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If you know of a site or place where men or women can seek help that isn't listed here we would very much like to here from you in order to add it to our list. Your help will help other men and women. See also the information on the Top 10 violence-inducing prescription drugs. The problem might be with the prescription drugs a person is taking.


 

Index

    Table 5:

Age-related conditions

Antisocial personality disorder (Sociopaths)

Bipolar disorder — BP (manic depression)

Borderline personality disorder (BPD)

Bullying

Deliberate self-injury

Depression

Dissociation

Drug and alcohol addiction

Drug interactions

General mental health

Munchausen syndrome by proxy

Narcissism

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Parental alienation syndrome

Perimenopause and menopause

Phobias and anxiety

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Relationships

Repressed and false memories

Schizophrenia

Service dogs

Traumatic and toxic brain injuries (TBI)

Veteran issues and resources

 

Age-related conditions

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Beware of corrupt probate courts assigning unscrupulous attorneys as guardians, conservators, and guardian ad litems who steal everything from their wards! This is often done with the help or at the request of relatives.

Also see the section on Elder Abuse for additional information.

ADA Advocates — Advocates for disabled Americans, veterans, police, firemen, and families. If you are disabled and in court you must have an ADA advocate.

Telephone: (516) 750-8324

Cell phone: (516) 424-1072

Chief counsel: (516) 739-5300

Advocates for National Guardianship Ethics and Reform (ANGER)
Assisted Living Today — Help to find the best assisted living facilities.
CereScan — Functional brain scan imaging for dementia, Alzheimers, Parkinsons, etc. using qSPECT and qEEG. Facilities in Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Recommended based on personal experience.

Telephone: (855) 813-8152

Caring for Alzheimer's and Dementia Patients
Elder Abuse Prevention Guide
Elder Abuse Victims Advocates — For national guardianship reform.
ElderRage — How to survive caring for aging parents.
Equal Access Advocates — Dr. Karin Huffer's work on disabled individuals and what the ADA requires for them in court.

Legal Abuse Syndrome — How many victims of white-collar crime, court abuse, and bureaucratic bungling come to suffer from PTSD as a result of our legal system.

Unlocking Justice — Americans with Disabilities Act and its amendments and how they protect persons with disabilities in court.

Guardianship Reform Advocates for the Disabled and Elderly (GRADE)
Guidelines for the Evaluation of Dementia and Age-Related Cognitive Decline — American Psychological Association.
Legal Services for the Elderly — Where and when to start.
Medical Malpractice Help — Approximately 225,000 people die each year in the United States because of medical malpractice.
National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse (NASGA) — A growing uncaring and unjust judicial system has converted guardianship/conservatorship from an appropriate law to one which is damaging the public.

10 dirty tricks of conservators/guardians

Practical advice — Do everything you can to keep it out of court

Veterans in peril

Warning signals National Center on Elder Abuse
Nursing Home Abuse — One in ten seniors in a nursing home or assisted living facility is a victim of abuse or neglect each year.

Legal action

Nursing Home Abuse Support Hotline
Prevent Medicare Fraud — How to avoid abuse and medical billing fraud.
Stop Elder Abuse And Guardianship Abuse

 

Antisocial personality disorder — Sociopaths

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LoveFraud.com — Beware the sociopath, no heart, no conscience, no remorse.
Profile of the Sociopath

 

Bipolar disorder (manic depression)

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Note that this disorder is often misdiagnosed particularly by the Veterans Administration (VA). Estimates of a misdiagnoses for bipolar disorder range as high as 70%. A misdiagnosis appears particularly likely for veterans who are actually suffering from a traumatic or toxic brain injury (TBI).

Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Options
Bipolar Disorder Sanctuary — Books, education, etc.
CereScan — Functional brain scan imaging using qSPECT and qEEG. Facilities in Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Recommended based on personal experience.

Telephone: (855) 813-8152

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Confidential screening for bipolar disorder

730 North Franklin Street

Chicago, Illinois 60610-7204

Telephone: (800) 826-3632

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Colorado Springs

2132 E. Bijou Street, Suite 112

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Telephone: (719) 477-1515

Email: help@dbsacoloradosprings.org

Joy Ikelman's Web Links for Bipolar Disorder (manic depression)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) — Bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder booklet (26 pages, PDF format, 395 KB)

SSRI Stories — A collection of over 5,000 stories in which prescription drugs, primarily Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), may be linked to a variety of adverse outcomes including violence. These problems are often misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder.
What is bipolar disorder?

 

Borderline personality disorder

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Note that bipolar disorder is often misdiagnosed as borderline personality disorder (BPD). The essential difference is that bipolar disorder (manic depression) is easily and readily treatable. Most practitioners agree there is no effective treatment for BPD though medications can lessen the symptoms for most.

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) — 2% of the population are estimated to suffer from BPD and 75% of the diagnosed cases are women.
Borderline Personality Disorder Sanctuary — BPD is a medical disorder which can be treated with medications to reduce the symptoms. In fact, research is showing that unless we treat the brain first with medication, therapy is useless.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPDworld) — Based in England. Support and advice for sufferers and partners of BPD, depression, and other personality disorders and mental health problems.
Helen's World of BPD Resources — This site is geared for friends/family/loved ones of those with borderline personality disorder although those with BPD will find resources as well.

