Late in the last century when I was finishing up my Master Degree in Organizational Psychology at Columbia University’s Teachers College I was introduced to the Internet and the WWW or World Wide Web protocols that in a few short years would become a powerful and easily accessible information resource. I knew immediately that useful information would become buried and obscured by commercial interests indifferent and oblivious to the desperate need of folks living in poverty forced to sift through the literal and metaphorical noise over a 14.4 kps modem. Perhaps, I thought, I could create real value by creating a comprehensive list of links of vetted websites that were truly dedicated to providing value to those in need.
Now, well established in the new century, many of my early assumptions of the internet are no longer valid. Fast internet connections are everywhere, relatively speaking, and folks are very sophisticated concerning technology and are experts in consuming information. For what is it is worth; below is an incomplete list of self help resources that I have reviewed hoping to bring value to you in a time of need. I hope I have been of service. I am humbled and grateful that you have spent some time on this site. Truly, I wish you the best of all things.” Dave Woititz, MA
"Sharing is how we communicate the love light within." ~Woy
The National Institutes of Health - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the U.S. government’s principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
Adult Children of Alcoholics World Service Organization This organization seeks to serve the Fellowship of Adult Children of Alcoholics by maintaining services for those seeking the means for arresting the emotional disease of family alcoholism.
The National Council of Alcoholism and Drug Dependency Fights the stigma and the disease of alcoholism and other drug addictions. An excellent resource.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the U.S. Government agency that conducts and supports research on mental illness and mental health, including studies of the brain, behavior, and mental health services.
HealthLinkUSA Excellent Health Information concerning treatment, cures, prevention, diagnosis, risk factors, research,support groups, email lists, personal stories and much more. Updated regularly.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA is the Federal agency charged with improving the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.
Nolo Press' Self-Help Law Center -Nolo's mission is to make the legal system work for everyone -- not just lawyers. Free, timely information, articles and a searchable legal dictionary and encyclopedia.
Go Ask Alice A personal favorite. A health question & answer service from Columbia University
The Web of Addictions A highly rated page with an excellent assortment of links.
A comprehensive list of Self Help Topics from the University of Wisconsin –River Falls - UWRF is a leader in exemplary teaching, undergraduate research, and sustainability. Our mission is to help prepare students to be productive, creative, ethical, engaged citizens and leaders with an informed global perspective.
Adult Children of Alcoholics World Service WSO is the World Service Organization of Adult Children of Alcoholics. It acts as the central agency of the program, gathering and disseminating meeting information; creating and distributing literature for use in the Family Groups and provides information to the general public.
Alcoholism @ about.com - Formerly the Mining Company - About.com's Buddy T maintains a high quality website providing information and links to online meetings and chat groups for ACA's.
Mental Health Net - Mental Help Net is the most comprehensive source of online mental health information, news and resources.
Alcoholics Anonymous The AA world service main site in French, Spanish or English
AL-ANON and ALATEEN - a worldwide organization that offers a self-help recovery program for families and friends of alcoholics whether or not the alcoholic seeks help or even recognizes the existence of a drinking problem.
AMERSA - founded in 1976, is a multidisciplinary organization of health care professionals dedicated to improving education in the care of individuals with substance abuse problems.
Intervention Center Family Intervention for Addiction. Intervention resources for alcoholism, drug addiction, gambling, computer addiction, other self-destructive behavior.
For patients and families facing life-threatening illness..... Hospice Net provides information and support to patients and families facing life-threatening illnesses. Hospice Net is an independent, nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization. We do not accept advertising and are funded entirely by unsolicited private donations.
The mission of The Moyer Foundation is to provide comfort, hope and healing to children affected by loss and family addiction.
Prevent Child Abuse America, founded in 1972 in Chicago, works to ensure the healthy development of children nationwide. The organization promotes that vision through a network of chapters in 50 states and nearly 600 Healthy Families America home visiting sites in 39 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Commonwealth of the Marianas, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and Canada. A major organizational focus is to advocate for the existence of a national policy framework and strategy for children and families while promoting evidence-based practices that prevent abuse and neglect from ever occurring.
The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the United States, its territories, and Canada, the Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who, through interpreters, can provide assistance in 170 languages. The Hotline offers crisis intervention, information, literature, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.
National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA). The NCEA is one of 27 Administration on Aging-funded Resource Centers. The NCEA is the place to turn to for up-to-date information regarding research, training, best practices, news and resources on elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. The Center provides information to policy makers, professionals in the elder justice field,and the public.
The Administration on Aging is proud to be a leader in the field of elder rights.
Child Support Network Child Support Network (CSN) is a specialized service company that locates missing parents and collects court ordered family support payments.
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement Website. We are all professionally trained volunteers in pet bereavement counseling, and are here for you. Our beloved animal friends have brought us together, and in honor of them we are now all here for each other, as well. Welcome.
SelfGrowth.com is the most complete guide to Self Improvement Information on the Internet. We cover over 250 topics and have over 100,000 ways and methods to improve your life. This page contains a complete listing all of the topics covered in alphabetical order. For each topic, we provide articles, websites, experts and products for you to review.
Nine Ways Successful People Defeat Stress Here are nine scientifically-proven strategies for defeating stress whenever it strikes.
The American Institute of Stress (A.I.S.) is a non-profit organization which imparts information on stress reduction, stress in the workplace, effects of stress and various other stress related topics. AIS was founded in 1978, at the request of Dr. Hans Selye to serve as a clearinghouse of all stress related information. Today, AIS provides a diverse and inclusive environment that fosters intellectual discovery creates and transmits innovative knowledge, improves human health and provides leadership to the world on stress related topics.
ACOA - Dr. Jan's Page this is the link to the youtube channel. Let me know if Log In Information is needed. We will be embedding YouTube videos from channel on this page