BOOKS

Radical Acceptance - Tara Brach

The Gifts of Imperfection - Brené Brown

The Wisdom of No Escape - Pema Chödrön

The Four Agreements - Don Miguel Ruiz

The Highly Sensitive Person - Elaine Aron

VIDEOS

TED Talk: Lessons from the Mental Hospital - Glennon Doyle Melton

TED Talk: The Power of Introverts - Susan Cain

TED Talk: How to Practice Emotional First Aid - Guy Winch

YouTube: The Myth of Normal - Dr. Gabor Maté

YouTube: Whose Mind is it Anyway? - Lisa and Franco Esile

YouTube: The Anatomy of Trust - Brené Brown

ARTICLES 

What Does it Mean to Remother Yourself & Why is it So Critical for Our Growth as Women? - Annie Wright, LMFT 

How to Let Go of Codependency - Shelly Bullard, MFT (MindBodyGreen)

The Radical Politics of Self-Care and Self-Love - Dr. SooJin Pate (the Feminist Wire)

How to Hold Space for Yourself - Azriel ReShel, writer/yoga teacher (Uplift Connect)

What it's Like to Have High-Functioning Anxiety - Sarah Schuster, writer (The Mighty)

LGBTQ+

Book: You and Your Gender Identity: A Guide to Discovery  - Dara Hoffman-Fox, LPC

Book: Transgender Children & Youth - Elijah Nealy

Book: Trans Lives Trans Selves: A Resource for the Trans Community - Laura Erickson-Schroth

TED Talk: A Queer Vision of Love and Marriage - Tiq Milan and Kim Katrin Milan

HELPFUL PHONE NUMBERS  

  • National Suicide Crisis Line:  1-800-273-8255 (TALK) Calls answered 24 hours a day and transferred to cities all across the country to connect individuals with a trained professional who is based locally for the caller.
  • State of Missouri Crisis Hotline for Hearing Impaired:  1-888-380-3328 (TTY)
  • Trevor Hotline for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Questioning: 1-866-488-7386
  • Veterans Crisis Line:  1-800-273-8255 and press 1.  You can also text to 838255
  • Local Crisis Hotline for Springfield, Missouri area:  417-761-5555 (Burrell Behavioral Health)
  • Local Sexual Assault Hotline:  417-864-7233 (SAFE)  (Victim Center) 
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline:  1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or TTY 1-800-787-3224
  • Help-Line for Self-Injury:  1-800-366-8288
  • Missouri Child Abuse & Neglect Hotline:  1-800-392-3738  Anyone may call to report suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of children
  • Elder Abuse Hotline:  1-800-392-0210 Anyone may call to report suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of individuals 60 and older or people with disabilities between age 18 and 59.