Monthly Resources – January 2023
Boys Town: Saving Children, Healing Families offers a five-page resource designed for parents to offer their children. Anyone who cares about youth can offer this to them. Access the resource here. Visit this page to request that the resource be sent to your email inbox.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) offers multiple resources on its Mental Health page. Support for coping with various stressors or for helping children to cope with stress can be found on this page. Public health data, the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, more specific resources for certain populations, and an interactive tool for various uncomfortable feelings are included in CDC offerings.
The Cook Center for Human Connection created My Life is Worth Living, a series of brief animated videos that “promote a path to hope.” Five different characters are adolescents who struggle with difficult, but not uncommon, issues. For each character, four videos chronicle a path from despair to hope, always involving meaningful relationships with others. Extension lessons are available for each episode!
Mental Health America (MHA) offers 31 Tips to Boost Your Mental Health, three of which offer further links. MHA also offers Live Your Life Well – The 10 Tools. For each of the ten tools, a page of detailed information and further links are provided.
The National Institute of Mental Health provides links, videos and fact sheets about various aspects of mental health. This site offers advice for knowing when to seek professional help, discussing mental health concerns with a primary care provider who can refer to a mental health professional, and what to do in a crisis.