Mental Health Program Tools

The Job Corps mental health program has many components including education and mental health promotion, assessment, treatment, and consultation with other staff. Resources outlined on this page are provided to help CMHCs provide these services.


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Mental Health & Wellness Program Orientation


Applicant File Review

Student Assessments

Medical Separations or Medical Separations with Reinstatement (MSWR)

Mental Health Promotion & Education Training

Mental Health Promotion
Staff Training – Adolescent Growth and Development
Staff training New Hire Orientation

Treatment & Case Management


TEAP Support
Case Management
Crisis Intervention
Referrals and Feedback

PCA Tools

Brochures and Handouts

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Mental Health Mobile Applications

PsyberGuide is a non-profit website dedicated to consumers seeking to make responsible and informed decisions about computer and device-assisted therapies for mental illnesses. PsyberGuide is also intended for professionals and researchers seeking to enhance their knowledge in this area. You can access it here


Mobile Application



BellyBio Interactive Breathing
By RelaxLine

BellyBio generates beautiful music and light perfectly synchronized to your deep abdominal breathing movements, making deep breathing more pleasant and rewarding than ever.

By The National Center for Telehealth and Technology

Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing. Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ (stress) response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management. Breathe2Relax can be used as a stand-alone stress reduction tool, or can be used in tandem with clinical care directed by a healthcare worker.

CBT-i Coach
By US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

CBT-i Coach is for people who are engaged in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia with a health provider, or who have experienced symptoms of insomnia and would like to improve their sleep habits. The app will guide users through the process of learning about sleep, developing positive sleep routines, and improving their sleep environments. It provides a structured program that teaches strategies proven to improve sleep and help alleviate symptoms of insomnia.

CBT-i Coach is intended to augment face-to-face care with a healthcare professional. It can be used on its own, but it is not intended to replace therapy for those who need it.

CBT-i Coach is based on the therapy manual, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in Veterans, by Rachel Manber, Ph.D., Leah Friedman, Ph.D., Colleen Carney, Ph.D., Jack Edinger, Ph.D., Dana Epstein, Ph.D., Patricia Haynes, Ph.D., Wilfred Pigeon, Ph.D. and Allison Siebern, Ph.D. CBT-i has been shown to be efficacious for insomnia for both Veterans and civilians.

CBT-i Coach was a collaborative effort between VA’s National Center for PTSD, Stanford School of Medicine, and DoD’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology.

Mindfulness Coach
By US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Mindfulness means paying attention, on purpose, to whatever is going on in the present moment without passing judgment on it. Mindfulness has been shown to be effective for reducing stress, improving emotional balance, increasing self-awareness, helping with anxiety and depression, and coping more effectively with chronic pain. This app was developed to help Veterans, Service members, and others learn how to practice mindfulness. It offers exercises, information, and a tracking log so that you can optimize your practice. Mindfulness Coach was created by VA’s National Center for PTSD and DoD’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology.

By Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia

MindShift will help you learn how to relax, develop more helpful ways of thinking, and identify active steps that will help you take charge of your anxiety.

MindShift is the work of a joint collaboration between AnxietyBC, a non-profit organization devoted to increasing the public’s awareness and access to evidence-based resources on anxiety disorders, and BC Children’s Hospital, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority. Funding for MindShift enhancements was made possible by the RBC Children’s Mental Health Project.

Moving Forward
By US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Moving Forward provides on-the-go tools and teaches problem solving skills to overcome obstacles and deal with stress. The app is designed for Veterans and Service Members, but is useful for anyone with stressful problems. It is especially helpful in managing challenges such as: returning to civilian life, balancing school and family life, financial difficulties, relationship problems, difficult career decisions, and coping with physical injuries. The Moving Forward mobile app was developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense.

By Link2HealthSolutions, Inc.
MY3 features include creating your support system, building your safety plan, accessing resources and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7. MY3 is completely free. MY3 is owned and maintained by Link2HealthSolutions, Inc., the administrator of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It was created in partnership with the California Mental Health Services Authority and was funded by the California Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63). 

PFA Mobile
By US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

PFA Mobile was designed to assist responders who provide psychological first aid (PFA) to adults, families, and children as part of an organized response effort. This app provides responders with summaries of PFA fundamentals, PFA interventions matched to specific concerns and needs of survivors, mentor tips for applying PFA in the field, a self-assessment tool for readiness to conduct PFA, and a survivors' needs form for simplified data collection and easy referral. PFA Mobile was created by VA's National Center for PTSD in partnership with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and DoD's National Center for Telehealth & Technology.

Positive Activity Jackpot
By The National Center for Telehealth and Technology

PAJ uses a behavioral therapy called pleasant event scheduling (PES), which is used to overcome depression and build resilience. This app features augmented reality technology to help users find nearby enjoyable activities and makes activity suggestions with local options and the ability to invite friends. If you cannot make up your mind which fun thing to do, “pull the lever” and let the app’s jackpot function make the choice for you. While this app does not require clinical training to use, it should not be used as a substitute for treatment by a therapist.

