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Resources for Teens

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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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The National Child Traumatic Stress Network [web resource]

NCTSNlogo281Children who suffer from child traumatic stress are those who have been exposed to one or more traumas over the course of their lives and develop reactions that persist and affect their daily lives after the events have ended.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. Read more ›

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For Teens: Creating Your Personal Stress-Management Plan [downloadable]

resiliencestressmanagment230Resilience is the quality that allows you to “bounce back,” adapt, and persevere when you are faced with problems or challenges.  Becoming more emotionally resilient will help you manage hard times and stress.

The following 10-point plan was developed to help you manage stress.  None are quick fixes, but they will lead you toward a healthy and successful life. Read more ›

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Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) [web resource]

SuicideAwareness201 Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent suicide through public awareness and education, reduce stigma, and serve as a resource to those touched by suicide. Read more ›

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Depression and College Students – Answers to College Students’ Frequently Asked Questions [downloadable]

collegestudentFAQ182Feeling moody, sad, or grouchy? Who doesn’t once in a while? College is an exciting time, but it can also be very challenging. As a college student, you might be leaving home for the first time, learning to live independently, taking tough classes, meeting new people, and getting a lot less sleep. Small or large setbacks can seem like the end of the world, but these feelings usually pass with a little time. Read more ›

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LGBTQ Resources — Each Mind Matters [web resource]

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Being a member of the LGBTQ community doesn’t necessarily increase the risk for mental health issues; but the stigma and discrimination LGBTQ individuals may face from family, friends and society can increase risk for mental health challenges. Read more ›

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Walk in Our Shoes [web resource]

What does “mental health” mean? What is mental health? What is a mental illness? What kinds of people get mental illnesses?

Walk in Our Shoes is an innovative educational program for kids (ages 9–13), teachers, and parents that answers these questions and more about mental wellness and provides guidance on how to have open, honest conversations about mental health challenges. Read more ›

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The Anti-Depressant Book, A Practical Guide for Teens and Young Adults to Overcome Depression and Stay Healthy

Towerybookcover135Imagine you are 15 and texting someone you like. Twenty minutes go by without a response. What thoughts come into your mind?

This is a hypothetical scenario in Jacob Towery’s The Anti-Depressant Book, A Practical Guide for Teens and Young Adults to Overcome Depression and Stay Healthy, but it is no stretch to assume it is happening right now all over the country. If adolescents are not waiting for a text, they are checking their grades online or browsing social media. Emotional resilience is tested not weekly or daily, but multiple times a minute. Read more ›

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