• ADHD books published by NorthEast Books & Publishing, by Association for Youth, Children and Natural Psychology

ADHD Books - English / Spanish - (offsite) NorthEast Books & Publishing

ADHD Book - Amazon

November is National Month:
(off-site links)

National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month

National American Indian Heritage Month - NCAI
National American Indian Heritage Month - U.S. Department of the Interior

National Epilepsy Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Quit Smoking Help - on-site

* November - Featured Books *
off-site Amazon-linked

Creating Moments of Joy for the Person with Alzheimer's or Dementia: A Journal for Caregivers - Fourth Edition - 2008 by Jolene Brackey

Jolene Brackey imparts a positive idea of focusing our energy on creating moments of joy for those with Alzheimer's. Moments that put a smile on the face of someone with Alzheimer's creates positive out of difficulty.

Mental Health Care for Urban Indians: Clinical Insights from Native Practitioners by Tawa M. Witko

Mental Health Care for Urban Indians: Cultural Insights from Native Practitioners is written by American Indian scholars who actually work in Indian communities. The sociological/psychological impact that colonization of Native American lands has had on its original people, urban migration, boarding schools, have effected the social identify of the Indian communities. Loss of tradition, and a feeling of isolation have contributed to violence, alcoholism, and other risky behaviors. The topic is considered sensitively by American Indian professionals.

Living with Lung Cancer--My Journey by Thomas E. Cappiello (2012)

Thomas Cappiello was diagnosed with inoperable Stage IIIA lung cancer in 2007, a disease which is not curable. Cappiello survived. The book is meant to be inspirational for those with lung cancer and for caregivers. It describes how Cappiello overcame the emotional turmoil that comes with late-state lung cancer. One of the revelations that resulted from his experience and that he shares in this autobiographical account is that "time is a precious gift from God", and there is none to waste.

Overcoming Bipolar Disorder Using Self Help Methods: 33 Practical Ideas for Recovery, Remission and Prevention, by the AYCNP, Gabrielle Woods PhD (Editor), Dr. Laura Pipoly (Foreword)

Self help for bipolar disorder is an effective and necessary part of recovery. Mania and depression are positively kept in check through Positive Lifestyle Changes. By developing an array of coping skills, and by making gradual, incremental changes in lifestyle, mood swings become less dramatic, and mood stability leading to recovery can be attained.

There are a multitude of factors that affect our mental health. Mental health treatment based on the medical model, usually involving psychiatric labeling and the prescribing of strong pharmaceutical drugs, is based on a faulty foundation and is not the panacea that it is often proclaimed to be.

This book presents 33 well-developed ideas along with accurate research on bipolar disorder self-help from a wide array of sources. Remission and recovery is within reach for many, if not most who are diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Prevention in mental health is an important aspect of psychological well-being. A healthy lifestyle based on practical wisdom should be a part of formal education and self-education. The model presented in this book is based on actual experiences of bipolar disorder remission and recovery and has been produced and reviewed by educational and psychological professionals.

200 of the Best Books for Children, Teens

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What is Natural Psychology and Why
  • Adolescence and Teen Psychology - Raising Teenagers ---Youth Issues Today

  • Arts Therapy: Natural remedies for anxiety and anxiety disorders

  • Sharna Olfman, Ph.D. - Children's Mental Health Issues

  • Book Excerpts and Synopsis of Remotely Controlled

  • Bipolar Disorder Self Help

  • Book Reviews, Best Psychology Books, Self Help Books with Substance

  • Children's Issues - So Sexy So Soon by Dianne Levin

  • Self Help for Depression - Five Steps

  • All-natural, positive steps for better mental health Depression self help

  • Natural Therapy for Mental Health

  • Music Psychology and Mental Health

  • Parenting Advice and Tips - 24 Steps in Positive Parenting

  • Effective Diets for Good Mental Health

What is Natural Psychology
----------------------and Why

You can overcome mental health disorders and difficulties with all-natural methods, without drugs utilizing self help, drug-free professional help, and employing lifestyle changes. By developing personal coping skills most can show marked improvement in their mental health.

How Natural Psychology is Beneficial
What specific ways can help adults, teens and children to overcome symptoms associated with mental health or mood disorders, and how can this be accomplished without drugs?

Are depression and bipolar disorder lifetime disorders, or can the symptoms associated with these disorders be alleviated and brought into a state of remission? What about ADHD, what are the symptoms and solutions, and how can childhood ADHD be addressed without medication? "Natural Psychology" can accomplish this for many.

