Online Self-Help

Cross references:   Online Psychology Compilations        MySpcWk    MySpcLk     
Biological Psychology    Humanistic Psychology   Psychodynamic Psychotherapy 
General Psychology       

    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.  List of general resources: 
   
    So far I've found only one online book focused specifically on self-help.  It is: 
    Psychological Self-Help (PsySH) 
    http://www.psychologicalselfhelp.org/    ^  

 

    Note:  This is the "First &". 
From here down to the "Last &", most of the links are revealed by mouse-over to have the My Space corruption (www.msp*).  

    The few marked with a   "^"  rather than a  "&"  are revealed by mouse-over to be free of the My Space corruption . 


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

Internet Mental Health    ^  
http://www.mentalhealth.com/home/  



Medline Mental Health (MMH)   
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mentalhealth.html
    'Medline' is a website run by the federal government in order to supply medical information to the general public.  This particular link is to the 'Mental Health' section. 

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mentalhealth.html   


Mental Health: MedlinePlus    ^ 


Self Help Resources on the Internet (PsyW)  & 
http://www.psychwww.com/resource/selfhelp.htm 
    Another large list of resources. 


Psych Central (PsyW)  & 
http://psychcentral.com/resources/
    Another large list of resources. 


Self Help Magazine (PsyW) 
http://www.selfhelpmagazine.com/articles/index.php
    This is an online magazine with a large number of mostly non-technical articles by many different authors.  


Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (PsyW)  & 
http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/facts_for_families_keyword_alphabetical 
    Many short articles 


HelpHorizons (EnPsy)  & 
http://www.helphorizons.com/ 
    Offers online therapy and online counseling, which cost money, but also has some good articles, which are free.  


Mental Health Matters (EnPsy)  & 
http://www.mental-health-matters.com/
    Many links. 


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)    &    (legacy) 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page
Note: When the mouse is hovered over the legacy link, a long string of inactive gibberish is produced without any linkage to a web page.  
 
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  ^  (Google) 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page   
When the mouse is hovered over the identical Google link, a fully active web page is produced.    

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

Psychotherapy - Wikipedia  ^  (Google) 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychotherapy  
 Note that the link provided by the Google search appears to be identical to the legacy link, but it is active. 
They also give different results with mouse-over. 
When the mouse is hovered over the active Google link, the result is identical to the result when the mouse is distant from the link.
In contrast, when the mouse hovers over the inactive legacy link, the result is a long string of gibberish. 


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 Psychology Books and Online Psychology Compilations section.  There's no real boundary between helping yourself and learning about psychology.  Each furthers the other.  It's called "Insight Therapy". 

"Last &"   


Closed sites - For Sale

MentalHealth.net (OD)   & 
http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_index.php?idx=topics
Another, fairly small, list of resources. 
 




Closed sites - No Longer Listed

Open Directory - Psychology (OD) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMOZ     ^  
Unfortunately, this site, which was quite large, has shut down.  There is, however, a static mirror: 
http://dmoztools.net/Health/Mental_Health/Self-Help/    ^ 
    And, if you just can't get enough cyber psychology, searching Google for the titles of the links will sometimes find new references.
   

Mental Health Resources  (OD)  & 
http://www.dmoz.org/Health/Mental_Health/Disorders/Resources/   

When Google is searched for this inactive, gibberish-filled link, it yields the active, gibberish-free link: 
DMOZ - Health: Mental Health: Disorders: Directories
  *
which has a mouse-over of
 
dmoz-odp.org/Health/Mental_Health/Disorders/Directories/  ^

Contains link pages and directories to a variety of disorders, or to disorder resources.  
 

Mental Health Self Help (OD)   & 
http://www.dmoz.org/Health/Mental_Health/Self-Help/
A fairly small list of resources. 



Online Self-Help 
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