Mental Health Education Links and Resources

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    Mental Health Literacy in Schools: Linking to a Continuum of Well-Being

             Teaching Mental Health Literacy and Reducing Stigma- resource collection for how to teach MH literacy

    Draft Suicide Prevention Guide for Schools - 12/21

    School Mental Health Resource & Training Center

    Other Mental Health Resources


    America's School Mental Health Report Card- February 2022 

    Child Study Center
    The Child Study Center provides scientifically-based child mental health and parenting information through a continually expanding store of practical and accessible articles based on the latest research in child psychiatry, psychology, and development. It¹s a reliable resource for both common challenges, such as toilet training, and more serious problems, such as depression.

    New York University Child Study Center
    577 First Avenue
    New York, NY 10016

    American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

    Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research

    Center for Mental Health Services (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration- SAMHSA)
    The Center for Mental Health Services is a part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Under the heading “Children and Adolescents”, there is information on several ongoing programs, fact sheets, and publication links. The site also contains year end reports and mental health statistics
    5600 Fishers Lane, Room 17-99,
    Rockville, MD 20857

    Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
    A National parent-run non-profit organization focused on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral or mental disorders and their families.

    Health Research Institute/Pfeiffer Treatment Center
    Health Research Institute/Pfeiffer Treatment Center is a nonprofit clinical research and outpatient facility that specializes in non-drug therapies for cognitive and behavioral dysfunction – such as Autism, mood disorders, ADD/ADHD, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s.  The website offers links to current research publications as well as information on how to become a patient or how to be involved in a clinical study.
    4575 Weaver Parkway
    Warrenville, IL  60555
    Phone: (630) 505-0300 Fax: (630) 836-0667


    Illinois Violence Prevention Authority

    Children’s Mental Health: An Urgent Priority for Illinois
    The final report conducted by the Illinois Children’s Mental Health Task Force represents a first major step in the long haul work of creating a mental health system that is responsive to the social and emotional development needs of children.

    MEDLINEplus Mental Health
    NIH, National Library of Medicine

    Mental Health: The Surgeon General’s Report
    Contained in this report is a chapter on normal childhood development, risk factors and prevention, as well as an overview of mental disorders in children and adolescents including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, depression and suicide, anxiety, disruptive disorders, and eating disorders. Each section on specific disorders contains information on course, causes, treatments, and prevalence. The chapter ends with a discussion of service interventions.
    For print copies call: 1-877-964-3258
    Or write: Mental Health Pueblo, Co 81009

    Surgeon General
    Executive Summary: Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity. A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General. August 2001.

    The Report from the Surgeon General’s Conference on Child Mental Health

    The Mental Research Institute
    The site offers research on individual, family, and community interactions. There are also specific current research projects on relationship conflicts and teasing and bullying in the school environment.
    555 Middlefield Rd,
    Palo Alto, CA 94301
    Phone: (650) 321-3055, Fax (650) 321-3785

    The Miami University (of Ohio) Center for School Based Mental Health Programs
    The center focuses on mental health initiatives in the Ohio public school system with an emphasis on primary prevention, education, intervention strategies, and treatment for children and adolescents with chronic mental health disorders.
    Benton Hall;
    Oxford, OH 45056
    Phone: (513) 529-2423

    National Association of School Psychologists
    This association promotes development of psychologically healthy environments for youth by encouraging research based intervention programs aimed at prevention of problems and promotion of independence. The site includes position papers, recent press releases, and association publications.
    4340 East West Highway, Suite 402
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    Phone: (301)-657-0270

    National Institute of Mental Health
    Includes publications, research fact sheets, results of clinical trials, information on specific mental disorders, up to date diagnosis and treatment information. Information specifically related to child and adolescent mental health through this institute at:
    NIMH Public Inquiries
    6001 Executive Boulevard, Rm. 8184, MSC 9663
    Bethesda, MD 20892-9663 U.S.A.
    Phone: (301) 443-4513; Fax: (301) 443-4279

    Mental Health America
    Mental Health America is a non-profit organization concerned with many aspects of mental health services and initiatives, aimed at improving overall mental health. The site contains program and advocacy resources, fact sheets, and a position statement index.
    Mental Health America
    500 Montgomery Street, Suite 820
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    Phone: (703) 684-7722

    New York State Department of Health
    School Health Program
    School-Based Health Centers Mental Health Work Group Final Report


    Research & Training Center for Children’s Mental Health.

    Data Trends: Summaries of Current Research Findings in Cildren’s Mental Health Field
    Data Trends are produced to increase the dissemination of current research findings in the area of children’s mental health services. Available are summaries and news briefs with citation for the reader to retrieve the original document for further examination.

    SAMSHA: Children’s Mental Health

    The Search Institute
    The Search Institute is a non-profit organization endeavoring to advance the well being of children and adolescents through a framework of “40 Developmental Assets”, which include positive experiences, qualities, relationships, and opportunities. The site also includes articles and the online newsletter.
    700 South Third Street, Suite 210
    Minneapolis, MN 55415 U.S.A.

    Suicide Prevention Resource Center: After a suicide: A toolkit for schools
    This toolkit is designed to assist schools in the aftermath of a suicide (or other death) in the school community. 2011.

    UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools (School Mental Health Project)
    This site contains information addressing mental health and psychosocial concerns of children and adolescents in research, theory, and practice. There are evaluations of school based mental health initiatives. There is also a free monthly on-line newsletter (called “ENEWS”), which may be subscribed to via the web site, and information on the center’s own publications.
    Department of Psychology
    P.O. Box 951563
    Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563
    Phone: (310) 825-3634 Fax: (310) 206-8716

    University of Maryland Center for School Mental Health
    The focus of this center is geared toward mental health providers and the organizers of school based mental health initiatives. There is also online access to the center newsletter and publications.
    680 West Lexington St, 10th fl.
    Baltimore, MD 21201

Resources for Young People

  • If you’re in crisis, get immediate help: Call the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988.

    How Right Now (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention): Resources for coping with negative emotions and stress, talking to loved ones, and finding inspiration

    Youth Engaged 4 Change: Opportunities for youth to make a difference in their lives and in the world around them

    Supporting Emotional Wellbeing in Childrenand Youth (National Academies of Medicine):  Tools for children, teens, and parents to learn how to cope with challenges

    Mental Health Resource Center (JED Foundation): Information about common emotional health issues and how to overcome challenges

    Youth Wellbeing Initiatives (National Council for Mental Wellbeing): Collection of initiatives to improve mental wellbeing in youth and young adults

    Kids, Teens, and Young Adults (National Alliance on Mental Illness): Resources for young people to get mental health support

    One Mind PsyberGuide: A guide to navigating mental health apps and digital technologies (SAMHSA): Information on substance use and mental health treatment

    Trevor Project: Suicide prevention and crisis intervention resources for LGBTQ+ young people

    AAKOMA Mental Health Resources (The AAKOMA Project): Resources to support the mental health of youth of color and their caregivers

    Mental Health for Immigrants (Informed Immigrant): Tips for managing the mental health of yourself and others

Resources for Families