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NAMI: Child & Adolescent Action Center
Comprehensive internet resource list

NAMI On Campus
Student run, student-led organizations that provide mental health support, education, and advocacy in a university or college setting

SAMHSA: Caring for Every Child's Mental Health
Public awareness effort with the mission to increase awareness around children's mental health

National Institute on Mental Health: Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Information and education resources and fact sheets

Online resource for college mental health

National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention
Provides training and technical assistance to Safe Schools/Healthy Students and Project LAUNCH grantees funded by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Center staff work with school districts and communities as they plan, implement, and sustain initiatives that foster resilience, promote mental health, and prevent youth violence and mental and behavioral disorders

The Nemours Foundation's Center for Children's Health: KidsHealth
Information about health, behavior, and development from before birth through the teen years and support

Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Are you in crisis? Please call 1-800-273-TALK or Chat

School Based Youth Suicide Prevention Guide
Tool that provides a framework for schools to assess their existing or proposed suicide prevention efforts (through a series of checklists) and provides resources and information that school administrators can use to enhance or add to their existing program

Society for Prevention of Teen Suicide
Mission is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging overall public awareness through the development and promotion of educational training programs for teens, parents and educators

YellowRibbon.org - For the prevention of teen suicide
Dedicated to preventing youth suicide and attempts by making suicide prevention accessible to everyone and removing barriers to help by empowering communities and individuals through leadership, awareness and education and by collaborating and partnering with support networks to save lives

Teen Suicide - Adolescent Suicide Statistics and Prevention
Offers articles, facts, and information on teenage suicide prevention, adolescent suicide statistics/rates, and related issues

Education And Information

Recovery/Relapse Prevention in Educational Settings: For Youth with Substance Use and Co-occurring mental health disorders
Publication provides information on: 1) youth substance use and treatment; 2) the role of recovery in educational settings; 3) the federal agenda related to recovery; and 4) actions taken by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools (OSDFS) in response to recommendations made at two consultative sessions

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Health Youth! (Mental Health)
Data and statistics

The Unique Needs of Youth with Co-Occurring Mental Health & Substance Abuse Disorders

Helping Youth with Mental Health Needs Avoid Transition Cliffs: Lessons from Pioneering Transition Programs

Atlas: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Resources

Responding to Mental Health Needs of Students
Schools are often where students' mental health needs are discovered and where support is provided

National Assembly on School-Based Health Care: What Students Say about Mental Health

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