Divorce — BPD style.

Divorce, custody, false accusations and parental alienation syndrome

My Life as a Battered Husband — Living with a borderline personality disorder sufferer by Jay Casey.


 

Bullying

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Bully Off — Guide to stamping out bullying
Bully Online

Serial bullies — Identifying the psychopath or sociopath in our midst including the socialized psychopathic manager.

Niniveh — A support group for targets of workplace bullying or mobbing and those in toxic work environments.
Stop Workplace Bullying
The Self Defined “Victim”
Verbal Abuse

 

Deliberate self-injury

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About 1% of the general population and 10% of adolescents self-mutilate and females do it twice as often as males (2:1 ratio). 80% of females who self-mutilate have a history of sexual abuse. The most common manifestation is cutting but other forms include burning (often with caustic substances), hitting, skin scratching, biting, hair pulling, bone breaking, and, in more drastic cases, amputations and self castration. Can be very addictive, particularly with cutting.

Often related to or associated with PTSD, borderline personality disorder, mood and eating disorders, dissociation, obsessive-compulsive behavior, and frequently includes substance abuse.

Cochrane Review — Psychosocial and pharmacological treatments for deliberate self harm.
Reach Out!
Secret Shame — Self-injury information and support.
Self Injury

 

Depression

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Alpha-Stim — For relief of pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia. Veteran recommended.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Confidential screening for bipolar disorder

730 North Franklin Street

Chicago, Illinois 60610-7204

Telephone: (800) 826-3632

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Colorado Springs

2132 E. Bijou Street, Suite 112

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Telephone: (719) 477-1515

Email: help@dbsacoloradosprings.org

Depression World
Five Star Counseling Services — Provides depression therapy, marriage counseling, and life coaching in the Denver area.

7050 West 120 th Avenue

Broomfield, Colorado 80020

Telephone: (303) 464-9192

Help For Depression — Founded on belief that combination of therapies is often best approach to treating depression.
Pavillon — Residential center for treatment of alcoholism, drug addictions, depression, codependency, dual diagnosis, anxiety, drug rehab, alcohol treatment, etc.

Mill Springs, NC

Telephone: (800) 392-4808

Suicide Prevention Hotline

 

Dissociation

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Dissociation is a common and healthy defence used in response to life-threatening danger and is associated with memory loss and a sense of disconnection from yourself or your surroundings and is often found in severe cases of abuse, particularly as a young child.

Dissociation is symptomatic with victims of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and commonly prevents them receiving due process in the justice system.

ADA Advocates — Advocates for disabled Americans, veterans, police, firemen, and families. If you are disabled and in court you must have an ADA advocate.

Telephone: (516) 750-8324

Cell phone: (516) 424-1072

Chief counsel: (516) 739-5300

Dissociation World
Equal Access Advocates — Dr. Karin Huffer's work on disabled individuals and what the ADA requires for them in court.

Legal Abuse Syndrome — How many victims of white-collar crime, court abuse, and bureaucratic bungling come to suffer from PTSD as a result of our legal system.

Unlocking Justice — Americans with Disabilities Act and its amendments and how they protect persons with disabilities in court.


 

Drug and alcohol addiction

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Note: No treatments for drug and alcohol abuse have been proven effective and the EJF does not recommend any of these treatment centers. However, they are more effective than going to jail.
Acadia Malibu — The bravest thing anyone can ever do is reach out and ask for help.

30765 Pacific Coast Highway

Malibu, CA 90265

Telephone: (888) 478-5705

Email: info@acadiamalibu.com

Alcohol Addiction Resources and News
Alcohol Awareness

Dangers of drunk driving

Alcoholics Anonymous — Online AA recovery resources.
Alcoholics Anonymous History

Recovery links

Twelve steps of recovery infographic

All Treatment — A drug rehab center directory and substance abuse information resource.

999 Third Ave, 34 th Floor

Seattle, WA 98104

Telephone: (206) 659-8149

American Addiction Centers

Guide for addicted veterans and their families

Rehab guides for addiction and mental health

Arapahoe House — Substance abuse treatment with many locations in metro Denver, Colorado, area.
Beachway Therapy Center

Free drug or alcohol addiction treatment

137 N.W. 1st Ave

Delray Beach, Florida

Telephone: (800) 210-6372

Caron Foundation
Detox to Rehab
Drug and Alcohol Addiction Recovery — An online guide to resources.
Drug Policy Alliance — Working to end the war on drugs and promote new drug policies based on science, compassion, health and human rights.

Alcohol and Drug Abuse: U.S. Government Policies and Actions — Summary history of the government's War on Drugs

Drug Courts Are Not the Answer: Toward a Health-Centered Approach to Drug Use — This report is highly recommended.

Drug Rehabilitation And Addiction Treatment — How much more will be lost before you decide to take control?

Alcohol detoxification and withdrawal

Drug rehabilitation and treatment centers by state

Twelve steps of recovery infographic

Fellowship Hall — Treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.

5140 Dunstan Road

Greensboro, NC 27405

Telephone: (800) 659-3381

Futures of Palm Beach — Treatment of addictions and co-occurring disorders in Florida.

