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Teens & Mental Health

Visit these online resources geared to teens...

The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds, based Massachusetts General Hospital, is a free online educational resource to empower adults to support the mental, emotional and behavioral well-being of the young people in their lives, in challenging times. It’s innovative multimedia platform offers engaging content with blogs (articles, Q+A, practical tips), videos (short films, PSAs, webinars) and a podcast, all regularly updated by new research, current events and user feedback. Topics include anxiety, stress, depression, learning, trauma, suicide, and societal issues like digital media, cyber bullying, plus self-care and resilience building to manage through uncertainty and promote endurance. Many of these resources are available in Spanish.

Youth MOVE Massachusetts supports an incredibly diverse group of youth and young adults aged 13-35 with diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to youth with lived experience in mental health/behavioral healthcare, who may also experience concerns within the following categories: foster care and adoption, court and probation involvement, medical diagnoses with mental health, co-occurring disorders, LQBTQ+ challenges, homelessness, trauma, school-based issues, displacement due to domestic violence and homelessness, poverty, and concerns around immigration status.

The Jed Foundation is a nonprofit that protects emotional health and prevents suicide for our nation's teens and young adults, giving them the skills and support they need to thrive today...and tomorrow.

We are Ditch the Label, the global youth charity. For over 10 years, we’ve been on a mission to help young people overcome the issues that affect them the most. Whether that’s bullying, mental health, relationships, identity or the tough stuff in-between, we’re here.

The Center for Young Women’s Health (CYWH) is an educational entity that is committed to providing adolescents and young people with carefully researched health information, educational programs, and community spaces. The mission of our website is to help girls, young women, transgender and nonbinary young people, intersex young people, caregivers, educators, and health care providers to improve their understanding of health and development, as well as specific diseases and conditions. We want to empower young people around the world to take an active role in their own health care.

Active Minds is the nation’s premier nonprofit organization supporting mental health awareness and education for young adults. We are dedicated to saving lives and to building stronger families and communities. Through education, research, advocacy, and a focus on young adults ages 14–25, Active Minds is opening up the conversation about mental health and creating lasting change in the way mental health is talked about, cared for, and valued in the United States.

The NAN Project works to promote mental health awareness and suicide prevention programs for young people, using a peer-to-peer model.

You deserve a welcoming, loving world, and so do the people you care about. Here you can reach out to a counselor if you’re struggling, find answers and information, and get the tools you need to help someone else. https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Teen Line is here to provide hope and support if you are struggling. Call, text, or email with us - no matter where you are, who you are, or what you may be feeling, we are here to listen.

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