The Center for Coping has collected hundreds of resources, including books, CDs, tapes, articles, information sheets, and links to helpful organizations. These resources can help you on your way to self-improvement, or add to your already existing program.


There are a number of valuable books to help you with your coping efforts. The first list contains published books written by our director, Robert H. Phillips, Ph.D.

Books by Dr. Phillips

Many of the publications listed below (in reverse chronological order) are endorsed by and made available to, large non-profit health organizations.

“Newly Diagnosed?  Now What? 153 Strategies to Help You Take Action and Cope After Your Medical Diagnosis” (Coping Press) (2018)
“Lupus Q&A: Everything You Need To Know” 3rd Edition, (Penguin Putnam/Avery) (2014)
“Coping With Lupus” (4th ed)  (Penguin Putnam/Avery) (2012)
“Successful Living with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome): A Strategy Guidebook” (Balance) (2002)
“Successful Living with Breast Cancer: A Strategy Guidebook” (Balance) (2002)
“Successful Living with Multiple Sclerosis: A Strategy Guidebook” (Balance) (2002)
“Successful Living with Scleroderma: A Strategy Guidebook” (Balance) (2002)
“Successful Living with Endometriosis: An Action Workbook” (Balance) (2001)
“Successful Living with Lupus: An Action Workbook” (Balance) (2001)
“Overcome Your Panic: An Action Workbook” (Balance) (2001)
“Coping with Osteoarthritis” (2nd ed) (Penguin Putnam/Avery) (2001)
“Coping with Endometriosis” (Penguin Putnam/Avery) (2000)
“Coping with Diabetes” (Penguin Putnam/Avery) (2000)
“Coping with Breast Cancer” (Avery) Publishing Group (1998)
“Coping with Prostate Cancer” (Avery) Publishing Group (1994)
“Coping with Mitral Valve Prolapse” (Avery) Publishing Group (1992)
“No Ifs, Ands, Or Butts” (Avery) Publishing Group (1991)
“Rising To The Challenge” (Avery) Publishing Group (1990)
“Coping with Rheumatoid Arthritis” (Avery) Publishing Group (1988)
“Coping with Kidney Failure” (Avery) Publishing Group (1987)
“Coping with An Ostomy” (Avery) Publishing Group (1986)

Hotline & Support Information

  • National Hotlines:
    • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Helpline: 800-950-6264. OR in a crisis, text NAMI to 741741
    • Spanish Speaking National Suicide Prevention Hotline 888-628-9454.
    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
    • National Drug Hotline: 1-844-289-0879
    • Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-422-4453
    • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
  • New York Hotlines:
    • Long Island
      • Long Island Crisis Center: 516-679-1111
    • Nassau County
      • Nassau County’s Behavioral Health Helpline: 516-227-8255
      • Nassau County Alcoholics Anonymous Hotline: 516-292-3040
      • Nassau County Safe Center Hotline: 516-542-0404; For those experiencing abuse, domestic violence, etc.
    • Suffolk County
      • Suffolk County Suicide Prevention Lifeline 631-800-273-TALK (8255)
      • Suffolk County Domestic violence and sexual assault 24-hour hotline 631-360-3606
      • Suffolk County- Crisis Residence at Pilgrim 631-761-2929
      • Suffolk County- LICADD substance abuse 24-hour hotline 631-979-1700
  • Online resources:
    • Child and Family Connections- Both online and telephone support group for parents who have a mental illness.
    • Depression and Bipolar Disorder Support Groups- This website offers online support groups three day a week for people with mood disorders.
    • Depression Forums-  Provided is a website and bulletin board with information, live chat options, and more for individuals with mood disorders.
    • GriefNet- This website offers email support groups for those experiencing grief related issues.
    • Psych Central Community Connection- This website offers many different online forums related to mental health.
    • ReachOut-  ReachOut is sponsored by SAMHSA and Inspire USA Foundation. It is a website for teenagers with facts, real stories, support, and forums.
    • Recovery International-  This website offers telephone and online meetings as well as online forums

Please contact us by telephone or e-mail for further information about any of our resource materials.

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