World Federation for Mental Health

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

U.S. Surgeon General – Reports on mental health topics

Health Behavior in School-aged Children –  A cross-national research study conducted in collaboration with the WHO Regional Office for Europe. The study aims to gain new insight into, and increase our understanding of young people’s health and well-being, health behaviors and their social context.

About School Shootings – A text by Howard Adelman, also containing many links to resources about dealing with school shootings

American Psychiatric Association

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – Guidelines with sections on diagnostic assessment, differential diagnosis, subtypes of PTSD, and treatment

American Academy of Pediatrics

Bipolar Disorder Information

International Family Therapy Association (IFTA)

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy

MentalHelp.net – Information on a wide range of mental health issues

Mental Health America – Addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness

Office of Mental Health, New York State

The Power of Creative Therapy – A source for information on how to help children and adolescents use popular music, something they already listen to and enjoy, as a way to express their feelings. On this site you will find articles about how popular music can be used in therapy.

The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools – Resources for parents aimed at strengthening the well being of children and youth through effective health programs and health care services in schools

Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice – Supporting and promoting preparedness to foster the development and the adjustment of children with or at risk of developing serious emotional disturbance

Yahoo’s Mental Health Directory – Latest reports and some good links

New York University (NYU) Child Study Center – A multi-disciplinary team of professionals dedicated to advancing the field of mental health for children and their families through evidence-based practice, science and education

Aetna Intelihealth – Update information about general and mental health issues

BBC Health – Latest news on health from the British Broadcasting Corporation

  • BBC Mental Health – News about mental health from the British Broadcasting Corporation

International Cultic Studies Association – Information about cults and help for victims

Anxiety and Depression Association of America – Includes information on how to cope with traumatic situations

Screening for Mental Health, Inc.

Students  Against Destructive Decisions – Opening life-saving lines: Negotiating a contract for life. A brochure designed to help parents talk to their kids about life decisions, peer pressure, and destructive behavior.

National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens – An excellent site for teens with information on the effects of drugs. Raises awareness regarding addiction, especially the effects of drugs on the brain.

International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Foundation

Trichotillomania Learning Center – A resource for compulsive hair-pullers, their families and friends, medical and mental health professionals, and others interested in learning about this often-misunderstood disorder

European Commission: Mental Health

HandsOnScotland – is an online resource for anybody working with children and young people. The website provides practical information and techniques on how to respond helpfully to children and young people’s troubling behaviour, build up their self-esteem and promote their positive mental wellbeing.