My Posts:

What to say to someone experiencing depression

BPD: How to Help

How to help a friend who is suffering


NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness.  An excellent page with massive resources, for those with mental illness and those who care about them.  There are fact sheets on many mental illnesses which include symptoms, how it is diagnosed, causes, treatments, and sometimes other information.  The NAMI website has links to state NAMI organizations, research, advocacy, discussion groups, support and programs, and many more things that relate to Mental Illness.

NIMH National Institute of Mental Health.  Another great website with many resources and much helpful information.  Again information on specific mental illnesses and a primary site for information on research and funding.

DBSA Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.  This website focuses on Depression and Bipolar with information geared towards those who have a mental illness and those who care about them.  There are suggestions for wellness, peer support, and education.  Soon they will add information for mental health professionals

Psych Central A large website with information on medications, mental illnesses, treatments, quizzes and screenings, research, current news, many blogs some devoted to specific illnesses or treatments.

SAMSHA The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  A government funded website with information on Substance Abuse and Mental Health/Illness.  Great resources including a section called “Publications” where you can download PDF files on numerous helpful topics such as recovery, shared decision making, making and keeping friends and more. which is a new government run website that was established shortly after the National Confrence on Mental Health.  The website includes: what to look for in specific disorders, myths and fact sheets, how to help and I am sure more will be added as the website evolves.

It Gets Better Project Blogs, videos and more dedicated to the LGBT youth.  The main theme is adults both young adults and older adults telling LGBT youth that it gets better.  Often times sharing their own struggles with the contrast that is their life right now.   Videos are done by individuals, groups, couples and more both gay and straight.


Schizoaffective Disorder Simplified by: Martine Daniel (Schizoaffective Disorder)

schizo Quotes

What A Life Can Be: One Therapists Take On Schizo-Affective Disorder. By Carolyn Dobbins PhD (Schizoaffective Disorder)
what a life

My Schizophrenic Life: The Road to Recovery from Mental Illness. by Sandra Yuen MacKay (Schizophrenia/Schizoaffective Disorder)

my schizo life

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison  (Bipolar Disorder)


The Dark Side of Innocence: Growing up Bipolar By: Terri Cheney  (Bipolar Disorder, especially in regards to childhood)

darksideRelated post with review and quotes.

Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Living with BPD by: Robert O. Friedel, Perry D. Hoffman, Dixianne Penney and Patricia Woodward (Borderline Personality Disorder)


Borderline Personality Disorder:  New Reasons for Hope (A John Hopkins Press Health Book) by Francis Mark Mondimore M.D. and Patrick Kelly M.D. (Borderline Personality Disorder)
bpd1   Book review, quotes and charts

The Borderline Personality Disorder Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living  with BPD. by: Alex L. Chapman PhD. and Kim L. Gratz PhD. (Borderline Personality Disorder)


New Hope for People with Borderline Personality Disorder. by Neil R. Bockian Ph.D. (Borderline Personality Disorder)
new hope

The Buddha and The Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder Through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, and Online Dating. by  Kiera Van Gelder (Borderline Personality Disorder)

Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery From Borderline Personality Disorder. by: Rachel Reiland (Borderline Personality Disorder)

Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder. By: Jerold J. Kreisman M.D and Hal Straus (Borderline Personality Disorder)

The Stranger in The Mirror: Dissociation- The Hidden Epidemic. By Marlene Steinberg M.D. and Maxine Schnall (Dissociation)

The Happiness Project By: Gretchen Rubin (Self-help/Discovery)

HappinessProjectQuotes from the book.  Gretchen Rubin’s blog.

God, If You’re Not Up There, I’m F*cked by Darrell Hammond. (Trauma/Addiction/Self-harm)


Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide by: Kay Redfield Jamison (Suicide)


It Gets Better: Coming out, overcoming bullying, and creating a life worth living.  Edited by: Dan Savage and Terry Miller (Homosexuality)

gets better


Borderline Personality Disorder: A patient’s Guide to Taking Control. by Arthur Freeman and Gina M Fusco (Borderline Personality Disorder)

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Diary: Monitoring Your Emotional Regulation Day by Day. By Matthew McKay PhD and Jeffery C. Wood PsyD. (Dialectical Behavior Therapy/Borderline Personality Disorder)
wb2A post with a scan of pages in the book filled out, plus a description.

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercise for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance. By: Matthew McKay PhD, Jeffery C. Wood PsyD. and Jeffery Brantley MD (Dialectical Behavior Therapy/Borderline Personality Disorder)

dbt6 A post with a scan of an exercise in the the book, filled out.

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by: Steven C. Hayes and Spencer Smith (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)



Apple Store Apps:

Habits Pro- Organizer for Goals, Tasks, and Health Tracking $4.99   *Added Visual scale for $1.99


DBT Diary Card and Skills Coach $4.99

dbt app

Buddhify 2   $1.99

buddhify 2

Crisis Phone Numbers and Websites:

National Suicide Hotlines in the USA- 24 hours a day/7 days a week- Toll Free

   1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

The Trevor Project- Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention for LGBT Youth- Free- 24 hours a day/7 days a week


Trans Lifeline- Transgender Suicide hotline


Crisis Text Support Line


Local Emergency Services

  Call 911 or go to local emergency room

You can also search online for crisis services that may have information on your specific state, chat crisis if you do not use the phone, deaf service phone numbers, and other resources.

American Association of Suicidology (also provides listings of state-by-state suicide crisis lines).

10 Responses to “Resources”

  1. (@HealingFromBPD) August 21, 2013 at 1:17 PM #

    Hello Marci. I’d like to invite you to come and guest post over at the blog. Let’s connect! healingfrombpd at gmail.

    • mm172001 August 22, 2013 at 9:57 PM #

      I just sent you an email response.

  2. Li August 11, 2015 at 12:43 PM #

    awesome resource! reblogged on

    • mm172001 August 13, 2015 at 11:57 AM #

      Thanks for the re-blog!

  3. mark kent October 11, 2016 at 12:53 AM #

    i get your blog

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