Youth Mental Health Resources
Supporting the social-emotional needs of youth can be challenging. When it comes to mental health, it’s important to have resources available to help youth professionals and families navigate each situation. This ever-growing list contains links to a variety of quality resources. For immediate mental health resources and support call 988.
HOW RIGHT NOW
The CDC’s How Right Now campaign is designed to strengthen emotional wellbeing and resiliency. It does this in a variety of ways. First, it asked “how are you feeling today?” Youth then choose from the options of afraid, angry, grieving, lonely, sad, stressed, worried, or not sure. When you click on each emotion it takes you through a variety of articles and resources that can help someone work through these emotions. There is also an option that helps walk someone through what it looks like to open up about their mental health and speaks on the importance of conversations. This ranges from both having meaningful conversations, to learning how to listen with compassion. It has an option for people who need immediate help and where they can reach out depending on what their emergency issue is. In addition, users can access an option where they can hear from those who have the same struggles as them. This page is a great resource for those looking to work through sometimes difficult and heavy emotions.
YOUTH ENGAGED 4 CHANGE
The Youth Engaged 4 Change offers solutions to the statement I want to…find opportunities, find answers or find inspiration. Finding opportunities allows you to look into a variety of different categories including: internships, jobs, leadership, professional developments, scholarships and grants, and volunteering & service that are offered in your area and your state. This is a great tool for those looking to get involved, but not sure where to start. Finding answers opens the door to look into a variety of important topics facing our community and country as a whole. These topics vary from employment, to foster care, to juvenile justice, to building healthy relationships, to many more. Each option provides a plethora of resources and articles pertaining to the topic. Find inspiration shares real stories of real people in hopes to give others hope that these things are truly obtainable. Their mission is to provide youth-focused resources and opportunities that inspire and empower young people to make a difference in their lives and in the world around them by improving their knowledge and leadership skills.