Disclaimer: The links provided here are intended to provide helpful information about mental health issues. Information about a particular mental health problem or issue is never a replacement for professional counseling. If you are experiencing symptoms related to a mental health problem, please consider contacting a licensed mental health professional or a mental health agency for evaluation.
Social Anxiety Resources
About.Com – Search Panic / Anxiety Disorders
Useful site for articles and links on anxiety disorders including Panic disorder, social anxiety, Driving anxiety, PTSD, specific phobias, OCD, and others.
Friends and families of problem drinkers find understanding and support at Al-Anon meetings.
This is the home page for Al-Anon and Alateen Family Groups of the Mid-Peninsula, District 13 of the Northern California World Service Area of Al-Anon Family Groups.
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
General Mental Health Resources
American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA.org)
This website provides a great deal of information on Group Psychotherapy (including how it works) and many resources about group psychotherapy.
American Psychological Association (APA.org)
This is the website of the American Psychological Association. The site includes a wealth of resources on topics related to psychology and mental health issues. A referral list of psychologists is also provided.
Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center
Provides information, services, and activities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community. An excellent resource for related issues of all types.
This is a much needed helpful resource to learn about bipolar disorder and its treatment.
Center for the Study of Group Psychotherapy (CSGP.org)
Promotes group therapy and provides group therapy training for therapists for all types of groups in the peninsula, mid-peninsula, and south bay areas of the SF bay area.
Provides information about the Codependents Anonymous, a free 12 step program and a CODA meeting list can be found on this site as well.
Dating Tips for people with social anxiety
Gay and Lesbian National Hotline
National hotline providing peer counseling, information, and assistance with other resources available to the gay and lesbian community.
Gronowski Clinic in Los Altos
Provides low-cost counseling, testing, and psychological services. These services are provided by interns who are supervised by Counseling center clinicians. 650-961-9300
How do I know if I am depressed? Link to helpful information
Describes research, characteristics of ACOA’s, family roles, and the alcoholic family, abuse, and therapy issues of ACOA’s.
Renée Gilbert, Ph.D.
Provides several very helpful links on social anxiety and related topics including self-esteem problems, difficulties with friendship and intimacy, relationship and romance, and public speaking.
Sacramento Center for Psychotherapy
Offers workshops on group therapy to improve leadership skills for therapists in the Sacramento area.
Self-help Addiction Recovery www.smartrecovery.org
SMART Recovery – Self Management for Addiction Recovery.
Self Help Zone
Articles from a number of resources (professionals and others) on a large variety of mental health-related topics. Worth a look especially if you are interested in researching a particular mental health issue.
A site designed to help those with sex addiction issues identify and understand their addiction and how to seek help.
Shy and Free
A collection of personal experiences, resources, and general information about the topic of social anxiety.
Shyness & Social Anxiety Treatment Australia
Information on: social phobia, the treatment options, psychologists across Australia who treat social anxiety, group therapy and workshops, depression, children and social anxiety, tips on public speaking, articles, resources, and links.
AddictionResource.com is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to guiding people through every step of the addiction treatment and recovery process.
Our goal is to connect those battling addiction to the help they need to put their lives back on track.
Internet Mental Health
A list of very helpful resources for mental health issues.
Mental Help Net
Broad-based resources for people who are looking for counseling and other resources for a variety of issues such as shyness, depression, anxiety.
National Mental Health Consumers’ Self-Help Clearinghouse
This site helps “connect individuals to self-help and advocacy resources.” The site offers tips on starting self-help groups, self-advocacy in mental health, and a variety of other information on issues in mental health.
National Association for Children of Alcoholics
Information is provided on the effects that alcoholism has on children. NACoA is dedicated to reaching the children of alcoholics and helping to prevent the deleterious effects that growing up in an alcoholic family has on children. The various issues facing children of alcoholics are described.
Northern Calif. Group Psychotherapy Society
In the SF Bay area, this website lists group psychotherapists and training resources for group psychotherapy.
OCD Center of Los Angeles
A Los Angeles clinic specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for OCD, Social Anxiety, and related conditions.
Good site for general mental health issues and for finding a therapist or counselor. Every counselor listed on the site is licensed to practice counseling in his or her state.
Suicide and Crisis hotline:
Free anonymous marriage advice from a supportive community on the web.