help Yourself. Help Others – Screening for Mental Health

www.helpyourselfhelpothers.org
Everyone experiences stress, sadness and anxiety from time to time—it’s part of life. But if you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or unable to do the things you once enjoyed, it may be time to assess your emotional health. If you are concerned about yourself or someone you love, take a few minutes to complete an anonymous self-assessment.

Tikvah/AJMI

www.tikvahajmi.com
A grassroots Jewish organization established by concerned parents and mental health professionals committed to improving the quality of life for adult individuals with mental illness. What began as a forum where families could cope with mental illness positively and purposefully quickly evolved into a social program aimed at promoting community opportunities for individuals. We reduce isolation, increase independence, provide educational opportunities and enhance Jewish identity.
267-581-5291 for local meetings

Families for Depression Awareness

www.familyaware.org
Families for Depression Awareness helps families recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicides. We offer education, training, and support to unite families and help them heal while coping with mood disorders.
781-890-0220

National Alliance on Mental Illness

www.nami.org
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
NAMI helpline: 800-950-NAMI
Montgomery County www.namimontcopa.org
Bucks County: www.namibuckspa.org
Philadelphia Northeast: ten.nozirev@eflj
National Institute of Mental Health
www.nimh.nih.gov

The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure
866-615-6464

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

www.dbsalliance.org
Depression and bipolar disorder can be isolating illnesses, but DBSA support groups can help you connect with others who have been there as well. Visit a DBSA support group and get the support that is essential to recovery.
800- 826-3632

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) at Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine

www.jefferson.edu/mindfulness
Mindfulness is a meditative process that quiets the mind and releases physical distress. Through mindfulness you can experience greater vitality and well-being in the present moment. Participants are asked to make a strong commitment to attend all sessions, and to practice meditation/relaxation techniques on a daily basis throughout the eight-week program.

Mental Health First Aid

www.nhsonline.org
12-hour training course that teaches a basic understanding of common mental health disorders, warnings signs and risk factors of a potential mental health crisis; a 5-step action plan to assess critical situations, initiate appropriate interventions, and ensure the individuals receive proper care; connect people with treatment options; and provide resources available.

The Treatment Advocacy Center

www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org
The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illnesses. The organization promotes laws, policies and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and supports the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Healthy Minds Philly

www.healthymindsphilly.org
HealthyMindsPhilly.org is an online tool and resource to support and improve the mental health and well-being of all Philadelphians. The Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) has combined its behavioral health care and intellectual disability services into one complete system as part of its public health strategy and approach.

The Trevor Project

www.thetrevorproject.org
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
866-4-U-TREVOR

GLBT National Help Center

www.youthtalkline.org
An organization that provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Utilizing a diverse group of GLBT volunteers, we operate three national hotlines, the GLBT National Hotline, the GLBT National Youth Talkline, and the SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline as well as private, volunteer one-to-one online chat, that helps both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more. We also maintain the largest collection of resources for the GLBT community in the United States, with 15,000 local resources for cities and towns across the country.
800-246-PRIDE

National Youth Crisis Hotline

www.samaritanshope.org
Samaritans has been providing compassionate suicide prevention programs for 40 years. We have provided caring, non-judgmental support on over 2.5 million calls from our community’s most vulnerable individuals. We have trained over 4,500 volunteers with befriending skills that benefit them, not only in their service on our 24/7 Crisis Services, but also in their ongoing relationships and within their communities. We have provided workshops and trainings on suicide prevention to more than 100,000 individuals in human service organizations, churches and community groups. And we have supported over 10,000 individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide.
877-870-HOPE

Boys Town National Hotline

www.yourlifeyourvoice.org
If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or you are being abused, please call us. These are serious issues that are best handled in one-on-one conversations with counselors.
800-448-3000

Council for Relationships

www.councilforrelationships.org
Council for Relationships is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people from all walks of life improve their important relationships by providing exemplary therapy, educating and training clinicians in the family systems approach, and advancing the behavioral health field through research.

JFCS of Greater Philadelphia

www.jfcsphilly.org
Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia has a unique and vital mission: to strengthen families and individuals across generations and cultures to achieve stability, independence and community.

