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Teen mental health

Since mental illness often strikes in the teen years, and sometimes earlier, it’s important to know the signs and symptoms so that appropriate, timely treatment can be found. The organizations listed below can help.

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General Resources
Anxiety Disorders From the Anxiety and Depression Association of America 

NAMI Factsheet on Child & Teen Mental Illness

NAMI is the website of the National alliance for the mentally ill.

NAMI – fact sheet on child & teen mental illness
Mental Health Facts: Children & Teens  
National Institute of Health Publications About Children and Adolescents
The National Institute for Mental Health has useful information about many aspects of teen mental Health.
Teen Mental Health  
Most Common Mental Disorders that Impact Teens  

For Young People Looking Seeking Help

 
Bipolar Disorder Resources
WebMD: Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens An overview about Bipolar Disorder from WedMD.com.

National Alliance on Mental Illness: Bipolar Disorder

An overview of Bipolar disorder from NAMI, the National Alliance for the mentally ill.

About Bi-polar Disorder 

 
Eating Disorders  

Teen Eating Disorders: Tips to Protect Your Teen 

 

About Eating Disorders  

 

Eating Disorder Hotlines 

 
Psychosis & Schizophrenia Resources:

RAISE - Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode

Dealing with Schizophrenia
NAMI: Schizophrenia
An overview of Schizophrenia from NAMI
National Alliance on Mental Illness: Psychosis  Information on teen psychosis from NAMI
http://www.webmd.com/schizophrenia/guide/mental-health-psychotic-disorders
An overview from the WebMD website.
Resources about Youth Suicide:

Jason Foundation

 

The Jason Foundation is dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide through education and awareness programs.

SAVE

Suicide awareness voices of education (SAVE)
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Helps individuals in suicidal crisis within the United States to contact the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider.
HelpGuide.Org: Suicide Prevention
Offers practical help for suicide prevention.
Suicide in Children and Teens  
Prevent Teen Suicide  
About Teen Suicide  
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
American foundation for suicide prevention
General Anxiety Disorders

About General Anxiety Disorder  

Understanding Anxiety
Panic Disorder
Social Anxiety Disorder
 
Fears and Phobias

About Phobias  

 
Stanford Children’s Health  
Resources on Depression

National Institutes of Health: Depression

An overview of depression for the National institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Alliance on Mental Illness: Depression
An overview of depression from The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
http://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety Learn the facts about depression and anxiety from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

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