For Teens & Young Adults

  • 10 Mental Health Conditions that Commonly Plague College Students
  • Active Minds: “Active Minds is the leading nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking.  We are changing the culture on campuses and in the community by providing information, leadership opportunities and advocacy training to the next generation.”
  • All of Us: “All of Us is a mental health campaign founded by UCLA undergraduate students to rethink the way mental health is viewed and treated on the UCLA campus and within the surrounding community through awareness, education, and advocacy.”
  • College Re-Entry: “College Re-Entry is a non-residential program in NYC that helps young adults return to college after a mental health challenge. Our expertise lies in helping you build and implement an action plan to get back to college and develop capacities to do well, both in and outside of the classroom.”
  • Generation Hopeful: “Generation Hopeful is many things- a community organization, an idea, and a movement.  Focused around the work of Jennifer Renick, a current college junior, Generation Hopeful is dedicated to advancing the cause of adolescent mental health and lessening suicide, self-harm, and depression amongst teens.”
  • International Association for Youth Mental Health: “The IAYMH was established in 2012 to assist in advocating and collaborating for the mental health needs of young people across the world.”
  • MyHealthyU: “A space to share what’s going on in college mental health. What does emotional health mean on your campus?”
  • Need2: “Suicide prevention, education, and support. NEED2 works every day to actively prevent suicide through our anonymous chatting/texting service for youth in crisis (Youthspace.ca) and through suicide prevention presentations in schools (Suicide Awareness for Youth).”
  • OK2TALK: “The goal of OK2TALK is to create a community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems and encourage them to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. Anyone can add their voice by sharing creative content such as poetry, inspirational quotes, photos, videos, song lyrics and messages of support in a safe, moderated space. We hope this is the first step towards getting help and feeling better.”
  • Orygen Youth Health: “Orygen Youth Health (OYH) is a world leading youth mental health organisation based in Melbourne, Australia, with a specialised youth mental health clinical service, internationally renowned research centre and integrated training and communications program.”
  • Reach Out: “ReachOut is an information and support service using evidence based principles and technology to help teens and young adults facing tough times and struggling with mental health issues. All content is written by teens and young adults, for teens and young adults, to meet them where they are, and help them recognize their own strengths and use those strengths to overcome their difficulties and/or seek help if necessary.”
  • Sound Off!: “Sound Off is a youth-led social initiative to get young people mobilized around mental health issues. Tell us what is working (or not working) to support your mental health.”
  • Strength of Us: “StrengthofUs is an online community designed to inspire young adults impacted by mental health issues to think positive, stay strong and achieve their goals through peer support and resource sharing. We believe every young adult deserves to feel hopeful, supported and encouraged to love who they are. StrengthofUs is a user-generated and user-driven community; so basically it’s whatever you make it. Everything here has been developed and created by and for young adults with you specifically in mind. We hope every time you visit, you find hope, encouragement and support.”
  • Student Minds: “Student Minds is the UK’s leading student mental health charity. We believe that peer interventions can change the state of student mental health. We deliver research-driven training and support to equip students to bring about positive change on their campuses through campaigning and facilitating peer support programmes.”
  • The Jack Project: “The Jack Project is a charitable organization founded in 2010 as the legacy of Jack Windeler, a student at Queen’s University who tragically and unexpectedly died by suicide. Here at The Jack Project, we have a focus on opening up the conversation about mental health, and encouraging young people to take care of themselves and their peers.”
  • The Project: “The Project is a new peer support network that has been set up to support young people age 12-24 with mental health issues, and their parents and carers. Based in Axminster, this is a free service open to young people and their parents and carers from across East Devon, South Somerset and West Dorset.”
  • Walk In Our Shoes
  • WhatWorks4U: “We want to know what treatments you’ve tried and how helpful you think these treatments are. This will help us put together information on lots of different treatments for lots of different problems. This will give everyone a much better idea of which treatments are helpful, and which treatments are not helpful, for mental health problems.”
  • Your Life Your Voice: “The Boys Town National Hotline is a toll free number available to kids, teens and young adults at anytime. Please contact us if you’re depressed, contemplating suicide, being physically or sexually abused, on the run, addicted, threatened by gang violence, fighting with a friend or parent, or if you are faced with an overwhelming challenge.”
  • Youthbeyondblue
  • Youth MOVE NationalYouth M.O.V.E National is the only youth led national organization devoted to improving services and systems that support positive growth and development by uniting the voices of individuals who have lived experience in various systems including mental health, juvenile justice, education, and child welfare.”

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