Goodtherapy.org

www.goodtherapy.org
Website containing information on different types of therapy, how to find a good therapist, what to expect in therapy and other resources on psychological and emotional healing.
For guidelines on choosing a therapist, see http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/how-tofind-a-therapist/

Sharsheret – Jewish Breast Cancer Support

www.sharsheret.org
Young Jewish women facing breast cancer have unique concerns. Consider Sharsheret your personal gateway to the resources you may need over time.

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
We can confront these serious illnesses with increased awareness, early intervention and improved access to treatment. NEDA provides programs and services to give families the support they need to find answers for these life-threatening illnesses.
800-931-2237

The Renfrew Center

www.renfrewcenter.com
As the nation’s first residential eating disorder facility, now with 18 locations throughout the country, Renfrew has helped more than 75,000 adolescent girls and women with eating disorders and other behavioral health issues move toward recovery. Renfrew provides women suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and related mental health problems with the tools they need to succeed in recovery and in life. Offering a warm, nurturing environment, Renfrew emphasizes a respect for the unique psychology of women, the importance of a collaborative therapeutic relationship and the belief that every woman needs to actively participate in her own growth and recovery.
1-800-RENFREW

Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month, except July and August from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Abington Health Adult Day Services/Lansdale Center, located at 51 Medical Campus Drive, Lansdale.
267-263-2874

Family Caregiver’s Support Group

This support group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.
At Abington-Lansdale Hospital
Lisa Scalise at 215-855-1298

Caregiver’s Support Group
At Jefferson Health- Willow Grove

Sarah Maus at (215) 481-3160.

Abramson Medical Adult Day Services

www.abramsoncenter.org
Offers a safe, enriching daytime environment to help keep seniors living as independently as possible in their own homes. Program from 7:00am – 7:00pm
215-371-3400

Abramson Care Advisors

www.abramsoncenter.org
Offers advice and information on care centers for elders.
888-340-0080

National Elder Care Locator

www.eldercare.gov
The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources. Since 1991, the Eldercare Locator has been linking those who need assistance with state and local agencies on aging, as well as community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers. Whether help is needed with services such as meals, home care or transportation, or a caregiver needs training and education or a well-deserved break from caregiving responsibilities, the Eldercare Locator is there to point that person in the right direction.
800-677-1116

JEVS Human Services

www.jevshumanservices.org
At JEVS Human Services, we believe in giving people possibilities—opportunities to be self-sufficient and satisfied. Each year we touch more than 35,000 lives, focusing on individuals with physical, developmental, and emotional challenges as well as those facing adverse socio-economic conditions including unemployment and underemployment.

Crisis

National Suicide Prevention lifeline phone 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line

​24/7 support counseling text only for all kinds of crises, Text – 741741

Anxiety and Depression Association of America – adaa.org – Online free public education

webinars, information, stories of triumph, find a therapist

International OCD foundation – iocdf.org – Lots of information on Obsessive Compulsive

Disorder, Find a therapist and support groups

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies abct.org (info and referrals), Cognitive behavioral therapists by zip code

Anxious Children

Chansky, T.  Freeing Your Child from Anxiety

Albano, Anne Marie and Sonberg, Lynn.  You and Your Anxious Child: Free Your Child from Fears and Worries and Create a Joyful Family Life

Manassis, Katharina. Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child

Rapee, RM, Spence, SH, Cobham, V. & Wignall, A. Helping your anxious child

Pinto-Wagner, A.  Worried No More (very helpful suggestions for teachers and schools, IEP

Books for Parents – Related Issues

Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Help Your Child Regulate Emotional Outbursts and Aggressive Behavior. by Pat Harvey LCSW-C, Jeanine Penzo LICSW

Angela E. McHolm and Charles E. Cunningham.  Helping Your Child with Selective

Mutism: Practical Steps to Overcome a Fear of Speaking

The Selective Mutism Treatment Guide: Manuals for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists: Still waters run deep by Ruth Perednik

Adult or Older Teen Anxiety

David A Carbonell & Sally M. Winston, The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It

Tamar E. Chansky Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: 4 Simple Steps to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You Want

Reid Wilson, Stopping the Noise in Your Head – also free video and materials at anxieties.com

Lay Public Books About Friendships and Pressures

Wiseman, Rosalind Queen Bees and Wannabes for girls

Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room

Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World- for boys- Companion book for teen boys, The Guide: Managing Douchebags, Recruiting Wingmen, and Attracting Who You Want

Temperament and Parenting

Kurcinka, Mary Sheedy.  Raising your spirited child: A guide for parents whose child is more intense, sensitive, persistent or energetic (early to middle childhood).

