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Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health
Available to members of Thrall. "Coverage of highly sought-after topics including Alzheimer's and Dementia, Autism and Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD, Autism, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Stuttering, Traumatic Brain Injury. The entries are written in non-technical language to enhance understanding."
Mental Health Resources
Directory of resources from Thrall's Health and Wellness information guide.
Salem Health: Magill's Medical Guide
Available to members of Thrall. Browse or search encyclopedic articles on psychology and mental health.

Web Resources General Psychology
Sections include: Careers and Education in Psychology, Forums, Fun and Games, News, Online Tests, Psychitric Disorders (Alphabetical Index of all Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Diagnosis Facts, Dissociative Disorders, DSM IV, Eating Disorders, Impulse Control Disorders, Mood Disorders, Paraphilias, Personality Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Sexual Dysfunctions, Sleep Disorders, Somatoform Disorders, Substance-Related Disorders), Psychology Texts (Psychology 101, more), Reference Section (Timeline of Psychology, Biographies, Psychology Dictionary, Bookshelf, Street Drug Fact Sheet, Psychotherapy Facts, Psychotropic Medication Guide), Research, and related resources online.
American Psychological Association (APA)
Includes: Psychology Topics, a Glossary, news, articles, APA Style guidelines, and more.
American Psychiatric Association (APA)
"The American Psychiatric Association is a medical specialty society recognized world-wide. Its over 38,000 U.S. and international member physicians work together to ensure humane care and effective treatment for all persons with mental disorder, including mental retardation and substance-related disorders."
APA Help Center
"APA's Help Center is your online resource for brochures, tips and articles on the psychological issues that affect your physical and emotional well-being, as well as information about referrals." From the American Psychological Association (APA).
Classics in the History of Psychology
Full text of major psychological works/papers/studies. Sections include: Ancient Thought, Medieval/Renaissance Thought, Modern Philosophical Thought. Provided by York University, Toronto, Canada.
CliffNotes: Developmental Psychology
"These articles can help you understand the psychology of human development." Topics include: Childbirth, Cognitive Development, Conception, Crisis in Middle Adulthood, Death and Dying, Establishing a Career, Ethics, Family, Fear and Aggression, Friends and Playmates, Genders, Health Issues, Independence, Infertility, Intellectual Development, Intelligence and Memory, Juvenile Delinquency, Orientation, Peer Pressures, Personality, Physical Development, Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, Psychosocial Development, Relationships, Research, Search for Identity, Self-Concept, Sexuality, Social Cognition, Starting a Family, Stressors, Theories of Aging, Work and Retirement.
CliffNotes: Psychology
"These articles can help you understand the psychological aspects of the human mind." Topics include: Abnormal Psychology/Behavior, Adolescence, Aggression, Altruism, Assessments, Attitudes, Attraction, Behavioral Modifications, Biological Bases of Behavior, Circadian Rhythms, Classical and Operant Conditioning, Cognition and Language, Cognitive and Social Learning, Consciousness, Decision Making, Diversity Issues , Drugs and Effects, Electrical Stimulation of the Brain, Emotions, Extinction, Gestalt Theory, Institutionalization, Intelligence, Legal Aspects, Measurement and Statistics, Memory Storage/Retrieval/Loss, Motivations, Nature and Nurture, Need Hierarchy, Nonverbal Communication, Perception, Personality Development, Perspectives, Prejudice, Prenatal, Problem Solving, Psychotherapies, Research Methods, Responsiveness, Sensations (senses of vision, hearing, taste, smell, touch), Sleep, Stress and Health, Tests, Traits and Types, Treatments.
Diagnosis Dictionary
Mental health and popular psychological terms, definitions of personality disorders and diseases. Browse alphabetically, by disorder, or by topic. From Psychology Today.
Find a Psychologist
From American Psychological Association (APA).
Glossary of Psychology Terms
From American Psychological Association (APA).
Healthy Minds
Browse by topic or by audience/social group. Psychiatric issues and topics, definitions, symptoms and treatments of psychological disorders. Topics include: Addiction, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Choosing a Psychiatrist, Coping with Natural Disasters, Depression, Domestic Violence, Eating Disorders, HIV & AIDS, Mental Illness, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Patient Bill of Rights, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Posttraumtic Stress Disorder, Schizophrenia, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Suicide. From the American Psychiatric Association.
How Your Brain Works
From How Stuff Works.
From How Stuff Works.
Mental Health and Behavior
Numerous articles of psychological disorders and mental wellness topics. From the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
Mind and Brain News
Scientific news and research. From
Monitor on Psychology
A publication of the American Psychological Association. View current and past editions online. Downloadable editions (PDF) also available when you view an issue. See also this direct link to APA's digital editions and this link for back issues (to January 2000).
National Association of School Psychologists
Includes a Career Center and a Resource Library.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
"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." Includes news, articles, research, publications, and more.
Psych Basics
Introductory articles and opposing viewpoints on a wide variety of psychological subjects. Topics include: Addiction, Aging, Antisocial Personality Disorder, Anxiety, Autism, Behavioral Economics, Bipolar Disorder, Child Development, Cognition, Creativity, Depression, Diet, Eating Disorders, Evolutionary Psychology, Gender, Happiness, Humor, Integrative Medicine, Laughter, Law and Crime, Love, Low Sexual Desire, Media, Memory, Narcissism, Neuroscience, Parenting, Personality, Pets, Philosophy, Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Relationships, Resilience, Seasonal Affective Disorder, Self-Esteem, Self-Help, Sexuality, Sleep, Social Life, Spirituality, Sport and Competition, Stress, and Work. From Psychology Today.
Described as "the Internet's largest and oldest independent mental health network," this website offers a wide variety of articles on all aspects of psychology and psychological theory. Included is a DSM-IV Mental Disorders Index, News, Research, a blog, a public forum, quizzes, and more.
Psychology and Mental Wellness News
Psychology Articles: How-to Help and Videos
Topics include: Analyzing Theories of Psychology; Understanding Intelligence/Multiple Intelligences; Types of Psychology Professionals; Understanding the Id, Ego, and Superego in Psychology. From the "For Dummies" series.
Psychology: Student Resources
Sections include: What is Psychology?, 8 Stages of Human Development, 10 Most Influential Psychologists, How Colors Impact Moods, Which Psychology Career Is Best for You?, and Experiments. From
Psychology Theories
An overview of psychological theory, including: behavioral, cognitive, developmental, humanist, personality, and social psychology. From
Psychology Today
Consumer-oriented periodical exploring popular psychology and personal wellness topics.
Career overview. Topics include: Nature of the Work, Training, Other Qualifications, Advancement, Employment, Job Outlook, Projections Data, Earnings, Related Occupations. From the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Psychotherapy Facts
"PubPsych is a free information retrieval system for psychological resources. It offers a comprehensive and balanced selection of resources from a growing number of international databases with a European focus, covering the needs of academic and professional psychologists." Sources include: PSYNDEX (an abstract database), PASCAL (which "covers the core scientific literature in Science, Technology and Medicine with special emphasis on European literature"), MEDLINE (health and medical), ERIC (education), NARCIS (science), NORART ("Norwegian and Nordic index to periodical articles"), PsychOpen ("the European Open-Access Publishing Platform for Psychology"), and PsychData ("the Center for Research Data in Psychology documents and long-term archives research data from all areas of psychology and the social sciences").
Scientific American Mind
Another consumer-oriented periodical exploring popular psychology and personal wellness topics. See also Scientific American's Mind and Brain section for news and articles.
The Secret Life of the Brain
Documentary on the human brain from PBS.