Military service members

Telephone: (866) 686-5527 24/7

Harbor House Collaborative — Finding solutions for homelessness and addiction in Colorado Springs

Clinic — Recovery from substance abuse.

Supportive Housing — Treatment and housing for the chronically homeless and veterans.

1710 E. Pike Peak Ave. Suite 100

Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Telephone: (719) 473-5557

Facsimile: (719) 473-6442

Email: info@harborhouseco.org

Kool Living Recovery Center — Addiction and substance abuse recovery programs. Facilities in Capistrano Beach, San Clemente, and Winnetka, California.

A quiet epidemic — Substance abuse among nurses.

Parent's guide — Preventing college alcohol and drug abuse

Lakeview Health Systems

1900 Corporate Square Blvd.

Jacksonville, FL 32216

Telephone: (800) 884-1727 toll free

Michael's House

Drug detox

Palm Beach, Florida

Telephone: (877) 345-8494

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
National Directory of Detox Centers & Addiction Resources

Heroin detox center process — Guide to opiate and heroin withdrawal.

Needle exchanges — Over 221 needle exchange programs located nationwide. Needle exchange participants are five times more likely to enter addiction treatment programs compared to non-participants.

Periodic table of drug addiction

Oceanfront Recovery — Individualized treatment for alcohol and drug addiction in Orange County, California

920 Glenneyre, Suite T

Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Telephone: (877) 279-1777

Oxford House — Self help for sobriety without relapse.

Directory of houses by state

Paradise Recovery Center

Delray Beach, FL

Telephone: (877) 858-1598

Email: info@paradiserehab.com

Pavillon — Residential center for treatment of alcoholism, drug addictions, depression, codependency, dual diagnosis, anxiety, drug rehab, alcohol treatment, etc.

Mill Springs, NC

Telephone: (800) 392-4808

Periodic Table of Drug Addiction — Summarizes the effects and use of various physically and psychologically addictive drugs.
Promises — Residential treatment centers in west Los Angeles and Malibu for alcohol and addiction problems.

Telephone: (866) 390-2340

Quit Alcohol

Physical effects of alcohol on the body

Top Ten Alcohol Treatment Centers

7801 North Federal Highway

Boca Raton, FL 33487

24/7 Helpline (866) 9957-2822

Email: help@treatmentpartners.org

Quit Smoking Community — Kicking the habit together.
Recovery Connection — Drug and alcohol recovery helpline.

Drug and alcohol recovery guides.

Telephone: (800) 993-3869 24/7

Rehab.com — Online resource for rehab therapists and their patients.
Rehabcenter.net — Portal to a new, improved, drug-free life.
Rehabs.com — Help finding an addiction treatment center.

Valium rehabilitation

Soaring Hope — Sustainable addiction recovery.

Clinical office and residential treatment — Intensive outpatient, primary care program (30 days minimum) and extended care program (up to 1 Year)

18375 Spruce Road

Monument, Colorado 80132

Telephone: Spruce Ranch: (719) 426-9883

Family and client advocate helpline or general information and admissions

Helpline: (720) 400-8960

Email: rbolin@c2crecovery.com

Outpatient services

Telephone: (719) 896-5163

Residential treatment

Telephone: (720) 400-8960

Sober living

Telephone: (719) 572-1547

Solutions Recovery Center

16145 State Road 7, Unit D

Delray Beach, Florida, 33446

Telephone: (800) 999-9755

Helpline (800) 476-1801

Facsimile: 1(561) 210-8939

Email: dan@solutionsrehab.com

Southshores Recovery — Located in Orange County, California

Telephone: (877) 253-4673


 

Drug interactions

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Citizens Commission on Human Rights International — The mental health watchdog.

6616 Sunset Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Telephone: (323) 467-4242 or (800) 869-2247

Dangerous Prescription Drugs — Check before you use any drug, particularly in combination with other drugs.

5 of the Most Deadly Prescription Drugs

Painkillers

Methadone: Strictly speaking, methadone is a prescription painkiller, although, in reality, people are usually prescribed methadone to wean them off heroin, or as a heroin substitute.

Benzodiazepines

Stimulants for Attention Deficit Disorder

Anabolic Steroids

Drug Alert — Comprehensive information and news alerts about potentially-dangerous drugs currently or previously available.
Drug Dangers — Provides information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications.
Drug News — Defective drug warnings, medical device alerts, and legal action.
Drug Watch — Keeping an eye on pharmaceuticals and medical procedures.

Drug side effects

Drug interactions

Medical devices

Telephone: (800) 452-0949

Periodic Table of Drug Addiction — Summarizes the effects and use of various physically and psychologically addictive drugs.
Recall Report — Reports on dangerous drugs, recalls, side effects, and health information.
Rx Dangers — Life-saving drugs, and devices that have been presumed safe often cause harm to people's health and even death in some cases.

Dangerous drugs

Defective medical devices

Email: info@rxdangers.com

SSRI Stories — A collection of over 5,000 stories in which prescription drugs, primarily Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), may be linked to a variety of adverse outcomes including violence.
Top 10 violence-inducing prescription drugs

 

General mental health

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ADA Advocates — Advocates for disabled Americans, veterans, police, firemen, and families. If you are disabled or have a mental health issue and your are in court you must have an ADA advocate.