Gottman, J. Raising an emotionally intelligent child: The heart of parenting

Faber and Mazlish.  How to talk so your kids will listen and listen so your kids will talk and Siblings without rivalry

Baker, Jed.  No more meltdowns

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Chansky, T Freeing your child from obsessive compulsive disorder. Crown Publishers

Wagner, A.P. What to do when your child has obsessive compulsive disorder: Strategies and solutions.  Lighthouse Press.  Companion book for kids

March, J Talking Back to OCD- info and treatment manual for adolescents

Depression

Barnard, M.W. Helping Your Depressed Child: A step-by-step guide for parents

Chansky, T.  Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking

Sensory Integration

Kranowitz, C.S.  The out of sync child: Recognizing and coping with sensory integration dysfunction. Pedigree

Social Skills

Nowicki, S. & Duke, M. Helping the child who doesn’t fit in. Peachtree Publishers

Duke, M., Nowicki, S & Martin, E.A. Teaching your child the language of social success.

Gray, Carol The New Social Story Book, Revised and Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition: Over 150 Social Stories that Teach Everyday Social Skills to Children with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome, and their Peers

Non-verbal Learning Disorder and Asperger’s disorder

Sohn, A and Grayson, C Parenting your Asperger’s Child; Individualized solutions for teaching your child practical skills

Stewart, K  Helping a Child with NVLD or Asperger’s Syndrome

Tanguay, P NVLD at home A Parents Guide

Self-help Workbooks – More for Teens

The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens: CBT and ACT Skills to Help You Build Social Confidence (Instant Help Book for Teens) by Jennifer Shannon LMFT  (very good workbook for social anxiety)

Stein, M.B. and Walker, J.R. Triumph over shyness McGraw Hill and ADAA

Dayhoff, S. Diagonally Parked in a Parallel Universe:  Working thru social anxiety

The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress (Instant Help Solutions) by Gina Biegel MA LMFT

Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for Helping You Manage Mood Swings, Control Angry Outbursts, and Get Along with Others.  by Sheri Van Dijk MSW

Take Control of OCD: The Ultimate Guide for Kids With OCD by Bonnie Zucker (Description of dealing with these disorders (very severe presentations of concerns)

What You Must Think of Me: A Firsthand Account of One Teenager’s Experience with Social Anxiety Disorder (Adolescent Mental Health Initiative) by Emily Ford, et al

Monochrome Days: A First-Hand Account of One Teenager’s Experience With Depression (Adolescent Mental Health Initiative) by Cait Irwin, et al

Stories for Children to Read

Brett, Doris Annie. Stories parents can read to child (preschool to early age children)

Henkes, Kevin.  Wemberly Worried- new school fears preschool to 1st grade

Cave, K and Maland, M You’ve got dragons- – a picture book for young kids about worry

Moritz, E.K & Jablonsky, J.  Blink, Blink, Clop, Clop: Why we do things we can’t stop: An OCD storybook (younger children)

Huebner, D. What to do when you worry too much: A kid’s guide to overcoming anxiety

Huebner, D What to do series (brain gets stuck (OCD), anger, grumble too much (negativity)

Niner, H.L. Mr. Worry- a story about OCD (ages 5-10)

Stallard, P. Think Good-Feel Good: A CBT Workbook for Children and Young People

Wagner, A.T. Up and Down the Worry Hill.  (OCD most kids)

Talley, L. A Thought is Just a Thought (OCD most kids)

Hesser, T.S. Kissing Doorknobs- (OCD- adolescent)

Colas, Emily Just Checking: Scenes from the life of an Obsessive-Compulsive (adolescent-adult)

Crist, J, What to do when you’re scared and worried (11 and up)

Parenting in Adolescence

Letting Go with Love and Confidence: Raising Responsible, Resilient, Self-Sufficient Teens in the 21st Century.  Kenneth Ginsburg M.D and Susan FitzGerald

But I’m Almost 13! : Raising a Responsible Adolescent by Kenneth R. Ginsburg and Martha M. Jablow

