Below you’ll find a list of self-help articles about surviving and triumphing over mental illness. This includes stuff about rewriting toxic thought patterns, how-to guides on making friends, info on dealing with stressors, and much, much more!
Sorry, this is a work in progress; some of these handouts aren’t linked to an article yet.
Addiction: Dealing with Cravings
Addiction: When Someone You Care About Is an Addict
Alzheimer’s: telling the difference between Alzheimer’s and normal aging
Anxiety: Muscle Relaxation Techniques
Anxiety: Dealing with the Worries
Asperger’s and Autism: How to Socialize with Neurotypicals
Asperger’s and Autism: Dealing with Meltdowns
Asperger’s and Autism: for caregivers, dealing with meltdowns
Assertiveness: Dealing with Difficult People
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Help with Adult ADHD
Bipolar disorder: Tips for living with bipolar disorder
Conflict Management: Resolving conflict without escape or aggression
Conflict Management: When Your Aunt is Nasty
Defense Mechanisms: What’s the defense mechanism of the day?
Defense Mechanisms: What would you do?
Dementia: Caring for Loved One with Dementia
Dementia: Telling the difference between Alzheimer’s and normal aging
Dementia: When is It Time for a Home?
Dementia: Tips for helping memory
Depression: What To Do When You’re Too Depressed To Think
Depression: When Someone You Love is Depressed
Depression: Dealing with Depression
Difficult People: Dealing with Difficult People
Free Things To Do for Fun
Friendship: Ways to Find Friends
Friendship: Making Friends out of Strangers, for the Introvert
150+ Fun Things To Do
Guilt: Overcoming Guilt
Imagery: Stranger with an Answer
Imagery: The man who reads
Insomnia: How to Sleep Better Without Medications
Medication: hints for surviving psych meds
Memory: Is this normal, or do I have Alzheimer’s?
Memory: tips for helping with memory loss
Meltdowns: Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism
Pain: Help with Chronic Pain
Panic: Overcoming Panic Attacks
Psychosis: Dealing with Voices
Psychosis: When Someone You Care About Is Psychotic
Psychosis: Have you ever been told your reality is defective?
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): how to deal with nightmares
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): how to deal with triggers
Relaxation Techniques: Muscle Relaxation
Schizophrenia: Tips for Families and Friends
Self-esteem: Building Self-Esteem
Sleep: How to Sleep Better Without Medications
Stress: Dealing with the worries
Substance abuse: When Someone You Care About is an Addict
Thoughts: Battling Problem Thoughts
Traumatic Brain Injury: Help with functioning
Voices: dealing with voices
Weight Loss: How to Lose Weight/Monitoring
Information provided by Kim Rosenthal, MD – Psychiatry
Please remember that the information found here is not meant to be a substitute for real medical care. It isn’t meant to and doesn’t provide professional diagnosis, services, or medical advice to you or any other individual. Everyone is unique; the ideas you find here may not apply to your situation. Please make an appointment with a mental health professional for proper diagnosis and treatment of any psychiatric condition. Keep in mind that no interaction or information on this website establishes a doctor-patient relationship. Thanks.