Mental Health Matters Event Featuring Chris Newlin - September 14, 2021
Mental Health Resources
- National Institute on Mental Health - Resources for child and adolescent mental health.
- Mentalhealth.gov - What to look for and how to talk about mental health.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Mental Health Fact Sheets from NAMI on different mental health conditions
- Mental Health America
- National PTA Family Resources for Emotional Health
- National PTA Healthy Minds: Prioritizing Mental Health
- Child Mind Institute Resources for Families
- Talking to your teen about mental health
- Military Child Resources for mental health
- Not One More: Resources on Addiction
- Suicide Prevention Resources:
- National Children’s Advocacy Center - Prevention and intervention services for children and families.
- The Caring House - Grief Support services
- Crisis Services of North Alabama
- SPEAK of North Alabama Suicide. Prevention. Empowerment. Awareness. Knowledge.
- The Enrichment Center - School-based mental health counseling program
- Wellstone/NOVA Center for Youth and Family - Mental health screenings and treatment resources
- NAMI Huntsville - Area Resources
- United Way of North Alabama - DIAL 2-1-1 from your phone or search the database online to get help with non-emergency needs.
What can you do if you are concerned with your child’s mental health?
Consult with your child’s doctor or pediatrician. Describe what concerns you and ask for recommendations. They may provide a referral for a Mental Health Professional.
Contact key people at your child’s school. Who should you reach out to? The School Counselor is a great resource to start if you aren’t sure. Teachers can also provide insight such as changes or concerns in your child’s behavior. Ask: Are they noticing similar concerns?
Crisis help lines are available:
- National Suicide Prevention Line: Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for free 24-hour help
- Crisis Text Line - A free, 24/7 text line for people in crisis. Text HOME to 741741
If you or your child are in immediate danger, please call 911.
Remember: You are not alone! Reach out for help.