A Parent’s Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Your Child Roots and Wings (American Academy of Pediatrics) by Kenneth R. Ginsburg

You and Your Adolescent Revised Edition: Parent’s Guide for Ages 10-20, A by Laurence Steinberg

Crossing Paths (Paperback) by Laurence Steinberg &Wendy Steinberg – impact on parents of child’s transition to adolescence

College Prep and Stress

Lythcott-Haim, J (2015).  How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Over parenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success, Henry Holt and Co, New York, NY

Bruni, F.  Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania

Websites and Adult Self-Help

Worrywisekids.org – (geared for parents and teachers of anxious children)

CopingCatParents.org – research based website for parents to use CBT for kids with anxiety

Anxieties.com – lots of resources and treatment modules for anxiety- Reid Wilson

Anxiety and Depression Association of America – adaa.org (info and referrals)

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation –   ocfoundation.org (info and referrals)

www.ocdeducationstation.org (resource especially for schools and teachers)

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies abct.org (info and referrals)

http://amhi-treatingpreventing.oup.com – Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders

www.stopbullyingnow.com- guide for kids, parents and schools

Some relaxation CDs helpful

Indigo Dreams – kid and teen version.  Kid animal stories and teens (breath, muscle relaxation, affirmation and visualization

Still Quiet Place kid and teens- intro to meditation techniques

Stressed Teens- Gina Beigel

Sitting Still Like a Frog meditation exercises ages 5-12

Apps

Headspace – kids to adults meditation with visualizations

Sitting Still- meditation for teens

Mindshift –CBT for teens and young adults

Insight Timer

Stop Think Breathe

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Addiction Center

www.AddictionCenter.com

A professional web guide that connects individuals struggling with addiction to treatment options. Our goal is to increase awareness of the addiction epidemic spreading through the state.

For 24/7 Treatment Help Call: (877) 655-5116

Alcoholics Anonymous

www.aa.org
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

DrugRehab.com

www.DrugRehab.com
It is important to understand alcohol or drug addiction and their causes before you can overcome them. At DrugRehab.com, their mission is to equip patients and families with the best information, resources and tools to overcome addiction and pursue a lifelong recovery.
844-596-7338
24/7 Help

Nar-Anon: Alone No More

Providing essential support for the family & friends of people living with drug addiction.
Join us, talk with us, connect with us. Wednesday evenings, 7-8:30pm hosted at Beth Sholom Congregation, Pre-school Entrance, South Side of the Building 8231 Old York Road, Elkins Park, 19027
Contact Steve: moc.liamg@thgindewpevets

JACS (Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons, and Significant Others) and JACS Teens

www.jacsweb.org
JACS is dedicated to: “Encouraging and assisting Jewish alcoholics, chemically dependent persons and their families, friends and associates to explore recovery in a nurturing Jewish environment; Promoting knowledge and understanding of the disease of alcoholism and chemical dependency as it involves the Jewish community; and acting as a resource center and information clearinghouse on the effects of alcoholism and drug dependency on Jewish family life.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

www.samhsa.gov/treatment/index.aspx
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
800-662-4357

Jefferson’s Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

www.hospitals.jefferson.edu/departments-and-services/psychiatry-and-human-behavior.html
The psychiatrists and therapists of Jefferson’s Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior provide services to Hospital patients. In addition, we focus special attention on the consultation and treatment of the most common psychiatric problems of anxiety, depression, insomnia, substance abuse, eating disorders and sleep disorders.

Friends Hospital

www.friendshospital.com
Friends Hospital was founded based on the belief that all people, even those with a mental illness, can live a “moral, ordered existence if treated with kindness, dignity and respect.” Today, Friends Hospital still operates under this original mission as written by the Hospital’s founders and, using the principles of wellness and recovery, strives to provide patients with the tools they need to understand and manage their illness
215-831-3549

Devereaux Advanced Behavioral Hospital

www.devereux.org
This is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. We are a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare. Our programs are offered in hospital and residential, community, and school-based settings. They include Comprehensive Assessment, Diagnostics and Measurement to support data-driven care; evidence-based Treatment & Special Education; Transition and Independent Life Services, Family Education and Professional Training; Research and Innovation to advance the field; and Advocacy, Public Awareness and Prevention.
800-345-1292

