To learn more about common issues that you might be struggling with, feel free to browse the following links and resources.

Abuse and Domestic Violence

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network
(800) 656-Hope
TTY: (800) 810-7440
24-Hours, 7 days a week

The Riley Center
www.rileycenter.org
Provides safe and confidential services for any woman in an abusive relationship (and for her children)
24-Hour Crisis Line (415) 255-0165

San Francisco Women Against Rape
www.sfwar.org
Provides direct services and community initiatives for survivors of sexual assault

Without My Consent
http://www.withoutmyconsent.org
Website intended to empower individuals harmed by online privacy violations to stand up for their rights

Anger

American Psychological Association has a useful article “Controlling Anger Before It Controls You”

Anxiety

American Psychological Association’s article “Signs of an Anxiety Disorder”

American Psychological Association’s article “Answers to Questions about Panic Disorder”

National Institute of Mental Health has a page on Anxiety Disorders
You can also look at their Anxiety Disorders Publications tab on the right side of the page to download their pdf booklets on different types of Anxiety Disorders

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BDSM and Kink Resources

The Society of Janus
www.soj.org
SF-based and provides classes, education, and support about BDSM

The Exiles
www.theexiles.org
SF-based educational and support group for women interested in BDSM between women

Kink-Aware Professionals
www.ncsfreedom.org
National resource for people seeking professionals who are informed about diverse adult sexuality

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Crisis Support

Befrienders Worldwide
www.befrienders.org
Worldwide providers of emotional support and suicide prevention

National Alliance on Mental Illness – San Francisco
www.namisf.org
Crisis Services
Mobile Crisis Treatment Team
(415) 255-3610

U.S. National AIDS Hotlines & Other Resources
www.thebody.com/index/hotlines/national.html

Rape Abuse and Incest National Network
(800) 656-Hope
TTY: (800) 810-7440
24-Hours, 7 days a week

The Riley Center
www.rileycenter.org
Safe and confidential services for any woman in an abusive relationship
24-Hour Crisis Line (415) 255-0165

San Francisco Suicide Prevention
www.sfsuicide.org
24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (415) 781-0500

San Francisco Women Against Rape
www.sfwar.org
Provides direct services and community initiatives for survivors of sexual assault

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Depression

National Institute of Mental Health provides Information on Depression
You can also download their 25 page pdf booklet on Depression

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Eating Disorders

National Institute of Mental Health has Information on Eating Disorders
You can look at the Eating Disorders Publications tab at the right of the page to download a 26 page pdf booklet on Eating Disorders

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Resources

Bisexuality-Aware Professionals Directory
www.bizone.org/bap
A listing of professionals who are sensitive to the unique needs of bisexual people

COLAGE
www.colage.org
Support for people with LGBT parents

Dimensions
www.dimensions.org
Low-cost health services for queer, transgender, and questioning youth ages 12-25

Gaylesta
www.gaylesta.org
The GLBT Psychotherapists Association in SF provides therapist referrals

Lyon-Martin
www.lyon-martin.org
Healthcare and support to lesbian/bisexual women and trangendered people regardless of ability to pay

LYRIC
www.lyric.org
LYRIC provides support for LGBTQQ youth

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
www.pflag.org
This is a national resource, but you can find local groups and meetings

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National Mental Health Resources

National Alliance for Mental Illness
www.nami.org

National Institute of Mental Health
www.nimh.nih.gov

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
www.dbsalliance.org

AskaBipolar
www.askabipolar.com
This is a site where people with bipolar illness answer your questions based on their experiences.

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Polyamory Recources

Alt.polyamory
www.polyamory.org
Initially started as a Usenet group in 1992 for people who are open to sexual, emotional, or spiritual relationships with more than one partner

Poly-Friendly Professionals
www.polychromatic.com/pfp
A list of professionals who have identified themselves as open-minded about polyamory

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Relationships

The Couples Institute
www.couplesinstitute.com
Menlo Park-based resource providing therapy for couples and training for therapists since 1984

The Gottman Institute
www.gottman.com
Provides research-based tools for relationships and also provides training to therapists

Emotionally Focused Therapy
www.eft.ca
Based in Ottawa, Canada, this Centre is home for research and training related to EFT for couples and families

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Sexual issues

San Francisco Sex Information
www.sfsi.org
(415) 989-7374
These folks provide free, confidential, accurate, non-judgmental information about sex

Scarlateen – Sex Education for The Real World
www.scarlateen.com
Sex information for folks ages 15 – 25 and older

Sexuality.org
www.sexuality.org
A resource guide for human sexuality

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Substance Abuse and Recovery

Alcoholics Anonymous
www.aa.org/

Alanon/Alateen
www.al-anon.alateen.org
Offers support if your life is affected by someone else’s drinking

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