Many are distressed by the side effects of psychiatric drugs, including those of antidepressants. Thousands if not millions of Children and teens are being overdiagnosed and overmedicated with strong psychiatric drugs. Many children and adults are prescribed four or more prescriptions at one time. It is generally acknowledged by authoritative medical professionals, that psychiatric drugs treat symptoms, rather than the disorder.

This site discusses viable theoretically frameworks in psychology such as positive psychology and the bioecological model of mental health, which have a more solid foundation in sociological and psychological realities than the "medical model," on which the "label and drug" method of addressing psychiatric disorders is based.

Overcoming mental health difficulties requires commitment, some sacrifice, hard work and perseverance, but it has been done and is being accomplished by many today.

Work hard for good mental health and win!

Natural Psychology and Mental Health Self Help - read more

What's New in AYCNP Mental Health Solutions

Music Therapy - What Music Therapy Is and How it Helps - Professional Music Therapy

Exercise for Depression and Bipolar Disorder

14 Ideas to Help Quit Smoking and 10 Benefits of Quitting Smoking

Howard Gardner Intelligence Schema Helps in Teaching Children with ADHD - AYCNP ADHD Blog

Emil Kraeplin, the Degenerative Theory and its Implications for Psychiatry and Stigma

Bipolar Disorder Story - Dr. Liz Miller permanently overcomes bipolar disorder through lifestyle changes, writing therapy, and mood mapping.

The Medical Model - Psychiatric Labeling and Drugging Psychiatric Labeling and Drugging - newly edited and professionally reviewed

Schizophrenia Memoir - Illuminating Schizophrenia: Insights Into the Uncommon Mind book synopsis - Insightful memoir into causes, description, types, emotions, relationship issues from counselor and college psychology teacher with schizophrenia.

20 Faces - Fun Grade School Activities - Free Printable Worksheets

Coaching for Bipolar Disorder in Adults - Bipolar disorder coach specialist Bradley Foster, MA details his methods in working with clients with bipolar disorder. Coaching for bipolar disorder can be more effective than therapy, though not excluding therapy, it is often used in conjunction with other treatments.

The eBook version of Superar el Trastorno por Deficit de Atencion con Hiperactividad (TDAH) Sin Medicacion: Guia para Padres y Educadores (Spanish Edition), will be available on Amazon Kindle for free Friday, January 11 and Saturday January 12.

Self Help Writing - Journaling for Mental Health Self Help

Bipolar Disorder Natural Cures - Creating artwork can be a side-effect free natural mood stabilizer and an outlet for the hyper-creativity that those prone to bipolar disorder often excel in.

Education and Psychoeducation for Self and Family for Mental Health Wellness

Exercise, Mental Health --- Regular Exercise Contributes to Good Mental Health. ----------Positive, Natural Self-Help for Depression, Bipolar Disorder

Living With Bipolar Disorder - Self-Determination ---Towards developing personal responsibility, with the goal of recovery and remission.

Dealing with Bipolar Disorder: Self Monitoring for Relapse Prevention

Help for Bipolar Disorder - Coaching

Life Without Television Can Have Psychological Benefits

Therapy Success - Honesty Promotes Healing

Marijuana and Depression - Marijuana use contributes to depression in a significant percentage of users. Marijuana use, schizophrenia closely linked. Suicide risk increased.

Teen Depression - Time Listening to Popular Music Correlated with Major Depression - Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) - in Adolescents

ADHD Books: Overcoming ADHD Without Medication: A Guidebook for Parents and Teachers. English/Spanish. Paperback/eBooks

Most Read Articles
Pursuing realistic and attainable goals can be stabilizing for bipolar disorder. Self Help for Bipolar Disorder
Self help for bipolar disorder is often overlooked in favor of pharmaceutical treatment based on the medical model. Self help for bipolar disorder can be effective. It takes hard work, determination and patience, but you can overcome symptoms of bipolar disorder, with the goals of recovery and remission.
Music and psychology: Music can be a positive force for good mental health, self-esteem and a child's and teen's personality development.
Music Psychology
Music is a powerful force in mental health. Music can elevate our moods, change the chemical balance of our mind, or cause us to identify with powerful emotions of love or hate, peace or anger, joy or sadness. You do not necessarily need to see music identify with it, therefore, music is something we experience in our mind. Psychology and music are powerfully connected.

