Resources Tagged With: teen resource

Digital Tools for Mental Health

High-quality digital resources can play a part in improving and maintaining mental and emotional health. Some are meant to be used independently, and others can be a valuable complement to professional care.

The following tools have been curated by experts from the Catherine T. Harvey Center for Clinical Services at CHC. Read more ›

Healthy Social Media Habits

Technology has changed the way we interact with each other. Social media puts other people just keystrokes away. This helps some feel like they have more social support. But for others, it can increase isolation and depression. Read more ›

Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens

Now fully revised and updated, this workbook offers proven-effective dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills to help you find emotional balance and live the life you want. Read more ›

Family Acceptance Project: LGBTQ Youth and Family Resources [web resource]

Research from the Family Acceptance Project® shows that families play a critical role in contributing to serious health risks & promoting well-being for LGBTQ young people.

Learn about how family behaviors affect your LGBTQ child’s health risks and ways to reduce risk and increase support. Read more ›

County of Santa Clara Launches 988 Phone Number Dedicated to Crisis Mental Health and Substance Use Services [downloadable]

On July 16, 2022, the County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services Department (BHSD) transitioned to the new national three-digit suicide prevention lifeline number, 988. The new number is a quicker and more direct way to get support in times of need. Callers with 408, 650, and 669 area codes dial 988* to get compassionate support and connection to local crisis service. Read more ›

Talk About Mental Health: For Young People Looking for Help

Mental health problems don’t only affect adults. Children, teens and young adults can have mental health problems, too. In fact, three out of four people with mental health problems showed signs before they were 24 years old. Read more ›

Scarleteen: Sex Ed for the Real World [web resource]

Scarleteen that provides inclusive, comprehensive, and supportive sexuality and relationship information for teens and young adults. Read more ›

Before Heading to College, Make a Mental Health Checklist

In other words, what can they do to protect their mental health? Experts suggest that parents and teenagers take proactive steps now to help plan for and preserve mental well-being during the big transition to college. Read more ›

A New Puberty Guide for Kids Aims to Replace Anxiety With Self-Confidence

The authors of a new book on puberty had trouble coming up with a name. The guide to growing up, for pre-teens 9 to 13, is written for all kids – girls, boys, nonbinary youth. It’s inclusive of the gender spectrum and the trans experience. Read more ›

Understanding Anxious Feelings

What is anxiety? Anxiety is a feeling of intense worry or uneasiness that we experience when we’re facing something stressful, often a situation with an uncertain outcome. In a concerning situation, feeling a certain amount of anxiety is normal, and can even be helpful – for example, it can help us stay motivated to meet deadlines, or even keep us safe in a scary situation. Read more ›

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