Crisis / Emergency Contacts, Perth
Lifeline WA 13 11 14
Mental Health Emergency Response Line 1300 555 788
Samaritans Crisis Line 13 52 47
The Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 46
Helpful & Informative websites
There are some great resources on the Net. I am a big fan of self help and educating yourself. I certainly do not profess to be the holder of all information on mental health or psychotherapy (but I do know quite a bit). That would be impossible. It is really empowering for YOU to seek out information for yourself. There is just so much out there. Youtube is a fantastic resource and for many people it is much easier to watch a video than to read an article. Also, sometimes other people may have a way saying things differently or in a way that really that really resonates or make sense.
MARC: The Mindfulness Awareness Research Centre
Blue Knot Foundation
Black Dog Institute
Dis-sos. Excellent blog site for all things CPTSD and Dissociation
Some Great Books/ Documentaries
Lost Connections: Johann Hari
A new theory on the rising incidence of depression and what we can do about it.
The Body keeps the Score: Bessel Van der Kolk
Trauma and Complex trauma and how it plays out in the body.
Stop Walking on Egg Shells: Paul T. Mason, Randi Kreger
Living with a Loved one who has difficulty managing their emotions.
Full Catastrophe Living: Jon Kabat-Zinn
The original Mindfulness bible.
8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Babette Rothschilde
A roadmap to managing and coping with symptoms of PTSD
The Trauma of Everyday Life: Mark Epstein
A great read on dealing with daily trauma of life such as death, illness and loneliness.
Daring Greatly: Brene Brown (and anything else by Brene Brown)
The courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live and love.
The Wisdom of Trauma: (Film). Dr Gabor Mate
*Wired for Love: Stan Tatkin.
The neurobiology that drives our attachment and how to work with it. Cannot recommend this highly enough.
Complex PTSD. From Surviving to Thriving: Pete Walker
*Choose Growth: A Workbook for Transcending Trauma, Fear and Self Doubt : Jordyn Feingold and Scott Barry Kaufman
*Mother Hunger: Kelly McDaniel
Great Podcasts and Apps
Waking up : by Sam Harris. Meditation, neuroscience and the meaning of life.
Headspace : App for all things meditation
Calm : Another App for all things meditation
Huberman Lab : Neuroscience for improving our everyday lives.
Curable : Managing Chronic Pain
School of Life: Alain de Botton