For information about general mental
health issues in children and adolescents, visit these sites.
About Our Kids
Resources and tips on a wide range of issues, including warning signs and early detection of mental health and learning challenges, evidence-based treatment options, suicide, and family issues.
Adolescent Wellness Portal
Resources for schools and parents regarding adolescent mental health and
wellness. Downloadable materials include "Making Sense: A Parent’s
Guide to a Child’s Psychiatric Hospitalization" and "An
Adolescent Mental Health & Wellness Curriculum/A Starter Kit for Schools."
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Click on "Facts for Families and Other Resources," then click on "Facts
In the search bar in the upper left corner, type in a topic, for example, "depression" or "panic
disorder." The web site requires that you create a log in and password
(for free) before you are able to view the articles.
In the search bar at the top, type in a topic, for example, "depression" or "panic
Separate sections for children, teens, and parents on a wide variety of
health and mental health issues.
- Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP)www.mcpap.com
Learn about The Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project, a system of children's mental health consultation teams designed to help primary care providers (PCPs) meet the needs of children with psychiatric problems.
Medline Plus U.S. National Library of Medicine
For information on mental health topics, click on "Health Topics."
For information on medications used to treat mental health conditions,
click on "Drug Information."
National Association for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
To read about a mental health issue in children or adolescents, click on "Inform
Yourself"; then click on "About Mental Illness." Then scroll down to the
bottom and click on "By Illness." Click on a topic of interest.
National Institute of Mental Health
Click on "Health Information," then click on "Children and Adolescents."
National Mental Health Information Center Substance Abuse
and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Click on "Children's Mental Health."
Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
Information about in-person and online screening for depression, bipolar
disorder, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, alcohol
problems, and suicide prevention.
Think:Kids has very different ideas about how challenging kids come to be challenging, and very different - and effective - ideas about how to help, as described in the acclaimed book, Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach. Find out about clinical services, training, research and consultation for professionals in education, mental health, and medicine, as well as parents.
In the search bar at the top, type in a topic, for example "autism spectrum
disorders," "ADHD," "bipolar disorder," etc.
For books about general mental health issues in
children and adolescents, visit these sites.
To seek a trained clinician for a child or adolescent:
Ask your pediatrician, family physician, local hospital, or school
counselor for a referral, or visit www.moodandanxiety.org and
click on “Find a Treatment Professional”.