Mental Health Education Links and Resources
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
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.
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
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: www.nimh.nih.gov/healthinformation/childmenu.cfm
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
FindTreatment.gov (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
Children’s Mental Health and COVID-19 Parental Resources Kit (CDC): Resources for supporting children’s social, emotional, and mental health
HealthyChildren.org (American Academy of Pediatrics): Parenting tips and other resources
What’s On Your Mind? (UNICEF): Guide for talking to children about mental health
Family Resource Center (Child Mind Institute): Family resources on child mental health, including Media Guidelines for Kids of All Ages
NetSmartz (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children): Online platform to teach children online safety in age-appropriate ways
Parents’ Ultimate Guides (Common Sense Media): Information about the safety of current media and technology trends and apps for your children
HealthCare.gov or InsureKidsNow.gov: Information on enrolling in health insurance coverage
MentalHealth.gov: What to look for, how to talk about mental health, and how to get help
Aging and Disability Networks (ACL): Connect with advocacy and caregiver resources