Aug 1, 2022

It’s back to school time, and to help teachers, parents and students prepare and prioritize youth mental health, we have a suite of resources to share.

For Educators and Parents: Tips and Activities

For teachers, we have new resources to help talk to your students in the classroom about mental health, including:

For parents and caregivers, we have new resources to help talk to your kids about mental health, including:


For Kids: Meet Little Monster Coloring and Activity Book

Talking to kids about mental health can be a challenge, but it’s necessary, especially during these difficult times. “Meet Little Monster” is a coloring book that was developed to help foster dialogue between children and the adults in their lives, as well as provide children with a tool for exploring their feelings in a fun and empowering way. Help kids express their feelings in a creative way by downloading your copy today available for free in both English and Spanish.


For Teens: NAMI Ending the Silence Education Presentation

Mental health education and early intervention can make all the difference to a struggling teen. NAMI Ending the Silence makes mental health education accessible and approachable so that kids know they are not alone. NAMI Ending the Silence is offered in person by your local NAMI or online where in person presentations are not available.

The online version is identical to the in-person version, but offered exclusively via online video, accessible anytime through the Ending the Silence website.

For College Students: New Mental Health College Guide

Going to college is a big step, and big steps come with excitement, the unknown, and, usually, a healthy amount of stress. That’s not only ok, but also to be expected. And it’s the reason for this guide designed by — and for — students. This guide was made by NAMI and the Jed Foundation to help students navigate some of the life changes that come with heading off to college. Here’s a crash course in how it’s laid out:


NAMI HelpLine is available M-F, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. ET. Call 800-950-6264,
text “helpline” to 62640, or chat online. In a crisis, call or text 988 (24/7).