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Wayne & Tamara Mitchell
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General Health

MedlinePlus - Information on 750 health topics including diseases, conditions, diagnosis and drugs from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

Mayo Clinic - Information on diseases and conditions, drugs and supplements, treatment decisions, diagnosis, and medical services.


Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance - Resources for patients diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and their families. Includes a survivor's blog by Heather Von St. James, a new mother diagnosed with cancer.

National Cancer Institute - Confidential, live, online one-to-one help available from cancer information specialists. Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., Eastern Time. Extensive list of cancer topics on home page.


Resources And
Helpful Websites


Hot Peach Pages - The master site for abuse help. Topics include abuse hotlines, shelters, refuges, crisis centers, domestic violence help and women's organizations. Locate help in 229 countries and more than 80 languages.

24 Hour Domestic Violence Hotline 1.800.799.7233 (Help in more than 140 languages. Website: The National Domestic Violence Hotline.)

National Sexual Assault Hotline 1.800.656.HOPE  (Operated by Rainn - Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

24 Hour Child Abuse Hotline 1.800.422.4453 - for residents of Canada, the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Or visit:

Male Survivors Of Sexual Abuse Website:

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Mental Health

Mental Health America - Explanation and resources for understanding a wide variety of health issues from Autism to Self-Injury to Postpartum Disorders.

National Alliance on Mental Health - Information on mental illness from the largest grassroots mental health organization in the U.S.

Suicide, Depression
     & Self-Harm

Befrienders Worldwide - Information on suicide, depression, self-harm and bullying. Lists hotlines and resources found throughout the world.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - National suicide prevention hotline based in the U.S. 1.800.273.TALK