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* November - Featured Books *


Back from the Brink: True Stories and Practical Help for Overcoming Depression and Bipolar Disorder. by Graeme Cowan, Allen Doederlein, Glenn Close (2014)

Biographical accounts of persons who have come back from the depths of depression or bipolar disorder, and won the battle to recovery.


Med Free Bipolar: Thrive Naturally with the Med Free Method, Aspen Morrow, Hilary Kay Jamison, Daniel Nuzum ND DO DN OMD, Mary Pritchard Ph.D

Natural methods of overcoming bipolar disorder from first person account of journalist who overcame bipolar disorder through methods in this book.


The Instinct to Heal: Curing Depression, Anxiety and Stress Without Drugs and Without Talk Therapy, David Servan-Schreiber, M.D., Ph.D.

Psychiatrist David Servan-Schreiber notes, laments, that 11 million Americans currently take antidepressants, and that a large percentage do so without examining other options in natural treatment. He is co-founder of the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Complementary Medicine and is a co-founder of Doctor's Without Borders. He presents seven alternative or natural therapies for depression which include acupuncture and nutrition.

The AYCNP does not necessarily endorse all of the methods recommended by Dr. Schreiber, however, he makes good points in his work for a natural approach to depression treatment, and he also helps to establish the link between emotional needs and good mental health, including the negative effect of isolation, and the positive effect and human (and animal) need for love and a sense of purpose in life.

Controlled studies on depression treatment without drugs are lacking, largely because the pharmaceutical industry provides the lion's share of funding for clinical studies, even for university studies.


Exercise for Mood and Anxiety: Proven Strategies for Overcoming Depression and Enhancing Well-Being

Exercise does help "cure" depression and bipolar disorder. And it is one of the best natural remedies for anxiety. Use it as part of program of natural mental health wellness.


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)

Overcoming Bipolar Disorder Using Self Help Methods provides tested and practical ideas in self help that can improve symptoms and help most with bipolar disorder to achieve remission. It is based on accounts of those who have overcome bipolar disorder and achieved full remission. It includes the story of Dr. Liz Miller, who had full-blown Bipolar Disorder I, and who achieved full recover. She has been off medications for over 15 years and actively works as a health professional (eBook).


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

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

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

200 of the Best Books for Children and Teens - updated and revised November 21, 2012

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
off-site


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


The following are free e-books

Free ebook 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.


Coming off psychiatric drugs safely.
Coming off psychiatric drugs safely
(off-site). Another good resource is the book, Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs - Free ebook link, published by Published by The Icarus Project and Freedom Center.

This book is also available from Amazon: Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Psychiatric Drugs

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)

eBook - 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.
Exercise.
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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