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TeenMentalHealth.org [web resource]

teenmentalhealthorg383TeenMentalHealth.org is non profit organization that creates educational, training, and clinical care materials and programs designed for use in schools and care settings to promote mental health literacy, clinical care capacity, self-care and psychoeducation, and evaluation of existing programs and interventions.  Mental health information (products and training programs) are designed to address the needs of youth ages 12 to 25 years, families, educators, health providers, policy makers and others.TeenMentalHealth.org’s work is evidence-based and nearly all reports and resources are freely available and downloadable from their website.

School mental health literacy

The mental health literacy interventions include:

  • A curriculum resource (the Guide) designed to be applied by teachers in usual classroom settings
  • “Go To” training designed to enhance identification, triage, referral and school based support of young people at high risk for a mental disorder.


The campus mental health literacy resource “Transitions” provides first-year (college freshmen) students with information on topics including time management, relationships, sexual activity, mental illness, suicide and addictions. The guide also includes mental health self-help information and recommendations where students can go to get help on their campus. The book and pocket sized book are available on Amazon, and it is also available as an iStore App and at the iBook Store. It has demonstrated significant positive impact on knowledge enhancement, stigma reduction, and help-seeking intent.


The toolbox contains tools for diagnosis and management of common mental disorders in young people.  These resources (Family Pack; Mini-magazines, etc) are freely available online for use by community health clinics, schools, and mental health NGOs.

Other Resources

Improve your mental health literacy in the Learn section of the website.  Topics include ADHD, eating disorders, substance abuse, teen behavior, sleep, self-harm, anxiety, stress, and more.

Learn about clinical tools designed to assist in customizing treatment approaches, programs for educators and school staff, educational resources for parents and families, and how friends can support people in their lives who are dealing with mental health issues under the Care section of the website.  Most content is available in a number of different languages.

About TeenMentalHealth.org

TeenMentalHealth.org is based in Halifax,  Nova Scotia, Canada. They work in association with the academic team of the Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health at Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Sciences Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

A screening can help you determine if you or someone you care about should contact a mental health professional. Care Managers can arrange a free 30 minute Care Consultation so you can explore options with an expert. Call or email our Care Managers at 650.688.3625 or caremanager@chconline.org to set up an initial Consultation appointment.

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