Child and Adolescent Mental Health – National Institute of Mental Health
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.
Child Health Explanation
A dedicated child health site founded and run by pediatrician Ren Chats.
NIDA for Teens
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), created this Web site to educate adolescents ages 11 through 15 (as well as their parents and teachers) on the science behind drug abuse. NIDA enlisted the help of teens in developing the site to ensure that the content addresses appropriate questions and timely concerns.
Do you need therapy? Would it help? This site discusses some of the issues specific to young adults and speaks to the value of psychotherapy.
There is a phase of development between Adolescence and Adulthood.
Fertility, Pregnancy, Parenthood
The Girlfriends’ Guides (to pregnancy, motherhood, etc.)
Along with being a mother, Iovine is the celebrated author of the highly successful Girlfriends’ Guide series that immediately found its niche with the hip and innovative Girlfriends’ Guide to Pregnancy.
The Bump gives first-time parents the lowdown on fertility, pregnancy, birth, and babies with stage-by-stage advice, stylish ideas, local resources, and interactive tools — all in one savvy online community.
Early Childhood Development Center
The parent education groups at the Early Childhood Development Center focus on your child’s first three years and what will help you become a relaxed and confident parent.
Child Development Institute
This website is designed to provide the information and tools parents need to understand their unique child or children and to enable the parents to help each child develop into the successful human being they were meant to be.
Ayelet Kaznelson, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and Certified Lactation Counselor, offers counseling, support and help to expectant and breastfeeding mothers during the period in a woman’s life that can be both monumentally exquisite, and yet overwhelmingly fragile. She approaches breastfeeding from a place of acceptance and does not tell mothers what they “should” or “shouldn’t” do. Rather, she listens to the needs of the mother and baby, in order to find a comfortable and individual plan that feels right.
A Mother is Born
Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, Registered International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC-RLC), Certified Childbirth Educator (CCCE-CEA/MNY) and Parenting Educator, offers individual and group classes in childbirth, infant care and breastfeeding, prenatal “reality checks,” new mom groups and working mom groups.
Mid to Later Life
Women’s Voices for Change
Women’s Voices for Change extends the definition of menopause to include much more than its hormonal aspects. Too many women think of this transition as simply the end of menstruation—something that lasts a few years and brings challenges and changes with it. In reality, the menopausal transition begins in the early 40s and lasts the rest of a woman’s life. How it is managed—mentally and physically—affects a woman’s life experience as well as what women contribute to the world in their most productive years.
The Transition Network
The Transition Network (TTN) is an inclusive community of professional women, 50 and forward, whose changing life situations lead them to seek new connections, resources, and opportunities.
North American Menopause Society
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) provides physicians, practitioners and women essential menopause
National Institute on Aging
Since 1974 The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has been at the forefront of the nation’s research activities dedicated to understanding the nature of aging, supporting the health and well-being of older adults, and extending healthy, active years of life for more people.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Integral Psychology
C.G. Jung Foundation
Founded in 1962, the C.G. Jung Foundation for Analytical Psychology is dedicated to helping men and women grow in conscious awareness of the psychological realities in themselves and society, find healing and meaning in their lives, reach greater depth in their relationships, and live in response to their discovered sense of purpose.
Nalanda Institute of Contemplative Science
The Nalanda Institute is a non-profit community working to build a sustainable future by infusing ancient contemplative science into contemporary culture and ways of life.
New York Open Center
The Open Center is a non-profit educational and cultural center offering programs intended to heal the body, nourish the soul, and awaken the spirit. It aims to serve as a focal point for holistic thought and practice in the heart of New York City.
A website offering basic information about depression, treatment options, and resources.
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
The ADAA offers basic information about anxiety, treatment options, and resources.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
ANAD is the oldest national non-profit agency dedicated to alleviating eating disorders through education, treatment development, and advocacy work. ANAD provides an international base of referral sources for those seeking professional help or support groups.
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
NEDA is dedicated to expanding public understanding of eating disorders and promoting access to quality treatment for those affected, along with support for their families through education, advocacy, and research.
Eating Disorder Referral And Resource Center
EDReferral.com has developed a reputation as the leading resource for those seeking referrals to eating disorders specialists. Each month’s online newsletter contains information on upcoming retreats, workshops, trainings, lectures, outreach, conferences, books, online support, treatment center news, support groups and more.
Eating Disorder Resource Center
The EDRC provides low-cost psychotherapy for individuals struggling with eating disorders of all kinds. Founded by Dr. Judith Brisman, the Center offers individual, group, family and couples treatment for those challenged by bulimia, binge eating disorder, anorexia and other kinds of body dysmorphia.