Mental Health Resources
Below is a List of Mental Health Resources
This is certainly not exhaustive but a starting point.
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry http://www.aacap.org
Facts for families from A-Z on 98 different topics, including discipline, divorce, bullying, grief, adolescent development, self-injury, step-families, videogames and many more. Resources for families, including statistics on child and adolescent mental illness.
Mental Health America (formerly National Mental Health Association) http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net
Information on all mental health topics, fact sheets, disorders and treatments, medication, and more.
Coping with stress checklist http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/information/get-info/stress/coping-with-stress-checklist
Anxiety Disorders http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/go/information/get-info/anxiety-disorders/anxiety-disorders
U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services-
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) http://mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/
Excellent overview of what mental health is, and specific information re: adolescent mental health. Easy to read style makes this extremely useful. Also contains a link to "A Family Guide to Keeping Youth Mentally Healthy & Drug Free."
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) http://www.nimh.nih.gov/healthinformation/index.cfm
Signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for mental disorders
Mental Health Association of Minnesota http://www.mentalhealthmn.org
Helps individuals find access to services, or problem-solve a situations, on a one-to-one basis. They are your advocates. Includes a screening tool for mood and anxiety disorders.
Allina Behavioral Health Services http://www.allina.com/ahs/bhs.nsf/
Information on abuse & violence, addiction & substance abuse, eating disorders, support groups, and more.
Information on 40 different mental and emotional conditions: http://www.allina.com/ahs/bhs.nsf/page/hlthtopics
MN Association for Children's Mental Health http://www.macmh.org
MN Department of Human Services - Children's Mental Health http://www.dhs.state.mn.us