Your Life Your Voice is the website for the Boys Town National Hotline, a free resource established in 1989 for kids, teens, and young adults. Counselors are available 24/7 and have a wide range of experiences working with kids and families who are frustrated, anxious, depressed, faced with an overwhelming challenge, or just need someone to talk to. Read more ›
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Clinical depression is a very common condition—in fact, approximately one in five Americans experience an episode in their lifetime. However, despite its prevalence, only about 50 percent of people who suffer from depression actually receive treatment. To help raise awareness of this condition, Google and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) have teamed up help provide more direct access to tools and information to people who may be suffering. Read more ›
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 66,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. In 2009, the AAP launched HealthyChildren.org to provide parents with health information from a trustworthy source.
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Half of Us is dedicated to raising awareness of this problem, decreasing the stigma around mental health and encouraging students to seek help if they need it.
Though the content is written with college students in mind, most of the resources are relevant to all teens in general. Read more ›
The Mighty is an online platform for people facing disability, disease and mental illness.
Having a disability or disease doesn’t have to be isolating, and The Mighty provides a safe supportive community for people (including teens and young adults) to tell their stories, connect with others and raise support for the causes they believe in. Read more ›
Suicides affect millions every year, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has assembled a number of resources to help survivors cope with suicide loss. The I’ve Lost Someone section of the AFSP site contains practical information to help you through the first few days after a loss, how to take care of yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and lists some options for connecting with other survivors for support.
AFSP also provides recommendations for books, stories and films for loss survivors: Read more ›
Teaching Everyone About Mental Illness (TEAM) is website dedicated to equipping family and friends with the tools necessary to help a loved one struggling with a mental illness.
Learn about some of the causes of mental illness, the signs that someone is struggling, what you can say, and what you can do to help. Read more ›