Horsham Clinic

www.Horshamclinic.com
The Horsham Clinic has helped children, teens, adults and older adults manage and overcome a number of mental health issues at its 55-acre campus in suburban Philadelphia. The Horsham Clinic is committed to providing quality behavioral health care services that effectively and efficiently meets the individual needs of every patient from the population we serve. We are committed to restoring every patient’s emotional well-being through interdisciplinary clinical programs and care that are provided by highly skilled professionals.
215-643-7800

Belmont Behavioral Hospital

www.belmontbehavioral.com
Belmont Behavioral Hospital is one of the largest mental and behavioral healthcare providers in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. For the past 75 years, this hospital has been offering life-saving and life-changing treatment for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults alike, and supplies a full continuum of care designed to meet the various treatment needs of all who require top notch mental and behavioral healthcare services.
877-418-7923

Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital

www.brookeglenhospital.com
Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital offers unique and individualized programming that sets us apart from many other treatment facilities. Brooke Glen has been providing psychiatric services to the Philadelphia area for more than 40 years. Located in Fort Washington, PA, Montgomery County, our facility provides a peaceful setting for those seeking treatment for mental illness.
24/7 Assessments
800-256-5300

Haven Behavioral Hospital of Philadelphia

www.philadelphia.havenbehavioral.com
A licensed 36-bed acute care psychiatric hospital providing inpatient psychiatric stabilization and treatment to adults ages 55 and older who are experiencing acute symptoms of depression, anxiety, mood disorders and psychosis. We also treat individuals who are suffering from other medical conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Patients are treated through a program of comprehensive assessments, medication evaluation and stabilization before a coordinated return to an appropriate environment. We are a facility committed to excellence for the treatment of our patients.
Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute (PPI)
215-791-6855

Einstein Mental and Behavioral Health

www.einstein.edu/mental-health
The largest array of mental health services in the Philadelphia area. Einstein provides mental and behavioral health care in the Philadelphia region. We have a 75-year tradition of caring for all ages, around-the-clock. Being a part of Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia strengthens our position as a full-scale provider for medical treatment as well as mental and behavioral health treatment.
For 24-hour emergency care, call 215-951-8300
For inpatient admissions, call 215-456-3209
For outpatient admissions, call 215-456-9850
For LGBTQ+ specific outpatient care, call 215-420-0989

Help Yourself. Help Others – Screening for Mental Health

www.helpyourselfhelpothers.org
Everyone experiences stress, sadness and anxiety from time to time—it’s part of life. But if you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or unable to do the things you once enjoyed, it may be time to assess your emotional health. If you are concerned about yourself or someone you love, take a few minutes to complete an anonymous self-assessment.

Tikvah/AJMI

www.tikvahajmi.com
A grassroots Jewish organization established by concerned parents and mental health professionals committed to improving the quality of life for adult individuals with mental illness. What began as a forum where families could cope with mental illness positively and purposefully quickly evolved into a social program aimed at promoting community opportunities for individuals. We reduce isolation, increase independence, provide educational opportunities and enhance Jewish identity.
267-581-5291 for local meetings

Families for Depression Awareness

www.familyaware.org
Families for Depression Awareness helps families recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicides. We offer education, training, and support to unite families and help them heal while coping with mood disorders.
781-890-0220

National Alliance on Mental Illness

www.nami.org
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
NAMI helpline: 800-950-NAMI
Montgomery County www.namimontcopa.org
Bucks County: www.namibuckspa.org
Philadelphia Northeast: ten.nozirev@eflj
National Institute of Mental Health
www.nimh.nih.gov

The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure
866-615-6464

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

www.dbsalliance.org
Depression and bipolar disorder can be isolating illnesses, but DBSA support groups can help you connect with others who have been there as well. Visit a DBSA support group and get the support that is essential to recovery.
800- 826-3632

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) at Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine

www.jefferson.edu/mindfulness
Mindfulness is a meditative process that quiets the mind and releases physical distress. Through mindfulness you can experience greater vitality and well-being in the present moment. Participants are asked to make a strong commitment to attend all sessions, and to practice meditation/relaxation techniques on a daily basis throughout the eight-week program.

