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Resources for Teens

Getting the Right Start: Student Guide to Mental Health [downloadable]

Did you know that 1 in 5 youth and young adults lives with a mental health condition? The Student Guide to Mental Health Fact Sheet from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) lists the common warning signs that something is amiss and explains the steps to take if you are worried. Read more ›

Seize the Awkward — How to Talk With a Friend Who’s Struggling [video] [downloadable]

Talking to your friend about mental health can be scary – but reaching out when you’re feeling down or when you see a friend struggling can make a huge difference. Read more ›

How To Do Well (And Be Happy!) In College

You’ve signed up for classes, you’ve learned your way around campus — and now, you’ve got to make sure you survive all the way to graduation. Read more ›

Five Tips to Help Teens Cope with Stress

High school teens spend most of their time attending classes, participating in extracurricular activities and doing homework. There is constant pressure to do everything and do it well to prepare for a successful career or higher education after high school. This can cause a lot of stress.

Use these tips to take a break from the barrage of constant communication and manage your stress in a healthy way. Read more ›

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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. Read more ›

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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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