Patient Resources

New Course Offering: Morning Meditation for Mental Health

Thursdays 7:30 – 8:15 am
10 weeks starting September 30th

It’s well documented that meditation can benefit people experiencing anxiety, depression,
and attention difficulties. Incorporating meditative practices into daily life is the tricky part.

Each week, this group will explore a different meditation or visualization technique, and
support members in cultivating a daily practice.

The group’s structure will be
—15 minute intro about the week’s technique and general benefits of meditation to keep us inspired
—15 minute meditation
—15 minutes of reflection, sharing, check in, compassionate accountability, community building, and trouble shooting

This group would be a good fit for those who want to
—foster emotional resilience
—strengthen inner resources for tolerating stressors
—expand the spiritual aspect of mental health treatment
—exercise the “observer” part of our mind to focus and slow down
—develop personalized approaches for self-nurturing
–have fun in a supportive group that doesn’t take things too, too seriously

Participants will receive a recording of each week’s guided meditation with the option to use it between meetings.

If you are interested, please contact the Baywell front desk at 415-922-9122 or office@baywellpsych.com to schedule a 15-minute introductory Zoom session with the group’s facilitator, Dr. Carson Brown. No previous meditation experience is required — in fact, newbies especially encouraged!

UCSF COPE Program

Our practice is proud to be part of the UCSF COPE Program.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, our providers are expediting care for healthcare workers in the Bay Area.

Mental Health Resources for Patients

Baywell providers have collected this list of online resources for our patients.  

Addiction Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

https://www.aa-intergroup.org/directory.php

Al Anon

https://al-anon.org/

Marijuana Anonymous (MA)

https://marijuana-anonymous.org/

Moderation Management (MM)

https://moderation.org/

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)

https://oa.org/

Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART)

https://www.smartrecovery.org/

Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA)

https://slaafws.org/

Smoking/Tobacco Cessation

https://smokefree.gov/everytrycounts

The Buzz, AA SF/Marin newsletter

https://aasfmarin.org/the-buzz

BIPOC:

Therapists of Color – Bay Area:
http://www.therapistsofcolor.org/

Child/Parent:

AACAP – Resources for parents and children
https://www.aacap.org/

CHADD – ADHD Resource
https://chadd.org/

Child Mind Institute – Resources for parents and children
https://childmind.org/

Lives in the Balance – Parenting resource
https://www.livesinthebalance.org/

Mindful Schools (free)

https://www.mindfulschools.org/free-online-mindfulness-class-for-kids/

Tilt Parenting – Resource for parents of differently wired kids
https://tiltparenting.com/

Crisis Hotlines/Resources

Alameda County Crisis Support Services

https://www.crisissupport.org/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

1-800-273-8255

Physician Support Line

https://www.physiciansupportline.com/

1-888-409-0141

San Francisco Suicide Prevention

https://www.sfsuicide.org/

(415) 781-0500

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Basic Free CBT handouts for patients/therapists

getselfhelp.co.uk

Online CBT for Insomnia List

https://www.psychologyhelp.com/online-cbt-i-insomnia/

SF Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

http://sfbacct.com/

COVID-19 Specific

California COVID-19 Info:

https://covid19.ca.gov/

NAMI Coronavirus Info (pdf)

https://www.nami.org/Support-Education/NAMI-HelpLine/COVID-19-Information-and-Resources/COVID-19-Guide.pdf

UCSF COVID Mental Health Resources

https://psychiatry.ucsf.edu/coronavirus

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Bay Area DBT & Couples Counseling Center

https://bayareadbtcc.com

Clearwater Clinic in Oakland

https://www.clearwaterclinic.com/

DBT Skills Group

https://emotionallysensitive.com/classes/

Oakland DBT Center

https://www.oaklanddbtcenter.com/

Self-help DBT skills

https://www.dbtselfhelp.com/

UCSF DBT for Adolescents and Young Adults https://psych.ucsf.edu/DBTprogram

Exercise & Fitness

Ryan Heffington’s Sweatfest

https://www.instagram.com/ryan.heffington/?hl=en

Yoga with Adriene

https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene

Yoga classes library

https://www.myyogaworks.com/

LGBTQ
Mind the Gap – Gender Affirming Therapy
https://www.genderyouthproviders.com/

Pacific Center for Human Growth – LGBTQ mental health resources East Bay
https://www.pacificcenter.org/

SF LGBT Center

https://www.sfcenter.org/

Low-Fee Psychotherapy

Access Institute

https://www.accessinst.org/

Golden Gate Integral Counseling Center
https://www.ciis.edu/counseling-and-acupuncture-clinics/golden-gate-integral-counseling-center

Integral Counseling Center in SF at Pierce Street

https://www.ciis.edu/counseling-and-acupuncture-clinics/integral-counseling-center-at-pierce-street

Mental Health Support Groups/Organizations

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

https://www.dbsalliance.org/

Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHASF)

https://www.mentalhealthsf.org/

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

https://www.nami.org/Home

Postpartum Support International (PSI)

https://www.postpartum.net/

Mindfulness/Meditation

10% Happier Coronavirus Guide

https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguidetenpercent.com/live

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course

https://palousemindfulness.com/index.html

Mindfulness &Compassion

https://wellmd.stanford.edu/healthy/mindfulness.html

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM)

https://cmbm.org

Thich Nhat Hanh

https://www.thichnhathanhfoundation.org

Walking Mindfulness

https://www.mindful.org/daily-mindful-walking-practice/

Antiracism Resources for Patients

Baywell providers have collected this list of online Antiracism resources for our patients.  

Adult Patients/General

Antiracist resources from Greater Good: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/antiracist_resources_from_greater_good

Asian American and Pacific Islander resource library: https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Resource_Libraries/AAPI_Resources.aspx

Talking About Race (National Museum of African American History & Culture): https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/talking-about-race

Antiracism podcasts (Harvard): https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/antiracismresources/allies/podcasts

 

Children/Families

Antiracism resources from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: https://www.aacap.org/AACAP_Dev/Families_and_Youth/Resource_Libraries/Racism_Resource_Library.aspx

Children and Racism guide for families: https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/FFF-Guide/Children_and_Racism-135.aspx

Talking to children about race and racism (Journal of the American Medical Association): https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2777815

Talking to young children about race & racism (PBS): https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/talking-to-young-children-about-race-and-racism-a-discussion-guide

Guide for parents of Asian/Asian American adolescents: https://www.williamjames.edu/academics/centers-of-excellence/multicultural-and-global-mental-health/guide-for-parents-of-asian-american-adolescents.cfm

Set Up An Initial Appointment

Call 415-922-9122 to set up your initial consultation at Baywell