Mental Health First Aid

www.nhsonline.org
12-hour training course that teaches a basic understanding of common mental health disorders, warnings signs and risk factors of a potential mental health crisis; a 5-step action plan to assess critical situations, initiate appropriate interventions, and ensure the individuals receive proper care; connect people with treatment options; and provide resources available.

The Treatment Advocacy Center

www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org
The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illnesses. The organization promotes laws, policies and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and supports the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Healthy Minds Philly

www.healthymindsphilly.org
HealthyMindsPhilly.org is an online tool and resource to support and improve the mental health and well-being of all Philadelphians. The Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) has combined its behavioral health care and intellectual disability services into one complete system as part of its public health strategy and approach.

The Trevor Project

www.thetrevorproject.org
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
866-4-U-TREVOR

GLBT National Help Center

www.youthtalkline.org
An organization that provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Utilizing a diverse group of GLBT volunteers, we operate three national hotlines, the GLBT National Hotline, the GLBT National Youth Talkline, and the SAGE LGBT Elder Hotline as well as private, volunteer one-to-one online chat, that helps both youth and adults with coming-out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more. We also maintain the largest collection of resources for the GLBT community in the United States, with 15,000 local resources for cities and towns across the country.
800-246-PRIDE

National Youth Crisis Hotline

www.samaritanshope.org
Samaritans has been providing compassionate suicide prevention programs for 40 years. We have provided caring, non-judgmental support on over 2.5 million calls from our community’s most vulnerable individuals. We have trained over 4,500 volunteers with befriending skills that benefit them, not only in their service on our 24/7 Crisis Services, but also in their ongoing relationships and within their communities. We have provided workshops and trainings on suicide prevention to more than 100,000 individuals in human service organizations, churches and community groups. And we have supported over 10,000 individuals who have lost a loved one to suicide.
877-870-HOPE

Boys Town National Hotline

www.yourlifeyourvoice.org
If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or you are being abused, please call us. These are serious issues that are best handled in one-on-one conversations with counselors.
800-448-3000

Council for Relationships

www.councilforrelationships.org
Council for Relationships is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people from all walks of life improve their important relationships by providing exemplary therapy, educating and training clinicians in the family systems approach, and advancing the behavioral health field through research.

JFCS of Greater Philadelphia

www.jfcsphilly.org
Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia has a unique and vital mission: to strengthen families and individuals across generations and cultures to achieve stability, independence and community.

Goodtherapy.org

www.goodtherapy.org
Website containing information on different types of therapy, how to find a good therapist, what to expect in therapy and other resources on psychological and emotional healing.
For guidelines on choosing a therapist, see http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/how-tofind-a-therapist/

Sharsheret – Jewish Breast Cancer Support

www.sharsheret.org
Young Jewish women facing breast cancer have unique concerns. Consider Sharsheret your personal gateway to the resources you may need over time.

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
We can confront these serious illnesses with increased awareness, early intervention and improved access to treatment. NEDA provides programs and services to give families the support they need to find answers for these life-threatening illnesses.
800-931-2237

The Renfrew Center

www.renfrewcenter.com
As the nation’s first residential eating disorder facility, now with 18 locations throughout the country, Renfrew has helped more than 75,000 adolescent girls and women with eating disorders and other behavioral health issues move toward recovery. Renfrew provides women suffering from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, and related mental health problems with the tools they need to succeed in recovery and in life. Offering a warm, nurturing environment, Renfrew emphasizes a respect for the unique psychology of women, the importance of a collaborative therapeutic relationship and the belief that every woman needs to actively participate in her own growth and recovery.
1-800-RENFREW

Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver’s Support Group meets the first Thursday of each month, except July and August from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Abington Health Adult Day Services/Lansdale Center, located at 51 Medical Campus Drive, Lansdale.
267-263-2874

Family Caregiver’s Support Group

This support group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 4:00pm – 6:00pm.
At Abington-Lansdale Hospital
Lisa Scalise at 215-855-1298

Caregiver’s Support Group
At Jefferson Health- Willow Grove

Sarah Maus at (215) 481-3160.

