Youth mental health encompasses emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It tends to get a boost from healthy youth development activities, including positive peer and adult relationships, community engagement, and change adaptation skills. Pandemic stressors have interrupted many of these opportunities: it’s urgent that we engage youth now in rebuilding and nurturing their mental health.
This is AMCHP's new 4-part series of learning modules that make a case for Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programs to improve mental health care systems for AYAs. Topics include: Innovation in Service Delivery; Emerging Topical Issues in AYA Mental Health; MCH Workforce Capacity and Skillsets; and Integration of Mental Health into Primary Health for AYAs.
This guide from the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program, is for adults who deliver school- and community-based or one-on-one programs to young people. It includes user-friendly facilitator checklists for before, during, and after program delivery.
This is a searchable database of resources to help teens and young adults make a successful transition to adulthood from a respected nonprofit leader in emotional health and suicide prevention.
This campaign created by WETA-TV public television in Washington, D.C. links to national mental health resources and toolkits from around the country for promoting youth mental health. A story wall for young people and adult advocates works to demystify and destigmatize physical and mental health issues through storytelling.