Links and Resources    
Kristin Neff's site introduces the powerful concept of self-compassion, a rich complement or alternative to the ideal of self-esteem.  Includes some practical exercises.           
Chris Germer’s site includes downloadable MP3 guided meditations and companion handouts, all useful self-help tools around cultivating mindful awareness and self-compassion.  

Really engaging and approachable work by Dan Siegel on mindfulness, brain plasticity, and interpersonal neurobiology.   

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The Children’s Room is an Arlington-based bereavement support organization serving children, teens,  and families.           
Samaritans offers a free, confidential, 24 hour telephone “befriending” line for lonely, despairing, or suicidal people.  In addition, they offer a range of support services for those who’ve lost loved ones to suicide.