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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

"Mental health" resources!

1- The Mental Help Net website exists to promote mental health and wellness education and advocacy.


Site link: Mental help

- Sign up by entering your e-mail address to get their newsletter :Sign up page

2- Psych Central is the Internet's largest and oldest independent mental health social network created and run by mental health professionals to guarantee reliable, trusted information and support communities to consumers, for over 12 years.

Regularly maintained by Dr. Grohol and a staff of contributing editors, it is one of the Net's best information sources for mental health information, as well as providing annotated guides to the most useful websites, newsgroups, and mailing lists online today in mental health, psychology, social work, and psychiatry. We now receive over 650,000 visits per month, acting as a reliable and accurate source of mental health information for the over 42 million visitors who have stopped by since we first went online.

Psych Central is privately and wholly owned and operated by Dr. John Grohol.

* Psych Central offers the popular "Sanity Score", a free online mental health screening test.

What is Sanity Score screening test?

The Sanity Score™ quiz, a mental health and wellness test that has been scientifically designed to help you figure out what's going on in your life and your mental well-being.

At the conclusion of the test, you'll be given specific action-items to help you improve parts of your life, articles to learn more about specific conditions that are relevant to where you are in your life, and additional quizzes to help you better pinpoint the issues in your life and what you can do to help improve them.
Over 35,000 others have already taken the test.
Link to the test page:
Sanity Score

3- Counselling Resource is one of the web's largest and most comprehensive mental health sites focusing on counselling and psychotherapy.

What you get at the site?

- Counselling and psychotherapy explains why you need counselling or psychotherapy.
- Books and articles about the topic
- Screening tests and quizzesare fun and educational, and they may help increase your awareness of particular experiences or of particular forms of psychological distress.

They are not by themselves tools for diagnosing any type of health or mental health condition. All quizzes are guaranteed to be scored by your own web browser: your answers are never transmitted to our server.

Welcome to Our Psychological Screening Tests and Quizzes Our psychological quizzes are intended to be fun and educational, and they may help increase your awareness of particular experiences or of particular forms of psychological distress. They are not by themselves tools for diagnosing any type of health or mental health condition. All our quizzes are guaranteed to be scored by your own web browser: your answers are never transmitted to our server.

Background on These Psychological Screening Tests:

Psychological screening tests of various kinds have been used for many years as clinical tools, as educational tools for learning more about symptoms or particular kinds of experiences associated with psychological distress, or sometimes simply as entertainment. None of these tests should be understood to offer any kind of psychological diagnosis or healthcare recommendation. At best, they may help highlight experiences for reflection.

Link to the page: Screening tests and quizzes include depression screening, depression and anxiety, adult ADHD screening, Schizophrenia screening, Bipolar and mania, Alcohol and drug use, dissociative identity disorder,and Internet addiction.

4- Allpsych.com is one of the largest and most comprehensive psychology websites on the Internet. Site offer educational material on many topics related to psychology

There are over over 920 individual, cross referenced, web pages and an estimated 3000pages of printed material, receives an average of 3,000 unique visitors and 10,000 page views every day. They are referenced by universities all over the world and cited by professional organizations and college textbooks.
Dr. Chris Heffner, started this site in 1992, as a graduate student in psychology. Purpose of the site was to assist with data collection for research and dissenmination of academic material.

Mission statement: (In their own words):
"AllPsych will play a key role in the advancement of psychology and mental health through education and research via the Internet. As a service to both the general public, mental health professionals and students of psychology, we strive to provide psychology related material to help improve factual knowledge, inspire thoughtful discussion, and facilitate a unique understanding of the psychological theories, applications, and needs for research. As an educationally based organization, we will investigate new ways to stimulate learning in order to meet the needs of students and professionals alike."

Site link: Allpsych.com
Like other mental health sites, it offers some online psychology tests, which are:

- Diagnostic Screening tests is developed to help you better understand your own mental health based on general categories of psychopathology and mental illness.
- Self-Help quizzes designed to give you a better understanding of your relationships, communication, stress level, etc.
Remember: these quizzes or tests can not replace a true diagnostic assessment by a licensed mental health professional.
-A useful article about :Internet Addiction Disorder
- Fun and games at the site.

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