Telephone: (516) 750-8324

Cell phone: (516) 424-1072

Chief counsel: (516) 739-5300

Alpha-Stim — For relief of pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia. Veteran recommended.
Ask The Internet Therapist
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Society
Bend Psychological Services — Education options., counseling, psychotherapy, consulting, evaluation, assessment, training. Michael G. Conner, Psy.D., Bend, Oregon.
Best Self, USA — Pastoral counseling for troubled families and marriages.

Family Resources and Research

Revs. Sam and Bunny Sewell

Naples, Florida 34110

Telephone: (239) 591-4565

Facsimile: (239) 591-2436

E-mail: info@bestselfusa.com

Bruderhof Forgiveness Guide
CCHR International — The mental health watchdog.

Mental Disorders — Facts behind the marketing campaign.

Psychiatric Drugs — Side effects search engine.

Citizens Commission on Human Rights International — The mental health watchdog.

6616 Sunset Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Telephone: (323) 467-4242 or (800) 869-2247

Colorado Neurological Institute — Treatment of conditions such as brain and spinal tumors, epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, hearing loss, movement disorders, traumatic brain injury and other disorders.
Coyote Calling — Columns and much more by retired therapist Dick Prosapio.
Crisis Counseling — Information about crisis intervention, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, referrals, emergency rooms, residential treatment, therapeutic boarding schools and wilderness therapy programs. Located in Oregon.
Dr. Tana Dineen — A critical look at psychology, psychotherapy and the “Psychology Industry,”

731 Vancouver Street

Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3V4, Canada

Facsimile: (250) 383-3036

Email: td@tanadineen.com

Emotional Freedom Techniques
Equal Access Advocates — Dr. Karin Huffer's work on disabled individuals and what the ADA requires for them in court.

Legal Abuse Syndrome — How many victims of white-collar crime, court abuse, and bureaucratic bungling come to suffer from PTSD as a result of our legal system.

Unlocking Justice — Americans with Disabilities Act and its amendments and how they protect persons with disabilities in court.

Fear of flying — and some other issues.
GoodTherapy.org — Helping people find therapists and advocating for ethical therapy.
Haven House — Free peer-to-peer counseling for people with mental illness.

111 N Walnut Street

Colorado Springs, CO 80905-1411

Telephone: (719) 578-1181

Help Guide — Directory to many mental health and self help resources.
Harmonized Brain Centers — Brain dysfunction can be diagnosed as PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Depression, Brain Fog, ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Insomnia, Learning Disabilities, Autism, Aspergers, Sleep Disorders and many others. We are not as concerned with a diagnosis as we are concerned with treating the underlying functional problem.
Hidden Enemy: Psychiatry — Documentary describing the dangers of psychotropic drugs particularly as used in treatment for PTSD.
Institute for Psychological Therapies — Primary work is related to allegations of child sexual abuse, but also deals with cases of sexual harassment, claims of recovered memories of childhood abuse, accusations of rape, allegations of improper sexual contact by professionals, forced and coerced confessions, false confessions, personal injury claims, insanity and diminished capacity, murder, mitigating factors in sentencing, custody, and medical and psychological malpractice.
Highlands Behavioral Health System — Treatment for most common psychiatric disorders.

8565 S. Poplar Way

Littleton, Colorado 80130

Telephone: (720) 348-2800

Internet Mental Health

Disorders — Information on fifty four of the most common disorders.

International Forgiveness Institute
Male Depression — Battered men.
Male Menopause — Articles on this problem.
Male Menopause and Men's Health
Medical Kidnap — Seeking medical help for your child can result in CPS kidnapping them.
Mental Health of America Colorado

1385 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite 610

Denver, CO 80222

Telephone: 720.208.2230 or toll free (800) 456-3249

Facsimile: (720) 208-2250

Email: kadams@mhacolorado.org

Mental Health for College Students — Achieving and maintaining mental health during the college years.
MindFreedom — Win human rights in the mental health system.
National Alliance on Mental Illness of Minnesota — Working to improve the lives of children and adults with mental illness and their families

800 Transfer Road, Suite 31

St. Paul, MN 55114

Telephone: (651) 645-2948 or (888) NAMI-HELPS (toll free)

Facsimile: (651) 645-7379

Email: nami-mn@nami.org

Navy Reserve Psychological Health Outreach Program (PHOP) — Nationwide help for members of the Navy and Marine Corps Reserves.
Oregon Counseling — Psychotherapy, counseling, therapy, information, education, referral, and research.

Domestic violence against men

Patients Like Me — Better healthcare together through sharing, support, and research.
Peak View Behavioral Health — Treat adolescents, adults, veterans, and seniors in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

7353 Sisters Grove

Colorado Springs, CO 80923

Telephone: (719) 444-8484

Facsimile: (719) 355-1059

Promoting Student Mental Health — Expert advice and school resources for understanding disorders and getting help.
Psychiatry — The Hidden Enemy — A must watch documentary if you or a loved one are suffering any symptoms of a mental disorder.
Ralph Wood Wilson — Exploring and supporting your healing process. D.C. area.

