I took a class from this guy, and it was one of the very best classes I ever took. He is incredibly knowledgable about bi-polar and knows and says things no one else does. His mother was bi-polar, his daughter is, and he's worked with hundreds of people with bi-polar. Few people are as expert as he is on anything, and I doubt anyone is as expert as he is on bi-polar disorder.
Finally, someone has collected information about all kinds of therapy groups available all over the country! I have been saying we need this for years, because people ask me for a depression group or a grief group or a coming out group or whatever, and I never knew who was doing what at any time someone asked.
This is a website that offers amazing researched information about how sugar affects depression, anxiety, alcoholism, weight, ability to organize and think, relationships and more, as well as a clear path for overcoming these problems. I have personally worked with the mastermind of the book and website, and found her to be quite brilliant. The work she does has saved many lives.
A group of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgendered, and queer-identified psychotherapists in the SF Bay Area. Contact them and tell them your needs and they will refer you to someone they think will be a good match for you.
This is a website associated with the clinic Christine Northrop founded, and it addresses women's health issues, including sexual issues. It's not the most inclusive site, but it's got some good information for many women.
This is a great resource for finding out more about your characteristic ways of being in the world, in relationships, and at work. You can take a validated test to see which personality style is yours, your partner's, you children's, your boss's.... This is not one of those stupid tests you see in popular culture all the time--this one is scientifically tested and based on an ancient Sufi system of personality typing. It is enormously helpful for some people and couples, and of course it doesn't help others.
I can't vouch for them, but this is a impressively long list of sites Refdesk has put together related to women's issues. There appears to be a wide variety of sites, many of them very woman-affirming and interesting--like the museum of menstruation, an international feminist organization, women nobel prize laureates, info about women's health and politics, etc, etc.
TeenSource.org is an educational website that appeals to its audience with music, videos, contests and prize giveaways. The main objective was to offer education to youth at the same level that an outreach worker would and do so in an entertaining and interactive format. The website offers educational and funny streaming videos about sexual and reproductive health, celebrity testimonials, links to several other youth oriented health and social service websites, information and links to free and low cost clinical services throughout California, and virtual clinic tour videos. The website has won the 2003 Golden Web award for health information.
Founded in 1969, the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) is a non-profit human rights organization dedicated to protecting the rights and improving the quality of life for fat people. NAAFA has long been a corner stone to the size acceptance community and continually endeavours to build our community and enhance to the world at large.
A group of experienced, licensed women psychotherapists offering individual, couple, and group psychotherapy, committed to serving the needs of Bay Area women coming from diverse backgrounds, ages, and economic levels. Located in San Francisco.
These therapists do some unique and much-needed work. Among other focuses, they have some great information about body image and size acceptance and also about transgender issues. They also have various fun things going on, like transgender movie night.
Anyone who has concerns about the intrusion of managed care into her therapy should take a look at this website. This is a group of experienced therapists who advocate for patient privacy and effective treatment as an alternative to managed care.