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  • Mental Health Resources

    The consecutive links are listed to provide you with online mental health information. Additional links are provided for physical health for a more thorough understanding of your over-all well-being. The following is not meant to be a comprehensive list, nor is it an endorsement of the content of the sites.

    LGBT Resources

    Websites

    Gay & Lesbian Medical Association

    Health Professional Advancing LGBTQ. Equality

    GLBT National Resource Database

    GLBTNearMe.org

    LGBT National Hotline

    Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning

    The Trevor Project

    Books

    • At the Broken Place by Mary Collins & Donald Collins
    • Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out by Susan Kuklin
    • Coming Out as Transgender by Coroa Brezina
    • Bisexuality by Beth A. Firestein
    • Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution by Shiri Eisner
    • Bi: Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out by Loraine Hutchins & Lani Kaahumanu
    • Bi Lives: Bisexual Women Tell Their Stories by Kata Orndorff
    • Boys Like Us by Patrick Merla
    • Fashionably Late: Fay, Bi and Trans Men Who Came Out Later in Life by Vinnie Kinsella
    • Girl2Girl by Norrina Rashid, Jane Hoyt, Gina Roberts
    • Helping Your Transgender Teen: A Guide for Parents by Irwin Krieger
    • Identifying as Transgender by Sara Woods
    • Is It A Choice? by Eric Marcus
    • Lesbians Come Out by Sarah Holmes
    • Love Between Men: Enhancing Intimacy & Resolving Conflicts in Gay Relationships by Rik Isensee
    • Loving Someone Gay by Donald H. Clark
    • This Book Is Gay by Juno Dawson
    • Together Forever by Eric Marcus
    • The Gender Book by Mel Reiff Hill & Jay Maya
    • Transgender Rights and Protections by Rebecca T. Klein
    • TransLiberation: Beyond Pink or Blye by Leslie Feinberg
    • Transgender Warriors by Leslie Feinberg
    • Stone Butch Blues by Leslie Feinberg
    • Straight Parents, Gay Children: Keeping Families Together by Robert Bernstein, Betty Degeneres, Robert MacNeil
    • When Your Child is Gay: What You Need to Know by Wesley C. Davidson, Jonathan L. Tobkes, Cason Crane
    • When Love Lasts Forever by Merle J. Yost
    • Women in Love by Barbara Seyda & Diana Herrera

    Podcasts

    Dyking Out

    Food For Thought

    Homo Sapiens

    How To Be A Girl

    Making Gay History

    Nancy

    Outward: Best Gay News

    The Queer Public

    To L And Back

    Queery with Cameron Esposito

    Emergency Hospital & Psychiatric Resources

    911

    Adult Protective Services Orange County (APS.)

    800-451-5155

     

    Child Protective Services Orange County (CPS.)

    714-940-1000 or 800-207-4464 24-Hour Hotline

     

    CHOC Children’s Hospital, Orange

    1201 W. La Veta Avenue

    Orange, CA 92868

    (714) 997-3000

     

    CHOC at Mission Hospital

    27700 Medical Center Road, 5th Floor

    Mission Viejo, CA 92691

    (949) 347-8400

     

    Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center

    (800) 273-8255

     

    Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian

    One Hoag Drive,

    Newport Beach, CA 92663

    (949) 764-HOAG (4624)

     

    LGBT National Hotline

    888-843-4564

     

    LGBT National Youth Talkline

    800-246-7743

     

    Crisis Assessment Team (CAT) 24 Hour

    Orange County Healthcare Agency

    (866) 830-6011

     

    Postpartum Support International (PSI)

    (800) 944-4773 (English/Spanish)

     

    Providence Mission Hospital Mission Viejo

    27700 Medical Center Road

    Mission Viejo, CA 92691

    (949) 364-1400

     

    Providence Mission Hospital Laguna Beach

    31872 Coast Highway

    Laguna Beach, CA 92651

    (949) 499-1311

     

    Psychiatric Emergency Response Team Clinician (PERT)

    Orange County Healthcare Agency

    (866) 830-6011

     

    Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (R.A.I.N.N.)

