Dr Melinda Ginne
Dr Ginne




Find a psychologist in your area for your unique concerns.

Associations & Institutes

Alameda County Psychological Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychological Association
California Psychological Association
National Institute of Mental Health
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Alzheimer's Association of the East Bay -

Family support group
Caregiver support group
Case management
Professional social work services
Physical therapy
Occupational therapy
Speech therapy
Medical monitoring by Registered Nurse (RN)
Medication monitoring and administration by RN
Dietary consultation

Family Caregiver Alliance -

180 Montgomery St, Ste 1100, San Francisco, CA 94104
phone: (415) 434.3388 . (800) 445.8106

Support groups for specific illnesses, for example Parkinson's Disease, Cancer, Multiple sclerosis
Spanish speakers support group
Gay/Lesbian caregivers
Support group for Long Distance caregivers
24 hour online caregiver support group
Respite options
Information and Referral service

Adult Day Health Care
(510) 577-3543 -

15 sites throughout Alameda County
Some bilingual, bicultural programs

UC Berkeley Resource Center on Aging
(510) 643-6427

"The Center is the coordinating mechanism for activities in aging on the UC Berkeley campus and also serves as a clearinghouse for information on aging activities both on and off campus."

Employment services & job listings
Political advocacy
Seminars and training in geriatrics for professionals

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence

Childhelp USA®
SAMHSA's Children and Families
SAMHSA's Protection and Advocacy
Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse
The National Domestic Violence Hotline Website
Women, Violence and Trauma

Jewish Family & Children's Services -
East Bay (510) 704-7475

Older adult workshops
Cancer support groups
Support group for long-distance caregivers
Group for Holocaust survivors
Adult children of Holocaust Survivors support group
Men over 65 years of age support group
Grief group


DSM-IV-TR: Diagnoses and Criteria


Medical Dictionary
Medications, FDA
Medications, PDR
Medline, Comparison
SAMHSA's Psychiatry and Psychology

Mental Health Care General Links

Let’s Talk Facts, APA
Mental Illnesses/Disorders
Online Dictionary of Mental Health
University of Michigan Health Topics A to Z

Suicide Awareness and Hotlines

Suicide, Now is Not Forever
Suicide: Read This First

Dr Ginne


I Go Back to May 1937
I see them standing at the
formal gates of their colleges,
I see my father strolling out
under the ochre sandstone arch,
the red tiles glinting like bent
plates of blood behind his head,
I see my mother with a few
light books at her hip
standing at the pillar
made of tiny bricks
with the wrought-iron gate
still open behind her,
its sword-tips black
in the May air,
they are about to graduate,
they are about to get married,
they are kids,
they are dumb,
all they know
is they are innocent,
they would never hurt anybody.
I want to go up to them and say
Stop, don't do it –
she's the wrong woman,
he's the wrong man,
you are going to do things
you cannot imagine
you would ever do,
you are going to do
bad things to children,
you are going to suffer
in ways you never heard of,
you are going to want to die.
I want to go up to them
there in the late May sunlight
and say it,
her hungry pretty blank face
turning to me,
her pitiful beautiful
untouched body,
his arrogant handsome
blind face
turning to me,
his pitiful beautiful
untouched body,
but I don't do it.
I want to live.
I take them up like the
male and female paper dolls
and bang them together
at the hips like chips of flint
as if to strike sparks from them,
I say
Do what you are going to do,
and I will tell about it.

– Sharon Olds
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1994


~ Dr. Melinda Ginne
P.O. Box 11117, Oakland, CA 94611