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Directory of Resources and Links:    Counseling and Mental Health

MARIETTA PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING. LLC

Joanne Marcone, Pharm.D., LPC

Psychotherapist and Substance Abuse Counselor

Individual, Couples, Family Therapy

There is a vast array of information available on the internet. So much that it can be difficult to decide where to go for trustworthy information. I have put together a list of counseling, mental health, government agencies, and self-help resources. Check back frequently since I update the list often.


Please note: While I believe most people will find the information on these websites to be helpful, I am not responsible for the content, claims, or representations of the listed sites and cannot attest to the clinical value of the material for any particular person or situation.


Crisis Services and Hotlines

  • Georgia Crisis hotline: If you are in a crisis you can all the Georgia Crisis Hotline and they will send someone to your home promptly, or give you a referral for help. If you are not in a crisis but need help for mental illness and addictions, you can still call and they will give you a referral for services.
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's 24-hour toll-free crisis hotline, 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), will connect you to immediate help in your area.
  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) is a nonprofit organization specializing in crisis intervention, information, and referral services for domestic violence victims, perpetrators, friends and families.
  • The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE. This nationwide partnership of more than 1,100 local rape treatment hotlines provides victims of sexual assault with free, confidential services around the clock.


General Mental Health Information


Anxiety and Stress

  • The National Institute of Mental Health's page on anxiety disorders is a descriptive resource offering information on causes, signs and symptoms, and treatment.
  • The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is the leader in education, training, and research for anxiety, depression, and related disorders.
  • The American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the world's largest psychiatric organization. They provide a helpful overview of anxiety disorders, panic disorders. Lots of free publications
  • The National Center for PTSD This governmental agency is the world's leading research and educational center on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Their website provides instant access to a range of educational information on trauma and PTSD in multiple formats for a variety of audiences.
  • GoodTherapy.org offers practical information on managing stress


Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 

  • ADDA - Attention Deficit Disorder Association 
  • Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, NIMH 
  • Born to Explore: The Other Side of ADD/ADHD


Chronic Fatigue

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Drug Information

  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)​ https://www.fda.gov/default.htm The FDA is the government agency that approves which prescription drugs are used in the United States, and provides a post-marketing survelliance program to monitor safety.
  • FDA Drug Recallshttps://www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/drugRecalls/default.htm This site is part of the FDA web page and is good to use for up to date information on potential problems with medications and medical devices.

 

Depression

  • The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the U.S. They maintain an informative page on depression.
  • The National Institute of Mental Health's page on depression is a descriptive resource offering information on causes, signs and symptoms, and treatment.


Eating Disorders

  • An Introduction to Eating Disorders: ​This series of articles introduces you to eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating. In addition to the symptoms of these disorders, these articles discuss treatment options and offer additional resources. http://psychcentral.com/disorders/eating_disorders/ 
  • Body Positive Top Rated: A wide-ranging body image site for women and girls of all sizes. This is a body-disparagement-free zone!  http://www.bodypositive.com 
  • Eating Disorder Hope: A site dedicated to offering hope, resources and information to eating disorder sufferers and their loved ones. http://www.eatingdisorderhope.com/ 
  • Eating Disorders: This is a partnered resource with Something Fishy, but includes symptoms, getting help, and other useful topics in a different format, covering nearly two dozen categories. Some of these include discussions about eating disorders in children, adolescents, senior citizens, athletes, etc. An eating awareness behavior test is also available. (A dedicated site.) http://www.mirror-mirror.org/eatdis.htm 
  • National Eating Disorders Association : The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest not-for-profit organization in the United States working to prevent eating disorders and provide treatment referrals to those suffering from anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder and those concerned with body image and weight issues. At the NEDA Web site: http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/
  • ANAD: The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorder offers education, on-line discussion forum, on-line body image course and referrals. ANAD is a 34 year old not for profit. 
    http://www.anad.org 

  • BEDA: Binge Eating Disorder : This site is dedicated to providing information about Binge Eating Disorder.  http://bedaonline.com/
  • Caringonline: This site offers resources to help those who suffer from negative body image or any of the following eating disorders: Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating. 
    http://www.caringonline.com/ 

  • Dying to be Thin : PBS's excellent interactive site on life-threatening eating disorders. Welcome to the companion website to "Dying to be Thin," originally broadcast on December 12, 2000. The film examines a disturbing increase in the prevalence of debilitating and sometimes life-threatening eating disorders, particularly anorexia and bulimia. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/dying-to-be-thin.html -
  • Eating Disorders Anonymouns: Twelve step program to help individuals wanting to recover from an eating disorder: www.eatingdisordersanonymous.org
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Parenting Skills and At-Risk Youth


Substance Abuse and Addiction

  • DrugRehab.com: This site provides great information about alcohol, drug, and prescription drug abuse/addiction. Their goal is to provide individuals with information to raise awareness about chemical dependency and mental health. They provide informational resources for those who are affected by drug and alcohol dependence. 
  • SAMSHSA: Substance Abuse and Men
  • The SAMHSA Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator and the SAMHSA 24/7 Treatment and Referral line at 1-800-662-4357 provide referrals to alcohol, substance abuse, and dual diagnosis treatment facilities, including facilities that offer sliding scale fees and other special payment arrangements.
  • AllTreatment.com is a drug rehab center directory and substance abuse information resource. 
  • InsuranceQuotes.org offers a resource describing addiction treatment and how insurance plans can cover the associated costs.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous is an international organization that provides support groups for people trying to overcome alcoholism.
  • Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization that supports recovery from addiction through a twelve-step program and includes regular attendance at group meetings.
  • Al-Anon and Alateen are support groups for relatives and friends of alcoholics.
  • Consumer Affairs: Entering rehab can be the first step in the journey back to health and wellness but choosing a rehab – be it for drug addition or alcoholism – can be confusing and difficult. Consumer Affair's research team developed a comprehensive guide to help make the task less daunting. The guide helps consumers sort through issues like (1) What features matter most: Detox services or mental health services, (2) What are the different types of care, and (3) Who can benefit from rehab. Be aware this is a commercial site sponsored by featured rehabs so other treatment centers may be available that are not listed. The link is:  http://www.consumeraffairs.com/health/drug-and-alcohol-rehab-centers.​