Veterans

Telephone: (202) 237-7681

Recovery International — Self-help mental health for more than 70 years.

Group meeting locations

Telephone meetings

802 N. Dearborn Street

Chicago, Illinois 60610

Telephone: (312) 337-5661

Toll Free Telephone: (866) 221-0302

Facsimile: (312) 337-5756

Email: inquiries@recovery-inc.org

Rocky Mountain Human Services (formerly Denver Options)

Adult programs — Provide resources and service coordination for adults with developmental disabilities and their families.

Behavioral health — Work with adults who have intellectual/developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries and/or other cognitive needs.

Center for Technical Assistance and Training

MIlitary and Veterans Programs

Operation TBI Freedom — Assisting veterans and active duty military personnel with service-related traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

Dr. Reena Sommer — Psychological and family life consultant.

111 Pulford Street

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Canada R3L 1X8

Email: rsommer@shaw.ca

Partnership For Prescription Assistance — Helps qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get medicines they need through public or private programs.
Profile of the Sociopath — Antisocial personality disorder
Self-Help Systems — Run by Dr. Abraham Low. Particularly useful for those with low self esteem. Meetings and groups in many parts of the country.

105 W. Adams Street, Suite. 2940

Chicago, Illinois 60603

Telephone: (866) 221-0302

Facsimile: (312) 726-4446

SSRI Stories — A collection of over 5,000 stories in which prescription drugs, primarily Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), may be linked to a variety of adverse outcomes including violence and suicide. These problems are often misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder.
Student Guide to Mental Health — Today's politically correct institutions appear to generate a large number of mental health problems in their students.
Student Mental Health — A guide to identifying disorders and promoting wellness for college students.
Suicide Prevention Hotline
Top 5 Mental Health Problems Facing College Students
Top 10 Violence-Inducing Prescription Drugs
The ADHD Fraud — Dr. Fred Baughman Jr. has researched and worked with patients for 35 years, educating families about fraud in ADD and ADHD, and delivering healthy, sound options.
The Arc — National organization of and for people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities and their families.
The Hidden Enemy, Psychiatry — A must watch documentary if you or a loved one are suffering any symptoms of a mental disorder.
Tuck — Advancing better sleep.
Veterans Crisis Line

Telephone: (800) 273-8255 — Press 1 to talk to someone now!

Veterans Affairs

Benefits for veterans and dependents

Combat Call Center — 24/7 confidential call center for combat veterans and their families to call to talk about their military experiences or other issues they face in readjusting to civilian life. Staff of combat veterans from several eras as well as family members.

Telephone: (877) 927-8387 toll free

National Center for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

PTSD Program Locator

Reference Links For Veterans — Where to find what you are looking for at the VA

Vet Centers

Find a vet center near you

Wounded Warrior Project

 

Munchausen syndrome by proxy

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Note that this condition has lately (January, 2004) come under a great deal of scrutiny and controversy. In many cases it is probably misdiagnosed, particularly when used by child protective services as justification for taking children from their mothers.

For more information on problems diagnosing this condition see editorial by Wendy McElroy.

M.A.M.A. — Mothers Against Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy Allegations. Dealing with the discredited theory of Munchausen syndrome by proxy used by CPS to kidnap children.
Munchausen syndrome by proxy — Subjects, usually women, injure or induce illness in children in order to gain attention and sympathy for themselves. 80% of perpetrators are in the medical profession.
Munchausen's Syndrome By Proxy Resources — Listing of links and articles on this topic.

 

Narcissism

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Narcissism is rated by many as the most dangerous of mental disorders encountered in relationships.

How To Recognize A Narcissist
Internet Mental Health — Narcissistic personality disorder.
Malignant Self Love — Narcissism revisited.
Narcissistic Abuse

Malignant Self Love — Narcissism Revisited, Second Edition

Narcissistic Personality Disorder — Chat room.
Narcissistic Personality Disorder Today
Suite 101.com — Narcissistic personality disorder
The Female Narcissist

 

Obsessive compulsive disorder

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Alpha-Stim — For relief of pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia. Veteran recommended.
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation
Bridge To Recovery — transformational residential program specializing in healing individuals by addressing the core causes of anxiety, depression and compulsive behaviors.
CereScan — Functional brain scan imaging using qSPECT and qEEG. Facilities in Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Recommended based on personal experience.

Telephone: (855) 813-8152

International OCD Foundation

 

Parental alienation syndrome

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Divorce-related malicious mother syndrome
Goldberg and Associates — Specializing in parental alienation syndrome.

A7 – 1390 Major Mackenzie Drive East, Suite #121

Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada L4S 0A1

Telephone: (905) 481-0367

E-mail: info@parentalalienation.ca

Help Stop PAS — Parental alienation syndrome support and information. Dedicated to the memory of Dr. Rick Lohstroh.
Hugs To Heartbreak — A parent's journey through parental alienation syndrome.
Keeping Families Connected
Parental Alienation and Hostile Aggressive Parenting Awareness
Parental Alienation Awareness Organization
Parental Alienation Hurts
Parental Alienation Research Foundation

816 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Ninth floor

Washington, DC 20006-2705

Telephone: (202) 466-7778

Fax: (202) 466-7779

E-mail: info@pasresearch.org

Stop Divorce Poison
Stop Parental Alienation
Stop Parental Alienation Syndrome — Australian site.
Support For Parental Alienation Issues

 

Perimenopause and menopause

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See The Change of Life, Hysterectomies, and Domestic Violence or the Web sites listed on a following page for information on female perimenopause and menopause.

