Helpful Resources and Readings


It Gets Better

Human Rights Campaign


Stonewall Columbus

Kaleidoscope Youth Center

Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

Grief & Loss

Motherless Daughters - Hope Edelman

On Grief and Grieving - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D.

The Other Side of Sadness - George Bonanno, Ph.D.

When Someone Very Special Dies - Marge Heegaard

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)/Executive Function (Attention Deficit Disorder Association) (National resource on ADHD) (Dr. Russell Barkley—leading researcher and authority on ADHD) (Dr. Ross Greene’s Collaborative & Proactive Solutions) (Learning Disabilities Association of America)


Smart but Scattered - P. Dawson, Ed.D. & R. Guare, Ph.D.  

Taking Charge of ADHD - R. Barkley, Ph.D.

The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD- L. Zylowska, M.D.

Understanding Girls with ADHD- K. Nadeau, Ph.D., E. Littleman, Ph.D., & P. Quinn, M.D.

Late, Lost, & Unprepared-J. Cooper-Kahn, Ph.D. & L. Dietzel, Ph.D.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life – S. Hayes, Ph.D.

The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety – J. Forsyth, Ph.D. & G. Eifert, Ph.D.

Anxiety (cognitive-behavioral info. & activities for kids, teens, & parents)

Freeing Your Child From Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child’s Fear, Worries, and Phobias - T. Chansky, Ph.D.

Anxiety-Free Kids: An Interactive Guide for Parents and Kids - B. Zucker, Psy.D.

The Opposite of Worry – L. Cohen, Ph.D.

Anxious Kids Anxious Parents – R. Wilson, Ph.D. & L. Lyons, LICSW

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook - E. Bourne, Ph.D.


Children: The Challenge - R. Dreikurs, M.D.

The Explosive Child - R. Green, Ph.D.

Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions - P. Harvey, LCSW-C & J. Penzo, LICSW

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk – A. Faber & E. Mazlish

Your Defiant Child – R. Barkley, Ph.D.

Siblings Without Rivalry – A. Faber & E. Mazlish

Transforming the Difficult Child Workbook – H. Glasser, J. Bowdidge & L. Bravo

The Happiest Toddler on the Block – H. Karp, M.D.

Positive Discipline for Preschoolers – J. Nelsen, ED.D.,  C. Erwin, M.A., & R.A. Duffy

Depression/Mood Disorders

A Mindful Way Through Depression - M. Williams, Ph.D.

The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Depression - K. Strosahl, Ph.D. & P. Robinson, Ph.D.

An Unquiet Mind - K. Redfield Jamison, Ph.D.

How You Feel is Up to You - G. McKay, Ph.D. & D. Dinkmeyer, Ph.D.

Couples  (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy)  (The Gottman Institute—research-based couples therapy)

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work – J. Gottman, Ph.D. & N. Silver

Hold Me Tight – S. Johnson, Ph.D.

The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts- G. Chapman, Ph.D.


Helping Your Child Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way - M. G. Neuman, L.M.H.C.

Between Two Worlds: The Inner Lives of Children of Divorce - E. Marquardt, MDiv

The Divorce Helpbook for Teens - C. MacGregor

Mindfulness and Relaxation  (free meditations)

Full Catastrophe LIving - J. Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.

Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children - Thich Nhat Hanh

Eating Disorder / Body Image (National Eating Disorder Association) (Combating negative and distorted images of women) (How to feel good in the body that you have)

Help for Eating Disorders: A Parent’s Guide to Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments - D. Katzman, M.D. & L.Pinhas, M.D.

Life Without Ed - J. Schaefer

What's Eating You?: A Workbook for Teens with Anorexia, Bulimia, and other Eating Disorders - T. Nelson, MS

General (American Psychological Association) (Ohio Psychological Association)  (Center for Collaborative Problem Solving) (National Institute of Mental Health)

Emergency Hotline Numbers

Child Abuse Hotline to Report Abuse (614) 229-7000

CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence (614) 224-4663

Gamblers Anonymous (614) 262-9022

Huckleberry House Teen Crisis Center (614) 294-5553

Local Adult Suicide Hotline (614) 221-5445

Local Senior Suicide Hotline (614) 294-3309

Local Teen Suicide Hotline (614) 294-3300

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255

Netcare Access: 24-Hr. Line (614) 276-2273

OhioHealth Behavioral Health Crisis Line (614) 566-5056

OSU Harding Hospital (614) 293-9600