Links we Like

National Alliance of Mental Illness: What families need to know about Adolescent Depression 

Extensive list of links and resources from the STAR Center (one of the five National Technical Assistance Centers funded by SAMHSA to support mental health systems transformation)

A comprehensive guide on using antidepressants in children written for parents by the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in consultation with a National Coalition of Concerned
Parents, Providers, and Professional Associations

An organization about ending stigma:bringe change 2 mind


A neat way to track mood by daily text message

A search and rating system for web resources for mental health

An online community for young adults with mental illness from NAMI is an online crisis resource from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline which can also be contacted by calling 1-800-273-8255

Two other crisis sites include: and crisistextline which can also be contacted by texting “START” to 741-741

ReachOut is a website which provides facts about different mental illnesses, a forum to connect with other young people, and stories about other young people’s experiences with mental illness.

Mental Health Initiatives from the American Academy of Pediatrics

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Information for Families and Youth

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Fact Sheets

Mental Health and Drug Abuse Programs

Supporting Our Valued Adolescents