Find a Therapist through Psychology Today

A comprehensive list of Psychology Today approved (vetted) therapists…great starting point for finding therapists.

Psych Central

A comprehensive website with all sorts of mental health resources for virtually all mental health problems.

Addiction Guide

Addiction Guide is your reliable source on addiction and the dangers of illicit substances. We cover how drugs and alcohol affect the body, how to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse, and where to seek effective treatment. Our mission is to guide you and your loved ones to a healthier life.

National Institute of Mental Health

Many resources on every type of mental illness. Both educational and practical.

Stronger Together

A variety of information and blogs in reference to mental health issues.

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation

The mission of the International OCD Foundation is to help individuals with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) to live full and productive lives. Our aim is to increase access to effective treatment, end the stigma associated with mental health issues, and foster a community for those affected by OCD and the professionals who treat them.

OCD Online

One of the first times I realized I was not alone in my ROCD (relationship substantiation) was in reading an article called “I Think It Moved,” by Steven Phillipson. In the article, Phillipson uses the Seinfeld episode in which George worries that he’s gay when he thinks “it” moved while he was being massaged by a male masseuse. Phillipson goes on to compare the “Am I gay?” obsession to the “Am I in the right relationship” obsession. It’s an awesome article, and he has written quite a bit about OCD over the past few decades.

Here’s his bio from the website: Steven Phillipson, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist who has specialized in the Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment (CBT) of OCD since 1986. Dr. Phillipson has contributed numerous articles to the OC Foundation’s Newsletter and produced the first video on the treatment of the purely obsessional type of OCD for the Foundation in 1991. In 1987, Dr. Phillipson, along with a colleague, started the first CBT/Support group for OCD sufferers in the New York area. Dr. Phillipson’s position as Clinical Director at the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy started in 1997.

Sleeping with ROCD: Power for the Co-Sufferers of Relationship OCD, by D. M. Kay.

An excellent resource for those who live with someone whose OCD has caused them to question the validity of said relationship. My wife benefitted greatly from reading this, as ROCD has been my enemy/companion over the 10 years of our marriage. It’s the only resource I know of that exists for this specific issue.

Cost of Not Caring: Stigma Set in Stone

From USA TODAY: People with mental illness face prejudice and discrimination nearly everywhere they turn, from friends and employers and even insurance plans. Every time a mass shooting happens, people say we need to improve our mental health resources and care, but mental health issues still come with plenty of stigma and plenty of naysayers who think people should just pull themselves up by their bootstraps.

We’re Talking about Depression All Wrong, by Jean Kim

A powerful article in the wake of Robin Williams’s suicide that addresses the issue of depression from a psychiatrist’s (and depression sufferer herself) angle. If you want to understand some of the medical/biological components of depression, this might help.

“7 of the Most Helpful Things You Can Say to Someone with Depression” by Lindsay Holmes (Huffington Post). An excellent piece that “gets it right” about how to help someone who is depressed.

There are far too many great resources for me to have them all here, but I’d like to keep this list as up-to-date and relevant to people with all manner of mental illnesses as possible. So, if you know of a website, or any resource for that matter, that you’d like to see added, fill out the form below, and I’ll get it on this list ASAP. Thanks!

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