Note that the onset of the change of life (perimenopause) may occur any time between age 35 and 50. Commonly a woman's partner will notice this problem before the woman recognizes it herself.

Male Menopause
Male Menopause — Articles on this problem.
Male Menopause and Men's Health

 

Phobias and anxiety

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Alpha-Stim — For relief of pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia. Veteran recommended.
Phobia World
The Self Defined “Victim”
SSRI Stories — A collection of over 5,000 stories in which prescription drugs, primarily Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), may be linked to a variety of adverse outcomes including violence and suicide. These problems are often misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder.
Top 10 violence-inducing prescription drugs

 

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

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If you have been in an violent or abusive relationship, whether you are a man or a woman, you will almost certainly exhibit at least some symptoms of PTSD. You may not be so severely affected that you feel you need professional counseling but you should familiarize yourself with the background and characteristics of what you are experiencing.

Combat veterans are particularly susceptible to PTSD, especially if they are met with domestic problems on their return. Many of them get into trouble attempting to self medicate with alcohol or drugs. And if you want to understand the effects of PTSD see the Letter From A Military Wife To The Condition Destroying Her Family.

Experience suggests that PTSD always accompanies significant traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

Here are some sources that may be of help:

Abuse World
Acronym — The cross generational battle with PTSD, a documentary.
ADA Advocates — Advocates for disabled Americans, veterans, police, fireman and families. If you are disabled and in court you must have an ADA advocate.

Telephone: (516) 750-8324

Cell phone: (516) 424-1072

Chief counsel: (516) 739-5300

Alpha-Stim — For relief of pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia. Veteran recommended.
Army Behavioral Health
Battling Bare — An organization of military wives who will no longer be the “silent support” on the homefront. Veterans deserve the right to be healed and whole! Help combat PTSD!
CereScan — Functional brain scan imaging using qSPECT and qEEG. Facilities in Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Recommended based on personal experience.

Telephone: (855) 813-8152

Emotional Freedom Technique
Equal Access Advocates — Dr. Karin Huffer's work on disabled individuals and what the ADA requires for them in court.

Legal Abuse Syndrome — How many victims of white-collar crime, court abuse, and bureaucratic bungling come to suffer from PTSD as a result of our legal system.

Unlocking Justice — Americans with Disabilities Act and its amendments and how they protect persons with disabilities in court.

Facts For Health
Guided Healing — Healing lives one heart at a time.
Hidden Enemy: Psychiatry — Documentary describing the dangers of psychotropic drugs particularly as used in treatment for PTSD.
Hidden Wounds — An organization committed to serving veterans with PTSD and TBI.
International Society For Traumatic Stress Studies

Telephone: (847) 480-9028

National Center For PTSD — Now run by the VA.

AboutFace — Learn about PTSD from Veterans who live with it every day. Hear their stories. Find out how treatment turned their lives around.

Effects of PTSD on family

National Center for Victims of Crime

Rape-related post traumatic stress disorder

Stalking resource center

National Institute of Mental Health
Operation Emotional Freedom
PatientsLikeMe — Making healthcare better for everyone through sharing, support, and research.

Post traumatic stress disorder

PTSD Foundation of America — Providing hope and healing for the unseen wounds of war.

PTSD Veteran Hotline (877)717-7873

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Alliance
PTSD Trauma Treatment Center

422 E. Vermijo, Suite 206

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

399 Perry, Suite 305B

Castle Rock, CO 80104

Telephone: (719) 432-8175

Facsimile: (719) 495-9998

Qcard — Unique memory app for brain injury survivors using iPhone or iPad.
Rehab Gadgets To Go — For clients and clinicians who are interested in news about mobile technology and how it can be used for rehabilitation needs.
Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention — When it hurts to live...it helps to talk.

704 North Tejon Street

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Telephone: (719) 573-7447

Suicide Prevention/Crisis Line: (888) 885-1222 staffed 24/7

Save the Brave — Supporting veterans dealing with post traumatic stress. Managed by mustang Major Scott Huesing, USMC; author of Echo in Ramadi.

PO Box 4463

Downey, California 90241

Email: info@savethebrave.org

Sleep Cupid — Bedding products and mattress advice to help people with disabilities sleep comfortably. Often the most critical thing for a PTSD sufferer is a good nights sleep.
Top 10 violence-inducing prescription drugs
Tuck — Advancing better sleep, a critical problem or sufferers of PTSD.
Veterans Affairs

Benefits for veterans and dependents

National Center for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

PTSD Program Locator

Vet Centers

Find a vet center near you

Welcome Home — 2012 Pulitzer Prize winning photo essay of former Marine Scott Ostrom's battle with severe PTSD after two tours in Iraq.

