Teresa LeYung-Ryan says: “As the author of Love Made of Heart: a Daughter, a Mother, a Journey through Mental Illness and a community spirit, I advocate understanding of mental illness/traumas to the mind, speaking openly about the stigmas, and finding resources for your loved ones.”  

author Teresa LeYung-Ryan says YES to compassion to mental illness

Helpful Websites & Resources & Guides for Mental Health / Mental Illness / Depression

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http://www.thebodypositive.org/

Love your Body. Live your Life.

The Body Positive! Our mission is to give people tools to reconnect to their innate body wisdom so they can have more balanced, joyful self-care, and a relationship with their whole selves that is guided by love, forgiveness, and humor. We are dedicated to inspiring youth and adults to value their health, unique beauty, and identity so they can use their vital resources of time, energy, and intellect to make positive changes in their own lives and in the world.

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http://californiaclubhouse.org/

 California Clubhouse… Working to bring Clubhouse to San Mateo County in 2014  
     Our mission The mission of California Clubhouse is to give those whose lives have been disrupted by mental illness the opportunity to recover meaningful work and relationships as they reintegrate into the broader community.

 Thank you, Diane W., for telling me about California Clubhouse’s  immediate goal to raise $350,000 to finance the 2014 launch.  June 2016 now – California Clubhouse’s home is in San Carlos! http://californiaclubhouse.org

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www.nami.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness

From its inception in 1979, NAMI has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.

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www.bringchange2mind.org

 1 in 6 adults and almost 1 in 10 children suffer from a diagnosable mental illness. Yet, for many, the stigma associated with the illness, can be as great a challenge as the disease itself. This is where the misconceptions stop. This is where bias comes to an end. This is where we change lives. Because this is where we Bring Change 2 Mind.

BringChange2Mind.org is a not-for-profit organization created by Glenn Closethe Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation (CABF)Fountain House, and Garen and Shari Staglin of IMHRO (International Mental Health Research Organization).

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http://www.acmhs.org/

Thank you, Claudine Woo (Thank You For Being Born), for letting me know about Asian Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) which was established in 1974 by community providers, activists, and progressive citizens concerned about the well-being of low-income Asian & Pacific Islander (A&PI) immigrants and refugees in need of culturally competent mental health services.

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Thank you,  Angela Hanners, Director of Communications at AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org, for asking me to include the link to your new guide promoting student mental health. www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/student-mental-health-resources/

“While mental health is slowly gaining mainstream societal recognition (if not acceptance), it can still be an exceedingly vague issue. We created this guidebook to help students and their families better understand the mental challenges that many students will face while in college and how to properly deal with them.

“We crafted this guidebook with the help of two experts in the field, Dr. Friedemann Schaub and Blake LeVine.  Schaub is the developer of the Personal Breakthrough and Empowerment program and the author of The Fear and Anxiety Solution. LeVine is a life coach who uses his personal experience with bipolar disorder to educate people  about managing mental illness. With the start of the new school year, it’s our goal to get this guidebook in front of as many students, parents, and teachers as possible.”

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Thank you, Dan Schuessler, for telling me about http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-student-mental-health/
the guide that shows college students (and their friends and families) the various on-campus and online resources they can use should a mental health concern arise.

- Anxiety & Stress
- Depression
- Alcohol & Substance Abuse
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Anorexia & Bulimia

 Margaret Bertram, Anne Hershbell, Sara Hirst, and Craig Rodgers are the four experts in student mental health and behavior who contributed to the creation of this guide that answers these questions and many more . . .
What constitutes a normal level of stress?
When does sadness cross into depression?
Where does someone go for guidance and counseling when these feelings become too much to bear?

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http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/mental-health-resources 

Jennifer Bell, thank you for letting me know about Critical Mental Health Resources for College Students.   I thank you and your colleagues for creating this remarkable forum with links to many organizations in all 50 states and Washington D.C. in the U.S.A.

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http://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/top-5-mental-health-problems-facing-college-students/

Sarah Murray, I thank you and your colleagues for creating Top 5 Mental Health Problems Facing College Students

* Depression
* Anxiety
* Suicide
* Eating Disorders
* Addiction

Learn the signs and symptoms  — and find resources that lead to a happier and healthier college career.

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http://activeminds.org/issues-a-resources/mental-health-resources

Author of Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings and producer of  FEMME: Women Healing the World Margie Yee Webb, thank you for letting me know about Active Minds which was founded by Alison Malmon when she was a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, following the suicide of her older brother Brian.

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 http://bbrfoundation.org

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.

– formerly National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)

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 http://www.stampoutstigma.net

Stamp Out Stigma is a consumer driven advocacy and educational outreach program designed to make positive changes in the public perception of mental illness and inform the community about the personal, social, economic and political challenges faced by people living with mental illness. Founded by Carmen Lee.

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The it’s ok campaign aims to promote open dialogue and end stigma in the Asian American community on the topic of mental well-being. Through an open forum, it’s ok aims to provide a safe place for Asian Americans to find information, discussion, and access to mental health professionals.  https://www.facebook.com/itsokcampaign http://www.itsokcampaign.org/
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BOOKS

 

 

The Brain’s Way of Healing: Stories of Remarkable Recoveries and Discoveries by Norman Doidge, M.D.

The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science by Norman Doidge, M.D.

The Four Agreements:  a Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell

Constructive Living by David K. Reynolds

My Dreams: A Simple Guide to Dream Interpretation by Angie Choi

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Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

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Love Made of Heart inspires adult children of mentally ill parents to speak openly about the stigmas and find resources for their loved ones

Teresa LeYung-Ryan says: ”As the author of Love Made of Heart and a community spirit, I advocate understanding of mental illness/traumas to the mind, speaking openly about the stigmas, and finding resources for your loved ones.”

The book -  Love Made of Heart:  a Daughter, a Mother, a Journey through Mental Illness

 http://LoveMadeOfHeart.com