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Youth Mental Health Resources

Mental Health and Well Being

Anxiety and Depression

Suicide Prevention

Cutting and Self-Injury

  • Understanding Teen Cutting and Self Harm - an article for parents written by Boys Town on warning signs, risk factors and treatment steps for those who self injure.

  • S.A.F.E. Alternatives - is a nationally recognized treatment approach, professional network, and educational resource base, committed to helping achieve an end to self-injurious behavior. Self Injury Hotline: 800-366-8288.

  • To Write Love on Her Arms - a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide.

  • Adolescent Self-Harm - a brief overview on self harm along with causes and cures provided by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

Substance Abuse

  • Partnership for Drug-Free Kids - providing support and guidance to families struggling with their son’s or daughter’s substance use.

  • The National Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Center: maintains a comprehensive database of the leading drug and alcohol treatment centers both internationally and in the United States for every level of treatment option from affordable to luxury (800-784-6776).

  • Al-Anon/Alateen - a referral for local chapters offering support for family members affected by addiction in the home (800-425-2666). Website also in Spanish.

  • Alcoholics Anonymous - AA is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

  • The National Institute on Drug Abuse - comprehensive resource site for research, organizations and treatment options for those encountering substance abuse.

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration - SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

  • Teen Drug and Alcohol Abuse - DrugRehab is a web resource provided and funded by Advanced Recovery Systems providing free research and fact-based resources.

  • Substance Abuse Guide for Parents - developed by DrugRehab.com

  • Urban Ministry Substance Abuse Prevention Toolkit - developed by the Faith and Service Technical Education Network (FASTEN) which offers informational resources and networking opportunities to faith-based practitioners, private philanthropies, and public administrators who seek to collaborate effectively to renew urban communities.

  • In God’s Image - A single-session evidence-informed program preventing youth substance use while promoting spiritual, physical, mental health and positive self-identity.