Health and Wellness


•Childhelp: National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

•National Center for Missing and Exploited Children:
24-hour Hotline: 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)

(Also: Internet Safety Info and 1-888-Nets-411 or Have questions about how to keep kids safer on the Internet? NetSmartz411 is here to help! )

•National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

•National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

•National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). (Operated by the Texas Council on Family Violence.)

•National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:

•US Dept. of Justice: Listing of State Domestic Violence Coalitions:

•Help Reduce The Spread of MRSA (Infections)
Stop MRSA Now

•The United Way: Social Service Agency. Health, Education, Help for Kids, Employment, Volunteering, Policy Change, Non Profit Help, etc.

•Urban League: Employment, Education, youth development, Education, help for families, etc.

•Employment Help: Federation Employment and Guidance Services (FEGS) in NYC:

Mental Health Information:
Books: New Harbinger Publications
Psych Solve:
Psych Central:


Book: Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism
Book: Helping Your Child With Autism: A Home Program from Chinese Medicine by Louisa Silva, MD. See also  Qigong Sensory Training Institute
American Music Therapy Association:

Information on a Variety of Health Subjects:
Department of Family Medicine. School Of Medicine and Public Health: Integrative Medicine. They have printable information on
a number of subjects, such as:
Cholesterol, Depression, GERD, Grief, Headaches
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Meditation, Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Breathing Exercise, Cancer: Websites for Information on CAM,
Healing Through Forgiveness, Sleep, Self-Hypnosis
Journaling and Health, and More. There are also some printouts for medical professionals. (I got the resource from Dr.Weil’s Self Healing Newsletter: 1/10 Edition. 

Some Good Websites
Dr. Andrew Weil:

American Music Therapy Association
ThePeople’s Pharmacy:
Guided Imagery:
Mind-Body Medical Institute (meditation:
Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. There are Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programs (MBSR) programs listed across the country.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, MD Information on grief:
Info for kids, teens and parents:

Prevention Magazine:

Some Good Books
The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook  by Martha Davis et al.
Small Miracles by Yitta Halberstam and Judith Leventhal (SERIES)
Kitchen Table Wisdom and My GrandFather’s Blessing by Rachel Naomi Remen, MD
And G-d Cried, Too: A Kid’s Book of Healing and Hope by Rabbi M Gellman and H Bliss)
Books by Robert Fulgham
Books by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, MD, such as Life Lessons (with David Kessler)
Radical Healing by Rudolph Ballentine, MD
Books by Mehmet Oz and Michael Roizen, MD’s, such as the You on a Diet, etc.
Who Moved My Cheese by Specer Johnson, MD. (Also Versions for Teens and Kids)
Peaks and Valleys by Spencer Johnson
Shift Happens by Robert Holden, phD.
Managing Your Mind by Gillian Butler, PhD and Tony Hope, MD.
Calming Your Anxious Mind, 2nd edition, by Jeffrey Brantley, MD.
The Mindful Way Through Depression by Mark Williams et al.
Peaceful Mind: Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Psychology to Overcome Depression by Jeffrey Brantley, MD
Daily Meditations for Calming Your Anxious Mind by Jeffrey Brantley, MD et al.
5 Good Minutes in the Morning. 5 Good Minutes in the Evening. Both Books by Jeffrey Brantley, MD et al.
Books by James Gordon, MD.
Books by Richard Carlson, PhD.
Guided Imagery for Healing Children and Teens, Ellen Curren, RN
Books by Herbert Benson, MD (ex. The Relaxation Response)
Books by Daniel Amen, MD
Books by Edward Hallowell, MD (ADHD, Worry, etc.)

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