This is a short list of resources I have found helpful and insightful, organized by topic. If you have resources that have been influential to your life and healing, please do share.

More immediate or crisis resources:

Allegheny County Re:Solve Crisis Network – 1.888.7YOU CAN (1.888.796.8226)

National Suicide Prevention Hotline – 1.800.273.TALK (1.800.273.8255)

Center for Victims Crisis line (Pittsburgh) – 1.866.644.2882

Pittsburgh Action Against Rape – 1.866.END.RAPE (1.866.363.7273)

Postpartum Support Warm-line (National) – 1.800.944.4PPD (1.800.944.4773)

Trans Lifeline – 877.565.8860

LGBT National Hotline – 1.888.843.4564

Casa San José (Pittsburgh) – 412.343.3111

JFCS Refugee & Immigration (Pittsburgh) – 412.521.1737

Steel Smiling– black mental health care fund

Pittsburgh Mutual Aid – connection to resources, including funds

Be Well! – Pittsburgh health care guide

A life worth living in a world worth living in…and staying alive in the meantime: care, survival, suicide and griefa resource guide. You can download this as a PDF and also print it (choosing the booklet option) it will just not have the links written out. A PDF version for printing with links spelled out and no image descriptors is coming soon.

Here are printable safety plans:


How To Survive The end Of The World – podcast

WHO Mental Health and COVID-19 page

Advice For Dealing With Uncertainty, From People Who’ve Been There

Climate emotions:

All We Can Save climate emotion resources

Gen Dread podcast

Climate Psychology Alliance

Illness, disability, pain:

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna Samarasinha – podcast interview

Bitch Magazine – In Sickness series

Access Intimacy: The Missing Link – Mia Mingus

Spoons – Savannah Logsdon-Breakstone

You feel like shit – An Interaction Self-care guide

Grief and loss: How to honor our losses and not lose ourselves

The Artist’s Grief Deck

Chelsea Granger has a fabulous list of death and grief resources

Uncontainable Night: Herbs for grief – Janet Kent

grief is gratitude, fear is intelligence, truth is strategic – Adrienne Maree Brown

Grief and Gratitude – Adrienne Maree Brown

grief is not linear and it is everywhere – Adrienne Maree Brown

lighting candles for orlando, and for all of us – Adrienne Maree Brown

the dark magic of grief – Rae Swersey

What Does it Mean to Hold Space – Heather Plett

Caitlin Doughty on Death Positivity and Rituals

There Are No Five Stages of Grief – Andy Kopsa

Angels By Your Side – tangible, local support while grieving


John Bowlby – the person who first spoke about attachment in the way we know it now. Plus some exploration of the ideas.

How Your Attachment Style Affects Your Relationship – in relation to relationships, models, building.

Hold Me Tight– a book by Sue Johnson, the founder of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

The Art of Wellbeing – on attachment theory

Your Attachment Style Influences the Success of Your Relationship

How to Change Your Attachment Style

EFT research

The Opposite of Rape Culture is Nurturance Culture – Nora Samaran

Sue Johnson: Changes in Relationship-Specific Romantic Attachment in EFT

Mind and body, somatics:

The Politics of Trauma

Generative Somatics 

Somatic Experiencing

The Charming Science of Your Gut – video on how our gut and brain interact, including how our mental health is impacted

Trauma and resiliency:

The art of healing trauma – Heidi Hanson

15 Trauma Healing Goals  – Symbolic Representations

Window of Tolerance  – Laura Kerr

Trauma Stewardship – This is a book that I have found extremely helpful for people experiencing vicarious/secondary trauma

Radical mental healthcare, healing justice and activism:

Project LETS

Fireweed Collective – formally The Icarus Project

Mad In American

Inside Our Minds

California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)

Healing Justice for the Black Lives Matter Movement – Just Healing

Medical Industrial Complex – Visual – Mia Mingus

The Opposite of Rape Culture is Nurturance Culture– Nora Samaran

Filling the Void – an interview with Bruce K. Alexander On How Our Culture Is Making Us Addicted

Pregnancy, birth and postpartum:

Darkside of Motherhood Therapeutic Group – Pittsburgh’s Post Traumatic Birth Therapeutic Group

Postpartum Pittsburgh  – Mental health resources for people who are pregnant or postpartum


A Therapist Walks into a Bar  – A podcast that brings therapy to you

Why We Feel Lonely and Odd– short animated video

On Soul, Character and Calling: A Conversation with James Hillman

How Therapy Works – a Deep Eddy Psychotherapy therapist writing about their practice, but with really general and helpful ideas

Parting the Clouds – Interview with psychiatrist Charles Raison on new treatments for depression

Conflict and trauma transformation:

Transforming Historical Harms – Coming to the Table

What isn’t transformative justice – Adrienne Maree Brown

Pods and Pod Mapping Worksheet – by the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective on relationships to turn towards for both support and responsibility

Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective Resources