    (800) 656-4673

     

    Substance Abuse & Mental Health

    Services administration (SAMHSA)

    (800) 662-4357 (English/Spanish)

     

    National Crisis Text Line

    Text HOME to 741741

     

    National Domestic Violence Hotline

    (800) 799-7233 (English/Spanish)

     

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    (800) 273-8255

     

    Trevor Project LGBTQ. Youth

    (866) 488-7386

     

    Maternal Mental Health: Perinatal Anxiety & Postpartum Depression

    Miscarriage, Stillbirth & Infant Loss

     

    Websites

     

    Birth and Trauma Support Center

    Empty Cradle: Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Education & Remembrance

    Evermore Blooms: The Loss of a Baby

    Grieving Parents Support Network

    LGBTQUI+ Queer Parents Support Group

    Mother to Baby

    Maternal Mental Health

    National Perinatal Association

    Open to Hope

    Postpartum Depression (PPD)

    Postpartum Men

    Postpartum Support International (PSI)

    Postpartum Support Groups (PSI)

    Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group

    Pregnancy After Loss Support (PALS)

    Return To Zero: HOPE.

    Resolve: The National Infertility Association

    Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support

    The Comfort Club: Weighted Therapy Teddy Bear

    Books

    • A Loss Misunderstood: Healing Your Grieving Heart After Miscarriage by Jacklyn Pieris
    • Almost a Mother: Love, Loss, and Finding Your People When Your Baby Dies by Christy Wopat
    • Beyond Tears: Living After Losing a Child by Ellen Mitchell
    • Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts: Breaking the Cycle of Unwanted Thoughts in Motherhood by Karen Kleinman
    • Empty Arms: Coping with Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death BY Sherokee Ilse
    • Empty Cradle, Broken Heart: Surviving the Death of Your Baby by Deborah L. Davis
    • Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts: A Healing Guide to the Secret Fears of New Mothers by Karen Kleiman & Amy Wenzel, PhD
    • Grieving the Child I Never Knew: a Devotional for Comfort in the Loss of Your Unborn or Newly Born Child by Kathe Wunnenberg
    • I Had a Miscarriage by Jessica Zucker
    • Moods in Motion by Karen Kleiman
    • To Have and to Hold: Motherhood, Marriage, and the Modern Dilemma by Molly Millwood
    • The Fourth Trimester by Kimberly Ann Johnson
    • The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression by Karen R. Kleiman
    • This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman & Valerie Raskin
    • Tokens of Affection: Reclaiming Your Marriage After Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman

    Blogs

    Little Feet of Grace

    The Blue Dot Project

    MGM Center for Women’s Mental Health

    Mum & You

    My Soul Balm

    Postpartum Depression

    Podcasts & Videos

    Maternal Mental Health Now: Video Stories

    Mom & Mind for Pregnancy and Postpartum Mental Health

    Pacific Post Partum Support Society

    The Postpartum Coach

    Still A Part of Us: Pregnancy Loss, Stillbirth & Infant Loss

    Parenting

     Websites

     Act Raising Safe Kids Program

    Adoptive Families

    All For The Boys

    Alpha Mom

    Autism Speaks

    Baby Center

    Best Ideas for Kids: Crafts, Activities, Holidays

    Bundoo: Doctor Led. Parent Loved.

