Online Self-Help - Version 74, Apr 21, 2017

Note:  This is a revised Version 10, dated Nov 19, 2011, 11:55 PM.  For an explanation, please see:  MySpcLk .     

Cross references:
  Online Psychology Compilations

Many, perhaps even most, people who first show an interest in psychology are drawn to it because they are uncomfortable with their own lives and want to know how to become happier.  This section is intended for people like that. 


So far I've found only two online books focused specifically on self-help.  One is: 

Psychology: An Introduction  
http://www.psywww.com/intropsych/index.html   

    and the other is: 

Psychological Self-Help (PsySH) 
https://www.psychologicalselfhelp.org/
    Although it is based on Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
 
http: //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_emotive_behavior_therapy, which is one of my least favorite forms of psychotherapy, it seems sincere, and it's possible you might find it helpful.

Compilations:

Several broadly focused compilations of articles which an individual seeking relief from their own personal discomfort might find helpful are: 


Mental Health and Behavior: MedlinePlus 
https://medlineplus.gov/mentalhealthandbehavior.html   
     'Medline' is a website run by the federal government in order to supply medical information to the general public.       


Psych Central (PsyCen) 
https://psychcentral.com/   

    Mental Disorders & Conditions  (PsyCen)   
   
https://psychcentral.com/disorders/   

    
Psych Central Resource Directory  (PsyCen
   
https://psychcentral.com/resources/    
    A large list of resources. 

    Psychology Resources (PsyCen) 
   
https://psychcentral.com/resources/Psychology/   

    Forums at Psych Central (PsyCen) 
   
https://forums.psychcentral.com/   



The Directory of the Web    (OD) 
https://dmoztools.net/Science/Biology/   

     Mental Health Resources  (OD) 
   
http://dmoztools.net/Health/Mental_Health/Disorders/
  
    
Mental Health Self Help (OD)
    
http://dmoztools.net/Health/Mental_Health/Self-Help/

    
MentalHealth.net (OD)  
   
http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_index.php?idx=topics  




Self Help Resources on the Internet (PsyW
http://www.psywww.com/index.html


Psychology Self-Help Resources on the Internet  (PsyW) 
http://www.psywww.com/resource/selfhelp.htm   




All of these compilations contain many articles and many of the articles have links to other articles, many of which also have links to other articles, etc., so if you're persistent in following the links, you can learn a lot. 


If you want to know more about any of the topics you encounter in the websites linked above, you can find out more by searching for key words in Wikipedia: 

Wikipedia (Wiki)   
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Note: the Wikipedia search window is a little bit down on the left where you might not notice it right away.

For example, the Wikipedia link for psychotherapy is: 
    
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychotherapy

Once you've exhausted the broadly focused compilations listed above, you can type the key word for a specific topic you're interested in into your internet browser window and find many more narrowly focused sources. 

You should also check out
the  Online Psychology Compilations  and  Psychology Books  sections.  There's no real boundary between helping yourself and learning about psychology.  Each furthers the other.  It's called "Insight Therapy". 

I will continue to add to this 'Self Help' page as I discover new links. 









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