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.
COVID-19: Resources for Parents and Teens
- 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
- Podcast Live Happy Now – Tips and ideas to live a happier and more meaningful life
ABOUT RACISM AND MENTAL HEALTH
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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