Resources

Mental Health Therapists and Online Therapy Services

Therapists

Dr. Jack Muskat PhD – As a psychologist Dr. Jack works with organizations and business leaders dealing with mental illness issues.

Web: https://drjackmuskat.com/

Email: absolutleyjack@gmail.com 

Dr. Adam Stein M.BB.Ch. F.R.C.P –  Dr. Stein is a multifaceted psychiatrist/therapist who works with patients with addictions, PTSD, and depression. He is open-minded and a practitioner of numerous western and eastern methodologies and therapies.

Web: https://www.pepcure.com/  Email: Dradamstien@isitme.com

Debbie Papadakis – Debbie is a world-renown hypnotherapist. Debbie’s practice is multi-faceted and is effective with all sorts of issues and addictions.

Web: https://www.hypno-healing.com/  Email: info@hypno-healing.com.

Rahim Jiwa – As a Cognitive Specialist and Hypnotist Rahim has had tremendous success with clients with chronic pain issues. His methods involve working with both the sub-conscious and unconscious minds.

Email: rahimjiwa@gmail.com                                         

When searching for therapists in your area you have three potential sources for referrals. First, your family doctor will certainly have a shortlist of therapists for referrals. Second, family, friends, and colleagues are an excellent source for referrals. Finally, a simple Google search will likely uncover numerous therapists in your area.

Whoever the referred therapist is, follow up with a search for patient reviews. I have vetted the following review and referral websites,

Vitals

Zodoc

Rate MDs

Psychology Today

 

Online Therapy

BetterHelp

TalkSpace

Online-Therapy.com

HeadSpace

Podcasts and Blogs

Podcasts and Blogs (P&Bs) have become a major source of information for a plethora of issues. Though few in number there are excellent P&Bs that deal with mental illness, specifically depression. Most relate stories and provide eyewitness accounts of the feelings and experiences of those that are struggling with depression. For those that struggle in silence, P&Bs are an excellent way to see and feel that you are not alone. A comprehensive mental wellness program will promote the advantages of reading blogs and listening to podcasts.

The following are podcasts that have accompanying blogs that I believe are worth your while to consider subscribing to,

Giving Voice to Depression

The Depression Files with Al Levin

Overcome Depression and Thrive

Crazy, Who Me? The Podcast – Coming soon

The Hilarious World of Depression

The Struggle Bus

Happy Place

 

Books and Newsletters

The following are well reviewed books on mental illness. Many of these books were utilized for research for the book: Crazy, Who Me?  and the workshop, What is the Cost of Depression to You and Your Business?

An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield – An extraordinary deep dive into the mind of a manic depressive.

Blue Dreams, Lauren Slater – The story of a lifelong struggle with antidepressants and the history of the development of mental illness medication. 

The Power of NOW, Eckhart Tolle – Tolle explains why living in the present is the only way to live effectively. Ruminating in the past and fantasizing the future are a waste of time. 

THE POWER OF THE HEART, Baptist De Pape – De Pape interviews authors, spiritual healers, and though leaders in the medical community on the power of the heart in our decision making process. 

Anatomy of an Epidemic, Robert Whitaker – Whitaker traces the development of mental health medications and the relationship between pharmaceutical companies and the field of psychiatry.

You Are the PLACEBO, Dr. Joe Dispenza – Dr Joe explores a world where we can train our brains to heal ourselves.

Fierce Conversations, Susan Scott – Scott says, “the conversation is the relationship”. Terrific book on having honest and trusting conversations, well suited for those struggling with speaking about their struggles.

Wired to Care, Dev Patniak – In order to deal with, and overcome depression as well as leading effectively, empathy is essential.

Nobody’s Normal, Roy Richard Grinker – A fascinating journey into origins of the stigma of weakness associated with depression.

 

Online Resources

The following online resources explain and deal with mental illness in simple and straight forward, non-clinical language.

Bring Change 2 Mind

MentalHealth.gov

The Centre For Addiction and Mental Health

The Mighty

The World Health Organization

HeadtoHealth

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