Helpful resources

FREE resources


National Suicide Prevention Hotline — https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Crisis Text Line —- https://www.crisistextline.org/   **I really like this one because you can text a trained crisis worker and it is so convenient.

211 — http://www.211.org  **Dialing 211 can get you connected to find various resources and referrals including mental health counseling

IMALIVE — https://www.imalive.org. **Online free chat service for people in crisis or intense emotional pain

National Alliance of Mental Illness — https://namica.org/  **NAMI offers peer to peer support group and other helpful resources.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline — https://www.thehotline.org

DrugRehab.com — https://www.drugrehab.com/  **A web resources for addiction and substance abuse

Deer Park Monastery — https://deerparkmonastery.org/   **If you live in Southern California, this monastery is worth checking out.

FREE Useful Apps


Plum Village App  — https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.plumvillageapp  ** GREAT app for mindfulness even for beginners. It includes a variety of audios for guided to non-guided meditations.

Mindbell — https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.googlecode.mindbell   **This app allows you to meditate with a grounding bell sound, and it also comes with timer options. Perfect for someone who needs a bell reminder throughout the day 🙂

Daylio — https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.daylio&hl=en_US
**This free app makes mood tracking fun and easy.  Very useful to track your daily mood either for your personal use or to use it as a reference for your therapy sessions

Books I highly recommend:


Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm 

Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames 

The Other Shore: A New Translation of the Heart Sutra with Commentaries

The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

Your True Home: The Everyday Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh: 365 days of practical, powerful teachings from the beloved Zen teacher

Taming the Tiger Within: Meditations on Transforming Difficult Emotions