The information here is provided as a courtesy and is not intended as a substitute for professional mental health treatment or emergency/crisis services. Below you will find informational resources, websites, and articles on the following topics related to mental health: Families, Helplines, Youth Friendly, COVID-19, Racism and Black Americans.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
- Mental Health America
- National Institute of Mental Health
- The Kennedy Forum
- International Bipolar Foundation
- National Eating Disorder Association
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy Resources
YOUTH FRIENDLY MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
- Jed Foundation: Promoting emotional health and prevent suicide among teens and young adults. This website provides an online resource center, ULifeline, a public dialogue forum, Half of Us, and Transition Year, resources and tools to help students transition to college.
- Kelty Mental Health Resource Center: Reference sheets are provided that list top websites, books, videos, toolkits and support for mental health disorders.
- Teens Health: Providing a safe place for teens who need honest and accurate information, this website provides resources on mental health issues.
- Teen Mental Health: Geared towards teenagers, this website provides learning tools on a variety of mental illnesses, videos, and resources for friends.
- The Trevor Project: Resources for LGBTQ Youth
- Mindfulness for Teens: This website has resources to help teens use mindfulness to handle stress and includes apps to practice meditation and guided meditation recordings.
Resources for Parents and Teens (Including Resources for COVID-19)
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- The World Health Organization
- National Institutes of Health
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- National Association of School Psychologists
- Active Minds COVID Resources for Young Adults and Parents of Young Adults
- COVID Multilingual Resource Hub
- COVID-19 and LGBTQ Youth
- Resource from Unicef directed toward teens
OTHER ARTICLES AND PODCASTS TO HELP DURING COVID-19
- Quaranteenagers: Strategies for Parenting in Close Quarters
- How to Talk to Teens & Young Adults About Social Distancing
- Talking to Children About Coronavirus (COVID19)
- Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- TedTalks to help manage stress
- Podcast Coping during COVID-19 – Coping strategies during COVID-19 with Gretchen Rubin
- Mental Health Mamas – No Need to Explain: A New Podcast
- Podcast Live Happy Now – Tips and ideas to live a happier and more meaningful life
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR BLACK AMERICANS
Learn how and when to talk to your kids about racism:
- Talking to Kids About Racism, Early and Often., New York Times
- How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism, NBC News Learn
- How to Talk to Kids About Racism, Todays’ Parent
- 10 Tips for teaching and talking to kids about race, EmbraceRace
- Talking to kids about discrimination – American Psychological Association
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