By Previdence Corporation

An evaluation tool that allows individuals to assess themselves or others for depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol and suicidal issues. It gives recommendations to help with any issues at hand. The app allows individuals to monitor progress over time.

PTSD Coach
By US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

PTSD Coach was designed for Veterans and military Service members who have, or may have, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This app provides users with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help users manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD. Tools range from relaxation skills and positive self-talk to anger management and other common self-help strategies. Users can customize tools based on their preferences and can integrate their own contacts, photos, and music. This app can be used by people who are in treatment as well as those who are not. PTSD Coach was created by VA’s National Center for PTSD and DoD’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology.

Stop, Breathe & Think
By Tools for Peace

The Stop, Breathe and Think app is a free mindfulness, meditation and compassion-building tool that is simple, fun and easy to use. Check in to how you are thinking and feeling, and select emotions that guide you to recommended meditations.

T2 Mood Tracker
By The National Center for Telehealth and Technology

T2 Mood Tracker allows users to monitor their moods on six pre-loaded scales (anxiety, stress, depression, brain injury, post-traumatic stress, general well-being). Custom scales can also be built. Users rate their moods by swiping a small bar to the left or to the right. The ratings are displayed on graphs to help users track their moods over time. Notes can be recorded to document daily events, medication changes and treatments that may be associated with mood changes, providing accurate information to help health care providers make treatment decisions.

Tactical Breather
By The National Center for Telehealth and Technology

The Tactical Breather application can be used to gain control over physiological and psychological responses to stress. Through repetitive practice and training, anyone can learn to gain control of your heart rate, emotions, concentration, and other physiological and psychological responses to your body during stressful situations.

Virtual Hope Box
By National Center for Telehealth & Technology

The Virtual Hope Box (VHB) is a smartphone application designed for use by patients and their behavioral health providers as an accessory to treatment. The VHB contains simple tools to help patients with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking. Patients and providers can work together to personalize the VHB content on the patient's own smartphone according to the patient's specific needs. The patient can then use the VHB away from clinic, continuing to add or change content as needed.

Patients can use the VHB to store a variety of rich multimedia content that they find personally supportive in times of need. For example, a patient can include family photos, videos and recorded messages from loved ones, inspirational quotes, music they find especially soothing, reminders of previous successes, positive life experiences and future aspirations, and affirmations of their worth in their VHB. A patient can also collaborate with their provider to create coping cards to use in response to personal problem areas they experience. Finally, the VHB provides the patient with positive activity planning, distraction tools, and interactive relaxation exercises including guided imagery, controlled breathing and muscle relaxation.



