Mental Health & Psychology Resources

Univ. of Chicago ‘s Virtual Pamphlets

Through the University of Chicago’s Virtual Pamphlet Collection Web page you may access additional Mental Health information and sites.This list of sites and resources is for informational purposes only. The Counseling Center neither endorses the information included nor can validate the accuracy of the information. You are advised to evaluate the materials and use direct access to professionals when the material raises questions or concerns.

NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life for persons of all ages who are affected by mental illnesses. Its website has a variety of information about a wide range of mental health topics.

APA Psychology Topics

The American Psychological Association’s listing of resources for a variety of common psychology topics. The information presented here has a more research emphasis.

www.HealthyMinds.org

The American Psychiatric Association’s online resource for anyone seeking mental health information. Here you will find information on many common mental health concerns, including warning signs of mental disorders, treatment options and preventative measures.

Red Flags and Warning Signs

what are the warning signs of a controlling group or a manipulative pastor (or discipler) according to your experiences?

Hello readers! I’m in the process of compiling a list of specific red flags and warning signs about OUR experiences in a destructive discipleship program and/or a church that teaches unbiblical doctrine. Most specifically, what are the warning signs of a controlling group or a manipulative pastor (or discipler) according to your experiences?

For example, some Master’s Commission’s applications to enter as a student ask very specific questions about a person’s sexual life (i.e., Do you masturbate? Have you ever had an abortion? Have you had a bisexual experience? Do you use pornography and when was the last time you did?). Other groups take students into a room for a meeting and forbid them to have sexual thoughts, to masturbate, or look at pornography. Other groups tell men and women what to wear, and make women change their clothing or burn it if it’s too tight fitting or revealing. Group and individual confessionals are frequently required.

These are ALL red flags of a controlling group.

in retrospect, what are some warning signs YOU may have seen BEFORE joining a group like this or a church like this?

After your experiences in a church or group like this, what warning signs and red flags can you IDENTIFY now?