Natasha Tracy has to be one of the top, most informative, honest, and helpful resources on the web for mental health topics. When I first discovered Natasha, she was writing mostly for and about bipolar disorder. However, now she lends her open and honest voice to a much broader audience and covers a much wider spectrum of mental health issues.
Natasha also has a brilliant book called, Lost Marbles, which I think is a must read for anyone with a mental health disorder and their loved ones. I love her, “say it like it is,” writing style.
Psych Cental is one of the world’s top sites for overall general information on all mental health topics. The articles are written in plain English with no crazy clinical jargon. It’s a good place to start for anyone looking for initial information on any mental health related topic.
Psych Central also has access to support groups, quizzes, and ask a therapist.
Healthy Place is another top expensive site that includes information on almost every mental health topic. The articles on this site are also easy to read and understand.
Healthy Place also has access to resources for conditions, tests, and medications.
Crazy Meds is a very unique site, and some people may find that it’s not their cup of tea, but to other people on medication for mental health disorders, it’s a breath of fresh air. It states on their front page,
“At Crazymeds we make psychiatric and neurological conditions (AKA brain cooties) our bitches with evidence-based medicine and a healthy dose of gallows humor. We try to explain more about psychiatric and neurological medications than the WebMD family1 and any other site that offers “FDA-approved” information. Instead of what they give you – reformatted for a more advertising-rich experience2, but otherwise word-for-word copies of the same medication guides or prescribing information / package inserts (PI sheets) that
often are supposed to come with your meds3 – Crazymeds is where you can learn what’s good, what’s bad, what’s interesting, and what’s plain weird and funny about the medications used to treat depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, epilepsy, migraines, anxiety, neuropathic pain, or whatever brain cooties you might have. We give you details other sites don’t, information that is really helpful for you to work with your doctor(s) to find the right treatment options…”
I include the link because if you are having any kind of side effect to a psychiatric medication and you can’t find any info about it, you’ll probably find it here. Also, sites like this are often overlooked but do fill a need.
Note: The resources listed are in no special order.