Self Help and Education

Treatment Providers

Tobacco and Smoking Cessation Resources

  • American Cancer Society (QUIT FOR LIFE PROGRAM 1-800-227-2345) - Information on research, treatment, support groups and on-line chat group and smoking cessation. Also offers personalized treatment and decision feature.
  • American Lung Association - Provides information on latest research on environmental and health topics as well as educational programs, and news on related fronts.
  • Dangers of Vaping - An article on the dangers and health risks of Vaping and Using E-cigs.
  • Expert Views: E-cigarettes - E-Cigarettes seem to be everywhere these days but are they safe? Get the facts.
  • Freedom From Smoking® (FFS) program is for adults who are ready to quit smoking. Because most people know that smoking is dangerous to their health, the program focuses almost exclusively on how to quit, not why to quit.
  • Guides: Guide to Quitting Smoking, Guide to Quitting Smokeless Tobacco, Quitting Smoking - Help for Cravings and Tough Situations, Helping a Smoker Quit: Do’s and Don’ts.
  • NY State Smokers Quitline (1-866-NY-QUITS) - Information on quitting smoking. Free starter kit including patches and gum or lozenges for eligible NYS smokers. Live telephone coaching with trained quitline specialists offering help with quit plans, online community, videos facts and tips for becoming tobacco free and staying free.
  • Quit Net - An on-line self-help forum for smokers with tips on how to quit smoking.
  • Quitter in You - Tools to quit smoking.
  • Smokefree - Step by step guide to quitting. Live help, mobile app that gives insight into what to expect when you quit, and how to deal with problems that may come up in your journey to be smoke free.Jen Reviews - an easy to read and well written word guide on how to quit smoking that covers EVERYTHING someone trying to quit needs to know.
  • Stop.Tabac - A five-part on-line smoking cessation program designed to help you kick the habit. This site was conceived and prepared by the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine of the University of Geneva.
  • POW’R Against Tobacco - A four county coalition that was founded in 1992 to reduce the risk of tobacco-related diseases by lowering the prevalence of tobacco use in Putnam, Orange, Westchester and Rockland Counties.
  • The Foundation for a Smokefree America - A non-profit organization whose mission is to educate people of all ages about smoking and tobacco use. This site offers tips on how to quit smoking along with educational materials and research on tobacco use.
  • Tobacco Free Purchase
  • Tobacco Resources Online - A library of resources and links including online fact sheets about tobacco use

Tobacco Cessation Treatment Facilities

  • WestMed - Join Westmed Medical Group in New Rochelle and the American Lung Association for an eight-week quit smoking program.

Suicide Prevention

Eating Disorders

  • Bulimia - Basic facts about eating disorders, self-help books, professional texts, educational videos, national organizations, treatment facilities.
  • The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness - Comprehensive national referral guide of U.S. eating disorders treatment centers.

General Mental Health

Gaming

  • Healthy Gamer - Healthy Gamer is the mental health platform designed to help the internet generation succeed. Accessible, inclusive and affordable mental health resources that empower the internet generation to find peace and purpose through content, community and coaching.

Mindfulness

Sexual Abuse / Rape

  • Rape Abuse Incest National Network - The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization
  • 1in6.org - Researches estimate that 1 in 6 men have experienced unwanted or abusive sexual experiences before age 18. This website is a resource for men who have been abused as well as for those that care about them.

Study Skills

Online Study Skills Workshops, which includes assessments and strategies for improving time management, test performance, concentration and memory. (Virginia Tech University)

General Topics

  • Columbia University Health - Answers questions regarding a variety of issues such as mental health, fitness and nutrition, sexuality, relationships, and general health.
  • American Psychological Association - Information and articles on a variety of topics including anger, depression, gay and lesbian issues and violence. Look under the “Topics” menu on the left hand side.
  • Psych Central - One stop index for support resources.