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General Mental Health Issues in Children and Adolescents
 ► Web Sites

For information about general mental health issues in children and adolescents, visit these sites.

  • About Our Kids
    www.aboutourkids.org and
    www.aboutourkids.org/Español

    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
    www.AdolescentWellness.org

    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
    www.aacap.org

    Click on "Facts for Families and Other Resources," then click on "Facts for Families."

  • eMedicine
    www.emedicine.com

    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.

  • Healthfinder
    www.healthfinder.gov

    In the search bar at the top, type in a topic, for example, "depression" or "panic disorder."

  • KidsHealth
    www.kidshealth.org

    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
    www.medlineplus.gov

    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)
    www.nami.org

    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
    www.nimh.nih.gov

    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)
    www.mentalhealth.org

    Click on "Children's Mental Health."

  • Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
    www.mentalhealthscreening.org

    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
    www.thinkkids.org

    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.

  • WebMD
    www.webmd.com

    In the search bar at the top, type in a topic, for example "autism spectrum disorders," "ADHD," "bipolar disorder," etc.

 ► Books

For books about general mental health issues in children and adolescents, visit these sites.

 ► Referrals

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”.

 
 
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