Relevant Links to Online Resources
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Lumb Associates, LLC
Richard C. Lumb, Ph.D.
Training and consultation
Phone: (207) 786-8196
Dr. Lumb instructs the on-line Maine Resilience course through the University of Maine - Augusta and serves as a co-trainer with Maine Resilience.
Programs, Products, & Resources for parents, teachers, & children
Sue Collier and Self-Publishing Resources
Discover book writing, book packaging, and book marketing strategies at Self-Publishing Resources.
Rita M. Schiano
RMS Freelance Writing and Editorial Services Specializing in Creative Copy for Businesses. Rita's new book Live a Flourishing Life has just been published. This is a self-exploration process book on how to decrease stress, build resilience, bounce back from adversity, and live the good life!
Positive Psychology Center
The Positive Psychology Center promotes research, training, education, and the dissemination of Positive Psychology. This field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of love, work, and play
Avanti Healing Arts
Gianna (Joan M.) Settin, Ph.D.: experience Reiki with Avanti Healing Arts.
The following are helpful links from our publication Living with a Disability. You can find out more about Living with a Disability on our companion website, AbilityCoach.com.
American Psychiatric Association This site provides general information about mental disorders and their treatment and offers a brochure series entitled, "Lets Talk Facts."
American Psychological Association This is an informational site provided by the American Psychological Association. The site focuses not just on mental disorders and psychological problems, but in general on problems in living in such areas as work and family.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill This site is developed and managed by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, one of the largest and most active advocacy organizations for individuals and their families who are affected by mental illness. The focus of the site is on the biological basis of severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia and their treatment.
National Institute of Mental Health This site provides information on current research and programs related to mental health issues and to the treatment of mental disorders. This site is consumer friendly and easy to use.
National Mental Health Association This site is similar to the American Psychiatric Association's site and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill site, in that it focuses to a large degree on providing information about mental disorders and their biological basis and treatment. It also provides general information about mental health issues and the prevention of mental health problems.
Psych Central This site is owned and operated by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Dr. Grohol hosts weekly mental health chats online over the site and provides lists of news groups, mailing lists, and Web-sites related to mental disorders and mental health issues.
Mental Health Net This site focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders and illnesses. It provides links to other sites that can offer assistance. The site also provides book reviews and medical news.
Health A to Z This site acts as a search engine for medical sites. The thousand of Web-sties that it catalogues have been located and reviewed in most cases by medical professionals.
Rx List This site was developed by a pharmacist in California and allows the user to look up a drug by either generic or brand name. Possible side effects are presented as well as clinical studies.
New England Journal of Medicine This site is operated by the New England Journal of Medicine, one of the most read and most prestigious medical journals. You may access the abstracts or request full text of articles published in the Journal.
The Whole Family This site offers advice from experts for parents and focuses primarily on the issues of marriage and parenting. This site also offers a regular newsletter by E-mail and the Family Fishbowl Magazine. This site addresses difficult issues such as divorce, step-parenting, and single parenting.
Websites Specifically Focused on Disability
American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT) American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT), which we have discussed a number of times in this program. The website will keep you up on all the activities of ADAPT and upcoming actions.
Dimenet Network On the Dimenet Network, you can submit items for posting to net.hotnews by mailing them to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Dimenet website includes information about statewide independent living council activities and the activities of the National Council on Independent Living. The homepage for Dimenet also provides links and information about other organizations such as Mouth Magazine, Justice for All, Not Dead Yet, and Honor Role Radio.
Disability Rights Links A disability rights activist provides probably the best organized set of links to disability rights organizations, individuals, and agencies available on the web.
NOD, the National Organization on Disability The organization promotes full and equal participation for American's 54 million men, women, and children of disabilities in all aspects of their lives. The site provides information and resources and news as well as links to other sites.
Electric Edge - online edition of Ragged Edge Magazine The Electric Edge is an online addition of Ragged Edge Magazine. Ragged Edge is a successor to the award winning periodical, The Disability Rank. On the Ragged Edge website you will find the best of today's writings about society's "ragged" issues such as medical rationing, genetic discrimination, assisted suicide, long-term care, and attendant services. The Electric Edge "covers the disability experience in America - what it means to be a crip living at the end of the 20th century."
The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance is an online resource for Mesothelioma patients and their families. Mesothelioma.com offers resources to its visitors, such as listings for Life Coaches, to help families cope with the stress that accompanies a serious illness. See also the Mesothelioma Symptoms database of information and resources for patients and their families to better understand the symptoms of Mesothelioma and the various aspects of diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, as well as mesothelioma life expectancy.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrationprovides leadership and devotes its resources - programs, policies, information and data, contracts and grants - toward helping the Nation act on the knowledge that: Behavioral Health is essential for health; Prevention works; Treatment is effective; and People recover from mental and substance use disorders.