Top Mental Health Resources for Teens
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) WISQARS Leading Causes of Death Reports in 2017, suicide is the second leading cause of death from ages 10 – 34. That is an outrageous statistic!! After realizing this statistic, we wanted to put this blog article to include mental health resources for teens.
If you are in crisis
If you are in a crisis, thinking about self-harm or suicide, call the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), which is available 24 hours, 7 days a week. This lifeline offers free and confidential support for anyone in distress. You can also visit their website https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/.
Teenage Impact Podcast Interviews
There have been over 60 Teenage Impact podcast interviews. These interviews ranged from being suicidal to being so anxious that they were not being able to leave their house, being sexually abused, experiencing racism, low confidence issues, raped, and the list.
One thing they all had in common was they were not afraid to open up to people eventually. We cannot get through struggles in our life alone. If you don’t reach out to help, then it can lead to you acting out in school, getting in trouble, substance abuse, and thoughts about ending your life. This is a burden you shouldn’t have to carry alone.
Subjects these organizations cover
The list of these mental health resources for teens varies in issues ranging from bullying, suicide, abuse, substance abuse, AIDs, eating disorders, crisis support, depression, teen pregnancy, racism, and other struggles that you may face.
We tried to put together as many organizations as possible. It is normal to feel overwhelmed. Reaching out to these organizations and being open to receiving help is the first step to any recovery. Don’t be ashamed to reach out. Most of these mental health resources for teens are managed by professionals and are strictly confidential. Don’t feel embarrassed to reach out.
If you feel like we missed any organizations, contact-free to reach out, we always want to make this list grow.
To support the growing need for mental health resources for teens, here is a list of all the organizations and their websites that may help your needs (in no particular order):
National Institute of Mental Health: https://www.nimh.nih.gov
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders: https://anad.org/
National Eating Disorder: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org
National Alliance on Mental Illness: https://www.nami.org/Home
Teenage Impact: https://www.teenageimpact.com/
Teen Line: https://teenlineonline.org/
Crisis Support Services of Nevada: https://cssnv.org/
Addiction Care Options: https://addictioncareoptions.com/
Thursday’s Child: http://www.thursdayschild.org/
The Trevor Project: https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance: https://www.dbsalliance.org/
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors: https://www.taps.org/
Boys Town: https://www.boystown.org/
National Runaway Switchboard: https://www.1800runaway.org/
Lovieisrespect, a Teen abuse hotline: https://www.loveisrespect.org/
National Domestic Violence Hotline: https://www.thehotline.org/
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN): https://www.rainn.org/
American Sexual Health Association: http://www.ashasexualhealth.org/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/
LGBT National Help Center: http://www.glnh.org/talkline
Trans Lifeline: http://www.glnh.org/talkline
Mental Health America: https://www.mhanational.org/
Baby Safe Heaven: http://safehaven.tv/
Postpartum Support International: https://www.postpartum.net/
Birthright International: https://birthright.org/
Teen Health & Wellness: https://teenhealthandwellness.com/
Youth Tech Health: https://yth.org/
Teen Help: https://www.teenhelp.com/
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: https://www.aacap.org//
Teen Mental Health: http://teenmentalhealth.org/
Accredited Online Schools: https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/student-mental-health-resources/
Cyber Sensible: https://cyber-sensible.com/
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: https://www.samhsa.gov/
Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology: https://effectivechildtherapy.org/
W.K. Kellogg Foundation: http://www.racialequityresourceguide.org/resources/resources
Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice, & Health: https://www.racialhealthequity.org/
It can be intimidating to take that first step to reach out for help. You think you can fight alone, but you shouldn’t have to. We have provided these mental health resources for teens so you can reach out.
Find one or few of these organizations which you think can help and reach out to them.
Take notes as you speak to them and help you create an action plan to overcome whatever you are going through.
It is not going to be easy, but it will be worth it. We believe that you can conquer your life battles. Teenage Impact is by your side.
Reach out to us if you can’t find what you are looking for.
Best of luck!!