Abramson Medical Adult Day Services

www.abramsoncenter.org
Offers a safe, enriching daytime environment to help keep seniors living as independently as possible in their own homes. Program from 7:00am – 7:00pm
215-371-3400

Abramson Care Advisors

www.abramsoncenter.org
Offers advice and information on care centers for elders.
888-340-0080

National Elder Care Locator

www.eldercare.gov
The Eldercare Locator is a nationwide service that connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources. Since 1991, the Eldercare Locator has been linking those who need assistance with state and local agencies on aging, as well as community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers. Whether help is needed with services such as meals, home care or transportation, or a caregiver needs training and education or a well-deserved break from caregiving responsibilities, the Eldercare Locator is there to point that person in the right direction.
800-677-1116

JEVS Human Services

www.jevshumanservices.org
At JEVS Human Services, we believe in giving people possibilities—opportunities to be self-sufficient and satisfied. Each year we touch more than 35,000 lives, focusing on individuals with physical, developmental, and emotional challenges as well as those facing adverse socio-economic conditions including unemployment and underemployment.

Crisis

National Suicide Prevention lifeline phone 1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line

​24/7 support counseling text only for all kinds of crises, Text – 741741

Anxiety and Depression Association of America – adaa.org – Online free public education

webinars, information, stories of triumph, find a therapist

International OCD foundation – iocdf.org – Lots of information on Obsessive Compulsive

Disorder, Find a therapist and support groups

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies abct.org (info and referrals), Cognitive behavioral therapists by zip code

Anxious Children

Chansky, T.  Freeing Your Child from Anxiety

Albano, Anne Marie and Sonberg, Lynn.  You and Your Anxious Child: Free Your Child from Fears and Worries and Create a Joyful Family Life

Manassis, Katharina. Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child

Rapee, RM, Spence, SH, Cobham, V. & Wignall, A. Helping your anxious child

Pinto-Wagner, A.  Worried No More (very helpful suggestions for teachers and schools, IEP

Books for Parents – Related Issues

Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Help Your Child Regulate Emotional Outbursts and Aggressive Behavior. by Pat Harvey LCSW-C, Jeanine Penzo LICSW

Angela E. McHolm and Charles E. Cunningham.  Helping Your Child with Selective

Mutism: Practical Steps to Overcome a Fear of Speaking

The Selective Mutism Treatment Guide: Manuals for Parents, Teachers, and Therapists: Still waters run deep by Ruth Perednik

Adult or Older Teen Anxiety

David A Carbonell & Sally M. Winston, The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It

Tamar E. Chansky Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: 4 Simple Steps to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You Want

Reid Wilson, Stopping the Noise in Your Head – also free video and materials at anxieties.com

Lay Public Books About Friendships and Pressures

Wiseman, Rosalind Queen Bees and Wannabes for girls

Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room

Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World- for boys- Companion book for teen boys, The Guide: Managing Douchebags, Recruiting Wingmen, and Attracting Who You Want

Temperament and Parenting

Kurcinka, Mary Sheedy.  Raising your spirited child: A guide for parents whose child is more intense, sensitive, persistent or energetic (early to middle childhood).

Gottman, J. Raising an emotionally intelligent child: The heart of parenting

Faber and Mazlish.  How to talk so your kids will listen and listen so your kids will talk and Siblings without rivalry

Baker, Jed.  No more meltdowns

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Chansky, T Freeing your child from obsessive compulsive disorder. Crown Publishers

Wagner, A.P. What to do when your child has obsessive compulsive disorder: Strategies and solutions.  Lighthouse Press.  Companion book for kids

March, J Talking Back to OCD- info and treatment manual for adolescents

Depression

Barnard, M.W. Helping Your Depressed Child: A step-by-step guide for parents

Chansky, T.  Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking

Sensory Integration

Kranowitz, C.S.  The out of sync child: Recognizing and coping with sensory integration dysfunction. Pedigree

Social Skills

Nowicki, S. & Duke, M. Helping the child who doesn’t fit in. Peachtree Publishers

Duke, M., Nowicki, S & Martin, E.A. Teaching your child the language of social success.

