“The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.”

– Alfred Adler

Helpful Websites for Health and Well-Being

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – “In this section you will find resources that each of FDA’s three main audience groups use most often to answer regulatory and drug-related questions. Audience-specific resources pages are focused on information that a specific type of user, such as a consumer, may want to find.“

The Gottman Institute – “Be there for your child when it really counts using parenting tools developed from Dr. Gottman’s research on emotional intelligence.”

Harvard Health Blog – “Join the discussion with experts from Harvard Health Publications and others like you on a variety of health topics, medical news and views.”

Mayo Clinic, USA – “Information and tools for a healthy lifestyle”

National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy – “Founded in 1996, the mission of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is to improve the lives and future prospects of children and families and, in particular, to help ensure that children are born into stable, two-parent families who are committed to and ready for the demanding task of raising the next generation.”

National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) – “NIMH offers authoritative information about mental health disorders as well as information on a range of mental health topics and the latest mental health research.”

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids – “We are a nonprofit that supports families, like yours, struggling with their son or daughter’s substance use.”

PsychCentral – “[This is] the oldest annotated directory of online psychology and mental health resources. Every resource contained herein has been personally reviewed by the Psych Central Resource Editor.”

Psychology tools – “Psychology resources are better when they’re shared.”

Rise and Shine – Child Health & Parenting Advice from Children’s National

Truven Health – “At Truven Health Analytics, part of the IBM Watson Health business, we help hospitals, health systems and other healthcare providers assess market needs and make informed planning decisions, engage patients and consumers in their healthcare, and support organizational efforts to improve clinical and operational performance across the care continuum.”

VoxHealth  – “Our mission is to provide medical condition information that is data-driven, visual, and engaging.”

World Health Organization (WHO) – “Good mental health is related to mental and psychological well-being. WHO’s work to improve the mental health of individuals and society at large includes the promotion of mental well-being, the prevention of mental disorders, the protection of human rights and the care of people affected by mental disorders.”

Recommended Books

Allan Schore: The Science and Art of Psychotherapy 

Armin Brott and Jennifer Ash: The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be

Barry McCarthy: Men’s Sexual Health: Fitness for Satisfying Sex

Carl Rogers: A Way of Being 

Carl Rogers: On Becoming a Person

Carl Jung: Aion

Carl Jung: Answer to Job 

Carl Jung: Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious 

Carl Jung: Modern Man in Search of a Soul 

Carl Jung: Psychology: East and West 

Dan Siegel and Mary Hartzell: Parenting from the Inside Out 

Elkhonon Goldberg: The New Executive Brain 

Erich Neumann: The Great Mother 

Erich Neumann: The Origins and History of Consciousness 

Ernest Becker: The Denial of Death 

May, R., Angel, E., & Ellenberger, H: Existence: A new dimension in psychiatry and psychology 

Jaak Panksepp: Affective Neuroscience

Jean Piaget: Play, Dreams and Imitation in Childhood 

Jean Piaget: The Moral Judgment of the Child 

Jeffrey Gray and Neil McNaughton: The Neuropsychology of Anxiety 

JJ Gibson: An Ecological Approach to Visual Perception 

John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman: And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives 

Joseph LeDoux: The Emotional Brain

Julia Heiman and Joseph LoPiccolo: Becoming Orgasmic: A Sexual and Personal Growth Program for Women 

Larry Swanson: Brain Architecture: Understanding the Basic Plan 

Lori Mihalich-Levin: Back to Work After Baby: How to Plan and Navigate a Mindful Return from Maternity Leave 

Louis Cozolino: The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy 

Sigmund Freud: The Interpretation of Dreams 

Viktor Frankl: Man’s Search for Meaning

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