Websites

National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI

NAMI offers educational programs, advocates for individuals and families affected by mental illness, and operates a toll-free helpline https://www.nami.org/Home

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration, SAMHSA

SAMHSA's mission is to lead public health and service delivery efforts that promote mental health, prevent substance misuse, and provide treatments and supports to foster recovery while ensuring equitable access and better outcomes https://www.samhsa.gov/

Alcoholics Anonymous, AA

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of people who come together to solve their drinking problem. It doesn't cost anything to attend A.A. meetings. AA’s primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. AA is an informal society of more than 2 million recovering alcoholics throughout the world https://www.aa.org/

Narcotics Anonymous, NA

The goal of NA is to help those suffering from addiction through the process of recovery and to spread the message that recovery is possible. Whether you are suffering from an addiction to marijuana, alcohol, heroin, or crystal meth, you can find long-term sobriety with the right help https://na.org/

Your Safe Place – A Family Justice Center

Your Safe Place – A Family Justice Center provides confidential, comprehensive services to anyone who has experienced domestic violence, family violence, elder abuse, sexual assault, or sex trafficking… supportive services are provided in a judgment-free manner that empowers clients to become survivors and move forward with their lives https://www.sandiego.gov/yoursafeplace

Books

A Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl

A Man’s Search for Meaning is an exploration of how one may find meaning in the most unusual places, even in the horrendous environment that was characteristic of Nazi-Germany concentration camps. Frankl describes his lessons learned as a holocaust survivor, and how his experiences shaped his understanding of meaning

Prescription for Nutritional Healing: The A-to-Z Guide to Supplements, 6th Edition, Phyllis A Balch

Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Sixth Edition, is the source for accessible, evidence-based information that serves as a guide for using natural nutritional remedies to achieve and maintain wellness

Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist’s Memoir, Irvin Yalom

Yalom’s reflections on his life and development are an invitation for us to reflect on the origins of our own selves and the meanings of our lives

The Body Keeps the Score, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

The Body Keeps The Score teaches us how to get through the difficulties that arise from our traumatic past by revealing the psychology behind them and revealing some of the technique’s therapists use to help victims recover

Staring at the Sun, Irvin Yalom

Yalom fully addresses how to overcome one’s inner terror of death by telling multiple affecting stories of his own and his psychotherapy sessions with his clients. While using the existential approach, Yalom provides a comprehensive understanding of why confronting death is important for individuals…”the fear of death tends to generate negative consequences and symptoms to many individuals, such as anxiety and depression”, Yalom

Lighter, Yung Pueblo

'Lighter' by Yung Pueblo is a book exploring the transformative power of self-love and mindfulness. It offers insights and guidance on how to let go of negativity, conquer fears, and cultivate inner peace

The Smell of Rain on Dust – Grief and Praise, Martin Prechtel

The Smell of Rain on Dust is a sobering and creative book on grief and praise. Prechtel believes that people in western countries have a difficult time tending to their grief and this can create problems. He discusses various rituals used by tribal people to ward off the consequences of ungrieved losses. The best practice is to find ways to transform grief into life-promoting beauty and usefulness

Apps

Insight Timer

Insight Timer is home to guided meditations and talks led by the world's top meditation and mindfulness experts, neuroscientists, psychologists, and teachers from esteemed universities like Stanford, Harvard, and the University of Oxford, as well as music tracks from world-renowned artists… a comprehensive (and award-winning) way to help people reduce anxiety, improve their sleep, and maybe even gain a little insight along the way

ClassPass

A subscription service that lets people from various cities try out workout classes in their area. Think of it as a mix-and-match situation. ClassPass users have access to a pack of three, five or ten classes per month that can be used at participating studios in their area. These include more typical classes like kickboxing and running classes and more niche classes, such as aerial yoga and aquacycling

Mindbody

The Mindbody app is easy to use and allows you to conveniently schedule appointments and manage your wellness. With its affordable pricing, flexibility, reliability, and excellent customer support, Mindbody is a great app for anyone looking to improve their health and wellness