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Information on over 800 national, international and model self-helpgroups that cover a broad range of illnesses, addictions, disabilities,parenting concerns, bereavement and many other stressful lifesituations. Includes websitesand/or e-mail addresses for over 70% of the
nat’l/int’l groups listed!, chapters on starting and running a mutualaid group, to include section for professionals on their potential rolein helping, how to develop online discussion (listserv) groups andnewsgroups, summarizes research outcome studies reflecting the value ofself-help groups.



This column appears in the May 12 issue of The New York Times Magazine.

, January 1990, 2 pages, (added11/20/97)

Whatever way you look at it, the link between physical and mental health is incontrovertible. Either one will have effects on the other. Poor physical health can lead to poor mental health and the other way round, just as good physical health can improve our state of mind, a strong and healthy mind can greatly improve our ability to cope with physical ailments.

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Even a relatively minor operation is still an assault to thesystem--and a source of anxiety and stress. Studies and researchsuggest that mind-body preparation for surgery can help relieve anxietyand reduce the severityof physical symptoms following an operation. This workbook distills theresults of these studies into a usable, supportive guide.

, by Frances E. Wilkins, D. Wilkins,Paperback Revised edition (August 1993)  Memory Minder.


- (update01/16/05, added 12/28/99)

- (added 12/28/99) one of two rehabilitation centers located atRancho Los AmigosNational Rehabilitation Center in Downey, California. The second Centeristhe Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with SpinalCordInjury. Both Centers:

- (added 2/3/00), three articles:

Provides an overview of the state of the art of redefining humanpotential through computer-assisted communication. A vast clearinghousefor the different technologies available and their applicability to thelives and tasks ofpeople with various disabilities.

Pt. I. Components of Physical Conditioning

- helps peoplebuy and sell USED medical equipment and find accessible HOUSING. Thisincludes: wheelchair equipped vans, scooters, hospital beds, canes,walkers, SleepApnea machines, TENS units, ramps, hand controls, hoyer lifts,wheelchairs,electric wheelchairs, transfer benches, commodes, cushions, standingframes,stair glides, curb-siders, doctor's office equipment and hospitalmedicalequipment.

Pt. II. Disability Profiles and Conditioning Programs

- by Bryan J. Kemp, Ph.D., Rancho Los AmigosNational Rehabilitation Center And The University of SouthernCalifornia 2000. (added 2/5/01)

Pt. III. Conditioning Exercises and Classes

- (added 12/28/00) provides individualizedsports training and competitive opportunities for athletes withcerebral palsy, or otherrelated challenges, such as traumatic brain injuries or stroke.

Glossary Sources Evaluation of the Book

Ch. 5. Conditioning With Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, and Head Injury
Ch. 6. Conditioning With Spinal Cord Injuries, Spina Bifida, andPoliomyelitis
Ch. 7. Conditioning With Amputations
Ch. 8. Conditioning With Other Physical Disabilities