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Teen Mental Health

Teen Mental Health

Useful to Parent Centers for sharing with families who have teenagers with special health care needs or mental health concerns. Most materials are also available in Spanish.

This resource-rich page at MedlinePlus pulls together a spectrum of topics related to mental health and includes numerous resources in Spanish. It’s written so as to speak directly to teens, describing in bullet form some of the things they might feel or experience that may indicate the need to seek the help and support of parents, a school counselor, or a healthcare professional. Sections include:

  • where to start;
  • the latest news pertinent to teens (e.g., bullying, smartphone addiction, self-harm);
  • danger signs to look for and comprehensive psychiatric evaluation;
  • treatments and therapies; and
  • related issues (e.g., cliques, dealing with a health condition, coping with trauma, dealing with anger, helping friends who self-harm, peer pressure, and the teenage brain).

The assembled list of various resources come from such authoritative sources as the American Psychological Association, the Nemours Foundation, the CDC, NIMH, American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

To access the Teen Mental Health resources page, visit:

SOURCE ARTICLE: Center for Parent Information and Resources