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For 24/7 crisis or emergency mental health care call the Travis County hotline at (512) 472-HELP (4357) or Visit Psychiatric Emergency Services, 1165 Airport Blvd, Second Floor, Austin 78702

For 24/7 emergency assistance with domestic violence or abuse contact SAFE Alliance at (512) 267-SAFE (7233)


Recommended Reading


Becoming Attached: First Relationships and How They Shape Our Capacity to Love by Robert Karen, Ph.D.

Trauma and Addiction

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction by Gabor Mate, M.D.

Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman, M.D.

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies by Resmaa Menakem

The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-term Effects of Childhood Adversity by Nadine Burke Harrie, M.D.

Bipolar Disorder

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison


Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

A Bittersweet Season: Caring for Our Aging Parents and Ourselves by Jane Gross


Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of Life Interrupted by Suleika Jaouad


Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation by Daniel Siegel, M.D.

Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel, M.D.

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff, Ph.D.

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