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Knowledge Exchange Network Site of the Center for Mental Health Services Internet Mental Health Resources Links to a wide range of emotional and behavioral topics
National Institute of Mental Health Information on specific disorders, research and grants National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Promotes awareness of the mental health needs of youth in the juvenile justice system and assists the field in developing improved policies and programs based on the best available research and practice
A Family Guide to Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy and Drug Free A public education Web site, developed to support the efforts of parents and other caring adults to promote mental health and prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs among 7- to 18-year-olds The Medical Basis of Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Sleep Problems, and Drug Use Our mission is health education, particularly at a high school and college level. This is not medical advice. For help with a personal health concern, please consult your qualified health care provider
The National Early Psychosis Resource Centre A resource and information library related to issues of preventative approaches to psychosis in young people. It includes a searchable index of journal articles and research papers as well as a description of relevant educational material produced within Australia and overseas in a variety of media Mental Health Risk Factors for Adolescents This collection of electronic resources is intended for parents, educators, researchers, health practitioners, and teens
Mental Health Matters: Adolescent and Child Behavior Disorders and Issues Links to web sites dealing with adolescent and child mental health Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents Information about these disorders from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Because Kids Grow Up Newsletter with information about children and adolescents with brain disorders from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Tourette Syndrome Association Develops and disseminates educational material to individuals, professionals, and to agencies in the fields of health care, education and government; coordinates support services to help people and their families cope with the problems that occur with TS; funds research that will ultimately find the cause of and cure for TS and, at the same time, lead to improved medications and treatments
Pediatric Psychiatry Pamphlets These pamphlets which describe the diagnosis and treatment of common child and adolescent psychiatric disorders are aimed at caregivers/parents in Western Nova Scotia, Canada. They are written by a pediatric psychiatrist, Dr. Jim Chandler. The Australian Early Intervention Network for Mental Health in Young People Our aim is to make sense of early intervention as a theme in mental health. This site has a lot of excellent information.
Adolescent Dual Diagnosis A bibliography from Project CORK Children with Emotional Disorders in the Juvenile Justice System Links to fact sheets and reports discussing this issue
The Therapeutic Milieu A web community for mental health professionals treating emotionally disturbed children and at-risk youth residing in a residential treatment facility FOCUS-online Promotes clinical and organisational effectiveness in child and adolescent mental health services, with an emphasis on incorporating evidence-based research into everyday practice
1-800-Therapist A free referral service which offers the opportunity to speak confidentially with a trained professional who can help evaluate your situation and assist you in finding a therapist with special sensitivity and experience in your area of need National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Preventing or decreasing PTSD and other adverse consequences of trauma is the foremost aim of the National Center. This website is provided as an educational resource concerning PTSD and other enduring consequences of traumatic stress
Early intervention in the mental health of young people: A literature review The main aim of this literature review is to critically examine the concept of ‘early intervention’ (and in so doing, deal with much of the definitional confusion which surrounds it), and to explore its application in the area of mental health of young people. The review has been written for the very broad audience of the existing AusEinet network. Go to this site to download a .pdf version of the report American Psychological Association Offers a variety of free resources on mental health issues
Headroom Mental health information for professionals and service providers, parents and friends, and youth Children of Parents with a Mental Illness Information for professionals (including youthworkers) dealing with these issues
Attachment Disorder Network Information, articles and a bi-monthly newsletter National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Information and news about mental illness in children and adolescents
North County Psychiatric Associates A large collection of articles and links about a variety of mental health issues National Network of Adult and Adolescent Children who have a Mentally Ill Parent(s) Provides assistance via self -help support, discussion and counselling groups. Informs the community and government of common needs and life experience
Working Together for a Change Online training for working with youth in the juvenile justice system who have co-occurring disorders of substance abuse and mental illness/serious emotional disorders Community Capacity Building and Mobilization in Youth Mental Health Promotion This paper explores key concepts in youth mental health promotion and demonstrates how these concepts can and have been operationalized and implemented at the community level
Ten Mental Health Problems: What Are the Warning Signs Adolescents are under stress to be liked, do well in school, get along with their family and make important life decisions. Most of these pressures are unavoidable and worrying about them is natural. But if your teen: is feeling extremely sad, hopeless or·worthless, these could be warning signs of a mental health problem  


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