Under this section of the website, you will find a list of helpful resources such as books, regarding various mental health topics.


Asperger’s Books:

• Antonello, S. J. Social skills development: Practical strategies for adolescents and

adults with developmental disabilities.

• Fling, E. R. Eating an artichoke: A mother’s perspective on Asperger syndrome.

• Grandin, T. (1995). Thinking in pictures and other reports from my life with autism.

• Grandin, T. Developing talents: Careers for individuals with Asperger syndrome and high functioning autism.

• Newport, J. Your life is not a label: A guide to living fully with autism and Asperger’s


• Paridiz, V. Elijah’s cup: A family’s journey into the community and culture of high-

functioning autism and Asperger’s syndrome.

• Prince-Hughes, D. Songs of the gorilla nation: My journey through autism.

• Shore, S. M. Beyond the wall: Personal experiences with autism and Asperger

syndrome (2nd ed.).

• Shore, S. (Ed.). Ask and tell: Self-advocacy and disclosure for people on the autism


• Willey, L. H. Pretending to be normal: Living with Asperger’s syndrome.

• Willey, L. H. Asperger syndrome in the family: Redefining normal.

• Zaks, Z. Life and love: Positive strategies for autistic adults.


• Autism Spectrum Quarterly, c/o Starfish Specialty Press LLC


• The Autism Perspective (TAP)


• Spectrum Magazine, Spectrum Publications, Inc.


Abuse & Family Dysfunction in Childhood:

• Bass, E., & Davis, L. The courage to heal: A guide for women survivors of childhood

sexual abuse (3rd ed.).

• Davis, L. Allies in healing: When the person you love was sexually abused as a child.

• Friel, J. C., & Friel, L. D. An adult child’s guide to what’s “normal.”

• Katherine, A. Boundaries: Where you end and I begin.

• Miller, A. Banished knowledge: Facing childhood injuries.

• Miller, A. The drama of the gifted child: The search for the true self.

Adult ADD:

• Amen, D. Change your brain, change your life: The breakthrough program for

conquering anxiety, depression, obsessiveness, anger, and impulsiveness.

• Hallowell, E. M., & Ratey, J. J. Driven to distraction: Recognizing and coping with

Attention Deficit Disorder from childhood through adulthood.

• Kelley, K., & Ramundo, P. You mean I’m not lazy, stupid, or crazy?! A self-help guide

for adults with Attention Deficit Disorder.


• Bourne, E. J. The anxiety phobia workbook (3rd ed.).

• Chodron, P. The places that scare you: A guide to fearlessness in difficult times.

• Kahn, H. P, & Doctor, R. M. Facing fears: The sourcebook for phobias, fears, and



• Antonello, S. J. Social skills development: Practical strategies for adolescents and

adults with developmental disabilities.

• Fling, E. R. Eating an artichoke: A mother’s perspective on Asperger syndrome.

• Willey, L. H. Pretending to be normal: Living with Asperger’s syndrome.

Borderline Personality:

• Santoro, J., & Cohen, R. The angry heart: Overcoming Borderline and Addictive

disorders. An interactive self-help guide.

• Kreisman, J. J., & Straus, H. I hate you – don’t leave me.

Codependency and Adult Children of Alcoholics:

• Beattie, M. Codependent no more: How to stop controlling others and start caring for


• Smith, A. W. Grandchildren of alcoholics: Another generation of codependency.

• Woititz, J. G. Struggle for intimacy.

Eating Disorders:

• Stuart, M. S., & Orr, L. Otherwise perfect: People and their problems with weight.

Family of Origin:

• Richardson, R. W. Family ties that bind: A self-help guide to change through Family of

Origin therapy.


• Berzon, B. Permanent partners: Building gay and lesbian relationships that last.

• O’Neill, C., & Ritter, K. Coming out within: Stages of spiritual awakening for lesbians

and gay men.

Grief and Loss:

• Edelman, H. Motherless daughters: The legacy of loss.

• James, J. W., & Cherry, F. The grief recovery handbook: A step by step program for

moving beyond loss.

• Viorst, J. Necessary losses.

Inner Child:

• Cappachione, L. Recovery of your inner child.

Mood Disorders:

• Burns, D. D. The feeling good handbook (rev. ed.).

• Copeland, M. E. Living without depression and manic-depression: A workbook for

maintaining mood stability.

• Duke, P., & Hochman, G. A brilliant madness: Living with Manic-Depressive illness.

• Jamison, K. R. Touched with fire: Manic-Depressive illness and the artistic


• Jamison, K. R. An unquiet mind: A memoir of moods and madness.

• Greenberger, D., & Padesky, C. Mind over mood.


