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Resources for Families

This comprehensive resource list was compiled as a supplement to the Family Guide on What Families Should Know about Adolescent Depression. This guide can be accessed at www.nami.org/adolescentdepression  or ordered through the NAMI Store at www.nami.org/store.

For more information on depression and referral services, contact NAMI’s HelpLine at 1 (800) 950-NAMI (6264), Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Eastern Time.

For Spanish language resources on child and adolescent mental health conditions and treatment options, visit NAMI’s Spanish language website at www.nami.org/espanol.

Mental Health Advocacy Organizations

National Alliance on Mental Illness
www.nami.org

Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
www.cabf.org

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
www.dbsalliance.org

Families for Depression Awareness
www.familyaware.org

Mental Health America
www.nmha.org

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
www.ffcmh.org

Suicide Prevention Organizations

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
www.afsp.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Suicide Prevention Resource Center
www.sprc.org

Suicide Prevention Action Network USA
www.spanusa.org

The Trevor Project: Suicide Prevention for GLBT Youth
www.thetrevorproject.org

Health Care Provider Organizations

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
www.aacap.org

American Academy of Pediatrics—Children’s Mental Health in Primary Care
www.aap.org/mentalhealth

American Psychiatric Association
www.psych.org

American Psychological Association
www.apa.org

The National Council
www.thenationalcouncil.org

Federal Agencies

Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)
www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/cmhs

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.cdc.gov

Clinical Trials.gov
www.clinicaltrials.gov

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—Information about the Black Box Warning
www.fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/informationbydrugclass/ucm096273.htm

FDA Medication Guides for Families
www.fda.gov (search for “Medication Guides”)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
www.nimh.nih.gov

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
www.samhsa.gov

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force—Recommendations on Depression Screening in Primary Care
www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspschdepr.htm

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
www.abct.org

Cognitive Behavior Therapy: What It Is and How it Works?
www.aboutourkids.org (search for “CBT”)

National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists
http://nacbt.org

SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP)
www.nrepp.samhsa.gov (search for “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adolescent Depression”)

Interpersonal Psychotherapy

International Society for Interpersonal Psychotherapy
www.interpersonalpsychotherapy.org

NIMH Studies on Adolescent Depression

Treatment for Adolescents with Depression Study (TADS)
www.nimh.nih.gov (search for “TADS”)

Treatment of SSRI-resistant Depression in Adolescents (TORDIA) Study
www.nimh.nih.gov (search for “TORDIA”)

Treatment of Adolescent Suicide Attempters (TASA) Study
www.nimh.nih.gov (search for “TASA”)

Substance Use Interventions and Information

Alcoholics Anonymous
www.aa.org

Narcotics Anonymous
www.na.org

SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
www.csat.samhsa.gov

SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
www.prevention.samhsa.gov

Other Helpful Resources

AACAP Resource Center on Depression
www.aacap.org/cs/Depression.ResourceCenter

Choosing the Right Treatment: What Families Need to Know About Evidence-based Practices
www.nami.org/CAAC/ChoosingRightTreatment

Cope.Care.Deal (a mental health site for teens by the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands)
www.copecaredeal.org

NAMI Basics (a parent and caregiver education and support program)
www.nami.org/basics

ParentsMedGuide.org (a resource developed by the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
www.ParentMedGuide.org

StrengthofUs.org (NAMI’s online resource center and social networking website for youth and young adults living with mental health conditions)
www.StrengthofUs.org


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