For Parents Worried About Their Teenager
Navigating one’s own health is hard enough. As a parent, you’re also tasked with managing your child’s health – both the physical and mental. According to the World Health Organization, half of all mental health conditions start by 14 years of age but most cases are undetected and untreated. What can you do as a parent to monitor and care for your teenager’s mental health? Below are some resources to get you started.
Parent's Guide to Teen Depression
It's hard to differentiate between normal teenage growing pains and depression. Here’s how you can recognize the signs. Read more »
AACAP Resources for Parents
Concise, up-to-date information on psychological issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families. Read more »
Learning How to Help Your Child
Having a child with a mental health condition can be a challenge, but there are ways to help make things easier. Read more »
Families: Mental Illness & Substance Use
Family support can play a major role in helping a loved one with mental and substance use disorders. Read more »
Your loved one’s condition is not your fault (or your loved one’s fault). You can’t make your loved one well, but you can offer support, understanding, and hope. Read more »
For Teenagers Worried About A Family Member
Perhaps you’re not the one struggling with mental health and instead, you’re concerned about a family member. Below are some resources for teenagers on helping a relative with their mental health.