Here are some handouts, videos, links, books and movies you may find interesting.


Anxiety and Stress, Depression, Grief and Loss

Disability, Chronic Pain, Developmental Disabilities, ADHD

Eating Disorders, Self Harm and Personality Disorders

Relationships, Gay and Lesbian, Caregiving/Aging, Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse

Insomnia, Psychiatric Medications and Suicide and Prevention

Meditation and Mindfulness

  • Wherever You Go There You AreWherever You Go There You Are by John Kabat- Zinn. “Wherever you go….” is a book that can start you on a path to find within yourself what you need to survive today’s busy world.
  • Peace Is Every StepPeace Is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh. The book begins where the reader already is –in the kitchen, office, driving a car, or walking in a park – and shows how deep meditative presence is available now.
  • Meditation for DummiesMeditation for Dummies by Stephan Bodian. Bodian is a Buddhist, but he covers many other kinds of meditation in an unbiased way. And he tells you step-by-step how to do them.
  • The Wise Heart The Wise Heart by Jack Kronfield. This book thoughtfully explains the field of Buddhist psychology. Concepts and practices are placed in a framework that connects them.
  • The Relaxation ResponseThe Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson. This is the updated version which focuses on scientific validation. The 1975 version for a more comprehensive discussion of the technique itself, which is no longer in print, so you may want to look for a used copy to complement this edition.
  • Urban MindfulnessUrban Mindfulness by John Kaplan. The text is filled with practical tips, thoughtful reflections, and fun exercises that can be applied to living and working in the city.


  •   Our Bodies OurselvesOur Bodies Ourselves, from The Boston Women’s Health Collective
  • The Secret to Stop SmokingThe Secret to Stop Smoking by Dr. Scott Rosiere. The absolute worst part of quitting is the fear of quitting. This book takes away that fear. It doesn’t try to scare, convince or trick you.
  • How Caffeine WorksHow Caffeine Works A free Printable online guide from Discovery Health.
  • Benzodiazepine WithdrawalBenzodiazepine Withdrawal by Dr. Heather Ashton. Are you interested in getting off tranquilizers? This renowned physician goes through the steps involved in kicking one of the most tenacious addictions.
  • Worst Pills, Best PillsWorst Pills, Best Pills An online subscription site for medication information and alerts. The site is supported by donations and does not accept money or advertisements from drug companies.
  • Full Catastrophe LivingFull Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Featured on Bill Moyer’s PBS special Healing and the Mind, this practical guide to mindfulness, meditation and healing is a classic in the field of alternative medicine.
  • Calm EnergyCalm Energy by Robert Thayer. A detailed description on how, when we are feeling tense, tired, or depressed we often turn to high fat sugary foods. Citing a number of studies Thayer explains why we do this.
  • A Good Night's SleepA Good Night’s Sleep by Lawrence Epstein. The constant bombardment with commercials for sleep medications makes clear the widespread problem people have getting a good night’s sleep.

Anxiety and Depression

  • The Anxiety and Phobia WorkbookThe Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund Bourne. A revision of the best-selling classic, this book provides step-by-step help for sufferers of anxiety and phobic disorders.

Sexual Abuse

  • The Courage to HealThe Courage to Heal by Laura Davis. Through moving first person narratives, this book illustrates how women come to terms with the past and work constructively toward the future.
  • The Courage to Heal WorkbookThe Courage to Heal Workbook by Laura Davis. In this companion to The Courage to Heal, this in-depth workbook speaks to women and men healing from the effects of child sexual abuse.

Relationships/Family Matters

  • The Verbally Abusive RelationshipThe Verbally Abusive Relationship by Patricia Evans. This unique self-help book for women provides insight into the demeaning put-downs and threats that may accompany or precede physical battering. The author assumes verbal abuse is directed by males toward females but the book can be used by men who find themselves on the receiving end.
  • Mom's House, Dad's House for KidsMom’s House, Dad’s House for Kids by Isolina Ricci PhD. Kids can’t get their parents back together, but they can help themselves get stronger and go on to succeed in life. This book shows them how.
  • Reconcilable Differences, Second EditionReconcilable Differences, Second Edition by Andrew Christensen. This book incorporates strategies to help couples change their relationship as well as accept aspects of each other which are not amenable to change.


  • The Emotional Survival Guide for CaregiversThe Emotional Survival Guide for Caregivers by Barry Jacobs, PsyD. The author speaks with both expertise and the human touch of one who knows this territory first hand from having lived it both personally and professionally.
  • Doing The Right ThingDoing The Right Thing Taking Care of Your Elderly Parents Even If They Didn’t Take Care of You by Roberta Satow PhD. With good preparation, caregivers with sick or elderly parents, even estranged ones, can find caring for them a rewarding, or at least tolerable situation.
  • The Complete EldercareThe Complete Eldercare Planner by Joy Loverde. Be equipped with reliable, up-to-date information to help you plan and manage caring for your loved ones.