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​Web Resources


 Web Resources

This resource is designed to help schools better support students and families in the aftermath of violence and trauma. It provides strategies to assist schools with readiness, response, and recovery to help a school community support resilience in the event of a tragedy. It offers places to turn for more resources and discusses terminology and concepts related to suicide and grief. Finally, it highlights the importance of providing culturally responsive services, with examples of cultural considerations for schools to help Hispanic/Latino students struggling with grief and trauma.
Provides information on child and adolescent psychiatry, fact sheets for parents and caregivers, current research, practice guidelines, managed care, and more.
Provides information for mental health counselors about licensing, advocacy, education, and professional development.
Provides information about public policy advocacy, news, clinical resources, research resources, public information, schedule of events, and a catalog.
Provides information on public policy, advocacy issues, science information, practice information, publications, convention and conference information, and other services.
Provides tips and strategies on how to get through a traumatic event/crisis.
This brochure is intended to help readers with taking their own road to resilience. The information within describes resilience and some factors that affect how people deal with hardship. Much of the brochure focuses on developing and using a personal strategy for enhancing resilience.
ASPPB Member Boards contact information for state, provincial and territorial agencies responsible for the licensure and certification of psychologists throughout the U.S. and Canada is listed in alphabetical order below.
Provides tips for parents and professionals on what to do in the aftermath of a mass shooting.
Provides a resource for searching state statutes for issues related to child abuse and neglect, child welfare, and adoption (results will provide summaries of state statutes and full text of laws, in some cases).
A multi-national non-profit organization that helps communities around the world create sustainable solutions for mental illness by developing and nurturing new and existing Clubhouses.  
Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.
The largest consumer mental health site, providing comprehensive, trusted information on psychological disorders and psychiatric medications from both a consumer and expert point of view.
Describes innovative methods for providing VR services to individuals with psychiatric disabilities. (Large PDF file - 165 pages)
Provides information on mental illnesses and treatments, and referrals for local treatment services; also offers free brochures, fact sheets, and a toll-free line.
Provides the complete Surgeon General report by chapter; inludes press releases and other resources.
Provides one-step access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information and guide.
Provides resources, education, and support to help individuals living with mental illness.
Provides information about employment and youth with disabilities.
Provides access to NIMH current news and events, press releases, grant and contract information, research activities, and education programs.
This InfoBrief discusses challenges faced by youth and young adults with mental health needs during their transition to adulthood and describes strategies used by youth service professionals to avoid age-related transition cliffs and prevent service interruptions during this critical stage of development.
This document summarizes the challenges faced by youth with mental health needs when they enter inappropriate service tunnels dictated by their point of entry and when they encounter transition cliffs as they age out of youth systems and attempt to access adult services. It offers examples of emerging promising practices related to career preparation and employment for youth with mental health needs and offers an action plan to make the coordination of services a cross-systems priority.
This InfoBrief describes the systems’ service barriers faced by youth with mental health needs as they reach adulthood, while highlighting new models and strategies designed to break down those barriers and help them to transition successfully into the workplace.
NCWD/Youth, with funding from the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) of the U.S. Department of Labor, carried out a study on successful strategies to help youth with mental health needs transition to postsecondary education, employment, and independent lives. With a focus primarily on the role of skills development, work, and career exploration, case studies were conducted of five promising program sites, and program design features and system-level policies that appear to help youth and young adults with mental health conditions better transition into adulthood and life-long success were identified.
This document summarizes challenges facing families and caregivers of youth with mental health needs, identifies resources available to assist them in helping the young person prepare for a career and community life, and provides an action plan on how to make coordination and collaboration of mental health services and career preparation a priority.
Provides FREE publications in English and Spanish on various mental health disorders, different populations, and research.
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) launched OK2TALK, a campaign to increase understanding and awareness about mental health in youth. The Tumblr-based community campaign includes television and radio ads in English and Spanish that feature teens and young adults opening up about their experiences with mental health.
Provides information for patients, families, and physicians about pediatric depression, treatment alternatives, and the latest science and research findings.
Reviews diabetes and its link with mental illness, stress, and substance use disorders, and discusses ways to integrate diabetes care into behavioral health treatment, such as screening and intake, staff education, integrated care, and counseling support.
Provides the latest national data on (1) alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drug abuse, (2) drug related emergency department episodes and medical examiner cases, and (3) the nation's substance abuse treatment system.
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746. The Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, year-round crisis counseling and support. The Helpline is staffed by trained counselors from a network of crisis call centers located across the United States.
Online resource for locating substance abuse and mental health treatment programs.
Provides new videos and other resources to help prevent suicide and offer support to those in crisis.
Explains how to deal with grief as a normal response to loss or death. Describes how grief feels, how long it lasts, the four-step grieving process, and how grief differs from depression. Lists resources for more information.
Helps college students cope with the mental health effects in the aftermath of trauma. Explains normal reactions, emphasizes the importance of talking about feelings, and offers tips for coping. Includes resources for more information.
A searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders.
Tells the stories of three women with substance abuse and mental health problems who have received treatment and improved their quality of life. Featuring flashbacks, the fotonovela is culturally relevant and dispels myths around behavioral health disorders.
Provides information on publications for various issues, conditions, and disorders, substances, and treatment, prevention and recovery.
Introduces substance abuse treatment counselors and other practitioners to state-of-the-art treatment for people with both substance use and mental disorders.
Helps parents and teachers recognize common reactions children of different age groups (preschool and early childhood to adolescence) experience after a disaster or traumatic event. Offers tips for how to respond in a helpful way and when to seek support.
Provides resources on how to respond to traumatic and violence, including materials for responders/health professionals, students, schools, adults, and families.
Provides facts on living with psychosis, causes and treatment approaches, and helpful resources.
Provides facts on living with anxiety disorders, causes and treatment approaches, and helpful resources.
Provides facts on living with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, causes and treatment approaches, and helpful resources.
Provides facts on living with bipolar-compulsive disorder, causes and treatment approaches, and helpful resources.
Provides facts on living with depression, causes and treatment approaches, and helpful resources.
Provides facts on living with obsessive-compulsive disorder, causes and treatment approaches, and helpful resources.
Despite the high prevalence of mental health and substance use problems, too many Americans go without treatment — in part because their disorders go undiagnosed. Regular screenings in primary care and other healthcare settings enables earlier identification of mental health and substance use disorders, which translates into earlier care. Screenings should be provided to people of all ages, even the young and the elderly.
Provides MI-related resources and webinars.
Provides SAMHSA technical assistance centers, federal resources, screening tools and webinars.
Provides general resources, African American, Asian American, Asian, & Pacific Islander, Native American & Alaskan Native, Hispanic, and LGBT resources, and webinars.
Provides data and statistics, newsroom, publications, and newsletters.
Provides resources for minority populations.
Provides useful information about relationships, body image, families, and emotions for young adults.
A Web-based learning course for trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy (TD-CBT); offers continuing education credit for completion of the entire course.
This website, developed by the Center for Health Care Strategies, provides resources from trauma-informed care leaders across the country to help improve patient outcomes, increase patient and staff resilience, and reduce avoidable health care service use and costs.