Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.– Howard Thurman



Mental Health

  • Advocacy to help families access mental health servies
  •    Anxiety disorders Association of America
  •    Camp Journey: a respite care and support center for teens with mental health and behavioral issues.
  • National Institute of Mental Health
  • National association of Social workers
  • Center for Loss
  • National Center for Complementary  and alternative Medicine
  • Sidran Institute: Traumatic stress education and advocacy
  • USA National Suicide and Crisis Line: Open 24 hours 7 days a week 1-800-Suicide (1-800-273-TALK; 1-800-273-8255)
  • Mobile Crisis Teams: The purpose of Mobile crisis teams is to avoid hospitalization by diverting individuals to crisis services when indicated. Typically, the services are provided where the individual is located, including the individual’s home. To get more information on the crisis services in your area, please click on the Mobile team of interest below:
    • Anne Arundel County Crisis: 410-768-5522
    • Baltimore Crisis response, Inc. (Baltimore City): 410-433-5175
    • Baltimore County Crisis Team: 410-931-2214
    • Carroll County: 800-422-0009
    • Frederick County: 301-662-2255
    • Howard County Crisis team: 410-531-6677(Grassroots)
    • Montgomery County Crisis System: 240-777-4000
  • Psychology Today
  • Russell Barkley
  • National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI)
  • Children and Adults with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity (CHADD)
  • Information about stress
  • Help for Children who worry


Divorce Resources

  • National Resiliency Center (support groups and counseling) 410-740-9553
  • Re builders Group 12 Week Session at Chapelgate Church


  •    Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing


Emotional Freedom Technique


Eating Disorders

Women’s interest


Pet/animal loss

Personal Transformation/Holistic

Energy Psychology


Book Recommendations

Parenting/Family Resources

  • Fred Frankel PhD. Good Friends are hard to find
  • Michele Burb ED.d.  Parents do make a difference
  • Rosalind Wiseman   Queen Bees and Wannabes
  • Dr. Phelan    1,2,3 Magic
  • Dr. Phelan   Surviving your adolescents
  • Jane Nelson, Lynn Lott, and Stephen Glenn   Positive Discipline A-Z
  • Anthony Wolf PhD    “Get out of my life, but first could you drive me and Cheryl to the mall”
  • Sheryl Eberly    365 Manners kids should know
  • Stephen Covey  7 habits of highly effective families
  • John Gottman PhD  Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
  • Richard Gardner    The Parental Alienation Syndrome
  • Richard Ferber, MD    Solve your Childs Sleep Problems
  • Sherrie Eldridge    20 Things adopted kids wish their adoptive parents knew
  • Lynn Lott and Riki Intner    The family that works together…. Turning family chores from drudgery to fun
  • Mary Ann Little, Ph.D, Kevin W. Karlson, J.D., Ph.D.    Loving your Children Better: Matching Parenting Strategies to the age and Stage of your Children
  • Doris Stickney   Water bugs and Dragon flys  A story  to explain death to children


  • Price and Fisher    Take control of Aspergers Syndrome: The official guide for Teens
  • J. D. Kraus  The Aspie Teen’s Survival Guide: Candid advice for teens, tweens, and Parents
  • Luke Jackson  Freaks, Geeks and Aspergers Syndrome: A users Guide to adolescence


  • Elizabeth Vermilyea   Growing beyond survival
  • Laura Davis  The courage to heal workbook
  • Alice Miller   The Drama of the gifted Child