    Childbirth Preparation & Mommy and Me Classes

    CoParents

    ECHO Trauma-Informed Parenting Classes

    Effective Child Therapy

    Father’s Encouragement, Support & Guidance

    GLAAD LGBTQ Parents

    Healthy Children

    India Parenting

    Info About Kids

    Kids In The House

    Modern Mom

    Motherhood Later

    MOPS

    National Parenting Center

    National Parent Helpline

    National Fatherhood Initiative

    Parenting

    Parents Without Partners

    PACT: An Adoption Alliance

    The Child Mind Institute

    The Trauma-Informed Parent

    Working Mother

    Books 

    • Dad’s Guide to Twins: How to Survive the Twin Pregnancy and Prepare for your Twins by Joe Rawlinson
    • Five Love Languages of Children by Gary Chapman & Ross Campbell, M.D.
    • Five Love Languages of Teenagers by Gary Chapman
    • From Dude to Dad: The Diaper Dude Guide to Pregnancy by Chris Pegula
    • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
    • Live Love Now by Rachel Macy Stafford
    • Mamaste: Discover a More Authentic, Balanced, and Joyful Motherhood from Within by Lori Bregman with Ursula Cary
    • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.
    • No More Mean Girls: The Secret to Raising Strong, Confident, and Compassionate Girls by Katie Hurley
    • Oh Crap! Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right  by Jamie Glowacki
    • Parenting Apart: How Separated and Divorced Parents Can Raise Happy and Secure Kids by Christina McGhee
    • Parenting with Love and Logic by Foster Cline, M.D. & Jim Fay
    • Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life by Dr. Laura Markham
    • Positive Discipline: The Classic Guide to Helping Children Develop Self-Discipline, Responsibility, Cooperation, and Problem-Solving Skills by Jane Nelsen, Ed.D.
    • Precious Little Sleep by Alexis Dubief
    • Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
    • The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Two by Williams Sears, M.D., Martha Sears, M.D., Robert Sears, M. D. & James Sears, M.D.
    • The Brown Mama Mindset: A Blueprint for Black Moms on Life, Love & Home by Muffy Mendoza
    • The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Dr. Shefali Tsabary
    • The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-To-Be by Armin A. Brott & Jennifer Ash
    • The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding & Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.
    • The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed by Jessica Lahey
    • The Happiest Baby on the Block: The New Way to Calm Crying and Help Your Newborn Baby Sleep Longer by Harvey Karp, M.D.
    • The Kickass Single Mom: Be Financially Independent, Discover Your Sexiest Self, and Raise Fabulous, Happy Children by Emma Johnson
    • The “Me, Me, Me” Epidemic: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World by Amy McCready
    • The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year by Armin A. Brott
    • The Middle School Makeover by Michelle Icard
    • The Sleep Lady’s Good Night, Sleep Tight: Gentle Proven Solutions to Help Your Child Sleep Well and Wake Up Happy by Kim West, LCSW-C with Joanne Kenen
    • The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding by La Leche League International
    • The Ultimate Guide for Gay Dads: Everything You Need to Know About LGBTQ Parenting But Are (Mostly) Afraid to Ask by Eric Rosswood
    • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. & Tina Payne Bryson, M.D.
    • What to Expect: the First Year by Heidi Murkoff & Sharon Mazel

    Podcasts

    Authentic Parenting

    Breezy Babies – Mom, Parent, Pregnant, Baby, Breastfeeding, Family, Postpartum

    Calm Parenting

    Focus on the Family Parenting

    Mom & Dad Are fighting I Slate’s Parenting Show

    Motherhood in Black & White

    Raising Good Humans

     The Mommy Whisperer

    That New Mom Life

    Wake Up With Jim & Saab

    Alcohol & Substance Use

    Addiction & Recovery

    Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

    Anxiety Disorders

    Child Abuse

    Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

    Crime Victims

    Crisis

    Cyberbullying

    Depression

    Developmental Disorders

    Diagnosis

    Domestic Violence & Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

    Eating Disorders

    Elder Abuse

    Human Trafficking

    Identity Theft

    Infertility

    LGBTQI+

    Medication

    Men’s Health

    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    Parenting

    Personality Disorders

    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    Pregnancy & Maternity & Postpartum

    Runaways

    Sexuality

    Sexual Assault & Rape

    Suicide Awareness and Hotlines

    Teen Dating Abuse

    Veterans

    Women’s Health

    Associations & Institutes