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Materials listed here may be located at different branch libraries. Please check our Online Catalog for location and availability. (R=Reference, for in-library use only)
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Complete Home Guide to Mental Health
616.89 COLUMBI, R 616.89 COLUMBI
Complete Mental Health Directory: A Comprehensive Source Book for Individuals and Professionals
R 616.89 COMPLET
Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
by Melody Beattie
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV. (1994, 2000)
R 616.8907 DIAGNOS
Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs
by Jack M. Gorman
R 615.788 GORMAN
Feeling Good: the New Mood Therapy
by David D Burns
How to Survive the Loss of a Love
by Melba Colgrove
Mental Health Disorders Sourcebook
R 616.89 MENTAL
On Death and Dying
by Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth
by Matthew McKay and Patrick Fanning
When Madness Comes Home: Help and Hope for the Children, Siblings and Partners of the Mentally Ill
by Victoria Secunda
- To locate magazine articles on specific subjects relating to mental health and mental illnesses, try the different database in the library's Online Databases
- Select General OneFile or Health & Wellness Resource Center
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See also our Health and Medicine subject page.
- Clark County Crisis Line
Also available for Cowlitz, Klickitat, and Skamania County residents.
- Columbia River Mental Health (www.crmhs.org)
Based in Vancouver. Also provides some services to Cowlitz, Klickitat, and Skamania County residents.
- Domestic Violence Hotline
Services all Washington State.
- Info211 (www.211info.org)
Dial 2-1-1 for health and human services referral information in the Portland/Vacouver metro area. Spanish-speaking operator is available. Also has an Online Directory of Services that covers community services in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
- Mental Health Northwest (www.vancwa.com/mental_health.htm)
Provides mental health services for Clark County adults.
- NAMI: National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Clark County Chapter
- Youth Crisis Line
- 1-800-HIT-HOME (1-800-448-4663)
National hotline for youth - ages 17 and younger - in crisis.
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To locate books on specific subjects relating to mental health and mental illnesses, look in the Online Catalog using the subject keyword index.
For specific issues—such as self-esteem, forgiveness, anger, intimacy, change, grief—enter the issue as the search heading.
For specific conditions, illnesses or disorders—such as depression, anorexia, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, autism, attention deficit disorder—enter the name of the condition as the search heading.
To browse the shelves in the library, you can start with some of the following subject areas:
- Addictions 362.29
- Child development and parenting 649.1, 155.418
- General psychology 150-159
- Grief and bereavement 155.93
- Psychiatric treatments and specific psychiatric disorders 616.89
- Relationships 306.85, 646.78