Youth Resources

LGBTQIA+ Resources


Please note: The resources included here are not endorsed by NAMI, and NAMI is not responsible for the content of or service provided by any of these resources. CenterLink LGBT Community Center Member Directory The American Psychological Association (APA)
Provides educational and support resources on a range of LGBTQ topics. The Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists
Offers many resources for LGBT individuals experiencing mental health conditions and psychiatric professionals with LGBT clients. The Gay and Lesbian Medical Association's Provider Directory
A search tool that can locate a LGBTQ-inclusive health care provider. The LGBT National Help Center
Offers confidential peer support connections for LGBT youth, adults and seniors, including phone, text and online chat. The National Center for Transgender Equality
Offers resources for transgender individuals, including information on the right to access health care. The Trevor Project
A support network for LGBTQ youth providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention, including a 24-hour text line (text “START” to 678678). Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE)
Delivers educational and support resources for LGBTQ individuals, as well as promotes competency on LGBTQ issues for counseling professionals. Trans Lifeline




Helplines


Crisis Text Line: Visit www.crisistextline.org/ or Text “START” to 741-741 Reach Out 24 Hour Hotline: Call 1-800-522-9054 for information or referrals regarding mental health and substance abuse issues List of International Suicide Hotlines: Visit www.suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html Love is Respect: Visit www.loveisrespect.org/, text “LOVEIS” to 22522, or call 1-866-331-9474 to talk with a peer advocate to prevent and end abusive relationships National Eating Disorder Association: Visit www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/ or call 1-800-931-2237 The Trevor Project: A support network for LGBTQ youth providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention, including a 24-hour text line (text “START” to 678678).

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline : Visit www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)




Online Resources


Please note: The resources included here are not endorsed by NAMI, and NAMI is not responsible for the content of or service provided by any of these resources. Center for Young Women’s Health and Young Men’s Health: These websites provides a series of guides on emotional health, including on test anxiety, depression, bullying, and eating disorders. www.youngwomenshealth.org and www.youngmenshealthsite.org Go Ask Alice!: Geared at young adults, this question and answer website contains a large database of questions about a variety of concerns surrounding emotional health. Girls Health.Gov: The "Your Feelings" section of this website offers guidance to teenage girls on recognizing a mental health problem, getting help, and talking to parents. Jed Foundation: Promoting emotional health and prevent suicide among college students, this website provides an online resource center, ULifeline, a public dialogue forum, Half of Us, and Transition Year, resources and tools to help students transition to college. Teens Health: Providing a safe place for teens who need honest and accurate information, this website provides resources on mental health issues. Teen Mental Health: Geared towards teenagers, this website provides learning tools on a variety of mental illnesses, videos, and resources for friends.




BIPOC / AAPI Resources


Please note: The resources included here are not endorsed by NAMI, and NAMI is not responsible for the content of or service provided by any of these resources. The Steve Fund: crisis support for young people of color. Text STEVE to 741741 to access a culturally trained crisis text line counselor. Black Mental Health Alliance — (410) 338-2642 Provides information and resources and a “Find a Therapist” locator to connect with a culturally competent mental health professional. Therapy for Black Girls Online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls. Offers listing of mental health professionals across the country who provide high quality, culturally competent services to Black women and girls, an informational podcast and an online support community. Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) — Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice and research. It has a dedicated webpage on AAPI resources and research information. Asian Mental Health Collective A new global non-profit organization with the mission of normalizing and de-stigmatizing mental health within the Asian community through projects such as Facebook group, resource library, video web-series and meet-up groups. Circles of Care: Creating Models of Care for American Indian and Alaska Native Youth Describes the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's grant program, Circles of Care, which develops culturally appropriate interventions to serve youth with serious behavioral health challenges. Indian Country Child Trauma Center (ICCTC) (405-271-8858) A SAMHSA-funded program established to develop training, technical assistance, program development and resources on trauma-informed care to tribal communities. Oklahoma City-based center specializes in treatment of Native American children that live with trauma and sexual abuse. American Society of Hispanic Psychiatry Promotes the research, education, advocacy and support for those in the Hispanic community. Offers a “Find a Physician” feature on their website. Mental Health America’s Resources for Latinx/Hispanic Communities General mental health Spanish-speaking resources, including a list of Spanish-language materials and Spanish-language screening tools.




People with Disablities Resources


Please note: The resources included here are not endorsed by NAMI, and NAMI is not responsible for the content of or service provided by any of these resources. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Disability and Health Promotion
The CDC has compiled data, research and programming specifically for people living with a disability. Employer Assistance and Resources Network (EARN) on Disability Inclusion
EARN provides resources for employment seekers and job training for those looking to gain and build skills necessary to succeed in the workforce. National Center on Disability and Journalism
There are a host of disability resources by topic, including advocacy, travel and transportation, and resources for specific disabilities. The ARC
The ARC promotes human rights for people with intellectual disabilities and provides resources and support for families.





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