Helpful Websites and Books:blue heron

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
"The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), one of the institutes that makes up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health. The mission of NIMH is to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior."

National Alliance on Mental Illness
"The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic and other severe anxiety disorders, and other mental illnesses that affect the brain."

Authentic Happiness, by Martin Seligman, PhD
"Drawing on groundbreaking psychological research, Seligman shows how Positive Psychology is shifting the profession’s paradigm away from its narrow-minded focus on pathology, victimology, and mental illness to positive emotion, virtue and strength, and positive institutions."

The Portable Therapist, by Susanna McMahon, PhD
"Drawing from questions her patients ask most, the author teaches how to deal with the issues you care about. With compassion, wisdom and enlightening ideas, this book encourages you to be true to yourself, develop social interests and discover the positive, capable, confident human being you are meant to be."

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating, by Walter C. Willett, M.D.
Dr. Willett reports the latest in nutrition research from his groundbreaking Nurses Health Study. Over 120,000 nurses, including Susan, participate in this ongoing study.

The Not So Big Life, by Sarah Susanka
"The Not So Big Life reveals that form and function serve not only architectural aims, but life goals as well. Just as we can tear down interior walls to open up space, The Not So Big Life shows us that we can tear down our fears, assumptions and conditionings in a way that opens us up to new possibilities so we can start passionately engaging the things we long to do."

Last Child in the Woods, by Richard Louv
"In this influential work about the staggering divide between children and the outdoors, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today’s wired generation—he calls it nature-deficit—to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as the rises in obesity, attention disorders, and depression."



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