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The following is a growing list of book recommendations and online links to provide you with additional mental health care information and resources.



  • “Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents” by Russell Barkley, Ph.D.
  • “All About Attention Deficit Disorder” by Thomas Phelan, Ph.D.


  • “Driven to Distraction” by Edward Hallowell, Ph.D.
  • “You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?” by Kate Kelly & Peggy Ramundo


  • “Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children” by Daniel Hughes, Ph.D.
  • “Fostering Changes: Treating Attachment Disordered Foster Children” by Richard Delaney.
  • “Attachment-Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children” by Daniel Hughes, Ph.D.

Autism/Asperger's/Sensory Disorders

  • “Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid: Survival Guide for Ordinary Parents of Special Children” by G. Gallagher & P. Konjoian
  • “The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome” by Tony Attwood
  • “The Sensory Processing Disorder Answer Book: Practical Answers…” by Tara Delaney
  • “Raising A Sensory Smart Child: The Definitive Handbook for Helping Your Child” by L. Biel & N. Peske

Behavior Management

  • “1-2-3 Magic” by Thomas Phelan, Ph.D.
  • “Positive Discipline” by Jane Nelson, Ed.D.
  • “Surviving Your Adolescents” by Thomas Phelan, Ph.D.
  • “Get Out of My Life! But First Could You Drive Me and Cheryl to the Mall?” by Anthony Wolf

Bipolar Disorder

  • “The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your family Need to Know” by David J. Miklowitz
  • “Loving Someone With Bipolar Disorder” by Julie A. Fast
  • “The Bipolar Child” by Demitri Papolos, M.D. & Janice Papolos
  • “The Explosive Child” by Ross Greene, Ph.D.
  • “An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness” by Kay Redfield Jamison

Divorce (for parents)

  • “Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way”   by M. Gary Neuman
  • “ Mom's House, Dad's House: A Complete Guide for Parents Who Are Separated, Divorced, or Remarried” by Isolina Ricci
  • “Breakthrough Parenting : A Revolutionary New Way to Raise Children. A step-by-step guide for the care of children of divided families” Dr. A. Jayne Major
  • “Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way” by M. Gary Neuman
  • “The Good Divorce” by Constance Ahrons
  • “The Co-Parenting Survival Guide: Letting Go of Conflict after a Difficult Divorce” by Elizabeth S. Thayer, Ph.D. and Jeffrey Zimmerman, Ph.D.

  Divorce (for children)

  • “Dinosuars Divorce” by Marc and Laurie Brown
  • “It's Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: A Read-Together Book for Parents and Young Children During Divorce” by Vicki Lansky
  • “Let's Talk About It: Divorce” by Fred Rogers
  • “Two Homes” by Claire Masurel
  • “I Don't Want to Talk About It” by Jeanie Ransom & Kathryn Finney
  • “It's Not Your Fault Koko Bear,” by Vicki Lansky


  • “Enemies of the Heart: Breaking Free from the Four Emotions that Control You” by Andy Stanley
  • “Living Close to God” by Charles Stanley
  • “Search for Significance” by Robert McGee
  • “What's So Amazing About Grace?” by Philip Yancey
  • “The Power of a Whisper: Hearing God, Having the Guts to Respond” by Bill Hybels
  • “I Declare” by Joel Osteen


  • “iMarriage” by Andy Stanley
  • “Getting the Love you Want: A Guide for Couples” by Harville Hendrix
  • “The New Rules for Love, Sex, and Dating” by Andy Stanley
  • “When Work and Family Collide: Keeping Your Job from Cheating Your Family by Andy Stanley, John Maxwell (Foreword By)
  • “Power of A Praying [Husband/Wife]” by Stormie Omartian
  • “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work” by John Gottman, Ph.D.
  • “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman
  • “After the Affair” by Janis Abrahms Springs
  • “Making Dating Work Boundaries in Dating” by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
  • “All you Need is Love & Other Lies about Marriage: How to save your marriage before it is too late” by John W. Jacobs

Mental Health Links:

Addiction and Recovery
Addiction Rehab
Alcoholics Anonymous
Center for On-Line Addiction
Drug and Alcohol Recovery Guides
Infographic: The Twelve Steps of Recovery
SAMHSA's Substance Abuse/Addiction
SAMHSA's Treatment and Recovery

Anxiety Disorders
Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder
National Center for PTSD
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Mayo Clinic
Calm Clinic

Associations & Institutes
American Counseling Association
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
National Institute of Mental Health

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADDA - Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, NIMH
Born to Explore: The Other Side of ADD/ADHD

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
Childhelp USA®
SAMHSA's Children and Families
SAMHSA's Protection and Advocacy
The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website

Bipolar Disorder News - Pendulum.org
Depression and How Therapy Can Help
Depression Screening
Depression Test, Symptoms of Depression, Signs of Depression

Suicide Awareness and Hotlines
SAMHSA's Suicide Prevention
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Suicide: Read This First

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