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.