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Coping With Crises

Internet Resources

MedlinePlus: Stress
Developed by the National Library of Medicine specifically for consumers, this site is a portal for both government-sponsored and privately developed health information for the lay public.

Public Health Preparedness and Response from the Centers for Disease Control
This site includes helpful information about emergency preparedness and response, covering a broad range of topics including bioterrorism, chemical emergencies and natural disasters.

David Baldwin’s Trauma Information Pages
This award-winning site was created and maintained by a licensed psychologist and trauma specialist. These pages mainly focus on emotional trauma and traumatic stress and includes articles, resources, handouts, links and more.

Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Developed and maintained by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, this resource contains fact sheets and information for the health consumer designed to build a knowledge base regarding potential bioterrorist attacks.

Emergency Mental Health and Traumatic Stress from the Substance Abuse
and Mental Health Services Administration
This list of annotated links from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration includes many helpful resources, including sources for helping children cope with violence and trauma.


  • After miscarriage: medical facts and emotional support for pregnancy loss. Danielsson K. 2008.
  • Coping with birth trauma and postnatal depression: overcoming common problems. Jolin.L. 2008.
  • Compassion and courage in the aftermath of traumatic loss. Bedard K. 2006.
  • Coping with depression: from catch-22 to hope. Allen JG. 2006.
  • CrazyBus : overstretched, overbooked, and about to snap: strategies for coping in a world gone ADD. Hallowell EM. 2006.
  • This Thing Called Grief: New Understandings of Loss. Ellis TM. 2006.
  • Healing Invisible Wounds: Paths to Hope and Recovery in a Violent World. Mollica RF. 2006.
  • Being Sick Well: Joyful Living Despite Chronic Illness. Boyd JH. 2005.
  • The anxiety & phobia workbook. Bourne EJ. 2005.
  • Year of Magical Thinking. Didion J. 2005.
  • Life after Loss: Conquering Grief and Finding Hope. Moody RA Jr., et al. 2002.
  • Stress Management: A Comprehensive Handbook of Techniques and Strategies. Smith JC. 2002.
  • Human Side of Cancer: Living with Hope, Coping with Uncertainty. Holland JC, et al. 2001.
  • Coping with Chronic Illness: Overcoming Powerlessness. Miller JF. 2000.
  • Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook. Davis M, et al. 2000.
  • Living With Grief after Sudden Loss. Doka KJ. 1996.
  • Man’s Search for Ultimate Meaning. Frankl VE. 1997.
  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People. Kushner H. 1989.

Health Education Resources

The following materials are available in hard copy at the Health Learning Center.

  • Light in the Shadows: Meditations While Living with a Life Threatening Illness (Booklet 2nd ed.). Dunn H. 2005.
  • Hard Choices for Loving People: CPR, Artificial Feeding, Comfort Care, and the Patient with a Life Threatening Illness (Booklet 4th ed.). Dunn H. 2005.

Journal Articles

  • “Coping with loss. A look at grief and the grieving process.” Mayo Clinic Women's Healthsource. 13(12):1-2, 2009 Dec.
  • “Coping with the stress of caregiving.” Harvard Mental Health Letter. 25(12):6, 2009 Jun.
  • “Self-care and stress: A healthy balance.” Mayo Clinic Health Letter. 25(10):4-5, Oct. 2007.
  • “Stressful Life Events and Physical Health.” Current Opinion in Psychiatry. 19(2):184–189. Tosevski DL, et al. March 2006.
  • “Illness: An Opportunity for Spiritual Growth.” Jorunal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine. 12(10):1029–1033. Tu MS. December 2006.

Support Groups

Bereavement Support Group
Northwestern Memorial Hospital's bereavement support is an open group available to anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one. This group meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

To check for available dates and to register, call (312) 926-4664.

Contact Us

For more information, please contact the  Health Learning Center  at 312.926.5465 or HLC@nmh.org.

Last UpdateDecember 2, 2011