Resources

Hotlines

For life-threatening emergencies, call 911.

National Suicide Prevention

          1-800-273-8255

          or text  "Home" to 741741

          Vets: 838255

Child Abuse, LA County

          1-800-540-4000

Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse, LA County

          1-877-477-3646

National Domestic Violence Hotline

          1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

National Rape Hotline (RAINN)

          1-800-656-4673

The Trevor Project - LGBT Youth (under 25 yrs.) Crisis

          1-866-488-7386

California Youth Hotline

          1-800-843-5200

          

Non-emergency Resources

LA County Dept. of Public Social Services

           1-866-613-3777

Legal Aid Foundation

           1-800-399-4529

LA LGBT Center

          1-323-993-7400

PFLAG (Parents & Friends of Lesbians and Gays. Also transgender.)

          https://pflag.org/

Books

Codependent No More

Melody Beattie

Brain Lock  (OCD)

Jeffrey Schwartz, MD

Caring for Your Baby and Young Child: Birth to Age 5

American Academy of Pediatrics

The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships 

Harriet Lerner, PhD

Full Catastrophe Living  (Meditation, Chronic Pain)

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD

GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens 

Kelly Heugel Madrone

It Will Never Happy to Me: Growing Up with Addiction As Youngsters, Adolescents, Adults  (Adult children of alcoholics, addicts)

Claudia Black, PhD

Learning Disorders and Disorders of the Self in Children and Adolescents

Joseph Palombo, PhD

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert

John Gottman, Phd & Nan Silver

Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships: What Works and What Doesn't

Patricia Papernow, PhD

This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids

Danielle Owens-Reid, Kristin Russo

Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life

Susan Forward, PhD & Craig Buck

Uniquely Human: A Different Way of Seeing Autism

Barry M. Prizant, PhD, CCC-SLP

[NOTE: On some subjects, such as grief & loss and LGBTQ, my list is too extensive to share here. If you'd like a book recommendation on these, or other subjects you don't see here, please use my contact form to message me.]