Teen Mental Health - Resources

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Friends, parents, health professionals, educators and our community each play an important role in a teenager’s life. If you’re looking for ways to support someone in your life, our ToolBox is full of resources that can help.


Mental health conditions are common among teens and young adults. 50% of all mental illnesses develop by age 14 and 75% develop by age 24.


Changing the conversation about mental health. Each year, Active Minds’ 16,000 student leaders impact 8 million young adults with programs, campus policy changes, and advocacy efforts to change the culture around mental health.


The Jed Foundation’s Mental Health Resource Center provides essential information about common emotional health issues and shows teens and young adults how they can support one another, overcome challenges, and make a successful transition to adulthood.


Learn about what it means to be mindful and find resources for starting your own mindfulness journey.



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Know the Signs:

Could you or someone you know be living with depression?Depression is a major risk factor for suicide. Observe carefully – sometimes even seemingly small changes in behavior can be indicative of a deeper struggle. Though depression looks a little different for everyone, these are common signs of depression:


  • Feelings of helplessness or hopelessness
  • Loss of interest in daily activities
  • Appetite or weight changes
  • Changes in sleeping habits
  • Loss of energy
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Overwhelming or uncontrollable negative thoughts
  • Anger or irritability
  • Self-loathing
  • Reckless behavior
Breathing Board:

Follow the sides of this square while you breathe. Breathe in for four seconds, hold for four seconds, breathe out for four seconds, hold for four seconds and repeat.

5 Senses Activity:

Use your senses to observe the things around you and ground yourself in the present moment. 

General Mental Health Resources:

Project Helping offers opportunities for virtual and at home volunteer experiences to support healthcare professionals, teen mental health, care packages for seniors, and more.


Free Guided Meditations: The UCLA Mindful Awareness Resource Center offers free guided meditations as well as other programming and resources to help calm your mind. 


Suicide Hotline & Crisis Helpline: Free, confidential support from a helpline or hotline near you. Online chat, text or phone.


Suicide Prevention Lifeline: If you are concerned about yourself or a friend, don’t hesitate to reach out. For free help from a trained crisis counselor 24/7/365:

  • Call or Text “988”
  • 1.800.273.8255 remains in service
  • Chat Online at 988lifeline.org/chat