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

Facts for Families Guide

The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry's Facts for Families" guide.

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  
Helpguide.org for Teens
The teenage years can be full of pressure, uncertainty, and change, and it’s normal to worry sometimes. But no one should feel hopeless or worthless all the time. Whatever challenges you’re facing, there is help available.
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.
Bipolar Disorder Resources

Bipolar Child

 Dr. Papolos, the author of this website, is an expert on juvenile and adult onset bipolar disorder. Learn about the latest research findings and useful clinical information that can help your child and your family cope with bipolar disorder.
National Institute of Mental Health: Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens The National Institute of Mental Health website on Bipolar disorder in children and teens.
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.
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
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.


Suicide awareness voices of education (SAVE)
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.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
American foundation for suicide prevention
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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