Dr. Nicole Cain
Dr. Nicole Cain is my go to for all things wellness. She a Naturopathic MD with a focus in clinical psychology and she is perhaps one of the most inspiring humans I have been lucky enough to come across. I am a member of her Wellness Collective Group which has provided me the education and resources I needed to be my own health advocate. Naturopathic doctors are hard to find but so critical if you are frustrated with western medicine - like me. She is so generous with the information and resources she has on her site and social... Please check it all out. So much of it is FREE. She has a regular and very informative podcast that covers wide variety of topics. Click her pic!
Mental Health America
Mental Health America (MHA)'s work is driven by its commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need them; with recovery as the goal.
They have FREE screening tools on their website.
Suggested Reading - My Faves
First We Make The Beast Beautiful
by Sarah Wilson
Best book on anxiety I have read. Full of advice and she keeps it very real. Sarah also has several other books and a podcast. She inspires me.
Turtles All The Way Down
by John Green
This is fiction and geared towards young adults but I love it. The author uses his own struggles with anxiety to portray what is a very real look into mental illness for one young girl. It introduced me to the "thought spiral."
This organization stumbled on my site and reached out. My resource page is the perfect place to highlight this remarkable organization. I was blown away by what they do... combining the power of therapy and AI technology. I was so impressed. This is an incredible resource for families living with Autism.
Elemy uses ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) therapy to improve social, communication, and learning skills through positive reinforcement. Elemy's approach is personalized — they observe children right at home, customize each care plan, and give families the tools needed for success. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a type of therapy that can improve social, communication, and learning skills through positive reinforcement.
Environmental Working Group (EWG)
The EWG's online consumer guides are incredible. They have an app for scanning products when in store and it saves me so much time researching products. I use it so much I felt compelled to donate so they can keep doing this amazing work.
They have developed the first online database to score tens of thousands of personal care products for human health and safety. I do not buy a personal care or home cleaning product without checking it here first. Check out the Skin Deep product and ingredient database for sure!
Personalized online mental health care for children 0-12, designed by the world experts in childhood mental health and delivered fully virtually through their state of the art platform in the comfort of your home. Started by a Mom/Daughter DUO from Durham, NC who had their own personal struggles with mental illness, they recognized the need for better access and a solution to mental health that is focused on the whole family. Available in 4 states now including our great state of NC!
Fact: 50% of Mental Health disorders occur before the age of 14. Access to services like this can have such impact. Love love this.