Resources / Education / Info
"We have flown the air like birds and swam the sea like fishes, but we have yet to learn the simple act of walking the earth like brothers."
--Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
HCMC suicide hotline: 612-873-2222
Natl Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255
Bridge for Youth: 612-377-8800
Rape/Sexual Abuse hotline: 612-825-4357
Hennepin County Front Door: 612-348-3000 (for accessing county social services like case management, medical assistance, basic needs, etc.)
VEAP: http://www.veapvolunteers.org/about-us/ Basic needs for residents of Bloomington, Richfield, Edina, and South Minneapolis.
Cornerstone Advocacy Services: 1-866-223-1111 crisis line http://cornerstonemn.org/
Provides services for families effected by domestic violence who live in Bloomington, Richfield, Edina, and Eden Prairie.
Walk-in Counseling Center: 612-870-0565, http://www.walkin.org No cost counseling.
Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Locator:
Metro Area Counties, Mental Health Crisis Response, on-site assessment:
Hennepin: adults - 612-596-1223, children - 612-348-2233
Ramsey: adults - 651-266-7900, children - 651-774-7000
Websites and books that I often recommend:
About managing emotions/moods/anxiety:
The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety, by John Forsyth and Georg Eifert
When Things Fall Apart, by Pema Chodron
Full Catastrophe Living, by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life, by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Tapping the Healer Within, by Roger Callahan and Richard Trubo
Smart But Scattered Teens, Richard Guare, Peg Dawson, and Colin Guare
Delivered from Distraction, by John Ratey and Edward Hallowell
Taking Charge, by Russell Barkley
Organizing the Disorganized Child, by Martin Kutscher and Marcella Moran
Late, Lost, and Unprepared, by Joyce Cooper-Kahn and Laurie Dietzel
About relationships with others:
Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage, by John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman
Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up, by Harriet Lerner
Date or Soul Mate?: How to know if someone is worth pursuing in two dates or less, by Neil Clark Warren.
About the relationship with your self:
When I Say No, I Feel Guilty, by Manuel J. Smith
The Dance of Connection, by Harriet Lerner
The Dance of Anger, by Harriet Lerner
The Dance of Intimacy, by Harriet Lerner
Healing the Angry Brain, by Ronald Potter-Efron
The Three Marriages: Reimagining Work, Self and Relationship, by David Whyte
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, by Susan Cain
Growing Up Again, by Jean Illsley Clarke and Connie Dawson
The Explosive Child, by Ross Greene
Get Out of My Life, but first could you drive and and Cheryl to the mall? by Anthony Wolf
The Future of Your Only Child: How to Guide Your Child to a Happy and Successful Life, by Carl Pickhardt
NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children, by Po Bronson
A Very Touching Book, by Jan Hindman, talking to your children about sexual abuse, and about positive sexuality; introduces the terms "good touch, bad touch, and secret touch."
Anxiety-Free Kids, by Bonnie Zucker
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
Pocket Your Dollars, by Carrie Rocha, about money management.
A User's Guide to the Brain, by John Ratey, solid science about the brain.
Spark, by John Ratey, about exercise and the brain.
Books for kids:
Moody Cow Meditates, by Kerry Lee MacLean
Mouse Was Mad, by Linda Urban
Bootsie Barker Bites, by Barbara Bottner
My Many Colored Days, by Dr. Seuss
General info about mental health issues:
http://psychcentral.com/http://www.chadd.org/ (Children and Adults with ADHD)
http://www.add.org/ (adults with ADHD)
Ego State Therapy:
Mindfulness based therapy:
Child development and early experiences:
5275 Edina Industrial Blvd, Suite 106, Edina, MN 55439
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