Resources

The following is a list of resources available in print and on the Web. If you would like to submit suggestions for other resources, you can submit suggested resources to the web editor via email. Please note, suggested resources will be reviewed for content, legal and privacy issues before deciding if they are appropriate for posting in this section.

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

Fully Present by Diana Winston
Buddha’s Brain by Rick Hanson
Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Mind Over Mood by Dennis Greenberger
The Mindful Way Through Depression by Mark Williams
Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic Workbook by Michelle Craske

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Mindfulness


Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) at UCLA
MARC is a new center in the Semel Institute at UCLA. MARC was created to bring to a renowned mental health research institution the ancient art of mindful awareness in a scientifically supported and rigorous form. The center offers classes and workshops to the general public, teaching the skills of mindfulness across the lifespan. Its website has free and downloadable meditation pod casts and audio recordings.
www.marc.ucla.edu

Insight LA
InsightLA is dedicated to bringing the deep joy and peace of mindfulness and compassion to people everywhere. The center offers a number of workshops to health care professionals and to the general public, such as beginning and intermediate-level mindfulness meditation courses, group practice groups, mindfulness retreats and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) classes. You can also download free mindfulness guided meditations from its website.
www.insightla.org

Apple iTunes U & Central Washington University
Central Washington University on Apple’s i-Tunes University has a number of free and downloadable mindfulness guided meditations to increase concentration, ease anxiety and stress.
https://itunes.apple.com/itunes-u/cwu-counseling-center-anxiety/id430101871?mt=10#ls=1

“Mindfulness Meditation” App
Apple:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mindfulness-meditation/id312327144?mt=8
Android:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mulx.bemindful

Anxiety


National Institute of Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead Federal agency for research on mental and behavioral disorders. Its public health mission mandates a focus on those with the most serious mental illness. NIMH works to improve mental health through biomedical research on mind, brain, and behavior.
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/HEALTH/TOPICS/ANXIETY-DISORDERS/INDEX.SHTML

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the prevention, treatment and cure of anxiety disorders and to improve the lives of all people who suffer from them.
www.adaa.org

HealthyPlace.com
This Web Site provides information on children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorders.
www.healthyplace.com/Communities/Anxiety/children_ocd.asp

Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation
The Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation (OCF), with more than 10,000 members, is an international not-for-profit organization composed of people with obsessive-compulsive disorder and related disorders, their families, friends, professionals and other concerned individuals.
www.ocfoundation.org

“My Calm Beat” App
Apple:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mycalmbeat/id333216485?mt=8
Android:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.takefivelabs.br.paid.mcb

Depression


Families for Depression Awareness
The mission of Families for Depression Awareness is to help families recognize and cope with depressive disorders. It has created a Depression Monitoring Kit, which includes an educational booklet to help adults with depression monitor treatment with daily and weekly tools.
http://familyaware.org

The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the nation’s leading patient-directed organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses – depression and bipolar disorder. The organization fosters an understanding about the impact and management of these life-threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically based tools and information written in language the general public can understand.
www.dbsalliance.org

National Institute of Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead Federal agency for research on mental and behavioral disorders. Its public health mission mandates a focus on those with the most serious mental illness. NIMH works to improve mental health through biomedical research on mind, brain, and behavior.
http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s mission is to provide immediate assistance to individuals in suicidal crisis by connecting them to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider through a toll-free number: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

The Suicide Prevention Center
The Suicide Prevention Center operates with over 100 volunteers who have been trained by professionals specializing in suicide prevention. SPC volunteers perform telephone crisis intervention, bereavement support, and community education and outreach. 
www.suicidepreventioncenter.org
24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-877-727-4747

American Association of Suicidology
The goal of the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is to understand and prevent suicide. AAS promotes research, public awareness programs, public education, and training for professionals and volunteers. In addition, AAS serves as a national clearinghouse for information on suicide.
www.suicidology.org

Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
SAVE’s Mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, eliminate stigma and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide.
www.save.org

iCouch CBT” App
Apple:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/icouch-cbt/id446115508?mt=8

LGBTQ Teens


FTM Alliance of Los Angeles
FTM Alliance is a community-based organization dedicated to empowering the female-to-male [FTM] transgendered community, and to increasing the visibility and acceptance of FTMs in Southern California. We provide resources, support, and leadership opportunities to people assigned female at birth or in childhood who no longer feel that label is complete or accurate, as well as our significant others, families, friends, and allies.
Phone: 323-860-5801
http://ftmalliance.org/

Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
http://www.glsen.org/

LifeWorks Youth Space
LifeWorks Youth Space holds weekly discussion groups at the Village at Ed Gould Plaza every Tuesday, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m., for youth LGBT/Queer Youth with separate groups for Guys, Grrls, and Trans/Genderqueer Folks.
Phone: (323) 860-7373
www.LifeWorksLA.org
E-mail: lifeworks@lagaycenter.org

Los Angeles Lesbian & Gay Center
The Los Angeles Lesbian & Gay Center’s wide array of services includes: free HIV/AIDS care and medications for those most in need; housing, food, clothing and support for homeless LGBT youth; support and advocacy services for LGBT seniors and LGBT-parented families. The Center also offers low-cost counseling and addiction-recovery services; legal services; health education and HIV prevention programs; transgender services; a cultural arts program and much more.
Phone: 323-993-7400
www.laglc.org/

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project, a national organization, provides 24-hour crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
Phone: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR or 1-866- 488-7386
http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Parents & Families of LGBTQ Teens


Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Los Angeles
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. It provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
http://www.pflag.org/

Transforming Family
A project of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), transforming family is a support group for families with gender diverse children. We provide a supportive environment for children, adolescents, and their families to explore issues of gender identity. The Family Group is held once-a-month and is comprised of a peer support group for the parents, a peer support/rap group for our youth, and a play group for our children.
Phone: (818) 254-9654
E-mail: Dawn@TransformingFamily.org or John@TransformingFamily.org

API PFLAG
Asian Pacific Parents, Families, Friends of Lesbians and Gays (API PFLAG): The Los Angeles API PFLAG Project’s aim is to provide support, education and advocacy in a culturally sensitive manner. We promote acceptance and understanding of our gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered children by making the Asian-Pacific Islander community more aware of the diverse nature of human sexuality.
http://apipflag.blogspot.com

Family Acceptance Project
The Family Acceptance Project™ is the only community research, intervention, education and policy initiative that works to decrease major health and related risks for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth, such as suicide, substance abuse, HIV and homelessness – in the context of their families. We use a research-based, culturally grounded approach to help ethnically, socially and religiously diverse families decrease rejection and increase support for their LGBT children.
http://familyproject.sfsu.edu/