Mental Health Information

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Facts for families on dozens of topics that impact youth and families, including discipline, divorce, bullying, grief, adolescent development, self-injury, step-families, video games, and more.  Resources for families, including statistics on child and adolescent mental illness.

Glossary of Symptoms:
Defines 17 major mental disorders in easily understandable language. Also provides a resource list. 

Psychiatric Medication
The latest information on children and psychiatric medication.

Resources for Youth:
Includes a series of videos of youth and young adult advocates talking about their experiences with with mental illness.  

American Psychological Association

Calm Clinic Anxiety Guide- How to Live Anxiety Free

Change to Chill

WHAT IS CHANGE TO CHILL? Change to Chill is a free online resource offered by Allina Health aimed at improving mental well-being among teens. Through collaboration with teens, parents, schools and community partners, the program:

* Provides easy-to-use information and resources about stress for teens

* Addresses what stress is, what triggers it and how to recognize its signs

* Equips teens with tools for coping with stress, such as meditation, mindful movement, how-to videos and guided imagery.

Child Mind Institute

Click here for parenting guides on over 60 topics. 

Help Guide

How to Choose a Psychologist

Mental Health America 

Information on all mental health topics, fact sheets, disorders and treatments, medications, and more.

Minnesota Department of Human Services - Children's Mental Health

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Excellent resource!  Warning signs of mental illness, statistics, signs and symptoms, treatment options and more. 
Comprehensive site covering mental health conditions, treatment & services:
Youth resources and support

NAMI - Minnesota: Parent Support Groups

Lists nearby parent support groups.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
NIMH offers authoritative information about mental disorders, a range of related topics, and the latest mental health research.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)