Teen Mental Health Web Site – Resources and Support

Teen Mental Health.

Teen Mental Health is a Canada-based web site designed to improve “the mental health of youth by the effective translation and transfer of scientific knowledge.” There are sections for parents, educators, and health care professionals. While the demographic data focus on Canada, the science is universal. Check out this site for information that you can use!


Steven Pinker speaks about mental illness on campus

Harvard Speaks Up – YouTube.

Steven Pinker, a world-renowned psychologist at Harvard University talks about recognizing mental illness and getting help. You are not alone!


Depression on Campus – YouTube

Depression on Campus – YouTube.

Here is a student who shares his experience with depression. You are not alone!

Parent Handbook on Depression in Children and Adolescents

Handbook-coverHere is a great resource from Erika’s Lighthouse, a Chicago-area-based organization dedicated to raising awareness about mental health and depression. The Parent Handbook on Childhood and Adolescent Depression is a 66-page document that covers a range of issues for parents and teens. Topics include facts about depression, how to get help, issues of living with depression at home and at school, and various treatment options. It is a good read and very useful for understanding what adolescents and young adults face when dealing with depression.



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