Gray, Carol The New Social Story Book, Revised and Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition: Over 150 Social Stories that Teach Everyday Social Skills to Children with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome, and their Peers

Non-verbal Learning Disorder and Asperger’s disorder

Sohn, A and Grayson, C Parenting your Asperger’s Child; Individualized solutions for teaching your child practical skills

Stewart, K  Helping a Child with NVLD or Asperger’s Syndrome

Tanguay, P NVLD at home A Parents Guide

Self-help Workbooks – More for Teens

The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook for Teens: CBT and ACT Skills to Help You Build Social Confidence (Instant Help Book for Teens) by Jennifer Shannon LMFT  (very good workbook for social anxiety)

Stein, M.B. and Walker, J.R. Triumph over shyness McGraw Hill and ADAA

Dayhoff, S. Diagonally Parked in a Parallel Universe:  Working thru social anxiety

The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress (Instant Help Solutions) by Gina Biegel MA LMFT

Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for Helping You Manage Mood Swings, Control Angry Outbursts, and Get Along with Others.  by Sheri Van Dijk MSW

Take Control of OCD: The Ultimate Guide for Kids With OCD by Bonnie Zucker (Description of dealing with these disorders (very severe presentations of concerns)

What You Must Think of Me: A Firsthand Account of One Teenager’s Experience with Social Anxiety Disorder (Adolescent Mental Health Initiative) by Emily Ford, et al

Monochrome Days: A First-Hand Account of One Teenager’s Experience With Depression (Adolescent Mental Health Initiative) by Cait Irwin, et al

Stories for Children to Read

Brett, Doris Annie. Stories parents can read to child (preschool to early age children)

Henkes, Kevin.  Wemberly Worried- new school fears preschool to 1st grade

Cave, K and Maland, M You’ve got dragons- – a picture book for young kids about worry

Moritz, E.K & Jablonsky, J.  Blink, Blink, Clop, Clop: Why we do things we can’t stop: An OCD storybook (younger children)

Huebner, D. What to do when you worry too much: A kid’s guide to overcoming anxiety

Huebner, D What to do series (brain gets stuck (OCD), anger, grumble too much (negativity)

Niner, H.L. Mr. Worry- a story about OCD (ages 5-10)

Stallard, P. Think Good-Feel Good: A CBT Workbook for Children and Young People

Wagner, A.T. Up and Down the Worry Hill.  (OCD most kids)

Talley, L. A Thought is Just a Thought (OCD most kids)

Hesser, T.S. Kissing Doorknobs- (OCD- adolescent)

Colas, Emily Just Checking: Scenes from the life of an Obsessive-Compulsive (adolescent-adult)

Crist, J, What to do when you’re scared and worried (11 and up)

Parenting in Adolescence

Letting Go with Love and Confidence: Raising Responsible, Resilient, Self-Sufficient Teens in the 21st Century.  Kenneth Ginsburg M.D and Susan FitzGerald

But I’m Almost 13! : Raising a Responsible Adolescent by Kenneth R. Ginsburg and Martha M. Jablow

A Parent’s Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Your Child Roots and Wings (American Academy of Pediatrics) by Kenneth R. Ginsburg

You and Your Adolescent Revised Edition: Parent’s Guide for Ages 10-20, A by Laurence Steinberg

Crossing Paths (Paperback) by Laurence Steinberg &Wendy Steinberg – impact on parents of child’s transition to adolescence

College Prep and Stress

Lythcott-Haim, J (2015).  How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Over parenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success, Henry Holt and Co, New York, NY

Bruni, F.  Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania

Websites and Adult Self-Help

Worrywisekids.org – (geared for parents and teachers of anxious children)

CopingCatParents.org – research based website for parents to use CBT for kids with anxiety

Anxieties.com – lots of resources and treatment modules for anxiety- Reid Wilson

Anxiety and Depression Association of America – adaa.org (info and referrals)

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation –   ocfoundation.org (info and referrals)

www.ocdeducationstation.org (resource especially for schools and teachers)

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies abct.org (info and referrals)

http://amhi-treatingpreventing.oup.com – Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders

www.stopbullyingnow.com- guide for kids, parents and schools

Some relaxation CDs helpful

Indigo Dreams – kid and teen version.  Kid animal stories and teens (breath, muscle relaxation, affirmation and visualization

Still Quiet Place kid and teens- intro to meditation techniques

Stressed Teens- Gina Beigel

Sitting Still Like a Frog meditation exercises ages 5-12

Apps

Headspace – kids to adults meditation with visualizations

Sitting Still- meditation for teens

Mindshift –CBT for teens and young adults

Insight Timer

Stop Think Breathe