Below, I offer useful websites, books and articles that you may find useful.  They are sorted by category.

Information on Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder at
Online info and link to local/regional meetings for CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder), website is at

“ADHD: Nature Therapy Helps Kids” (Reprinted from USA Weekend, with permission. March 13, 2005).

Nature helps the 10% of ADHD kids who don’t respond to medicine.
Green therapy—exposure to natural settings—appears to help reduce symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, say researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Their study of about 400 boys and girls, ages 5 to 18, assessed the effects of 49 common after-school and weekend activities on ADHD symptoms.
In the study, kids who participated in “green outdoor activities” had significantly reduced symptoms, regardless of geography, urban or rural environment, diagnosis, age, sex or income group.
Simple “exposure to ordinary natural settings in the course of common after-school and weekend activities may be widely effective” for kids who don’t respond to medicine, says Frances E. Kuo, assistant professor of environmental sciences and lead author of the study, which was published in “American Journal of Public Health.”
Suggestions for nature treatments:
–Find a greener route to and from school, ideally a walk down tree-lined streets or through a park.
–For play, look for green yards and ball fields.

Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism Digest, online at
Easterseals Olympic Peninsula Autism Center, Silverdale, WA
Phone:  360.337.2222.
They provide intensive ABA Therapy services for children and teens.

Weekly mindfulness and neuroscience (for we average folks) newsletter, online at
“Buddha’s Brain”, by Rick Hanson, Ph.D.
“The Wise Heart”, by Jack Kornfield, MD.
“A Lamp in the Darkness”, by Jack Kornfield, MD. Includes a meditation CD as well.
Website for Tara Brach, Ph.D.

Marriage, Partnership, Intimacy
“Hold Me Tight”, by Sue Johnson, Ph.D, leader in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
The Gottman Institute, Seattle, WA research, intensive couple’s weekends, books and resources at
“Getting the Love you Want,” by Harvel Hendricks.
“Passionate Marriage”, by David Schnarch.

“1-2-3-Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12”, by Thomas Phelan, Ph.D.
“Parenting from the Inside Out”, by Daniel Siegel, MD and Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.
“How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk”, by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.
By same authors, “How to Talk So Teens Will Listen…”
Good online stepparenting information at

Jefferson County Transgender Support (local resources and meetings guide).

LGBT National Coming Out Support Hotline
888-OUT-LGBT (888-688-5428)

LGBT National Help Center
Youth Talkline: 
Senior Hotline: 888-234-7243
Monday thru Friday, 4pm to midnight ET; ; Saturday from noon to 5pm

Trans Lifeline
Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a confidential 24/7 peer support phone service run by trans people for trans and questioning people. Call us if you need someone trans to talk to, even if you’re not in crisis or if you’re not sure you’re trans.
1-877-565-8860 (United States)
1-877-330-6366 (Canada)
Oprime 2 para hablar con unx operadxr en español.

Trevor Project 
Phone: 1-866-488-7386. Text START to 678-678
Chat online
LGBTQ young people can connect to a crisis counselor 24/7/365 from anywhere in the U.S. It is 100% confidential and 100% free.

Support Groups
National Institute of Mental Health,
NAMI, National Alliance on Mental Illness,
–State Organization: NAMI Washington.  Phone: (206) 783-4288, Email Address:
–Local, Jefferson County NAMI, Phone 360-385-1716. Website:

Suicide Hotline
Dial 988.  24/7 this in now the national number to call. Talk with supportive staff.