This section describes mental health-related resources
currently available on or announced on the Internet.
Submit all contributions or corrections for the
Resource Update section to: lpereira@hawaii.edu.

Note: Information may be edited for length.

Leon C. Pereira, MA, Editor, Resource Section



A. Aus-special-ed
E. S-Youth

A. NetPsych.com
B. Social Psychology of Groups and Institutions

A. Dual Diagnosis
C. VideoToolBox


A. Aus-special-ed

Special Education in Australasia

Aus-special-ed provides a forum for the professional
exchange of special education information, ideas and
ideals and discussion of educational practice and
research, within an Australasian context.

"Professional" means that the mail group/list is
intended primarily for school teachers, university
lecturers involved in teacher education courses and
educational research, school-based therapists, school
counsellors, interested parents, and other education-
related personnel and organizations.

Aus-special-ed is a moderated listserv. However, the
"moderation" will be strictly limited to keeping this
mail group/list focussed on a professional exchange of
special education topics and to avoid it being taken
over by other interest groups or individuals riding a
hobby horse, as worthy as they might be.

Aus-special-ed does not endorse any particular
educational theory or practice. In fact, the whole point
of mail groups/lists is that they offer freewheeling but
focussed, and uncensored but polite discussion.

To: lists@uws.edu.au
(message): subscribe aus-special-ed firstname lastname


CD is a list devoted to discussion of controlled
drinking and controlled drug use. It was created on
August 21, 1996 for researchers, clinicians and the
lay public. "_Controlled drinking_ has become the
umbrella term for the notion that abstinence need not be
the only reasonable goal for the heavy drinker seeking
help" (Herbert Fingarette, 1988).

The list is non-profit and does not cater to the
interests of any particular self-help program or
professional treatment organization. It is loosely
affiliated with nuvupsy@sjuvm.stjohns.edu, a list
dedicated to discussion against the "therapeutic state"
(Thomas Szasz).

The beliefs and values likely to be shared by
subscribers to this list include the following: Alcohol
and drug use are behaviors, not diseases. There's a
difference between what drugs do to the body and how
drugs get into the body. Substantial medical and
scientific literature exists supporting the idea that
people labeled "alcoholic" and "addicted" control their
use of drugs for psychological, environmental and
existential reasons - not primarily physiological ones,
nor because of the "power" of drugs. Behavior is a
function of free will and moral values. It is not
determined. Drug prohibition as a response to drug use
has not been a successful policy. Drugs are neither good
nor bad. The difference between a "problem drinker" and
a "dependent drinker" cannot be determined at a
biological level alone, and involves self-labeling and
social construction.

Announcements, discussion and debate regarding those,
opposing points of view, and related issues are welcome.
A reading list is included in the welcome message.

Archives of CD mail items are kept in monthly files.
You may obtain a list of files in the archives by
sending the command


(message): SUBSCRIBE CD yourfirstname lastname

Listowner: Jeffrey A. Schaler, Ph.D.


Educational Resource Mailing List

C-EDRES is a moderated educational resource mailing list
for educators. We provide announcements and reviews
three times a week on a variety of sites of interest to
educators.  We review all levels of sites from all
subject areas.  The reviews are written by you the
subscribers and the owners so we can assure that you are
receiving some of the best sites on the World Wide Web

Our reviews give a brief, but accurate description of
the site, as well as, an evaluation of the navigation,
graphics, grammar, and usefulness of the site for
educators in particular.

To: c-edres-server@unb.ca :
(message): subscribe C-EDRES yourfirstname lastname
Website: http://cnet.unb.ca/c-edres

Ownwer:   Lynn Thomas


Psychiatry, Philosophy and Society

Psychiatry, Philosophy and Society (PSYPHIL) is a unique
interdisciplinary forum which has been formed to
encourage a critical analysis of psychiatric,
psychotherapeutic and psychological practices, from a
number of different perspectives. The aim of the forum
is to draw attention to the ever more extensive and
intensive web of 'psy-services'  that proliferate within
societies and to investigate their emergence,
consequence, function and legitimacy.

Challenging to practitioners and academics alike, this
forum is designed to generate puzzlement and to
encourage careful critical reflection upon the
experience of patients and the practices of psychiatry
and related fields of study.

(message): SUB PSYPHIL yourfirstname lastname

Dr Nick Crossley

Ian Pitchford


S-YOUTH - Stolen Youth, a support list for young people

Stolen Youth is a support list for young people, run by
young people. Many list members have been diagnosed with
mental health problems of some sort.

Some are survivors of physical, sexual or emotional
abuse. Others have experienced only the "normal"
stresses of "growing up". All, however, are struggling
with emotional pain and confusion-- and helping each
other through these struggles.

Commonly discussed topics include:
* family  * friends  * relationships / sexuality
* school  * self-esteem  * stress  * mood swings
* depression

Basically, anything that young people are experiencing
 is appropriate to post.
Poetry and other writings are also sometimes shared.

The list is NOT intended for professionals, or parents
(other, more appropriate lists exist elsewhere).

To: listserv@sjuvm.stjohns.edu
(message): subscribe S-YOUTH yourfirstname lastname

Ria, tapestry@netlink.com.au
cat, s827500@aix2.uottawa.ca
Lisa, lisa@dal1820.computek.net
Jasper, jvbeusek@dsl.nl

2. WEB Sites

A. NetPsych.com

A new web site, NetPsych.com--Exploring the Online
Delivery of Mental Health Services focuses on the uses
of the net to deliver mental health services. This is
the first collection of mental health services to focus
exclusively on net resources, rather than real world
resources or a mix.

