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Mental Health Resources Aimed at Asian-American Families

asian-teenMental health is often not discussed in Asian cultures, and language can be a barrier to obtaining mental health services.

The following are culturally sensitive, local resources that offer help with student stress, depression, suicide risk, parenting concerns, and other issues. Read more ›

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Mental Health America [web resource]

MHA logoMental Health America (MHA), founded in 1909, is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. MHA promotes mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all, early identification and intervention for those at risk, integrated care, services, and supports for those who need it with recovery as the goal. Read more ›

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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry [web resource]

The mission of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through advocacy, education, and research, and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers. Read more ›

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The Wellness Recovery Action Plan app

WRAPscreen568x568The Wellness Recovery Action Plan® (WRAP) is an evidence-based system that is used world-wide by people who are dealing with mental health and other kinds of health challenges, and by people who want to attain the highest possible level of wellness. It is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be. Read more ›

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Project Toe – Peer Support App

Project Toe is a safe and anonymous place to find peer support or create a support group around whatever life challenge you’re going through.  You can talk to about your problems with people who understand you, or you can use your own experience to help those going through something similar. Read more ›

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It Gets Better Project [web resource]

itgetsbetter-logoMany young people face daily tormenting and bullying, leading them to feel like they have nowhere to turn. This is especially true for LGBT kids and teens, who often hide their sexuality for fear of bullying. Without other openly gay adults and mentors in their lives, they can’t imagine what their future may hold. In many instances, gay and lesbian adolescents are taunted — even tortured — simply for being themselves.

The It Gets Better Project‘s mission is to communicate to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth around the world that it gets better, and to create and inspire the changes needed to make it better for them. Read more ›

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Crisis Text Line [web resource]

crisistextlineCrisis Text Line is a free 24/7 text line staffed by dedicated, trained volunteers. It is  available to help anyone with any type of crisis.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime.
  2. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds quickly.
  3. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment

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Apps: MoodKit and Moodnotes

Develmoodchart_iphone_6oped by two clinical psychologists, MoodKit is an app for draws upon the principles and techniques of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). MoodKit can be used on its own or to enhance professional treatment.

MoodKit has four integrated tools… Read more ›

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The Trevor Project [web resource]

trevorproject2Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. Read more ›

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Bring Change 2 Mind [web resource]

BC2M logoBring Change 2 Mind (BC2M) is a nonprofit organization created to start the conversation about mental health, and to raise awareness, understanding, and empathy. BC2M develops influential public service announcements (PSAs), has piloted evidence-based programs at the university (UBC2M) and high school (LETS BC2M) levels engaging students to reduce stigma and discrimination, and has created a social movement around change by providing people with platforms to share, connect, and learn. Read more ›

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