Family Resources

  • Child Study Center - NYU School of Medicine
    www.aboutourkids.org Resources and tips on a wide range of issues, including warning signs and early detection of mental health and learning challenges, evidence-based treatment options, suicide, and family issues.
  • Adolescent Wellness Portal
    www.AdolescentWellness.org Resources for schools and parents regarding adolescent mental health and wellness. Downloadable materials include "Making Sense: A Parent’s Guide to a Child’s Psychiatric Hospitalization" and "An Adolescent Mental Health & Wellness Curriculum/A Starter Kit for Schools."
  • American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    www.aacap.org Click on "Families and Youth," then "Facts for Families."
  • eMedicine
    www.emedicine.com In the search bar in the upper left corner, type in a topic, for example, "depression" or "panic disorder." The web site requires that you create a log in and password (for free) before you are able to view the articles.
  • Healthfinder
    www.healthfinder.gov In the search bar at the top, type in a topic, for example, "depression" or "panic disorder."
  • KidsHealth
    www.kidshealth.org Separate sections for children, teens, and parents on a wide variety of health and mental health issues.
  • Medline Plus U.S. National Library of Medicine
    www.medlineplus.gov For information on mental health topics, click on "Health Topics." For information on medications used to treat mental health conditions, click on "Drugs & Supplements."
  • National Association for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
    www.nami.org To read about a mental health issue in children or adolescents, click on "Learn More"; then click on "Mental Health Conditions." Click on a topic of interest.
  • National Institute of Mental Health
    www.nimh.nih.gov Click on "Health & Educations," then click o "Mental Health Information," then click on "Children and Adolescent Mental Health."
  • National Mental Health Information Center Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
    www.mentalhealth.org
  • Screening for Mental Health, Inc.
    www.mentalhealthscreening.org Information about in-person and online screening for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, alcohol problems, and suicide prevention.
  • WebMD
    www.webmd.com In the search bar at the top, type in a topic, for example "autism spectrum disorders," "ADHD," "bipolar disorder," etc.

Books

For books about general mental health issues in children and adolescents, visit these sites.

Anxiety

For information about anxiety disorders in children and adolescents, visit these sites.

  • Anxiety Disorders Association of America
    www.adaa.org To read about generalized anxiety disorder in children and adolescents, click on"Understand the Facts," then click on "Generalized Anxiety."
  • The Child Anxiety Network
    www.childanxiety.net To read about generalized anxiety disorder in children and adolescents, click on "Child Anxiety Disorders"; then click on "Generalized Anxiety Disorder."

Separation Anxiety Disorder

For information about separation anxiety disorder in children and adolescents, visit these sites.

  • The Child Anxiety Network
    www.childanxiety.net To read about separation anxiety disorder in children and adolescents, click on "Child Anxiety Disorders"; then click on "Separation Anxiety Disorder."

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

For information about obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents, visit these sites.

  • Anxiety Disorders Association of America
    www.adaa.org To read about obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents, click on "Understanding the Facts," then click on "Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder"
  • The Child Anxiety Network
    www.childanxiety.net To read about obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents, click on "Child Anxiety Disorders"; then click on "Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder."
  • International OCD Foundation
    www.ocfoundation.org To read about obsessive-compulsive disorder in children and adolescents, click on "OCD in Kids."

Depression

For information about depression in children and adolescents, visit these sites.

  • Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
    www.dbsalliance.org To read about depression in children and adolescents, go to "Education: info, training, events," then click on "Depression."
  • Families for Depression Awareness
    www.familyaware.org To read about depression in teens, click on "Teens/Kids."
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
    www.nami.org To read about depression in children and adolescents click on "Learn More"; then click on "Mental Health Conditions," then click on"Depression"
  • National Institute of Mental Health
    www.nimh.nih.gov To read about depression in children and adolescents, click on "Health & Education" then click on " Mental Health Information." Then click on "Depression"
  • ParentsMedGuide
    www.parentsmedguide.org Information for parents and clinicians about appropriate care for children and adolescents with depression. Created by the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.

Bipolar Disorder

For information about bipolar disorder in children and adolescents, visit these sites.

  • American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    www.aacap.org
  • The Bipolar Child
    www.bipolarchild.com To find out about the book The Bipolar Child, by Demitri and Janice Papolos, click on "About" then click on "The Book - The Biploar Child."
  • Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
    www.bpkids.org 
  • The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
    www.dbsalliance.org To read about bipolar disorder in children and adolescents, go to "Education: info, training, events," then click on "Bipolar Disorder"
  • The Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation
    www.jbrf.org To read about bipolar disorder in children and adolescents, click on "Families," then click on "What is Juvenile Bipolar Disorder?"

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

For information about attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents, visit these sites.

  • Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    www.chadd.org To read about children and adolescents with ADHD, go to "Understanding ADHD" and click on "About ADHD" then click o "Fact Sheets on ADHD." For information about helping children with ADHD succeed in school, go to "Understanding ADHD" and click on "For Parents and Caregivers, " then click on"Education."