Childhood Depression / Resources
* especially useful for parents
# especially useful for teachers
+ contains materials for kids and teens
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
A website that works to promote an understanding of mental illnesses and remove the stigma associated with them; advance efforts in prevention of mental illnesses, and assure proper treatment and access to services for children and adolescents.
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
Information on eating disorders and assists individuals and their families on finding resources and providing referrals to professionals.
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders CHADD National Office
Education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
A leading patient-directed national organization focusing on the most prevalent mental illnesses. The organization fosters an environment of understanding about the impact and management of these life-threatening illnesses by providing up-to-date, scientifically-based tools and information written in language the general public can understand.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)*
NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families
Mental Health America (MHA) the country’s oldest mental health education and advocacy group. Website has good educational materials .
Families for Depression Awareness *
Click here to be taken directly to Teen Depression Statistics and click on the ‘fact sheet’ for some great information to keep on hand!
*# The Social/emotional portion of this website is especially helpful in understanding the normal social/emotional development of children, and in managing common concerns.
Dr. Richard O’Conner’s website for his book, Undoing Depression. Insightful and practical. Especially useful for those dealing with depression. *#
Child Mind Institute, a wonderful resource for parents and educators.