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EAP Useful Links and Information

In addition to the links listed below, you can find many valuable links on various topics of interest to state employees by going to New York State Self-Help Resources.

General Mental Health

Depression and Suicide

  • Dealing With Depression--This site contains information more specific to depression, including treatment options.
  • Dr. David Burns' Feeling Good Site--Dr. Burns is a nationally renowned psychiatrist, and he has created a web site based on his popular self-help book Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy. His page includes an "Ask the Guru" section where Dr. Burns himself provides answers to questions raised by people who have visited the site.
  • American Association of Suicidology-- This is an organization with the goal of understanding and preventing suicide; their site includes guidelines for someone in crisis, information on referrals, and listings of hotline numbers by state.
  • Suicide Awareness\Voices of Education (SA\VE)--This informative site includes a question and answer section, a list of warning sides of suicide, book lists, and guidelines for coping with a suicide.

Anxiety

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation --Provides extensive information on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, including a self-test, a review of treatment options, and education about available medications.

Grief and Loss

  • Police Survivors--Includes information and resources for survivors of police tragedies.

Eating Disorders

  • APA Eating Disorders--The site provides general information about eating disorders as well as specific tips for friends and family and a review of warning signs of eating disorders.
  • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders--On this site, you'll find suggestions on how to confront someone with an eating disorder, guidelines for accessing insurance for treatment, and lists of eating disorder hotline numbers.

Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Physical Health

  • HealthGate--This site provides reliable medical information on various topics and includes an online version of The New Our Bodies, Ourselves, a valuable book on women's health.
  • Web MD

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