Resources

Adding Resources: You are welcome to tell me about any resources you have found useful in your journey toward getting happy. Please use the Contact Page to send me a link for the resource. As long as it fits with the guidelines for this site, I’m happy to add it.

One of the best ways to get what you want is by focusing on it. Sounds glaringly obvious, doesn’t it? But let’s face it, most of us focus on what’s wrong rather than what we want to accomplish. So I’m working at putting together resources that help us focus on getting happy and staying that way.

That said, some of these resources might seem a little out of place. For example, why is there a link to Arthur Murray Dance Studios? Well, one good way to get happy is by being out with other people. Plus I like dancing – I’m not very good at it, but I like it just the same.

If you have a resource you’d like to have included here, please use the Contact page to let me know what it is. Once I make sure the URL works, and the site is genuinely useful, I’ll add it to this page.

The National Empowerment Center

This site is first because it connects you to a wealth of information. They have their own Links page, a Resources page, and a page for Consumer-Run Statewide Organizations. And all their information is presented from the point of view that you can do a lot to help yourself achieve mental health. I like this site a lot.

Working Minds

This site is specifically about preventing suicide in the workplace.Of course, a lot of the information it provides applies to all sorts of life situations. I especially like the Help Yourself, Help Another page.

Mind Freedom

This list wouldn’t be complete without these folks on it. I could, and do, go on for hours about the B.S. that is rampant among “mental health practitioners.” Mind Freedom does a wonderful job of clearing that B.S. away. Be sure to check out their Knowledge Base page, and the Personal Stories page.

The Trouble With Spikol

This editorial column from the Philadelphia Weekly does a good job of covering just about everything related to mental health. And it has a great list of links you can explore for more information. It’s written by former Philadelphia Weekly managing editor Liz Spikol. She writes about her own experiences with mental illness and has an insider’s view of the field as an employee of the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Fighting The Darkness

Jamie is a wife, mother of two, and a marketing/communications professional. She also happens to experience depression. Being Canadian also takes her up a notch or two in my book. 🙂 On the down side, she doesn’t post as often as I’d like – but her posts are useful. And her resource page has good links I didn’t find on other sites.

A Splintered Mind

Ah, a blog by another guy! I was starting to think I’m the only guy screwy enough to talk about being screwy! 🙂 I think most people will like Douglas’ approach to life with ADHD and Depression. He’s funny.

Bipolar and Me

The author of this blog describes her efforts this way: A bipolar girl trying to make sense of the world. Bipolar doesn’t mean who I am, it just happens to be what I am, and does it really affect my day to day life? I’m trying to figure that out.

This blog doesn’t link to a lot of other resources. I’m including it because it has a large archive of posts, and you might just find reassurance from knowing someone else is experiencing the same sort of thing you are.

Postpartum Progress

This one is obviously for moms, but it isn’t ONLY for moms. Husbands, friends, and anybody who knows a mom can be a whole lot more helpful and supportive by taking information from this blog.

Arthur Murray Dance Centers

What better way to get happy than by being out, being social, and having fun? Nobody says you have to go out clubbing. Sometimes just going for the lessons is the world’s best pick-me-up.