• Mallinger, A. E., & DeWyze, J. Too perfect: When being in control gets out of control.

Parenting and Reparenting:

• Bassoff, E. S. Mothering ourselves: Help and healing for adult daughters.

• Clarke, J., & Dawson, C. Growing up again: Parenting ourselves, parenting our


• Elium, D., & Elium, J. Raising a son: Parents and the making of a healthy man.

• Elium, J., & Elium, D. Raising a daughter: Parents and the awakening of a healthy


• Galinsky, E. The six stages of parenthood.

• Pipher, M. Reviving Ophelia: Saving the selves of adolescent girls.

• Pryor, K. Don’t shoot the dog: The new art of teaching and training (rev. ed.).

• Wolf, A. E. Get out of my life, but first will you drive me and Cheryl to the mall?

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder:

• Shiraldi, G. R. The post-traumatic stress disorder sourcebook: A guide to healing

recovery and growth.


• Gottman, J. M. Why marriages succeed or fail: And how you can make yours last.

• Gottman, J. M. The relationship cure: A 5 step guide to strengthening your marriage,

family, and friendships.

• Gottman, J. M. The seven principles for making marriage work: A practical guide from

the country’s foremost relationship expert.

• Greer, J., & Myers, E. Adult sibling rivalry: Understanding the legacy of childhood.

• Schnarch, D. Passionate marriage: Keeping love & intimacy alive in committed


• Schnarch, D. Resurrecting sex: Solving sexual problems & revolutionizing your


• Tannen, D. That’s not what I meant: How conversational style makes or breaks


• Yablonsky, L. Fathers and sons: The most challenging of all family relationships.

• Zax, C., & Poulter, S. Mending the broken bough: Restoring the promise of the mother-

daughter relationship.


• Wagner, P. S., & Spiro, C. S. Divided minds: Twin sisters and their journey through



• Bridges, W. Transitions: Making sense of life’s changes.

• Gowain, S. Creative visualization.

• Peck, S. The road less traveled.

• Richardson, C. Life makeovers: 52 practical and inspiring ways to improve your life one

week at a time.



• Curtis, J. L., & Cornell, L. Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born.

• Keller, H. Horace.

• Koehler, P. The day we met you.

• Lewis, R. A., & Dyer, J. I love you like crazy cakes.

• London, J., & Jaber, C. Koala for Katie: An adoption story.

• Okimoto, J. D. The White Swan Express: A Story About Adoption.

• Peacock, C. A., & Brownell, S. Mommy Far, Mommy Near.

• Rogers, F. Let’s talk about adoption.

• Rosenberg, L. We Wanted You.


• Daly, Niki My Dad: Stories and Pictures.

• Langsen, Richard When Someone in the Family Drinks Too Much.

Bedtime Fears:

• Apple, Margot Brave Martha.

• Banks, Kate Close Your Eyes.

• Bunting, Eve Too Many Monsters.

• Chorao, Kay Shadow Night.

• Dunbar, Joyce Tell Me Something Happy Before I Go to Sleep.

• Howe, James There’s a Monster Under My Bed.

• Wilson-Max, Ken Max’s Starry Night.

Child Abuse:

• Clifton, Lucille One of the Problems of Everett Anderson.

• Hopkins, Beverly H. My Mom Has a Bad Temper.

• Klassen, Heather I Don’t Want to Go to Justin’s House Anymore.

• Kleven, Sandy The Right Touch: A Read Aloud Story to Help Prevent Child Sexual


• Spelman, Cornelia Your Body Belongs to You.

• Woodson, Jacqueline Our Gracie Aunt.

Conflict Resolution:

• Blos, Joan Old Henry.

• Brown, Laurie How to Be a Friend: A Guide to Making Friends and Keeping Them.

• Henkes, Kevin Chester’s Way.

• Henkes, Kevin Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse.

• Lewis, Kim Friends.

• Vaugelade, Anais The War.


• Carson, Jo You Hold Me and I’ll Hold You.

• Carlstrom, Nancy Blow Me a Kiss Miss Lilly.

• Cohen, Miriam Jim’s Dog Muffins.

• Harris, Robie Goodbye Mousie.

• Haynes, Max Grandma’s Gone to Live in the Stars.

• Plourde, Lynn Thank You, Grandpa.

• Puttock, Simon A Story for Hippo.

• Rogers, Fred When a Pet Dies.

• Varley, Susan Badger’s Parting Gifts.

• Viorst, Judith The Tenth Good Thing About Barney.

• Woodson, Jacqueline Sweet, Sweet Memory.

Visual Impairments:

• Fraustino, Lisa Rowe The Hickory Chair.

