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Children’s Mental Health

What is children’s mental health?

Child Mind Institute website
Website of resources for families on education, care and research on children’s mental illness and mental health.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website
CDC website with child-focused mental health resources for parents, caregivers and more.

Sesame Street in Communities resources
Sesame Street TV show-related resources on talking to children about coping with traumatic experiences.

The Relationship Between Bullying and Suicide PDF
PDF report from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control on bullying and suicide and what it means for parents, youth and schools.

How do I help a friend or family member concerning children’s mental health?

Teen Mental Health.org website
Easy to read website with resources for teens, friends, parents and more on identifying, management and getting help for mental illness.

Your Life Your Voice website
Boys Town webpage with information on mental illness, stress and coping, thoughts of suicide and more with a teen and family focus.

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) resources
List of resources geared toward teens, including support for bullying, depression, eating disorders, mental health and more.

Where can I find LGBTQ+ and Ally resources?

Trans Lifeline organization
Phone line and nonprofit organization offering emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community. English and Spanish call line available.

The Trevor Project organization
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Where can I find additional support and information?

You Matter website
You Matter, a website of the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, is a safe space for youth to discuss and share stories about mental health and wellness.

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Access free, 24/7 confidential support for people in distress, prevention crisis and resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Foundation 2 Crisis Center website
Foundation 2 Crisis Center provides 24/7, free crisis intervention and suicide intervention and prevention services across Iowa.

¿Dónde puedo encontrar recursos en español?

Información y recursos de Salud Mental Infantil
Información que puede descargar sobre la salud mental de los niños, incluyendo TDAH, buscando ayuda y lidiando con traumas.

Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades
Información sobre la salud mental de los niños de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades.

 

 

Adult Mental Health

What is mental health?

National Alliance on Mental Illness Iowa website
NAMI Iowa website with education, support resources, peer support trainings and more.

Mental Health America (MHA) website
MHA website with education, support resources, public policy information and more on mental health.

National Council for Behavioral Health website
Website with mental health policy, consulting and training, educational topics, events and more for children, adults and families.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) website
ADAA website with education, resources and more for managing feelings of anxiety and depression.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on Anxiety Disorders website
NAMI webpage on anxiety disorder symptoms, types of anxiety disorders, causes, treatment and more.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on depression and anxiety website
CDC webpage on depression and anxiety symptoms, causes, risks, treatment and more.

Where can I find LGBTQ+ and ally resources?

Trans Lifeline organization
Phone line and nonprofit organization offering emotional and financial support to trans people in crisis – for the trans community, by the trans community. English and Spanish call line available.

The Trevor Project organization
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

Where can I find additional support and information?

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Free, 24/7 confidential support for people in distress, prevention crisis and resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

Foundation 2 Crisis Center website
Foundation 2 Crisis Center provides 24/7, free crisis intervention and suicide intervention and prevention services across Iowa.

Office of Consumer Affairs (OCA) website
The OCA is operated by NAMI Iowa and offers phone, email, and social media support for people with serious mental illness and parents of children with serious emotional disorders. Education, awareness and training opportunities are available.

¿Dónde puedo encontrar recursos en español?

Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades
Información sobre la ansiedad y la depresión de los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades.

MentalHealth.gov sitio web sobre salud mental
Sitio web con variedad de recursos de salud mental, apoyo y herramientas.

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