Mental Health Resources
Finding legitimate mental health resources can be a daunting challenge. Working through the shame and stigma in reaching out for help is hard enough, finding the help should not be. That is why the providers at High and Grounded have decided to create a list of mental health resources that they often recommend to their patients. View the entire list of mental health resources here. Below are some highlights of their top recommendations.
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness. There are few organizations that advocate for the mental health needs of the public and do it well. The National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, is one of them. In addition to connecting individuals with appropriate support and care, NAMI also maintains an active presence on Capitol Hill to advocate for important legislative issues such as access to mental health treatment, attaining mental health parity, and allocation of research dollars.
- The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. This book is a seminal piece of work by author, researcher, and physician Bessel van der Kolk. A leading expert on psychological trauma, can der Kolk uses recent scientific advancements to show how trauma can reshape the body and brain, compromising capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. He explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity.
- Codependents Anonymous. For patients struggling with codependent personality traits, Drs. Ryan and Olivia Lee almost always recommend that their patients attend Codependents Anonymous, or CoDA, meetings. CoDA is a nationwide network of peer-support groups for individuals with codependency that is modeled after 12-step programming.
Navigating the mental health system can be confusing and, at times, overwhelming. In an effort to help patients discover their own path to recovery, High and Grounded will continue to update the mental health resources page.