URL: http://netpsych.com/

B. Social Psychology of Groups and Institutions

The Web page of the Master in Social Psychology of
Groups and Institutions at the Autonomous Metropolitan
University of Mexico City includes a short text in
english, and extensive other information in spanish, of
interest to others doing research on the subject.

There is a list of psychology resources _in spanish_ on
the net. There are abstracts of the research projects
being undertaken by students, and an e-mail address in
order to contact them. We are also preparing a
bibliography and some full texts of articles related to
the subject which will soon be available at this site.

We seek exchange and communication with others doing
research on the subject and hope this page may be a
forum for it. Most research here uses psychoanalytic
theory and french institutional analysis as its basis.
Most research undertaken is qualitative, rather than
quantitative, in nature.

URL: http://cueyatl.uam.mx/~mpsgi/

Enquiries and e-mail: mpsgi@cueyatl.uam.mx

Rolando Montano, rolando@cueyatl.uam.mx
Maestria en Psicologia Social de Grupos e Instituciones
Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana Plantel Xochimilco
Mexico, D.F.


A. Dual Diagnosis

The Dual Diagnosis Website for co-occurring mental
illness and substance disorders includes the following
resources: complete articles and chapters to read or
download; up coming events; materials and services for
program development and training; the development of a
national and international treatment program directory;
an interactive bulletin board; live chat; subscription
to a credentialed listserv; a bibliography; a search
engine; and much more. The site is hosted by Sciacca
Comprehensive Service Development for Mental Illness,
Drug Addiction and Alcoholism, MIDAA.

NEW URL: http://pobox.com/~dualdiagnosis
OR: http://www.erols.com/ksciacca

The Dual Diagnosis Credentialed List has been moved. This is
an unmoderated, credentialed list for the discussion of
theory, practice, program development, research and
improved services for persons who have dual/multiple
disorders of mental illness, drug addiction and/or
alcoholism MIDAA.

To: listserv@sjuvm.stjohns.edu
(message):  subscribe DUALDIAG  Your full name.

Or at: http://pobox.com/~dualdiagnosis

Kathleen Sciacca, ksciacca@pobox.com


The PSYCGRAD WWW pages have moved.

URL: http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~neilands/psycgrad/

IceT@mail.utexas.edu (Tor Neilands)

C. VideoToolbox

The VideoToolbox is a collection of two hundred C
subroutines and several demo and utility programs that I
and others have written to do visual psychophysics with
Macintosh computers. It is fully compatible with 680x0
and PowerPC Macs and with Metrowerks CodeWarrior and
Symantec C compilers. It's free and may not be sold
without permission.

It should be useful to anyone who wants to present
accurately specified visual stimuli or use the Mac for
psychometric experiments. The text file "Video synch"
discusses all the ways of synchronizing programs to
video displays and the many pitfalls to avoid. The
TimeVideo application checks out the timing of all video
devices in anticipation of their use in critical real-
time applications, e.g. movies or lookup table
animation. "Video bugs" reports all known bugs uncovered
by TimeVideo's testing of 56 video cards and drivers.
Low-level routines control video timing and lookup
tables, display real-time movies, and implement the
luminance-control algorithms suggested by Pelli and
Zhang (1991). In particular, CopyWindows (or
CopyBitsQuickly) faithfully copies between on-screen and
off-screen windows (or bit/pixmaps), WindowToEPS saves
an image to disk as encapsulated PostScript, for later
printing or incorporation into a document, and
SetEntriesQuickly and GDSetEntries load the screen's
color lookup table, all without any of QuickDraw's color
translations. NoisePdfFill.c quickly generates visual
noise images whose pixels are samples from a specified
probability density function. High-level routines help
analyze psychophysical experiments (e.g. maximum-
likelihood fitting and graphing of psychometric data).
Assign.c is a runtime C interpreter for C assignment
statements, which is useful for controlling experiments
and sharing calibration data.

This collection has been continually updated since 1991.
More that one hundred colleagues subscribe to the email
distribution (see below), and have indicated that they
are using the software in their labs. Documentation is
in the source files themselves. Many of the routines are
Mac-specific, but some very useful routines, e.g. the
luminance-control, statistics, maximum-likelihood
fitting algorithms, and the runtime interpreter are
written in Standard C and will work on any computer.
Those wishing to acknowledge use of the VideoToolbox
software might cite: Pelli, D. G. and Zhang, L. (1991)
Accurate control of contrast on microcomputer displays.
Vision Research, 31, 1337-1350. Reprints are available.

WHAT'S NEW (since June 15, 1996):

Added a new "Read me" file alerting users to the need
for DriverServicesLib and NameRegistryLib, which are
supplied in the Lib folder (suggested by Preeti
Verghese). Compatible with CodeWarrior 9 and Symantec C
8.1. Most of the documentation is at the web site, which
also allows downloading of the new archive:

ftp: /info-mac/dev/lib/video-toolbox-96-08-22-c.hqx

Denis Pelli


XCUL, the Cross-Cultural Psychology discussion list, is
back on-line after an extended absence.

To: listserv@utepvm.utep.edu
(message): sub xcul yourname

Roy S. Malpass, PhD
Director, Criminal Justice Program
University of Texas at El Paso
EL PASO, TX 79968-0553, U.S.A.