Resources & Links
The following links have all been personally approved & recommended by Sheila McCurdy.
AD/HD Resourceswww.add.org – The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) is the world’s leading adult ADHD organization. Their mission is to provide information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) lead better lives. Serving the needs of people with AD/HD since 1989.
www.addresources.org – This is a national non-profit organization for people with AD/HD. They provide free articles by national AD/HD authorities as well as adults with AD/HD. They also host the National AD/HD Directory with over 550 service providers listed. Memberships are available at a nominal fee, and include newsletters, lending library, audiotapes and videos.
www.oneaddplace.com – Information on both child and adult attention deficit disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder here. Learn the ADD and ADHD symptoms and how to test for them and discover the latest natural treatments, pharmaceutical medications and medicines, and brain science.
Other Resourceswww.addandadhd.co.uk/home.htm – ADDandADHD was formed to offer a unique reference point on comprehensive advice on adhd. For those of you looking for great AD/HD info, go to this site - it's from the UK, but the info is always up to date and factual.
www.healthyplace.com – Healthyplace.com is the largest consumer mental health site on the net. They provide authoritative information and support to people with mental health concerns, along with their family members and other loved ones. This site is divided into various communities representing major psychological interests.
Anxiety Disorders Center - OCD & Hoarding: The experts weigh in – The terms "obsessive-compulsive disorder" and "OCD" make many people think of excessive hand washers and "neat freaks," but the condition is far more complex. In this roundtable, mental health experts and organizational professionals share their insights on OCD, hoarding, and misconceptions about both. Read what they have to say...
www.gograd.org – Graduate students with disabilities make up just eight percent of the student body. Disabilities don’t have to act as a barrier for prospective graduate students aspiring to further education. Their guide provides funding sources, resources for students with visual and hearing impairments, and an expert interview discussing how to excel in graduate school as a student with a disability.
ADHD and Substance Dependence – An estimated 4.4 percent of U.S. adults have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), also common among adolescents and characterized by symptoms such as inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. About 25 percent of U.S. adults with ADHD are treated for substance dependence every year, and people with ADHD are 2.5 times more likely to develop a substance dependence issue than those without the disorder. Learn More...
Advanced Recovery Systems – Putting behavioral health front and center, providing assistance to people with substance abuse issues, addictions, eating disorders, and mental health concerns. Every facility in the Advanced Recovery Systems network strives to provide the highest quality of care, using evidence-based therapeutic models that really work. Learn More
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Depression and Substance Abuse
Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol Addiction: 15 Ways to Unmask the Illnesses and Recover
Depression, Anxiety and ADHD: Improve Your Mood and Treat Symptoms
6 Things to Know About Child Depression
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Coping with Depression at Work
10 Ways Employers Can Encourage a Healthy Work-Life Balance
Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping
Resources for Military Families
Estate Planning for Parents of Special Needs Kids
Exercise, Your Children, and You
Social Security Disability Benefits Guide
Social Security Disability Benefit Calculator
Retail Savings Guide for People with Disabilities
Intended for students wanting a Master’s Degree in Public Health Programs
COLLEGE RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
• Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
• Mental Health Guide for Students
• Suicide and Depression Guide for Students
• Guide to Understanding and Avoiding Substance Abuse
HIGHER EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES - Rights, Resources and Accredited Online Schools
Helping Children with Autism & ADHD Fall Asleep