Links to Websites related to Personal Counseling Issues

Alcohol & Other Drugs
Alanon/Alateen
This site contains basic information about this organization which assists adults and teens with alcohol related concerns. It includes 20 questions designed to help you decide whether or not you need Al-Anon, 20 questions designed to help teenagers decide whether or not Alateen is for them.

Alcoholics Anonymous
This link is to the teen section of the well known twelve step program for treatment of alcoholism. 

Web of Addictions 
The Web of Addictions is dedicated to providing accurate information about alcohol and other drug addictions. It has links to treatment organizations and organizations promoting prevention of substance abuse.

Anti-Drug Information 
This site offers drug information for parents and students alike.  There is access to other links that allows individuals to learn from other peoples experiences related to this issue.  Excellent link to treatment sites across the country.  Highly recommended!!!

ARCouncil.net
Provides detailed information about all of the Addiction Resource Council programs as well as providing links to other related websites including the National Concil on Alcohol and Drug Addiction, The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and others. 

Anger Management
Anger Management
This site, designed by the American Psychological Association (APA), gives practical information about the nature of anger, strategies to cope more effectively with anger, and resources for getting help with anger issues.  Check it out if anger seems to be getting the better of you.

Anxiety
Anxiety Disorders
The National Institute of Mental Health gives a sketch of each known anxiety disorder and has a keyword search to help identify symptoms. 

Freedom From Fear
Provides information on anxiety and depression. Includes links to screenings, referral resources, and treatment ideas. 

Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD or ADHD) is a disorder that affects many students while attending school. Students who struggle with this may experience frustration while trying to learn and maintain behavior in their classes. Often times, students can experience feelings of failure due to the obstacles that result from ADD or ADHD. A great deal of research has been done to aid in the success of students who struggle with ADD or ADHD. The following are links that can lead to a wealth of information and resources for assistance. 

About ADD A comprehensive website that touches on many issues related to ADD including information on medication, facts, symptoms, and frequently asked questions. .

Living with ADD
Find out what it's like live with ADD! Learn some ways to live with ADD in a non-ADD world! Buy books about ADD! Read personal ADD Stories! Join the Living with ADD Netring and more...

ADDinSchool
ADDinSchool.com presents hundreds of classroom interventions to help students with Attention Deficit Disorder.

 Divorce Resources: 
Healing Hearts: Helping Children and Adults Heal from Divorce, by Elizabeth Hickey and Elizabeth Dalton. $14.95 (parent resource) 

Help! A Girl's Guide to Divorce and Stepfamilies, by Nancy Holyoke. $8.95. (late elementary and middle school years)

Dinosaur Divorce: A Guide to Changing Families, by Laurence Brown. $7.95. (early elementary and preschool)

Depression
The Depression Test
Everyone gets blue, but when sad, lonely and hopeless feelings prevent you from getting on with your life, it may be clinical depression. This site allows you to do a free and completely confidential screening for depression with instant online results.

Freedom from Fear 
Anxiety and depression are the most common of all mental illnesses. They affect over 35 million Americans every year. For those suffering from social anxiety, even the simplest of social interactions can be crippling and overwhelming. For more information and screening for anxiety and depression, check out this site. 

Depressed Teens: http://www.depressedteens.com/indexfl.html is an educational site dedicated to help teenagers and their parents and educators understand the signs and symptoms of teenage depression and provide resources for those ready to reach out and get the help they need.

Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders
Research conducted and supported by the National Institute of Mental Health on causes and treatment of a variety of eating disorders. Teen New Horizons

http://www.mirror-mirror.org/
Mirror-Mirror is a tribute to individuals who are recovering from eating disorders.  In addition to offering definitions, signs, and symptoms, relapse warning signs, and much more, there is a "Survivor's Wall" where visitors have written messages about their own recovery. 

Gay and Lesbian Issues
Gay/Lesbian Issues
Site that offers support for parents and students relating to gay and lesbian issues.  Promotes safety and respect in a school environment.

Grief
Welcome to GriefNet 

GriefNet is an Internet community consisting of more than 30 email support groups and two websites. Our integrated approach to online grief support was developed to provide support to people working through loss and grief issues of all kinds. 

Compassionate Friends  
The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization which offers friendship and understanding to families who are grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. There is no religious affiliation. There are no membership fees or dues, and all bereaved family members are welcome.

Pregnancy
Up Connection Inc. and the Pregnancy Resourc line - A non-profit agency that provides free and confidential information on pregnancy, teen pregnancy prevention programs as well as education information, referral and support services to those who are impacted by a pregnancy. Please call 262-548-4000 or Toll Free 1-877-748-BABY (long distance only). Serving Waukesha, Milwaukee, and Walworth Counties. Address: 434 Madison Street, Waukesha, WI 53188.Email at upconnec@aol.com.   

Sexual Assault and Rape
Speaking Out About Rape
SOAR is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating society about rape, ensuring victim's rights are protected and helping survivors find their voices to unlock the silence. If you are a survivor, family member of a victim or a friend, check out this site for information. 

Sexual Assault and Rape Prevention
This site has helpful information for those that have been victims of sexual assault and rape. It also includes information about ways to reduce the risk of being sexually assaulted and provides helpful tips for being a friend to someone who may have been victimized. 

Where's The Outrage
This site, developed and maintained by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) is an extension of the "Where's the Outrage?" public awareness campaign. It is a site that hopes to educate you about the realities of sexual violence so as to empower you to turn your outrage into action and STOP SEXUAL VIOLENCE.

Visual Offender Information Center
The Wisconsin Department of Corrections can provide information for victims of crimes that were committed in Wisconsin. Victims can enroll with the Department of Corrections so as to access case and offender information. 

Can I Kiss You? 
A web page that focuses on dating, communication, respect, and sexual assault awareness for students. 

Waukesha County Public Health STD Clinic - A clinic located in the Waukesha Memorial Hospital that will provide confidential counseling, testing, and treatment of a variety of STD's including HIV. There is a $10.00 fee and services are by appointment only. Please Call 262-896-8450 or 262-896-4747 during clinic hours. 

Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention
FAQ on suicide, symptoms of depression and suicidal danger signs, most common misconceptions about suicide, what students should do if a friend had depression, what hospitalization does for depressives and a recommended reading list.

Oconomowoc High School
641 East Forest
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
262-560-3100
Nondiscrimination: The Oconomowoc Area School District provides assurance that no student is discriminated against because of the student's sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability.
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