Mental Health

Mental Health and Counseling in Schools

Improving Health Through Trauma-Informed Care

Presenters: Leah Harris, Trauma-Informed Care Specialist and Coordinator of Consumer Affairs for the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD), Eddy Machtinger, MD, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Women's HIV Program at the UCSF. and Mary Blake, CRE, ITE, Public Health Advisor at SAMHSA

Kids Mental Health Info

Experts developed this website to help parents and caregivers understand their child's mental health issues. We have expanded the site to offer videos and training for early care and education providers and pediatric providers.

Young Minds Advocacy Project: Infographics We love!

At Young Minds Advocacy Project, we believe data can be an incredible tool to elicit public and decision-makers' action on important issues. That's why we've rounded up some of the best (and most user-friendly) infographics to help readers like you inform and educate your network about making mental health a priority!

School-Based Health Alliance

Several resources to help improve and expand mental health services - whether in your school-based health center (SBHC), school, district or state!

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School-Based Health Centers: On the Front Line of Mental Health

SBHCs are the ideal location for primary care and mental health staff to collaboratively address students' physical and mental health needs - leading to greater success in school and in life

Quality Assessment and Improvement in School-Based Health

5-step guide developed by the Center for School Mental Health and School-Based Health Alliance

Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder, sometimes called manic depression, is a disorienting condition that causes extreme shifts in mood.

Body Image

Assessing body image from a parental and child's perspective

Child and Youth Emergency Mental Health Care

This report reviews current practices for children, youth and families visiting hospital emergency rooms for mental health conditions and makes recommendations for policy actions to improve care and encourage more community-based services.

Helping Children Cope with Tragedy

Whether it is a violent crime or a natural disaster, talking with children about traumatic events can be difficult.

A Model and Recommendations for Promoting the Mental Wellness of the Nation's Young People

Child Trends considered the evidence for interventions, both prevention- and promotion-oriented, that can improve mental wellness at the multiple levels of individual, family, school, and community.

School Violence Solutions

Social workers focus on the mental health aspect

Early Puberty Linked to Increase Risk of Depression in Teens

Youngsters who enter puberty early are at increased risk for depression, a new study suggests.

Tools for Life

Tools for LifeĀ® Relationship-building Solutions are fun, highly interactive resources for schools, child care centers, homes and community agencies with 3 - 13-year-olds.

Impact of Domestic Violence on Children

A growing body of literature shows that children exposed to domestic violence are more likely than their peers to experience a wide range of difficulties.

Depression Health Center

Want to learn more about exercise and depression? Many studies show that people who exercise regularly benefit from a positive boost in mood and lower rates of depression.

Primary Care Can Help Tackle Mental Health Care Disparities Among Ethnic Minorities

The special issue contains 13 articles, including a review of research on care for depressed ethnic minorities, a study of urban adults receiving mental health services after exposure to trauma and an analysis of depression treatment among Latino primary care patients.

State Resources

Mental and Behavioral Health Services Scan 2014

The Connecticut Commission on Health Equity's (CHE) overall mission is to eliminate health disparities based on race, ethnicity, gender, and linguistic ability through research, advocacy, and legislative action.

Children's Behavioral Health Plan

The Connecticut General Assembly Public Act 13-178 calls for the Department of Children and Families to develop a statewide behavioral health plan for children.

Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership

Whether you're a provider or a member of the partnership, here, you'll find the information needed to provide or access behavioral health and support services and details on those programs.

Mental Health Association of Connecticut, Inc.

A statewide not-for-profit agency that provides direct services to adults with persistent mental illness presents workshops about mental health and mounts reform efforts to help shape state policies and laws.

Connecticut's Network of Care for Behavioral Health

This Web site is a resource for individuals, families, and agencies concerned with mental health. It provides information about mental health services, laws, and related news, as well as communication tools and other features.

Connecticut Health Foundation

Expanding health equity.

Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, Inc.

CHDI advances and informs improvements in primary and preventive pediatric health and mental health care programs, practices, and policies in Connecticut, focusing on disadvantaged and underserved children and their families.

TeenTalk Summit Promotes Mental Health in Schools

Kids in Crisis places counselors in Fairfield County schools

Turning Point CT

Guiding the search for mental wellness