This website offers helpful information and guidance on how to cope with mental and social challenges.
An educational platform for mental health, substance abuse and suicidal prevention topics. You can explore their short videos on YouTube under Psych Hub Education.
Self Care Resources
How to Help Children Through a Parent's Serious Illness (Book)
Children are sensitive to the changes in their surroundings and relationships which is why this book comes highly recommend by our Child Life Specialist. This book offers practical strategies on how to help children cope with a parent's serious illness. The strategies discussed in this book are based on the development stages and needs of the child which will makes it more meaningful and effective when supporting them in their coping.
How to Help Children Through a Parent's Serious Illness
Information and support for individuals and families coping with dementia. This website offers practical guides on how to deal with behavioral changes, getting treatment and how to cope and care for yourself as a caregiver. They also offer to connect individuals to local resources and support group. For more information, call their 24/7 hotline at (800) 272-3900.
Cancer Support Community
Nationally recognized and locally based, the Cancer Support Community in Redondo Beach offers free cancer-related classes, support groups, events and counseling services to individuals and families coping with cancer.
Learn more at www.cscrb.org or call (310) 374-3426.
A cancer resource site that offers comprehensive information on coping with cancer, cancer treatments, cancer research advances, continuing education and many more.
American Cancer Society
This organization offers information on cancer types, early detection, treatment, education and research. American Cancer Society also offers resource referrals, support groups and transportation. For more information, call (800) 227-2345.
Caregiver Resource Guide
A comprehensive tool for people caring for someone with cancer.
Caring for a Loved One with Cancer
Helping Children When a Family Member has Cancer
An article on how to help children cope when a family member has cancer.
How to Be a Friend to Someone with Cancer
Cancer tests and changes relationships. It can be scary to some and others may not know how to talk about it, so they avoid the conversation altogether. Sometimes, things can get very awkward. This article explores how to help someone with cancer. Don't forget to check out the other articles as well.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Available 24/7 for anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. For help, call (800) 273-8255.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
A national organization that connects individuals and families to local support and education on living with a mental health diagnosis.
Center to Advance Palliative Care
Provides tools and training for clinicians caring for people with serious illness. CEUs are available.
POLST Quick Reference for Physician
Provides POLST education and conversation tools for healthcare providers.
Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
From educational tools and resources to public policy, CCCC is a leader in advancing the philosophy of advance care planning and end of life care. Their website offers simple materials and tools geared towards patients/families and providers while both sides navigate through difficult conversations and health situations. They also offer 24/7 online continuing education with CSU Institute of Palliative Care.