Chapter 3 of the Surgeon General's 1999 Report on Mental Health provides an extensive analysis of children and mental health including normal development, overview of disorders, treatments, and prevention.
The Child Advocate network provides a wide range of information
on the mental health needs of children, families and professionals.
Information for patients and families one the use of medication
in treating childhood and adolescent Depression: Prepared by the
American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Child and
This comprehensive information resource for child mental health
and parenting information includes research articles, a disorder
guide, publications, and FAQs. Intended for parents, practitioners,
Contains articles designed to empower parents, advocates and providers
in caring for the psychosocial needs of children. Provides information
about how to recognize an emotional problem, how counseling works,
and many other aspects of mental health care for both children and
Child and adolescent mental health resources intended for parents,
children, and educators. Provides information on mental health problems,
signs of depression and other mental disorders, and finding the
right services. Includes links to programs on school violence prevention
and traumatic stress services.
Focus Adolescent Services is an internet clearinghouse of information
and resources to help educate and support families with troubled
and at-risk teens..
The Child and Adolescent Action Center of NAMI focuses primarily
on policy issues related to mentally ill children and adolescents.
Provides brochures and fact sheets, legislative alerts, information
on custody relinquishment, personal stories, and other resources.
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry offers a
comprehensive range of information about the developmental, behavioral,
and mental disorders that affect children. Topics covered include
self-esteem in adolescence, signs of depression, fact sheets for
parents and caregivers, current research, and more.
The National Institute of Mental Health provides abundant, reliable
information on children's mental health, treatment, fact sheets,
frequently asked questions, and resource materials.
Aspen Educational Group provides information on how depression and
other mood disorders express themselves among adolescents, and where
to find treatment.
Families for Depression Awareness helps families recognize and cope
with unipolar and bipolar depression. Provides education, outreach,
and advocacy to support families and friends.
Access Psychology Today articles, including those about children's
mental health issues, parenting, health and family, self tests,
addictions, and relationships.
The Children's Mental Health Matters Campaign of the National Mental
Health Association is a national grass roots initiative geared toward
educators, primary care providers and families to increase their
understanding of children's mental health disorders.