Parents, other family members, and teachers are often well placed to recognize whether a youth may be suffering from a mental health problem. However, it is not always easy to differentiate between normal ‘teen angst’ and something that could be more serious. Set out below are websites containing resources and information to support families and teachers of youth who may be experiencing a mental health problem. Many of these sites include information on potential warning signs as well as tips on talking to youth about mental health.
If your child or student is having a mental health crisis you should seek help urgently by calling 911 or going to your local hospital’s emergency room.