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Mental Health Resources in NoVA

If you are experiencing a crisis, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

For mental health crises, call Northern VA’s Crisis Link Regional Hotline: 703-527-4077

To learn more about available services in VA, click here.

Impact of Physical Fitness on Mental Health

Recommended Books

The American Psychological Association published an aggregate of books, submitted by clinicians in various fields, for your convenience. Click here to learn more.


Anxiety: "The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral Solution" by Dr. David Clark and Dr. Aaron Beck

Autism: "Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's" by John Elder Robison

CBT with Art: "The CBT Art Activity Book: 100 illustrated handouts for creative therapeutic work" by Jennifer Guest

Depression: "Beyond the Blues: A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression (An Instant Help Book for Teens)" by Lisa M. Schab LCSW 

Family Conflict: "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families" by Stephen R. Covey and Sandra M. Covey

Grief for Kids: "The Invisible String" by Patrice Karst and Geoff Stevenson

Integrative Medicine: "The Good Mood Kitchen" by Dr. Leslie Korn

Mindfulness: "Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment and Your Life" by Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD

Parenting Support: "1-2-3 Magic: 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting" by Thomas Phelan

Perfectionism: "The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are" by Brené Brown  

Relationship Challenges: "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert" by John M. Gottman and Nan Silver

Sexual Abuse: "How Long Does It Hurt?: A Guide to Recovering from Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, Their Friends, and Their Families" by Cynthia L. Mather  (Author), Judy Wood (Illustrator), Eliana Gil (Foreword), Kristina E. Debye (Contributor)

Trauma for Kids: "A Terrible Thing Happened" by Margaret M Holmes and Sasha J Mudlaff

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