Resources

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Recommended Books

ADHD

Taking Charge of ADHD, Barkley

Driven to Distraction, Hallowell

PARENTING

From Boys to Men, Maggie Dent

Middle School Matters, Phyllis L. Fagell

Everyday Parenting Toolkit, Kazdin

The Way of Boys, Rao

The Kazdin Method, Kazdin

The Birth Order Book, Leman

The Whole Brain Child, Siegel

No Drama Discipline, Siegel

How to Get Unstuck from the Negative Muck, Sullivan

How to Get Unstuck from the Negative Muck Workbook, Sullivan

The Hair-Raising Joys of Raising Boys, Meurer

Super-Kids Activity Guide, Abraham

Raising Your Spirited Child, A Guide for Parents Whose Child is More Intense , Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, & Energetic, Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

Parenting from the Inside Out, Siegel

A Deeper Shade of Blue: A Woman’s Guide to Recognizing and Treating Depression in Her Childbearing Years, Nonacs

TRAUMA

The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel van der Kolk, MD

The Body Keeps the Score Workbook, Bessel van der Kolk, MD

Trauma Stewardship, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

Running on Empty, Webb

Journey Through Trauma: A Trail Guide to the 5-Phase Cycle of Healing, Schmelzer

SELF-HELP

The Highly Sensitive Person, Aron

Inside my Heart, McGraw

Life Strategies, McGraw

How to Make Yourself Happy, Ellis

A Guide to Rational Living, Ellis

Live the Life you Love, Sher

Girl, Wash Your Face, Hollis

I Could do Anything, if Only I knew What it Was, Sher

Bad Childhood, Good Life, Schlessinger

I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help, Amador

Fierce Self-Compassion: How women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive, Kristin Neff, PhD

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, Gibson

Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything, Fogg

The Mental Load: A Feminist Comic, by Emma

The Emotional Load: And Other Invisible Stuff, by Emma

ANGER

Taking Charge of Anger, Nay

Anger-Free, Doyle Gentry

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

If You Love Me, Cavanagh

Open Book, Jessica Simpson

Drinking, A Love Story, Knapp

PERINATAL – POSTPARTUM

Pregnancy Sucks: What to do When your Miracle Makes you Miserable (a humorous book written by a comedienne), Kimes

Pregnancy Sucks for Men: What to do When your Miracle Makes you Both Miserable, Kimes

Mama has HG (hyperemesis gravidarum), But Only for a While, McCall

Beyond Morning Sickness: Battling Hyperemesis Gravidarum, McCall

Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts, Kleiman

What About Us?: A New Parents Guide to Safeguarding Your Over-Anxious, Over-Extended, Sleep-Deprived Relationship, Kleiman

Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts, Kleiman

What Am I Thinking: Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression, Kleiman

This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression, Kleiman

Tokens of Affection: Reclaiming Your Marriage After Postpartum Depression, Kleiman

Moods in Motion (coloring and affirmations book), Kleiman

The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression, Kleiman

Down Came the Rain, Brooke Shields

Pregnancy After a Loss: A Guide to Pregnancy After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death, Lanham

Joy at the End of the Rainbow: A Guide for Pregnancy After a Loss, Ross-White

Surviving the Unimaginable: Stories of Coping with Pregnancy & Infancy Loss, Vermont

Making Motherhood Work: How Women Manage Careers and Caregiving, Collins

BIPOLAR DISORDER

Welcome to the Jungle, Smith

Living with Someone who’s Living with Bipolar, Lowe

PERSONALITY DISORDERS

Stop Walking on Eggshells, Mason

Splitting: Protecting Yourself While Divorcing Someone with Borderline or Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Eddy

The Sociopath Next Door, Stout

The Covert Passive Aggressive Narcissist: Recognizing the Traits and Finding Healing After Hidden Emotional and Psychological Abuse, Mirza

Gaslighting: The Narcissist’s Favorite Tool of Manipulation – How to Avoid the Gaslight Effect and Recover from Emotional and Narcissistic Abuse, Dr. Theresa J. Covert

Out of the Fog: Moving From Confusion to Clarity After Narcissistic Abuse, Morningstar

OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER

The Imp of the Mind, Baer

Brain Lock, Schwartz

NATIONAL RESOURCES

Samaritans Suicide Hotline 24/7 Support: Call or text 24/7, (877) 870-4673 (HOPE)

SAMHSA: https://www.samhsa.gov/

Mental Health First Aid: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/topics/mental-health-first-aid/

The Youth Alliance: https://theyouthalliance.com/resources/help-hotlines/ **an abundance of hotlines found in this site for ALL ages

National LGBTQ+ Hotline: https://www.glbthotline.org/national-hotline.html

PFLAG: https://pflag.org/hotlines

The Trevor Project: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

The Postpartum Stress Center: https://postpartumstress.com/

Postpartum Support International: https://www.postpartum.net/, 1-800-944-4773