Mental Health & Young People
The emotional and mental health and wellness of young people is always a priority, especially during times of crisis when they need additional support from caring adults and connections. Below are a few carefully curated resources related to the mental health of young people in times of trauma and crisis.
FOR YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS
Love is Louder Action Center, The JED Foundation.
Resources and tips for youth and young adults for taking care of physical and mental health, and supporting each other during this time of uncertainty.
Suicide Prevention Resource Center.
In response to social distancing measures and the overwhelming amount of news about the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the SPRC has compiled a selection of resources on mental health and coping during this difficult time.
COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide, National Alliance for Mental Illness.
– Self-Care Tips, Information and FAQ’s for Individuals.
#Real Time for COVID-19.
Real time ways (text, live chat, and hotlines) for young people to connect with someone if they are experiencing or exhibiting unhealthy or abuse behavior or need advise for someone in their life.
FOR ADOLESCENT HEALTH & YOUTH SERVING PROFESSIONALS
Tips, Resources, Guides and Checklists for E-Mentoring for the COVID-19 Crisis
from The National Mentoring Partnership.
Supporting Youth in the Wake of Trauma
, a guide from the National Mentoring Partnership provides mentors with recommendations and resources to help them support youth who have faced experiences with violence or trauma. Topics addressed include helping youth process their emotions, ask for help, and channel uncertain feelings into positive action. The resource includes information on a mentor’s role in these conversations, how to communicate effectively about these topics, ways to provide support, and strategies for building facilitating group and community conversations about violence and trauma.
Developmental Relationships: Insights from FrameWorks Institute (April 2020)
Part 1: Communicating about Developmental Relationships: What to Do and Why It Works [Webinar Archive] [Handout]
Part 2: Communicating Effectively about Developmental Relationships: Digging into the Challenges [Webinar Archive] [Handout]
Adolescent Mental Health and Well-Being Webinar Series
Originally hosted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health – Region V Adolescent Health Network (2018). This webinar series addressed a variety of topics including student mental health, healthy sleep, healthy relationships and other adolescent health and mental health topics. View archived recordings, slides, and related materials and handouts.