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Grief & Bereavement Websites
Includes a variety of resources on grief and grieving in general and for many specific situations including pregnancy loss, sudden infant death(SIDS), substance abuse deaths, and suicide. From Medline Plus, a service of the National Library of Medicine.
The Center for Complicated Grief: Other Grief Resources
A directory of national grief organizations as well as resources in the New York Metropolitan Area. From The Columbia University School of Social Work.
The Compassionate Friends
"When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family."
Modern Loss
"Modern Loss is a place to share the unspeakably taboo, unbelievably hilarious, and unexpectedly beautiful terrain of navigating your life after a death. Beginners welcome." Includes helpful how-to articles, advice for friends, and a list of organizations offering support.
Writing a Condolence Note
An article on how to write a condolence note to someone who is grieving. From the American Hospice Foundation.
*Related books for further reading
Please click titles to search the library catalog: * Title selections based on the bibliography created by The Center for Complicated Grief.

Additional titles may be found under the following subject headings in the library catalog:

Perception, Senses, & Illusions

Perception & the Senses
In-depth articles from Encyclopedia Britannica:
Definition from PsychCentral.

Illusions - Optical & Other
In-depth article from Encyclopedia Britannica.
Optical Illusions: a Selection of the Most Popular & Cool Optical Illusions
Includes the explanation.
What Is An Optical Illusion?
From the Optical Society.
Archimedes' Laboratory Optical Illusions
"A collection of new puzzling visual illusions to challenge your senses!"
Mind Illusions
From the Secret Life of the Brain on PBS.
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Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Finding Self-Help Books
A printable pathfinder from Middletown Thrall Library. (PDF - view with the Adobe Reader).
From (the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Please click the "Download Digital Version" at each page below. (View PDFs with the free Adobe Reader):
Action Planning for Prevention and Recovery: A Self-Help Guide
"Guides people with mental illness or disability in developing an action plan for prevention and recovery. Addresses wellness, daily maintenance, triggers, early warning signs, signs that things are breaking down, and crisis intervention."
Building Self-Esteem: A Self-Help Guide
"Gives self-help tips to raise self-esteem and prevent troubling thoughts and feelings on the path to recovery. Explains the link between self-esteem, depression, and other mental illnesses. Includes daily and long-range exercises to build self-esteem."
Dealing with the Effects of Trauma: A Self-Help Guide
"Gives guidance on coping with the mental health effects of trauma and taking charge of one's own recovery. Discusses the process of seeking help from a professional care provider, and lists daily and long-range activities to feel better."
Developing a Recovery and Wellness Lifestyle: A Self-Help Guide
"Gives self-help tips to aid in taking action to create a recovery and wellness lifestyle. Topics covered include access to health care, lifestyle, home, employment, diet, exercise, light, and sleep. Lists simple things to do to improve quality of life."
Making and Keeping Friends: A Self-Help Guide
"Emphasizes the value of friends in the recovery process. Describes self-help activities for making new friends, keeping friendships strong, establishing and honoring boundaries, resolving problems, and building skills that enhance friendships."
Recovering Your Mental Health - A Self-Help Guide
"Suggests self-help strategies that people can use to manage their mental illness and recovery. Discusses signs of depression or other mental disorder, what to do about serious symptoms, patient rights, and questions to ask about medications."
Speaking Out for Yourself: A Self-Help Guide
"Gives self-help tips on how to become a strong self-advocate, and emphasizes the importance of understanding patient rights. Provides assertiveness tips for dealing with daily issues, and describes how to create a plan for when others need to take over."
Self-Help Basics
From Psychology Today. Topics include: Self-Reinvention, Setting and Achieving Goals, Being Your Best Self, Becoming More Mindful, Becoming Happier. Also includes Self-Help Blogs.
Self-Help Resource Guide
From Middletown Thrall Library. Browse resources online and in the library system catalog.

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