24/7 Emergency Resources
If you are experiencing a life-threatening crisis, please call 911 right away.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can be reached at (800) 273-8255
The Crisis Text Line can be reached by texting GO to 741-741
The TrevorLifeline LGBTQ suicide prevention hotline can be reached at (866) 488-7386, texting START to 678-678, or through their website https://www.thetrevorproject.org/get-help-now/.
The Safe Horizon/RAINN domestic abuse, rape, and incest hotline can be reached at (800) 621-4673
Mental Health in Children and Adolescents
A dedicated child health site founded and run by pediatrician Ren Chats: http://www.childhealth-explanation.com
Child and adolescent information from the National Institute of Mental Health: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/child-and-adolescent-mental-health/index.shtml
Information on depression in teens: http://www.about-teen-depression.com
Information on emerging adults, who lie somewhere between adolescence and adulthood: http://www.apa.org/monitor/jun06/emerging.aspx
Resources for teens struggling with substance abuse or peer pressure: https://teens.drugabuse.gov
Building resilience in children and families through Conscious Discipline
1) Guiding the Most Challenging Children
National Institute of Health -- National Institute of Mental Health
The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. Their website includes information on a vast array of mental health topics.
Drug & Alcohol Addiction
To learn about substance abuse, addiction, and recovery: https://www.addictiongroup.org/resources/
For tools and resources to help empower those with substance abuse addiction: Rehab.Help.org
To find rehab centers in New York: https://www.help.org/drug-and-alcohol-rehab-centers-in-new-york-ny/
Information from NIDA to educate and empower teens related to substance abuse topics: https://teens.drugabuse.gov