Resources Tagged With: teens

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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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How Are Teens Experiencing Gender? [presentation]

In this session, Anthony Ross, MS, Director of Outlet at Adolescent Counseling Services in Redwood City, provides parents with an introduction to gender diversity in youth. Among the topics covered are the spectrum of gender and sexuality,  LGBTQIA+ terminology, and why it is important to create safer spaces for LGBTQ+ youth. 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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Outlet: A Program for LGBTQ Youth and Young Adults [web resource]

Outlet-a-program-of-ACS-01Founded in 1997, Outlet empowers Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQQ+) youth and builds safe and accepting communities through support, education, and advocacy. Outlet envisions a world that embraces, empowers, and celebrates LGBTQQ+ youth. Outlet officially became a program of Adolescent Counseling Services in Redwood City, CA in 2013. 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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The National Eating Disorders Association [web resource]

NEDAlogoThe scope and severity of eating disorders are often misunderstood. Eating disorders are serious illnesses, not lifestyle choices. In fact, anorexia has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. In a national survey, four out of ten people reported that they either suffered or have known someone who has suffered from an eating disorder.

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) provides programs and services to give families the support they need to find answers for these life-threatening illnesses. 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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Jed Foundation [web resource]

JED-logoThe Jed Foundation (JED) empowers teens and young adults with the skills and support to grow into healthy, thriving adults. JED believes in a comprehensive, public health approach to promoting emotional and mental health and preventing suicide.

JED aims to ensure more teens and young adults get access to the resources and support they need to navigate life’s challenges.

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How to Help a Friend Who is Struggling

pensive girlAre you prepared to recognize a friend in need and steer them toward help? Would you know what to do?  Half of Us is dedicated to decreasing the stigma around mental health and encouraging students to seek help if they need it. Read more ›

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