Mental Health Resource Guide for Children and Teens

Growing up can be tough at any age. As you get older, you’ll need to learn to deal with a lot of big feelings and know what to do to keep yourself healthy and safe. Some kids and teens might have experiences that threaten their mental health, like stress from school, fights with friends, family issues, or problems with their boyfriend or girlfriend. You might be bullied, or you might bully yourself, putting yourself down and feeling bad until you end up hurting yourself. It’s important to learn how to deal with negative feelings, events, and experiences and know what to do if you’re in a situation that could be hurtful or dangerous.

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Mental Health Resources

Resources for Children and Adolescents

Resources for Teens

Social and Emotional Health Resources

Resources for Children

Resources for Teens

Family and Relationships Resources

Resources for Children

  • Why Do Parents Get Divorced? Sometimes, parents don’t want to be married anymore, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t love their kids anymore.
  • Mister Rogers Talks About Divorce: In these episodes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Prince Tuesday meets a friend with divorced parents and worries about whether his parents will get divorced, too.
  • What Is Divorce? On Sesame Street, Abby talks about the big feelings she has about her parents’ divorce.
  • Blended Families Can Work: It can be hard when your mom or dad marries someone who has kids, but if you and your parents are patient and work together, you can make a blended family work for everyone.

Resources for Teens

  • Conflict Resolution for Teens: Learn about the types of conflict you might experience and how you can deal with them in a healthy way.
  • Teens and Domestic Violence: Abusing others is never OK, even if they’re family or a boyfriend or girlfriend. It’s important to learn healthy ways to deal with negative feelings, and it’s also important to speaking up about domestic or relationship violence.
  • Ten Things Every Teenager Should Know About Consent: Your body is yours, and you have the right to say no to anything that makes you uncomfortable at any time.
  • Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships: Learn what a healthy relationship looks like, and don’t stay in a relationship that isn’t healthy.
  • Ten Teen Parenting Tips: Teens who suddenly become parents have a whole new set of challenges to face, and this list can help you figure out what you need to do to be a better parent.

Health and Safety Resources

Resources for Children

  • Stranger Danger: Follow these tips to keep yourself safe from people who might want to hurt you.
  • Child Abuse: Learn about the ways that children can be abused and what you can do to stop it.
  • Kiko and the Hand : Read this book to learn about the Underwear Rule, which explains how some kinds of touching are not OK.
  • Kids and Suicide: When some kids aren’t very mentally healthy, they might want to end their lives. It’s important to know the signs to look for so you can help a friend to get the help they need.
  • Four Ways to Say No to Drugs: If someone tries to get you to use drugs, you need to be ready to say no to keep yourself safe and avoid breaking the law.

Resources for Teens