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Parents and caregivers play vital roles in adolescent mental wellness and suicide prevention. They are in a prime position to provide support for an adolescent with a mental health condition or experiencing a suicidal crisis, encourage them to seek treatment, and help keep them safe. Our resources provide mental health information to guide and educate those who live with teens.

Websites

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the leading national public health institute of the United States. The CDC is a United States federal agency under the Department of Health and Human Services.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI is an association of more than 500 local affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.


Apps

KnowBullying is SAMHSA’s free app will help you boost your children’s confidence, resilience, and build effective strategies for facing bullying. Research shows that parents and caregivers who spend at least 15 minutes a day talking with their children or teens help build strong relationships and prevent bullying. iOS | Android


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