Copycat (1995)
Naked Fear (1999)
Finding Nemo (2003)
Thomas est amoureux (2000)
The Benchwarmers (2006)
Nims Island (2008)
Restraint (2008)
Tokyo! (2008)
Zakrytye prostranstva (2008)
N.H.K ni yôkoso! (2006)


Ordinary People (1980)
Mrs. Dalloway (1997)
Session 9 (2001)
Elling (2001)
White Oleander (2002)
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

Autism Spectrum

The Boy Who Could Fly (1986)
Rain Man (1988)
House of Cards (1993)
Cube (1997)
Mercury Rising (1998)
Molly (1999)
Bless The Child (2000)
Mozart and the Whale (2005)
Marathon (2005)
Snow Cake (2006)
Ben X (2007)
The Black Balloon (2008)
Adam (2009)
My Name Is Khan (2010)
Temple Grandin (2010)
Ocean Heaven (2010)
Dear John (2010)
Fly Away (2011)

Bipolar Disorder

>Mr. Jones (1993)
Mad Love (1995)
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Pollock (2001)
Sylvia (2003)
Special (2006)
Michael Clayton (2007)
Observe and Report (2009)
The Informant! (2009)


Interiors (1978)
An Angel at My Table (1990)
The Butcher Boy (1998)
The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Prozac Nation (2001)
The Hours (2002)
The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
Veronika Decides to Die (2009)
Helen (2009)
Wristcutters (film) (2009)

Dissociative Disorders

A Double Life (1947)
The Three Faces of Eve (1957)
Psycho (1960)
Sybil (1976)
Angel Heart (1987)
Color of Night (1994)
Never Talk to Strangers (1995)
Fight Club (1999)
The Hurricane (1999)
Me, Myself and Irene (2000)
Passion of Mind (2000)
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
Identity (2003)
Secret Window (2004)
The Machinist (2004)
Hide and Seek (2005)
The Jacket (2005)
Three (2007)
Mad Detective (2007)
Numb (2007)
Dark Floors (2008)
The Uninvited (2009)
Frankie and Alice (2010)
Peacock (2010)


Secrets of a Soul (1926)
Cat People (1942)
What About Bob? (1991)
As Good as It Gets (1997)
K-PAX (2001)
Matchstick Men (2003)
Dirty Filthy Love (2004)
The Aviator (2005)

Borderline Personality

Play Misty for Me (1971)
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Poison Ivy (1992)
The Crush (1993)
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Allein (Germany, 2004)
Chloe (2009)
Single White Female (1992)
The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992)

Antisocial Personality

The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Natural Born Killers (1994)
American Psycho (2000)
Public Enemy (1931)

Narcissistic Personality

Wall Street (1987)
To Die For (1995)
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Play Misty for Me (1971)
There Will be Blood (2007)
A Woman Scorned 1992)
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)


Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Images (1972)
Videodrome (1983)
The Fisher King (1991)
Benny & Joon (1993)
The Madness of King George (1994)
Angel Baby (1995)
Clean, Shaven (1995)
Conspiracy Theory (1997)
Julien Donkey-Boy (1999)
The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Donnie Darko (2001)
K-PAX (2001)
Revolution 9 (2001)
Igby Goes Down (2002)
Spider (2002)
Keane (2004)
Spider Forest (2004)
Mr. Brooks (2007)
The Soloist (2008)
Shutter Island (2010)

Delusional Disorders

The King of Comedy (1982)
Obsessed (2009)
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Repulsion (1965)


The Burning Bed (1984)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
A Page of Madness (1926)
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
Harvey (1950)
Vertigo (1958)
Head against the Wall (1958)
Oil Lamps (1971)
A Woman Under the Influence (1974)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
Face to Face (1976)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Pink Floyd The Wall (1981)
Brazil (1985)
The Dream Team (1989)
Crazy People (1990)
Blue Sky (1994)
Nell (1994)
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Patch Adams (1998)
The Other Sister (1999)
Secret Cutting (2000)
The Others (2001)
He Loves Me… He Loves Me Not (2002)
May (2002)
Radio (2003)
Garden State (2004)
Enduring Love (2004)
Tideland (2005)
Solace (2006)
Reprise (2006)
Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Running with Scissors (2007)
Codex Atanicus (2008)
Observe and Report (2009)
Inception (2010)

Understand that these assessments are not diagnosing you with a disease or disorder (see the disclaimers on the sites). These assessments are usually a quick survey highlighting some key characteristics common to mental or behavioral health conditions.

Use these assessments as indicators of whether or not you want to go to the next step and meet with a professional.

LeafAlcohol Screening
Anxiety Disorders
BiPolar Screening Test
Depression Quiz
Sleep Disturbance
What is Your Personality Type
What is Your Emotional I/Q
Type A Personality