If you're into Reading: (which we highly recommend!)
The Manhattan Chapter of DBSA has a moderate-sized collection of books on the subjects of mental illness, affective disorders and related subjects available for free check-out at the regular meetings. Check with the group to see if we have a particular title that you are looking for and are welcome to borrow from our shelves.
The following 6 Self-help booklet series have recently
been received from the Department of Health and Human
Services and will be added to our Support Group
The booklets were funded by the
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health
Services (CMHS), and prepared by noted mental health
author Mary Ellen Copeland.
- Making and Keeping Friends
- Building Self-esteem
- Dealing With The Effects of Trauma
- Developing A Recovery and Wellness Lifestyle
- Speaking Out For Yourself
- Action Planning for Prevention and Recovery
The publications can be
accessed electronically through the following Internet
World Wide Web connection: www.samhsa.gov.
of the booklets, please call SAMHSA's National Mental
Health Services Information Center at 1-800-789-2647.
Also, there are numerous, excellent books on mental illness, mood disorders and related subjects available via the Internet. "Where do I start?" There is an excellent list of recommended books about mental illnesses online at the NAMI Book Review webpage. Start there. Also, provided on right side of this webpage are several e-commerce resources for locating and purchasing any of these books.
DSM-IV Online: Read the DISCLAIMER.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - 4th Edition
For Reference Only. DO NOT Diagnose Yourself! Refer to a Professional Psychiatrist for correct and professional medical diagnonis and care.