I provide the following links that contain information on a number of topics. I have found these websites to be helpful sources of information. Please note, however, that I may not agree with all of the specific content in the websites listed. Please contact me by e-mail if you have questions or find specific content in any of these websites to be objectionable.
HealthyPlace.com is a general website providing information
on mental health issues, treatments, and resources.
DiscoveryHealth is another general website providing an
abundance of information on mental health topics.
For general information on depression, visit the HealthyPlace.com
The following websites offer online depression inventories
to assist in assessing whether you might have an issue with depression:
The following website offers general information concerning
The Family Caregivers Alliance provides a wealth of resources
for caregivers – including people attempting to care for sick or
elderly parents. For residents of the Bay Area, FCA offers a number of
specialized services for caregivers: consultation on care planning (including
free in-home assessment of caregiver and care receiver’s needs),
free legal/financial consultation, emotional support, counseling, educational
programs and information. All services are free or low cost. Based in
San Francisco, FCA can be reached at 415-434-3388 or:
The different retreat centers mentioned here represent a range of spiritual orientations that not every individual would feel comfortable with. But each center offers a quiet retreat setting for personal prayer and contemplation.
New Camaldoli Hermitage. The monks at the New Camaldoli
offer a quiet, worshipful atmosphere for silent retreats in a breathtaking
mountainside setting overlooking the Big Sur coastline. The hermitage
offers single rooms only and is open to males and females. Located on
Highway 1 about 3 hours from the Peninsula, call 831-667-2456 or visit:
Schloss Mittersill. If you are planning a trip to Europe
or an extended spiritual retreat, Schloss Mittersill offers a unique venue.
This Christian conference/retreat center is housed in a 12th Century castle
near Mittersill, Austria. This English-speaking ministry located in the
Austrian Alps offers a spectacular setting for personal retreats, and
retreats can be combined with conferences from an excellent conference
The Mercy Center in Burlingame, California, offers personal
retreats of different kinds. Individuals can arrange for retreats of various
lengths, as short as one day.
“The Kindlings” is a website offering thoughtful
and interesting articles, reviews and audio programming on spiritual topics,
including culture and literature (C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, etc.).
The Henri Nouwen Society offers daily devotionals/meditations
from Christian author Henri Nouwen. Subscribers to a free daily service
receive short devotionals by email.