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Mental Health Topics

Social-Emotional Wellbeing:

Social and emotional wellbeing is an essential part of a healthy childhood. Learn more about how to promote social and emotional wellbeing with your child, no matter what age they are. 
Bring Change to Mind:

It's ok to talk about mental health with anyone! There is no shame in opening up the conversation. Get the facts about mental illness and learn tips for helping to eliminate mental health stigma and start the conversation. 

A Guide to Understanding When a Parent Has a Mental Illness:
Kids may have questions about a parent's mental illness, and it's importance to have a reassuring conversation that provides all the facts. Here are some helpful tips for talking with children and examples of questions they may have. 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:

SAMHSA, under the U.S. Department of Health & Human Serivces is the leading federal agency promoting Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. Visit their website to view events happening around the country and to view their live webcast on May 5th, 2016.

Learn how to engage with youth to promote change, implement evidence-based and innovation programs, and locate program funding in your community
National Alliance on Mental Illness:

NAMI programs provide classes for parens, caregivers, teachers, and healthcare providers on how to care for someone who is experiencing symptoms of mental illness. Video presentations, links to support groups, and advocacy opportunities are also available. 
National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health:

FFCMH has partnered with SAMHSA to provide additional resources for Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. You can see their planned events for this year. 

National Alliance on Mental Illness:

NAMI helps to provide peer-led support groups, information for family members and caregivers of children with mental illness, and a helpline.
Mental Health America:

Parents can search for online and local in-person support groups for a variety of conditions. 
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance:

Provides podcasts, publications, and support to help parents who care for children living with mood disorders. 
Center for Parent Information & Resources:

This website provides information for parents who have a child in crisis and where to find information and services for children with mental health needs.

KTNV Las Vegas - Channel 13:

Nevada Students tackle tough topic amid pandemic mental health struggles

KSNV Las Vegas - Channel 3:
Students discuss mental health challenges during COVID-19 in teen-led panel

SAMHSA Multimedia:
As part of their "Caring for Every Child's Mental Health" Initiative, SAMHSA offers a wide variety of tools and media resources on many different mental health topics. 

SAMHSA Mobile Apps:
SAMHSA offers 3 free mobile apps available for download on iOS and Android devices. Topics include underage drinking prevention, bullying prevention, and emergency behavioral health response.

KSOC-TV is a web-based technical assistance program from SAMHSA featuring behavioral health experts discussing cutting edge issues in children's mental health.Season 3 of KSOC-TV kicked off on January 9 from the 2016 NBC-4 Health & Fitness Expo in Washington, DC. Click the link above to go to their YouTube Channel and see past videos.

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide – please call the National Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK , that is 1-800-273-8255.


Addressing The Youth Mental Health Crisis: The Urgent Need For More Education, Services, & Supports

A report from Mental Health American on the youth mental health crisis & its needs.

Youth Mental Health in a Digital World

Virtual spaces are everywhere and have become a constant presence, offering social connectedness and the ease of instant communication. But the online world of selfies and social media also brings with it challenging situations that can have a negative impact on youth mental health.

Western Nevada - Kids, Teens & Young Adults
One of NAMI’s main goals is to ensure that people get help early. Since mental health conditions typically begin during childhood, adolescence or young adulthood, we have compiled essential information and resources intended to help young people get the mental health support they need.
Support Groups


Mental Health America Spanish Resource Center

Centro de Recursos de Salud Mental en Español

Mental Health America Latinx/Hispanic Communities & Mental Health

Resrouces for Latinx/Hispanic Communities

Discovery Education Guide about Children & Mental Health -Los niños y la salud mental

Provides information about some behaviors that may constitute seeking professional help. This guide outlines several treatment options to consider if a medical professional recommends a child for treatment.

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