Mental Health

  • Russell Barkley      Taking charge of ADHD
  • David Burns MD,  Feeling Good handbook
  • Judith Sills, PhD,  Excess Baggage
  • R. Reid Wilson, PhD,  Facing Panic: self-help for people with panic attacks
  • Pia Melody  Facing Love Addiction
  • Pia Melody  Facing Codependence
  • Stephen Wolinsky  Trances People live
  • Robin Norwood   Women who love to much
  • Carol Stock Kranowitz  The out of sync child 
  • Mary Ellen Copeland   The worry control workbook
  • Mary Ellen Copeland  The Depression Workbook
  • Robert DuPont, MD, Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, MD, and Caroline DuPont, MD,   The anxiety Cure: 8 step program for getting well
  • Kathleen Nadeau  Understanding Girls with ADHD
  • Daniel Amen, MD, Change your brain, change your life
  • Edmund J. Bourne,    The Anxiety and Phobia workbook
  • Russell Barkley and Christine Benton  Your defiant child
  • Harriett Lerner  The Dance of Intimacy
  • Harriett Lerner The Dance of Anger
  • Harriett Lerner  The Dance of connection
  • Gavin De Becker   The Gift of Fear
  • Brene’ Brown   Women and Shame
  • Melody Beattie  Codependence no more
  • Deborah Tannen Ph.D.   You just don’t understand: Women and Men in Conversation
  • Merry E. McVey-Nobel, Ph.D., Sony Klemeani-Patel, Ph.D., Fugen Neziroglu, Ph.D, ABBP, ABPP   When your child is cutting
  • Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo   You mean I’m not lazy, stupid or crazy: guide to ADHD
  • Daniel Amon  Healing ADD
  • Joyce Cooper-Kahn Ph.D. and Laurie Dietzel Ph.D. Late, Lost and Unprepared

Personal Transformation

  • Martha Beck       Steering by Starlight
  • Gretchen Rubin   Happiness Project
  • Gretchen Rubin   Happier at home
  • Geneen Roth   Women, food and God
  • Byron Katie   Loving what is
  • David Kundtz   Quiet Mind
  • Anne Wilson Schaef  Meditations for women who do too much
  • Andy Andrews   The noticer
  • Deepok Chopra     The seven Spiritual Laws of success
  • Caroline Myss  Anatomy of the spirit
  • Caroline Myss  Entering the castle
  • Echart Tolle  The power of now
  • Echart Tolle  A new earth
  • Pema Chodron   When things fall apart
  • Thomas Moore  Dark nights of the soul
  • James Redfield  The Celestine Prophecy
  • Sharon Salzberg   Faith
  • Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein  Insight Meditation
  • Don Miguel Ruiz   The four agreements
  • Dan Millman  Way of the peaceful warrior
  • Lewis Mehl-Madrona  Coyote Medicine
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn   Wherever you go, there you are
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn Coming to our senses
  • Clarissa Pinkola-Estes  Women who run with the wolves
  • Dori Dalton  The shamrock and the Feather
  • Colin Tipping  Radical Forgiveness
  • Malcom Gladwell  Blink
  • Phil Rich and Stuart Copans    The healing journey journal
  • Oriah Mountain Dreamer   The Call
  • Aminah Raheem  Soul Lightning
  • Debbie Ford   The Dark side of the light chasers
  • Dr. Wayne Dyer   Inspiration
  • Donna Eden  Energy Medicine
  • Dr. Judith Orloff Intuitive Healing
  • Dr. Judith Orloff  Second Sight
  • Mona Lisa Schultz  Awakening Intuition
  • Gary Zukav Seat of the soul
  • The essential Rumi
  • Fritz Smith  Inner Bridges
  • Liz Lark   1001 pearls of yoga wisdom
  • John Randolph Price  The Abundance book
  • Stephen Levine  A year to live
  • Hyemeyohsts Storm     Lightningbolt
  • Richard Brown, MD, Patricia Gerbarg MD, Philip Huskin MD    How to use Herbs, Nutrients, and Yoga in Mental Health Care.
  • M. Scott Peck, M.D.  The road less travelled
  • Victor Frankl     Man’s search for Meaning
  • Osho  The book of Secrets
  • William Young    The Shack
  • Jan Chozen Bays, MD     How to train a wild elephant & other adventures in mindfulness
  • Brene’Brown    Daring Greatly
  • Brene’ Brown    The gifts of imperfection
  • Brene’ Brown    I thought it was just me

Books for Children about Death

  • Paul Goble   Beyond the ridge 
    Doris Stickney   Water bugs 
    Etan Boritzer   What is Death?
    Etan Boritzer   What is God?
    Robert Ingpen   Lifetimes
    Joseph Anthony In a nutshell


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