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Suicide Hotlines

If you feel in danger of killing yourself, or allowing yourself to die, please go here first!

Pacific Center for Human Growth

Therapists in training with excellent supervision and specialized training and interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgendered people.  Sliding scale available.  (Berkeley)

National Institute of Mental Health

The largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.

National Association for Mental Illness

Good source of information about mental illness and support for people coping with mental illness.

Potatoes Not Prozac

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.

National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance

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.

Caring.com

Great information about assisted living communities for seniors in California.

San Francisco Sex Information

This is a purely educational site that provides answers to questions about everything sexual. They have a hotline, and recommendations for related books and websites.

Helen Palmer's Enneagram Site

Helen Palmer is a psychotherapist who has worked with the enneagram very thoughtfully for many many years.  Her books are the most helpful I have found.

GAYLESTA

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. 

Women to Women

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.

Enneagram Institute

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.

Our Bodies Ourselves

The website based on the classic book about women's health from a politically conscious and sensitive perspective.  Lots of great, up-to-date information about women's bodies and health.

Refdesk list of Women's Issues Sites

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.

Teen Source

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.

Women's Therapy Services

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. 

Retirement Homes Near Me

As a first step to find a care place for aging or disabled folks, this is a large list of options searchable by zip code.

Emotional Support Pet Information

I don't personally know anything about this site, but it seems like good information, useful to people needing an emotional support pet.

 

 

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 Cynthia W. Lubow, MFT

 For 30 years, compassionately helping people build self-confidence and feel happier.

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