Who can students talk to?

Parents, teachers, friends, coaches, counselors, religious leaders, therapists, social workers, hot-line staffers, doctors and any other trusted adults

Community Resources:

Your Family’s Physician
Community Mental Health Centers
Employee Assistance Program Representatives


Use the Yellow Pages and search for "physicians, psychiatry, child, adolescence"


Use the Government listings in the phone book and find local listings for the public health nurse or social services

Or contact:

Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association (DRADA) – www.hopkinsmedicine.org/drada 1-410-955-4647
National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association (NDMDA) - www.ndmda.org 1-800-826-3632
National Mental Health Association (NMHA) - www.nmha.org 1-800-969-6642
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) - www.nami.org 1-800-950-6264
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) - www.nimh.nih.gov. 1-800-421-4211

Below you will find links to valuable resources related to teenage depression:

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
InteliHealth (Mental Health Basics)
Internet Mental Health
JHMI-InfoNet: Patient Advocacy Groups
Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Home Page
MEDLINEplus page on Bipolar Disorder
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)
National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association (NDMDA)
National Institute of Mental Health
Partnership for a Drug Free America
Pendulum's Bipolar Disorder / Manic-Depression Pages
Science Online
Scientific Journals


Alliance for Children and Families
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law (legal advocacy organization)
Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders
National Depression Screening Day


American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
American Association of Pastoral Counselors
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work
American Counseling Association
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees
American Group Psychotherapy Association
American Hospital Association
American Managed Behavioral Healthcare Association
American Nurses Association
American Psychiatric Association
American Psychiatric Nurses Association
American Psychological Association
Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare
Center for Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN)
Child Welfare League of America
Clinical Social Work Federation
Employee Assistance Professionals Association
Federation of Behavioral, Psychological and Cognitive Sciences
International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services
Mentalhealthamerica, inc.
National Association for Rural Mental Health
National Association of County Behavioral Health Directors
National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems
National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems
National Association of School Psychologists
National Association of Social Workers
National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
Washington Business Group on Health