Mental Health Resources for Parents
Free resources from Dr. Cam, Family Coach
Dr. Cam Ph.D. is a popular Adolescent Psychologist and Family Success Coach. In one of her free resource guides, called 10 Secrets to Raising Teens she says, “It may be difficult to believe, but when your teen is giving you attitude, rolling her eyes at you, or asking you to drop her off a block away from her friend’s house, she still needs your support and approval more than ever.”
Bullied Broken Redeemed
Bullied Broken Redeemed is a trusted resource for students, parents, counselors, and teachers to navigate and overcome the epidemic of bullying. Their unique approach to healing includes Bullied Borken Redeemed, a book that journals the trauma of a teen who was bullied and later became a bully. This rare window into the world of bullying is a springboard for opening conversations with students and educating parents to the harsh environment their teens face.
The Recovery Village
The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab delivers comprehensive treatment services for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. With locations across the country, The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab offers patients a full continuum of care, including medical detox, residential services and outpatient programs.
The Recovery Village Drug and Alcohol Rehab helps people on their journey to lifelong recovery through:
Counseling for co-occurring mental health conditions
Personalized treatment plans
Healing amenities and therapy options
Check out the free resource below on Mood Disorders in Children, which provides insight into treatment options as well as how to identify if your child is struggling with a mood disorder.
Southern California Sunrise Recovery Center
The Southern California Sunrise Recovery Center provides a judgement free, compassionate environment where barriers to care and recovery are removed, and each person can grow and advance at their own pace. Their Orange County Mental Health Treatment Center strives to increase each patient’s confidence, independence, and understanding of their needs in a way that aids them in their personal and professional growth. It is their goal to help our patients develop tools that they can use consistently to sustain comfort and independence.
Boulder Crest Foundation
The Veteran-led Boulder Crest Foundation uses the proven science of Posttraumatic Growth to heal, train, and advocate for combat veterans, first responders, and their families who have experienced trauma.
Bounder Crest develops, delivers, and scales transformative programs to ensure these remarkable men and women transform struggle into strength and lifelong growth, so they can live the great lives they deserve.
More broadly, Boulder Crest is working to improve outcomes for veterans and first responders through training that teaches individuals how to live healthy and fulfilling lives.
The Truman Group
The Truman Group provides high-quality remote psychotherapy and mental health consultation to expatriates living around the world. We work with individuals, couples, families, and children in regions of the world that have few local English-speaking resources available for mental health.
Most of Truman Group's providers have either lived overseas themselves or have extensive experience treating people who have lived and worked internationally. In short, we understand both the joys and demands that accompany living in a foreign country and culture.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation and to improve the lives of individuals living with mental and substance use disorders, and their families. SAMHSA's vision is to provide leadership and resources – programs, policies, information and data, funding, and personnel – advance mental and substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery services in order to improve individual, community, and public health. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance misuse and mental illness on America's communities.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, they are an alliance of more than 600 local Affiliates and 48 State Organizations who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.
25% of all Tangled Up book proceeds in the month of May go to NAMI for National Mental Health Awareness Month!
Check out Dr. Tim Jordan's Article on Anxiety
Every girl needs to learn to reframe, tame, and love their anxiety. Unfortunately, most girls tend to have a complicated relationship with anxiety. They judge it, get frustrated by it, and fear its presence. All of this makes their worry ten times worse, and they end up worrying about their worries. Let me offer you some suggestions about how your daughter can learn to love and appreciate her anxiety.
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM) aims to promote the optimal health and well-being of all adolescents and young adults by supporting adolescent health and medicine professionals through the advancement of clinical practice, care delivery, research, advocacy, and professional development.
The Counseling Teacher
One of Jamie's favorite sites full of resources and an excellent blog. The Counseling Teacher, a middle school counselor from Tennesee herself, is a great resource for all parents.
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