 

Relationships

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Best Self USA — The Revs. Sam and Bunny Sewell now offer Internet counseling. Based in Naples, Florida.
DateHookup.com

Understanding emotional abuse

Divorce-related malicious mother syndrome
John Gray, Ph.D. — Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

Mars and Venus Counseling Centers — Mars and Venus counselors are a group of experienced therapists and counselors who have been personally trained by Dr. John Gray in the principles presented in his books, tapes, videos, and seminars. There are two of these in Colorado Springs.

Love and Logic Institute — Golden, Colorado
Men Don't Tell — Probably the best movie about an abused man available.
Screening For Family Violence
Shared Parenting Works
The Self Defined “Victim”

 

Repressed and false memories

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There are many horrendous incidents of therapists, victim's advocates, shelter workers, and other ideologues inducing false memories of abuse, rape, and incest in women and children. Before any such claims are believed both accused and accuser must seek independent corroboration.

Abuse Excuse

Elusive Innocence: Survival Guide For The Falsely Accused — Highly recommended.

False Memory Syndrome Foundation
Repressed and false memories — Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, University of Washington

Myth of Repressed Memory: False Memories and Allegations of Sexual Abuse


 

Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia World

 

Service dogs

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For nearly a century service dogs have worked successfully with handicapped individuals. By achieving high behavioral and training standards that sets them apart from pets and other animals the presence of these dogs has won widespread public acceptance.

The exemplary conduct of service dogs with their handicapped partners led to state legislatures granting access rights to the blind, deaf and mobility impaired. Those early teams paved the way for the Americans With Disabilities Act, which has opened the door to individuals with a wide range of physical and mental impairments being able to have access rights with their service dogs.

Service dogs are proving particularly useful to disabled veterans suffering from PTSD, TBI, and other invisible wounds of war. However, such dogs must meet minimum training standards for public access and we list a few of the trainers and groups known to the EJF who can help.

4 Paws For Ability — Providing service dogs for children with disabilities and OIF/OEF veterans who have lost use of limbs or hearing.

253 Dayton Ave.

Xenia, Ohio 45385

Telephone: (937) 374-0385

Cell: (937) 708-6677

Email: Info@4PawsForAbility.org

Assistance Dogs International — Setting standards for the assistance dog industry since 1987.
Association of Service Dog Providers for Military Veterans — Coalition of non-profit service dog providers for veterans suffering from PTSD, TBI, and sexual trauma working to prevent suicide and improve veterans' mental health.
Canine Partners of the Rockies — Places service dogs with those with mobility-limiting disabilities.

P.O. Box 460214

Denver, CO 80246

Telephone: (303) 364-9040

Email: info@caninepartnersoftherockies.org

Dognition — Evaluate the intelligence and characteristics of your dog.
Dog Vests 4 Vets — Provides custom service dog vests at no cost for veterans.
Freedom Service Dogs — Rescues dogs from shelters and trains them to assist people with physical disabilities; places trained service dogs with disabled individuals at no charge.

2000 West Union Avenue

Englewood, CO 80110-5567

Telephone: (303) 922-6231

Guide Dogs of the Desert — Provides guide dogs and on-campus training for the blind at no charge.

PO Box 1692

Palm Springs, CA 92263

Telephone: (760) 329-6257 or toll free (888) 883-0022

Email: info@gddca.org

Guardian Angel Service Dogs — Medical service dogs. Several locations in south Florida. Also have locations in Illinois and Michigan.
Guardian Service Dogs — Service dog training for disabled veterans.

755 Hwy 105 Unit M (located in the West End Center)

Palmer Lake, Co 80133 (El Paso County)

Telephone: (719) 465-7219

Email: info@guardianservicedogs.com

Hero Dogs — Raises and trains service dogs for disabled veterans at no cost to the veteran.

P.O. Box 64

Brookeville, MD 20833-0064

Telephone: (888) 570-8653

Email: hero@hero-dogs.org

Hounds for Heroes — Provides assistance/service dogs to injured and disabled men and women of both the UK Armed Forces and Emergency Services.
How to Make Your Dog A Service, Emotional Support, or Therapy Dog
International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (IAADP) — A non-profit, cross-disability organization representing people partnered with guide, hearing and service dogs.

IAADP minimum training standards for public access for service dogs.

Service dog tasks for psychiatric disabilities — Tasks to mitigate certain disabling illnesses classified as mental impairments under The Americans with Disabilities Act

K9s For Warriors — Provides service dogs for veterans suffering from PTSD, TBI, and/or sexual trauma as a result of service post 9/11.

114 Camp K9 Road,

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081

Telephone: (904) 686-1956

K9 Partners For Patriots — Help for veterans to train their own service dogs.

16230 Aviation Loop Drive

Brooksville, FL 34604

Telephone: (352) 397-5306

Patriot Paws — Provides service dogs for veterans at no cost to them.

254 Ranch Trail

Rockwall, Texas 75032

Telephone: (972) 772-3282

Facsimile: (972) 772-3284

E-mail: office@patriotpaws.org

Paw Pals Assistance Dogs

11605 Meridian Market View — U124, #337

Falcon, CO 80831

Telephone: (719) 629-7723

Paws Assisting Veterans, Inc. (PAVE) — Service dogs for veterans with mental and/or physical disabilities.

