Emergency Phone Numbers24-hr Crisis Lines: 855.278.4204 (Santa Clara) | 650.579.0350 (San Mateo) | 415.781.0500 (San Francisco) | 800.273.8255 or Text BAY to 741-741 (National)

Resources for Teens

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Fight Flight Freeze – Anxiety Explained for Teens [video]

F3 or the Fight-Flight-Freeze response is the body’s automatic, built-in system designed to protect us from threat or danger. This video teaches teens how anxiety can trigger this normal biological response. Read more ›

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Anxiety Canada [web resource] [downloadable]

Anxiety Canada provides information to help understand anxiety in children, teens, and adults and practical tips, resources, and self-help tools to help manage anxiety. Read more ›

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Gender Spectrum [web resource]

Gender Spectrumgenderspectrum 541 is a nonprofit organization that helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and youth. Read more ›

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Bay Area Teens Share Their Experiences Struggling with Anxiety, Depression

teendepression 519For one week in the spring, KQED opens its airwaves to student-produced content from classrooms around the Bay Area in a segment called Youth Takeover. In this 52-minute podcast, KQED’s Forum talks with Bay Area high school students about mental health and whether they agree with research that links the increase in anxiety and depression to academic pressure and social media use.

Listen to the podcast on the KQED website.  Additional Youth Takeover audio segments are also available.

Source: KQED | Bay Area Teens Share Their Experiences Struggling with Anxiety, Depression, https://www.kqed.org/forum/2010101870818/bay-area-teens-share-their-experiences-struggling-with-anxiety-depression | Copyright © 2019 KQED Inc

A screening can help you determine if you or someone you care about should contact a mental health professional. Care Managers can arrange a free 30 minute Care Consultation so you can explore options with an expert. Call or email our Care Managers at 650.688.3625 or caremanager@chconline.org to set up an initial Consultation appointment.

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: Cultivating an Empowered Transition—An Integrative Approach to College Success [presentation]

College life requires young adults to have advanced self-awareness, self-regulation, and problem solving skills to handle the multitude of demands and tasks in their new setting. Presenter Jared Leaderman, PhD, introduces research-based approaches to build and solidify the skills that can empower students to creatively work through obstacles to reach their academic and personal goals. Read more ›

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EdRev Expo 2019 Workshop: The College Support Services Buffet—Skills for Identifying and Using Services [presentation] [video]

Students transitioning from high school to post secondary education often struggle to disclose they have an LD and make use of college support services, resulting in educational derailment. Adam Lalor, PhD , and Tabitha Mancini, Director of Customer Relations and Outreach at LandMark College, discuss the types of support services available to students in college, frequent challenges faced by students with LDs seeking services, and what they can do prior to entering college to prepare to better access the support services available. Read more ›

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Tips for Discussing Suicide on Social Media — A Guide for Youth [downloadable]

suicide social media 492There are pros and cons to social media discussions of suicide. Social media can spread helpful knowledge and support, but it can also quickly disseminate harmful messaging and misinformation that puts vulnerable youth at risk. Read more ›

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TeenMentalHealth.org [web resource]

teenmentalhealthorg383TeenMentalHealth.org is non profit organization that creates educational, training, and clinical care materials and programs designed for use in schools and care settings to promote mental health literacy, clinical care capacity, self-care and psychoeducation, and evaluation of existing programs and interventions.  Mental health information (products and training programs) are designed to address the needs of youth ages 12 to 25 years, families, educators, health providers, policy makers and others. Read more ›

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Just a Thought: Teens’ Reflections on Anxiety and Depression [video]

In this panel discussion moderated by CHC’s Senior Engagement Manager for Community Connections, Christine Wang, teens share their thoughts and perspectives about anxiety and mental health. The discussion is followed by a Q & A session with the teen panelists. Read more ›

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Stop Running (and other holiday tips for you and your teen)

written by Jenna Borrelli, LCSW, CHC

We are a society obsessed with running, and by running I don’t mean the physical activity of running, I mean running from one thing to the next, filling up our lives with countless activities, events, lists, other people, technology, and substances, so that we are rarely ever still and alone with ourselves. Read more ›

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