"It's up to you today to start making healthy choices. Not choices that are just healthy for your body, but healthy for your mind."

− Steve Maraboli

"It’s never overreacting to ask for what you want and need."

− Amy Poehler

"I've always thought of wholeness and integration as necessary myths. We're fragmented beings who cement ourselves together, but there are always cracks. Living with the cracks is part of being, well, reasonably healthy."

− Siri Hustvedt

Addiction

Addiction (Psychology Today)

Fact page, includes definitions and recent posts on the subject of addiction

Drug Abuse & Addiction

A good primer on what constitutes drug addiction and the ramifications of long-term abuse, as well as a number of references and information sources

Addiction (APA)

Definition by the American Psychiatric Association; covers (treatment of and) dependency on alcohol, stimulants, heroin, hallucinogens, inhalants, and nicotine.

ADHD

CDC: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Fact page, includes definitions, recent research, and plenty of data & statistics

CHADD, the National Resource on ADHD

Non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for children and adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder

A Natural Fix for ADHD

An opinion piece in the NYT advocating for more holistic treatment of ADHD in children, particularly in conjunction with traditional therapies

Is It ADHD?

Checklist of 18 symptoms (adapted from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)

Anxiety

Anxiety Disorders

Detailed descriptions of various anxiety disorders and social phobias, a primer on treatment and how to get help, and notes on the role of research in combatting anxiety.

Surviving Anxiety

Longform piece by Scott Stossel; “Many of history’s most eminent scientists also suffered from anxiety or depression, or both.”

Anxiety Self-Test

Psychology Today put together a 42-question, 15-minute quiz to gauge your anxiety. After completing the test, the user receives a list of strengths and the areas that need some work.

Depression

Depression: What You Need to Know

Booklet prepared by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), providing an overview on depression.

What is Depression?

Fact page on depression, including commonly-asked questions, description of the varieties of depression, and more

TeensHealth, on Depression

Overview on depression geared towards teens, including links on how to talk to your parents about personal feelings and more

Depression’s Upside

An article that suggests an alternative perspective on depression, using the example of Charles Darwin to suggest that one’s own struggles can often serve as motivation

Divorce

Dealing with Divorce

Index of articles and posts from Psychology Today on separation and divorce

Marriage and Divorce

Compilation of recent articles published by the American Psychological Association regarding smooth separations, keeping your relationship amicable, and managing complex family units

Effects of Divorce on Children

An overview of the recent psychological literature on the impact of divorce versus marital conflict

Domestic Violence

What is Domestic Violence?

Definitions by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, covering the dynamics of abuse, some characteristics of abusers, information on victim psychology, and how to know if you are being abused

Domestic Violence at Medline Plus

An index of resources on partner abuse, including news, a video on dating violence, articles on helping abused kids and the elderly, and some statistics

Domestic Violence Awareness Project

Organization devoted to supporting public and prevention education efforts to decrease the domestic violence epidemic

DV: Understanding the Basics

1-hour interactive eLearning module built to address 10 common questions related to domestic violence

PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Fact sheet put together by the Mayo Clinic, featuring definitions, causes, and risk factors for this anxiety disorder

PTSD (Anxiety & Depression Association of America)

Information about and for trauma survivors, tips on how to manage relationships, and common reactions to trauma

National Center for PTSD

Home page for the US Dept. Of Veterans’ Affairs, including resources for PTSD awareness and consultation

Weight Loss

7 Essential Truths About Weight Loss Efforts

Psychology Today puts together a list of insights trying to examine why diets and dieters so often fail

Weight-loss & Nutrition Myths

Article published by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases debunking twelve commonly-held “facts” about weight loss

5 Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies for Losing Weight

Focusing on changing how you think about yourself (how you act, and circumstances that surround how you act) might be the most effective treatment for weight loss

Weight Loss Doesn’t Always Lead to Happiness

“…unlike the numbers on a bathroom scale, the happiness [my] experiences have brought me is unquantifiable.”