P.O. Box 871

Cornelius, OR 97113

Email: info@paveusa.org

Pets For Patriots — Rescuing pets from shelters and helping veterans get pets to help them through their troubled times.

248 W Park Avenue, Suite 300

Long Beach, NY 11561

Telephone: (516) 670-8446 or toll-free: (877) 473-8223)

Psychiatric Service Dog Society (PSDS) — Helps you train your own dog to help when you are disabled at little or no expense to you.

P.O. Box 754

Arlington, VA 22216

Email: joan.esnayra@mac.com

Telephone: (571) 216-1589

Puppy Jake Foundation — Service dogs for veterans.

4020 John Lynde Road

Des Moines, IA 50312

Telephone: (515) 419-1858

Sam Simon Foundation — Saving the lives of dogs to enrich the lives of people. For California residents only.

Hearing dog program

Service dogs for veterans

30765 Pacific Coast Highway #113

Malibu, CA 90265

Telephone: (310) 457-5898 (voice/TTY)

Facsimile: (310) 457-9312

Email: info@samsimonfoundation.org

Soldiers Best Friend — Provides service dogs for veterans with PTSD/TBI or other injuries.
United States Dog Registry — If you have a service, emotional support, or therapy dog and you travel or go into places dogs are normally not allowed you may want to register your dog as proof of service and training.
Vets Adopt Pets — A compilation of organizations providing service dogs for veterans and others.
Veterans Moving Forward — Provides service dogs for veterans at no cost to the veteran.

PO Box 404

Catharpin, VA 20143

Telephone: (866) 375-1209

Email: admin@vetsfwd.org

Victory Service Dogs

530 Communications Circle

Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Telephone: (719) 651-8559

Wiley Pup — Tips and advice on nutrition, grooming, gear & toys, and breeds of dogs.
 

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ADA Advocates — Advocates for disabled Americans, veterans, police, firemen, and families. If you are disabled and in court you must have an ADA advocate.

Telephone: (516) 750-8324

Cell phone: (516) 424-1072

Chief counsel: (516) 739-5300

Alpha-Stim — For relief of pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia. Veteran recommended.
CereScan — Functional brain scan imaging using qSPECT and qEEG. Facilities in Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Recommended based on personal experience.

Telephone: (855) 813-8152

Colorado Center for Hyperbaric Medicine — Treatment of TBI and other disorders.

1460 E. Valley Rd. Suite 104 -

Basalt, CO 81621

Telephone: (970) 927-4950

Email: info@cohyperbarics.com

Colorado Neurological Institute — Treatment of conditions such as brain and spinal tumors, epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, hearing loss, movement disorders, traumatic brain injury and other disorders.
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Centers (DVBIC) — Part of U.S. military health system as the TBI operational component of Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE).

Locations

Equal Access Advocates — Dr. Karin Huffer's work on disabled individuals and what the ADA requires for them in court.

Legal Abuse Syndrome — How many victims of white-collar crime, court abuse, and bureaucratic bungling come to suffer from PTSD as a result of our legal system.

Unlocking Justice — Americans with Disabilities Act and its amendments and how they protect persons with disabilities in court.

Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs — What you need to know.
Learning Rx

Colorado Springs North

Find a brain training center

Nursing Home Abuse — Many times TBI victims are placed in nursing homes and then can't get out or are placed in guardianships/conservatorships that amount to prison.
Qcard — Unique memory app for brain injury survivors using iPhone or iPad.
Rehab Gadgets To Go — For clients and clinicians who are interested in news about mobile technology and how it can be used for rehabilitation needs.
Rocky Mountain Human Services (formerly Denver Options)

Adult programs — Provide resources and service coordination for adults with developmental disabilities and their families.

Behavioral health — Work with adults who have intellectual/developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries and/or other cognitive needs.

Center for Technical Assistance and Training

MIlitary and Veterans Programs

Operation TBI Freedom — Assisting veterans and active duty military personnel with service-related traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

Rocky Mountain Hyperbaric Association — Treating brain injuries in veterans at no cost to them.

225 South Boulder Road, Suite 101

Louisville, Colorado 80027

Telephone: (303) 442-4124

Facsimile: (303) 666-2112

Email: ryan@rockymountainhyperbaricassociation.org

Pikes Peak Suicide Prevention — When it hurts to live...it helps to talk.

704 North Tejon Street

Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Telephone: (719) 573-7447

Suicide Prevention/Crisis Line: (888) 885-1222 staffed 24/7

Rocky Mountain Hyperbaric Association for Brain Injuries

Healing our Heroes — Assists veterans with treatment and living expenses during treatment.

225 W. South Boulder Road, Suite101

Louisville, CO 80027

Telephone: (303) 442-4124

Facsimile: (303) 666-2112

Top 10 violence-inducing prescription drugs
Tug McGraw Foundation — Working to enhance the quality of life for those affected by brain-related trauma.
Veterans Affairs

Benefits for veterans and dependents

National Center for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

PTSD Program Locator — Note that virtually all veterans with TBI have PTSD as well.

Vet Centers

Find a vet center near you

Veterans Brain Injury Center

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