Emergency Numbers:

  • 911
  • Mills-Peninsula Psychiatric Emergency Room: 650-696-5915
  • San Mateo Medical Center Psychiatric Emergency: 650-573-2662
  • Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK
  • National Suicide Lifeline: 1-800-784-2433

Online Education and Support Groups:

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
    • NAMI is a great national resource founded in San Mateo County. It is an organization good for information and especially for family support
  • Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
  • Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
  • National Resource Center on ADHD
    • A product of CHADD, this is a clearinghouse of information on ADHD, including school accommodations
  • American Psychiatric Association (APA)
    • Mainly oriented towards psychiatrists, but there is some useful free information, especially for adult conditions
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
    • Much more information about pediatric disorders. Especially useful is the "Facts for Families" section
  • Healthcare Alliance for Response to Adolescent Depression (HEARD Alliance)
    • Organization of concerned local clinicians in response to a cluster of teen suicides in the Palo Alto area. Psychiatrists, psychologists, school counselors, civic leaders, nurses, primary care doctors, and many others have banded together to improve depression screening for at-risk youth in the area. The group is growing into other parts of the Bay Area. It includes support, screening, and data collection to improve teen suicide prevention locally and elsewhere

Mobile Apps (in no particular order)

  • T2 Mood Tracker
  • MoodKit ($)
  • iMoodJournal ($)
  • Moody Me
  • Moodlytics
  • Better Mood Tracker
  • Medication Guide
  • MedCoach
  • MyMeds: Medication Management
  • WeRx: Prescription Medication Price Checker

Selected Books

  • Anxiety (Generalized, Panic, Social Phobia)
    • "When Panic Attacks" by David Burns, MD
    • "The Worry Trap" by Chad LeJeune, PhD
    • "Managing Social Anxiety" Workbook, by Debra Hope
  • Depression
    • "Feeling Good" by David Burns, MD
    • "When Panic Attacks" by David Burns, MD
  • OCD
    • "Talking Back to OCD" by John March, PhD
  • ADHD
    • "Taking Charge of OCD" by Russell Barkley, PhD
  • Parenting
    • "Parenting With Love and Logic" by Cline and Fay
    • "Parenting Teens With Love and Logic" by Cline and Fay

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