• Karim, Roberta Mandy Sue Day.

• MacLachlan, Patricia Through Grandpa’s Eyes.

• Martin, Bill Knots on a Counting Rope.

Hearing Impairments:

• Lakin, Pat Dad and Me in the Morning.

• Millman, Isaac Moses Goes to a Concert.

• Millman, Isaac Moses Goes to School.

Learning Disabilities:

• Daly, Niki Once Upon a Time.

• Paterson, Katherine Marvin One Too Many.

• Polacco, Patricia Thank You, Mr. Falker.

• Senisi, Ellen B. Just Kids: Visiting a Class for Children With Special Needs.

Mental Challenges:

• Carter, Alden R. Big Brother Dustin.

• Fleming, Virginia M. Be Good to Eddie Lee.

• Gifaldi, David Ben, King of the River.

• Shriver, Maria What’s Wrong With Timmy?

• Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie We’ll Paint the Octopus Red.

Physical Challenges:

• Avi Prairie School.

• Caseley, Judith Harry and Willy and Carrothead.

• Harshman, Marc The Storm.

• Osofsky, Audrey My Buddy.

• Willis, Jeanne Susan Laughs.

Divorce and Remarriage:

• Adams, Eric On the Day His Daddy Left.

• Hines, Anna Grossnickle When We Married Gary.

• Masurel, Claire Two Homes.

• Rogers, Fred Divorce.

• Schotter, Roni Missing Rabbit.

• Schotter, Roni Room for Rabbit.


• Blumenthal, Deborah The Chocolate Covered Cookie Tantrum.

• Carlson, Nancy There’s a Big Beautiful World Out There.

• Henkes, Kevin Chrysanthemum.

• Kachenmeister, Cheryl On Monday When it Rained.

• Murphy, Mary I Feel Happy, and Sad, and Angry, and Glad.

• Palatini, Margie Goldie is Mad.

• Willis, Jeanne Susan Laughs.


• Bunting, Eve Fly Away Home.

• McPhail, David The Teddy Bear.

• Myers, Christopher Fly.

Illness, Hospitalization, and Medical Concerns:

• Brown, Marc Arthur’s Chicken Pox.

• Hautzig, Deborah A Visit to the Sesame Street Hospital.

• Howe, James The Hospital Book.

• Inns, Christopher Next! Please.

• London, Jonathan Froggy Goes to the Doctor.

• Neitzel, Shirley I’m Not Feeling Well Today.

• Rogers, Fred Going to the Doctor.

• Rogers, Fred Going to the Hospital.

• Whybrow, Ian Sammy and the Robots.

• Yolen, Jane How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?


• Carlstrom, Nancy White I’m Not Moving, Mama.

• Grindley, Sally A New Room for William.

• Johnson, Angela The Leaving Morning.

• Komaiko, Leah Annie Bananie.

• Viorst, Judith Alexander, Who’s Not (Do You Hear Me? I Mean It!) Going to Move.

Parents in Prison:

• Testa, Maria Nine Candles.

• Williams, Vera Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart.

• Woodson, Jacqueline Visiting Day.

Self Esteem:

• Appelt, Kathi Incredible Me!

• Carle, Eric Mixed up Chameleon.

• Curtis, Jamie Lee I’m Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem.

• Fierstein, Harvey The Sissy Duckling.

• Lionni, Leo A Color of His Own.

• Tarpley, Natasha I Love My Hair.

• Yaccarino, Dan Unlovable.


• Bunting, Eve Smoky Night.

• Cohn, Janice The Christmas Menorahs: How a Town Fought Hate.

• Polacco, Patricia Mr. Lincoln’s Way.

• Thomas, Pat The Skin I’m In: a First Look at Racism.

• Wells, Rosemary Yoko.

• Wiles, Deborah Freedom Summer.

• Wong, Janet Apple Pie Fourth of July.

• Woodson, Jacqueline The Other Side.


Alcoholics Anonymous

Internet Addiction

Substance Abuse

Mood Disorders:

Anxiety & Depression


Bipolar Disorder

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Panic Disorder

Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder:

ADDA‒Attention Deficit Disorder Association

ADHD‒National Institute of Mental Health

Child Abuse & Domestic Violence:

Domestic Violence Hotline

Child Help USA

Autism Spectrum Disorders:

Online Asperger Syndrome Support

Autism Society

Autism Society of Washington

Autism Speaks

ARC of King County

PAVE of Washington

WISE of Washington

Families for Effective Autism Treatment

Personality Disorders:

Mayo Clinic

Suicide Awareness:

Suicide Hotlines

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgendered Support Sites:

Parents and Friends of Lesbians & Gays

GLBT National Help Center