Resources


This page features links to websites that publicize a variety of support services, and most offer these services free-of-charge.

Saving Grace

Saving Grace is a local organization that assists women who are faced with violent intimate-partner relationships.  Services include counseling, safe shelter if needed, assistance  in linking with other community services.

http://www.saving-grace.org

Oregon Youth Challenge Program

Oregon Youth Challenge Program offers highly structured goal-oriented program for at-risk high school youth who are faltering behaviorally and academically.  There is a 5 month residential phase and an extended follow-up phase with a mentor once the student returns to his/her community.

http://www.oycp.com

NAMI of Central Oregon

NAMI of Central Oregon is a well-established and respected community based organization empowering persons and their families coping with the challenge of mental illness.   NAMI offers its members information, and lectures and classes about mental illness, offers a gateway to resources available, and provides advocacy and support.

http://www.namicentraloregon.org

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is one of the longest continuously functioning self-help organizations for those struggling with alcohol and other addictions.  For many people, AA has been and continues to be, a lifeline of support to sobriety and self-improvement.

http://coigaa.org/meetings/

The National Institutes of Health

Reliable information sources.  As everyone knows the internet is awash with information about mental health—some good, some inaccurate, or downright misleading.  We prefer evidence-based sources, and we recommend you consider this when you are searching the internet for reliable information about mental health.

The National Institutes of Health has an extensive website with a wealth of information about many of the more common mental health problems.   Click on the link below to find information on the research—as well as causes and treatments for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder, and many more.

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/index.shtml

Russell Barkley

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Russell Barkley is one of the most eminent and respected authorities on Attention-Deficit Disorders.  He has published numerous scientific articles as well as books.  He also has some good ‘fact-sheets’ on ADHD available free on his website.  They can be found at;

http://www.russellbarkley.org/factsheets.html