Client - Patient Resources
Below you will find a list of helpful resources that I provide to all patients.
General Mental Health Resources:
Colorado Crisis and Support Line
Offering 24/7 walk in, free assessments
http://www.metrocrisisservices.org/ Call 844-493-TALK (8255) to find the location nearest you
AACAP’s Facts for Families
Brief summaries on dozens of child mental health topics from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
APA (American Psychiatric Association)
The main professional organization of psychiatrists and trainee psychiatrists in the United States, and the most influential worldwide.
Adolescent brain development
Child Mind Institute
General resource and news:
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
A non-profit grassroots, self-help and advocacy organization of consumers, friends and families.
The Colorado chapter of NAMI
NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health)
Transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illness through research.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Anxiety and Mood Disorder Resources:
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
A leader in education and research for anxiety, OCD, PTSD, depression, and related disorders.
Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
Support for parents of children struggling with mood disorders, both depression and bipolar.
What Families Need to Know about Adolescent Depression
Visit the website to download the PDF booklet:
- I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression by Terrence Real
- Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, Third Edition by Robert M. Sapolsky
- The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook by Martha Davis, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, Matthew McKay, and Patrick Fanning
- The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund Bourne
Strategies and support for ADHD and Learning Disorders
CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
A non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families. CHADD offers support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.
National Resource Center for ADHD
The nation's clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based information on ADHD.
- Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents by Russell A. Barkley
- Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons That Medicine Cannot Teach: by Vincent J. Monastra
- Learning to Slow Down and Pay Attention: A Book for Kids About ADHD: by Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ellen B. Dixon, and Charles Beyl
- Adult ADD: A Reader-Friendly Guide to Identifying, Understanding, & Treating Adult Attention Deficit Disorder by Tom Whiteman, Michele Novotni, and Randy Petersen
University of Colorado Hospital
Interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, speech and occupational therapists that provide assessments for kids on autism spectrum in Denver.
Autism SpeaksA broad resource to connect families with information, resources and opportunities.
Educational advocacy and Information
Wrightslaw-Education Advocacy Topics: Explains the legal rights and responsibilities as it applies to education, and how to use strategies to get better special education services for children.
Psychiatric medications by NIMH
An overview of medications, conditions treated, side effects, FDA warnings:
National Library of Medicine (NLM)MedlinePlus Drugs Information
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation
They work to increase access to effective treatment, end the stigma associated with mental health issues, and foster a community for those affected by OCD.
Substance Use Resources:
Adolescent STEP (Substance Abuse Treatment Education & Prevention Program)
Established in 2004 and licensed by the Colorado Department of Behavioral Health, STEP provides outpatient, psychiatric and substance abuse treatment to clients ages 12-21. STEP delivers individual treatment for young patients and their families, working with schools, faith-based organizations, community groups and the juvenile justice system.
Tourette Syndrome Resources:
National Tourette Syndrome Association
Dedicated to making life better for all people affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders. The offer education, support, and other resources.