Helpful Resources

General Information:

Help Guide – great overviews of stress, mental health and any related topics as well as ways of managing them

Mayo Clinic  – solid and helpful information on mental illness and medical conditions and treatments available

National Alliance for Mental Illness – lots of information for persons and family

Rethink Mental Illness – good information on mental illness

Information on Suicide:

Suicide Prevention Lifeline – U.S.-based; Information for persons in crisis, struggling with suicidal thoughts or friends or family members of persons dealing with suicidal thoughts/urges

Samaritans – U.K.-based; Information for persons in crisis, struggling with suicidal thoughts or friends or family members of persons dealing with suicidal thoughts/urges

Wake Forest University – great resource for information on How to Identify Signs of Suicidality, Prevention, Intervention and Additional Information

Information on Substance Abuse (Drugs):

On the Wagon – great resource for information on drinking, drug use, types of drugs and how to get help

Slang Code Words for Drugs – U.S. based government report detailing slang terms for drugs

Information on Suicide: 

Suicide Prevention Lifeline – U.S.-based; Information for persons in crisis, struggling with suicidal thoughts or friends or family members of persons dealing with suicidal thoughts/urges

Samaritans – U.K.-based; Information for persons in crisis, struggling with suicidal thoughts or friends or family members of persons dealing with suicidal thoughts/urges

Wake Forest University – great resource for information on How to Identify Signs of Suicidality, Prevention, Intervention and Additional Info

Autism Support:

Autism Society of the Cayman Islands – local support and advocacy group

Autism Speaks – U.S. based resource support and advocacy for individuals with autism

Autism Society of America – grassroots advocacy support for individuals with autism in America

Autism Canada – support from Canada

Child Development:

Center on the Developing Child– U.S. based Harvard University website discussing child development and impacts of adverse childhood events across the lifespan

Special Needs Foundation Cayman – local foundation supporting special needs

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network – U.S. based resource discussing trauma and children

US CDC Child Development – U.S. based government resource discussing developmental norms in children

ADHD:

National Resource on ADHD – U.S.-based resource for ADHD information

ADHD Foundation – U.K. based resource for ADHD information

Self-Help:

GET Self Help – great worksheets to help you understand what’s going on and tools to help you work through it.

GSU Guided Relaxation Exercises and Meditations –  a variety of relaxing exercises and mindfulness meditations with downloadable audio tracks (mp3) and printable copies.

Gratitude Journal – a journal to take note of 5 things that went well each day. By focusing on the positive, we begin to see more positive things and feel more positive each day! It is a fun exercise to do on the worksheet provided in the link or in your own notebook.

Positive Steps to Wellbeing – a worksheet that outlines coping skills for managing stress and improving wellbeing.

Progressive Muscle Relaxation is considered the most powerful relaxation exercise as it involves tensing and releasing of the different muscle groups in the body.  This worksheet outlines a simple way for effective practice of this technique.

Sleep Hygiene Worksheet – for a printable copy of tips to help you get a better night’s sleep.  Dr. Bodden also outlines these tips in her post.

STOPP Worksheet – a great overview of Cognitive Restructuring to help you respond to situations in a more balanced way by changing your thoughts.

Top 25 Mental Health Apps – an article discussing apps that may help to manage your moods

Medications: 

Drugs.com – interaction checker for persons taking multiple medications

Therapy Information:

Beck Institute – for additional information on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Behavioral Tech – for additional information on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

PCIT International – for additional information on Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Reports about Cayman:

Cayman National Drug Council – annual reports of student drug use in Cayman

WHO AIMS Mental Health Services Report 2014 – WHO report of mental health services available in Cayman

PAHO Adolescent Health and Sexuality Report – PAHO report on adolescent health and sexuality in Cayman

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