Here to help
We have collected an assortment of resources here for your use. Please let us know what you find helpful – and if there’s anything else we can provide you. The following are just a few of our favorites, including articles, courses, podcasts, magazines, research, and more. Some are available for you to purchase and others are free. We invite you to explore the list below to discover what interests you.
Explore our Patient Education Library for a collection of helpful articles about various conditions we treat, or check out the RIVIA Blog for the latest in the field of psychiatry and psychology. Rather listen? You can also find a collection of informative podcasts our providers have been featured on, as well as ones we listen to ourselves.
Music can change your mood! Need to relax or want to brighten your day? Check our our Spotify page and our collection of RIVIA Mind Mix playlists. Let us know your faves!
Looking for dietary tips? Check this space for helpful, downloadable, PDFs that offer nutritional guidance from our Psych Nutrition team. "Best Foods for Brian Health" is available here.
In a relationship and want to find out your attachment-style? Try the quiz. You can also pick up a copy of Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find - And Keep - Love. Read our Book Club review here.
Are you a mom or dad looking for parenting advice? Try An Introduction to Emotion Coaching by The Gottman Institute. This list of resources for parents & families by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley is also very helpful.
What's the secret to being happier? Try The Science of Happiness, a free online course at UC Berkeley, or Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley (research-based practices for happiness, resilience, kindness, and connection). Helping you put it all in perspective is Good Genes Are Nice, But Joy Is Better by The Harvard Gazette. We also recommend Stumbling On Happiness by Daniel Gilbert. Read our review here.
Interested in meditation and mindfulness? Try Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Are you a meditation beginner? Try Dan Harris's Ten Percent Happier podcast full of meditation tips and interviews with wellness experts.
Searching for resources in the BIPOC, AAPI or LGBTQIA community? Try Massachusetts General Hospital’s Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness or the Black Mental Health Alliance. GLAAD also provides a full list of LGBTQ resources as well as the National Alliance on Mental Health.
If you are in distress, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255, The Trevor Project, 1-866- 488-7386, or the Physician Support Line 1- 888-409-0141. You are brave, you are strong, you are loved, and you matter.