Blaming the Brain: The Truth About Drugs and Mental Health, by Elliot Valenstein

Drugging Our Children: How Profiteers Are Pushing Antipsychotics on Our Youngest, and What We Can Do to Stop It (Childhood in America), edited by Sharna Olfman, PhD

Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and their Families,
by Peter Breggin, MD

Above 3 books off-site Amazon links

Free e-book
Children's media issue. Media affects a child's mental health.

Children's media issues: Facing the Screen Dilemma Young Children, Technology and Early Education, by the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood - Free Download courtesy of the CCFC (on-site)

Coming off psychiatric drugs safely. Taking Back Control: Gaining autonomy with my medication (GAM) My Self management Guide (off-site) - This is produced by the Quebec, Canada mental health association, RRASMQ. It helps patients/clients to work along with their doctors to reduce or eliminate psychiatric medication. This is being accomplished safely and effectively in mainstream psychiatry services in Quebec through mainstream professional mental health services and organizations. The book is in French (top of page) or English (bottom). Anyone on psychiatric meds should consider this information. The book is $5 plus $5 shipping to the U.S. (not affiliated w/the AYCNP). The book is not available on standard distribution channels, but only from the authors/publishers.

Come off psychiatric drugs safely, not abruptly.

Another good resource is the book, Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs - Published by The Icarus Project and Freedom Center.

Reference for Bipolar Disorder Self-Help: MoodSwings: An Online Self Help Program for Bipolar Disorder www.moodswings.net.au MoodSwings is currently conducting a clinical study on the effectiveness of their online program (not affiliated with the AYCNP).

eBooks from the AYCNP

Meeting the Challenge of Bipolar Disorder: Self Help Strategies that Work! , by the Association for Natural Psychology, Gabrielle Woods PhD (Editor), Laura Pipoly PC EdD (Foreword)

Self help for bipolar disorder is effective. By developing an array of coping skills and making gradual, incremental changes in lifestyle, mood swings are less dramatic and mood stability can be attained. $4.99

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Checklist for Parents by Association for Youth, Children and Natural Psychology . This is a Kindle edition available for $.99

Articles: Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Self Help - 50 Natural Ways
Help for Bipolar Disorder - Coaching
Self Monitoring, Relapse Prevention
Psychiatric Labeling
Bipolar Disorder Overdiagnosed
Bipolar Disorder and Music
Bipolar Children, Olfman
Bipolar Disorder Treatment Teens
Bipolar Disorder Drug Treatmemt
Bipolar Disorder Poem
Anger Management Tips
Natural Psychology Articles
Psychology History: Moral Management Successful non-
pharmaceutical holistic treatment for mental heath in the 1800's.

Parental Training, Educational Psychology - Keisha HIll, Ed.S., School Psychologist, Paterson, NJ

Positive Psychology - Penn State University

Natural Psychology Articles
Mental Illness Recovery

Appeal to Mental Health Treatment Centers - Mental Health Professionals

Nathan Lebowitz, M.D. on effective diet, health, smoking - Columbia University, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Englewood Medical Center

Non-Profit Links - (off-site)
Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood
The Icarus Project -
Grassroots org.
Able Child - Child Psychiatry: Non-profit parents' and children's rights.
TRUCE - Good, balanced guidelines on TV, violence, sex.
White Dot.org - The International Campaign Against Television.
Association, Groups, Intervention, Defense Of Rights in Mental Health - French (use google translate). Excellent organization, mission, info.

Featured Articles

Urie Bronfenbrenner and the Bioecological Model of Mental Health,
as Contrasted to the Medical Model
Urie Bronfenbrenner was a co-founder of the Head Start preschool program in the United States. He was a Cornell University professor one of the world's leading scholars in developmental psychology, child-rearing and human ecology. Bronfenbrenner emphasized the importance of the social environments in which children are raised and offers a holistic perspective on the development of human psychology, that takes into account many inter-related factors.

George Albee - Former president of APA

George Albee. Noted former president of the American Psychology Association (APA), fought an ideological battle against overuse of psychiatric drugs and was opposed to their use for children. He believed social causes were at the root of most mental health disorders.

Abortion - Psychological and Spiritual Aspects

Psychological and spiritual aspects of abortion are considered. What happens after abortion? How can women who have had an abortion cope? What is involved with female and male grief after abortion?

Also: Mental health infants and babies

The Association for Youth, Children
and Natural Psychology
(AYCNP) and

9 non-pharmaceutical mental health self help strategies for good mental health:

Connect with others.
Relax your mind.
Get Enough Rest.
Help Others.
Keep a journal.
Watch your negative self-talk.
Get involved in spiritual activities.
Write down three good things that happen to you each day for a week.

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