Youth Mental Health Resources

Mental Health and Well Being
*Resource is from an NFCYM member organization

Stress, Anxiety & Depression

Suicide Prevention

  • Suicide Prevention Toolkit for High Schools – a comprehensive 230 page pdf developed by SAMHSA for use by schools and parishes to assist in developing a comprehensive plan for prevention, intervention, and response.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 800-273-TALK (8255) Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. For Spanish speaking, call 888-628-9454
  • Suicide Prevention Resource Center – Resources for faith communities.
  • Faith. Hope. Life. – Created by the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, this is an opportunity for every faith community in the United States to focus one Sabbath each year on the characteristics common to most faiths that also help prevent suicides.
  • Warning Signs and Symptoms Your Teen Is Suffering From Depression or Suicidal Thoughts – a short blog post from Roy Petitfils, a counselor and author, and an internationally recognized expert in understanding and raising teenagers.
  • Preventing Suicide – resources and information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.
  • Suicide Prevention – a resource site from the National Institute of Health (NIH) on suicide risk factors, signs and symptoms, steps for help and treatment therapies.
  • Suicide Prevention for Tribal Communities – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.
  • Tips for Supporting Grieving Youth – Developed by the Dougy Center, providing support and training locally, nationally and internationally to individuals and organizations seeking to assist children in grief.
  • Postvention Resources – Resources on postvention (an organized response in the aftermath of a suicide) provided by the Suicide Prevention Resource Center.

Cutting & Self-Injury

Substance Abuse