Teens

Mental Health

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Emergency Help:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255). The Lifeline provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Your Life, Your Voice – 1-800-448-3000. The Boys Town National Hotline is a toll free number available to kids, teens and young adults at anytime. Please contact us if you’re depressed, contemplating suicide, being physically or sexually abused, on the run, addicted, threatened by gang violence, fighting with a friend or parent, or if you are faced with an overwhelming challenge. Call, text, chat, or email all available via the website.

 

Anxiety:

AnxietyBC – The Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia (AnxietyBC™) is a non profit organization which was started in early spring of 1999 by a group of concerned consumers, family members, and professionals, who work to increase awareness about anxiety disorders; promote education of the general public, affected persons, and health care providers; and increase access to evidence-based resources and treatments.

Anxiety Disorder Resource Center – This resource page is from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, who’s mission is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through research, training, prevention, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers.

Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents Fact Sheet – This fact sheet was put together by the National Institute of Mental Health, who’s mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

 

Book Lists:

Books Dealing With Children’s Mental Health TopicsCarol Watkins, M.D., a child psychiatrist and Nicole, a middle school student (now a high school student–we’ve been at this for three years), both review books on ADHD, depression, family problems, decision-making and many other topics.

Book Lists for Teens – These book lists, including both fiction and non-fiction about mental health, were created by the librarians at the Boston Public Library.

 Top Ten YA Fiction Books Dealing With Mental Illness – This blog post was put together by author Kim Baccellia.

Mental Health in YA Reading List – The YA Highway blog is put together by a group of writers from different corners of the globe, united by their affinity for travel, costume parties, and writing and reading young adult fiction.

Psych Central Book Reviews – These book lists were put together by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. at Psych Central, the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health social network. Since 1995, our award-winning website has been run by mental health professionals offering reliable, trusted information and over 200 support groups to consumers.

 

Depression and Mental Illness:

Depression in Teens – This fact sheet was put together by Mental Health America, who advocates for changes in mental health and wellness policy; Educating the public & providing critical information; and delivering urgently needed mental health and wellness Programs and Services.

Teenager’s Guide To Depression – As a non-profit health organization, Helpguide believes that everyone facing mental and emotional health challenges deserves to have access to free, unbiased information without being pressured by special interests or corporate sponsors.

Psych Central – This is the Internet’s largest and oldest independent mental health social network. Since 1995, this award-winning website has been run by mental health professionals offering reliable, trusted information and over 200 support groups to consumers.

Publications About Children and Adolescents – These free PDF publications were put together by the National Institute of Mental Health, who’s mission is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

Teen Depression – This page was put together by the Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life.

Youth Resources – This resource page is from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,who’s mission is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through research, training, prevention, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers.

 

Self-Injury:

The Adolescent Self-Injury Foundation – A non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness about adolescent self injury. By providing education, prevention techniques, resources, research, and forums, ASIF aims to increase understanding of the self injurious adolescent and family in the journey towards wellness and recovery.

Cutting and Self-Harm – As a non-profit health organization, Helpguide believes that everyone facing mental and emotional health challenges deserves to have access to free, unbiased information without being pressured by special interests or corporate sponsors.

Self-Injury in Adolescents – This resource page is from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,who’s mission is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through research, training, prevention, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers.

Self-Injury/Cutting – This page was put together by the Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life.

 

Stress Management:

Stress Management Guide – Create a personal stress management guide for teens through the American Academy of Pediatrics whose mission is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Fostering Resilience – A teen’s personal guide to managing stress. Dr. Ginsburg is a pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Mindfulness: Getting Started – The Mindful magazine explains the best way to start meditating for anyone who is stressed and looking for a little balance in their life.

Mindfulnet – Mindfulnet.org is an independent website dedicated to promoting Mindfulness by providing site users with the information they need to make informed decisions.