Resources

For Educators

Classroom Mental Health(link is external). Classroom Mental Health is a website developed by experts at the University of Michigan Depression Center in partnership with educators from Ann Arbor, Gull Lake, Wyoming, and New York. It consists of easy-to-apply information and strategies which can be utilized by school professionals to support student mental health.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center – For Schools(link is external) SPRC was created by the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services. The focus of this web page is providing online and printable resources(available as a PDF) on suicide prevention in schools.

School Mental Health Teachers Training Guide (http://teenmentalhealth.org/product/school-mental-health-teachers-traini...)

Child Mind Institute (https://childmind.org/audience/for-educators/)

What Helps and What Hurts(link is external) [PDF]

A one-page guideline created by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) on positive ways to address a person suffering from depression or bipolar disorder.

For Parents

Families for Depression Awareness(link is external) Founded in 2001, this non-profit organization is made up of families who have lost a member to suicide or watched one suffer with depression. Its mission is to help families recognize and cope with depressive disorders in order to heal and prevent suicides.

Teen Depression: A Guide for Parents and Teachers(link is external) This web page is provided by HelpGuide.org. It is a good basic guide that offers help on understanding teen depression, recognizing signs and symptoms, dealing with the effects of teen depression, how to aid a depressed teenager, and how to support a teen through treatment.

Anxiety Disorders in Children and Teens(link is external) This web page is from the Anxiety and Depression Associationof America, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to informing the public about anxiety disorders. Information on questions to ask the therapist and suggestions for things to do at home and at school can be found here.

Child's Mental Health(link is external) This web site is operated by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). It offers tips on how to develop good mental health in your child.

Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens(link is external) A helpful web page from Sutter Health on bipolar disorder in children and teenagers focusing on causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and frequently asked questions.

Taking Your Child to a Therapist(link is external) An informative web page run by the Nemours Foundations. Gives reasons why your child should seek therapy, how to find the right therapist, and defines what various therapists do (such as psychiatrists and social workers).

For Students

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (link is external) This website has a teen section where you can find information to help yourself or a friend who may be having suicidal thoughts. You can also find information on how to cope if a friend dies by suicide.

Teens Health(link is external) Find out about mental health, including different types of mental illnesses – what causes them, and importantly, what you can do for help.

Mental Health Help Guides (link is external) This web page contains help guides from abuse, depression, to suicide prevention.

Eating Disorders: Facts for Teens(link is external) A web page written for teens about eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia, with information on the health problems they cause, and warning signs. Some helpful links follow at the bottom of the page.

What Helps and What Hurts(link is external) [PDF]

 

A one-page guideline created by the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) on positive ways to address a person suffering from depression or bipolar disorder.What Helps and What Hurts(link is external) [PDF]