Lakeway Psychiatry & Behavioral Health

Finding Your Path to Health and Happiness

Finding your Path to Health and Happiness

General Websites for Education and Support for All Conditions
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness: National Alliance on Mental Illness is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness through support, education, advocacy and research.
  • Mental Health America: Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives.
  • Bring Change 2 Mind: Awareness of Mental Illnesses: Bring Change 2 Mind strives to 1) Provide people who have misconceptions about mental illness quick and easy information to combat the stigma, and 2) Provide people who have mental illness and those who know them quick and easy access to information and support.

Psychiatric Associations for Patients and Professionals 
  • American Psychiatric Association: American Psychiatric Association works to promote the highest quality care for individuals with mental disorders (including intellectual disabilities and substance use disorders) and their families, and psychiatric education and research; advance and represent the profession of psychiatry; and serve the professional needs of its membership.
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is dedicated to protecting the health of children and families everywhere.
  • American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry: American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry is the only national association that has products, activities and publications, which focus exclusively on the challenges of geriatric psychiatry.

Psychologic Associations
  • American Psychological Association: American Psychological Association is committed to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.

Substance Abuse
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine: American Society of Addiction Medicine serves to improve the care and treatment of people with the disease of addiction and advance the practice of addiction medicine.
  • Alcoholics Anonymous: Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol (NIAAA): The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is one of the 27 institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH); NIAAA supports and conducts research on the impact of alcohol use on human health and well-being.
  • Al-Anon: Al-Anon Family Group is dedicated to helping friends and families of alcoholics.
  • Addiction Resource Guide: Addition Resource Guide is committed to helping professional and consumers find resources for dealing with addictive problems; they provide a comprehensive online directory of addiction treatment facilities.
  • Dual Recovery Anonymous: Dual Recovery Anonymous is an independent, nonprofessional, Twelve Step, self-help membership organization for people with a dual diagnosis.
  • Cocaine Anonymous (CA): Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction.
  • Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA): Crystal Meth Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, so they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from addiction to crystal meth.
  • Narcotics Anonymous (NA): Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization that offers recovery from the effects of addiction through working a twelve-step program, including regular attendance at group meetings.
  • Road to Recovery:  Road to Recovery is a searchable directory which includes more than 16,000 drug rehab programs, including long-term residential drug treatment, out-patient treatment; detox facilities for drug addiction and alcoholism, and drug rehab for specific types of drugs such as heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, marijuana, methamphetamine and prescription drug abuse.

Depression and Anxiety
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA): Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) leads the way in improving the lives of millions of children and adults serving with anxiety, depression and related disorders.
  • http://www.depressioncenter.org/ : A research, University of Michigan associated education and advocacy website dedicated to furthering the care of depression.  
  • National Center for PTSD : Advocacy, support, and education of those suffering from acute and longterm trauma

  • Calm Clinic :  An Advocate provides motivation, inspiration, fresh ideas, and comprehensive solutions for living well. She uses her own personal experiences as a professional, editor, wife, and mother to provide tools for others to overcome their emotional adversities.

  • Obsessive Compulsive Information Center :  Founded in 1990, the Obsessive Compulsive Information Center is a resource for information on obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders such as obsessive compulsive personality disorder, trichotillomania, body dysmorphic disorder, and hypochondriasis


ADHD

Eating Disorders 
  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA): National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the leading non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders.
  • ANAD (Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders): ANAD advocates for the development of healthy attitudes, bodies and behaviors. ANAD promotes eating disorder awareness, prevention and recovery through supporting, educating, and connecting individuals, families and professionals.
  • Overeaters Anonymous (OA): Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating.

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
  • Childhelp USA:  Leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect. Childhelp's approach focuses on prevention, intervention and treatment. 
  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website : An advocacy and support group dedicating in prevention and support of victims.  

Resources for Parents
  • Parents Med Guide: Developed by the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Parents Med Guide is designed to help patients, families, and physicians make informed decisions about obtaining and administering the most appropriate care for a child with ADHD or depression.
  • Struggling Teens: Sponsored by Woodbury Reports Inc. Struggling Teens empowers parents by providing the best quality advice possible in helping parents make good decisions regarding their struggling teen.

Developmental Disorders
  • Pervasive Developmental DisordersThe Child Study Center is a department at Yale University School of Medicine which brings together multiple disciplines to further the understanding of the problems of children and families. 
  • Autism Society :    The Autism Society, the nation’s leading grassroots autism organization, attempts improve the lives of all affected by autism by increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people on the spectrum, advocating for appropriate services for individuals across the lifespan, and providing the latest information regarding treatment, education, research and advocacy.
  • Autism Speaks :  One of the leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Student Resources
  • The Jed Foundation: The Jed Foundation is committed to protecting the mental health of students across the country, and especially to promote emotional health and prevent suicide.
  • Active Minds:  Active Minds is the leading nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking.

Suicide
  • Suicide Awareness Voices of Education :  An all-volunteer, small grassroots group of passionate survivors forming a leading national non-profit organization with staff dedicated to prevent suicide 
  • National Council for Suicide Prevention :  NCSP is dedicated to working with government and the private sector to help advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention: Goals and Objectives for Action, to encourage performance measures, and to share information and resources to further suicide prevention. 

Loss and Grief
  • Grief Recovery: GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

Medications and Health Supplements