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Digital Shareables on Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Use these resources to raise awareness about the importance of child and adolescent mental health.

Use these resources to raise awareness about children and adolescent mental health care and treatment

Mental health is an important part of overall health for children and adolescents. Many adults with mental disorders had symptoms that were not recognized or addressed in childhood or adolescence.

Help raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and early diagnosis and treatment by sharing information and materials based on the latest research.

Share These Graphics and Social Media Messages

Download and share these messages to help spread the word about child and adolescent mental health. You can copy and paste the text into a tweet, email, or post. To share the image, right-click on it and select "save image as" to save the file to your computer. We encourage you to use the hashtag #ShareNIMH in your social media posts to connect with people and organizations with similar goals. For more ideas on how to use these resources, visit our help page.

Being a teenager can be tough, but it shouldn’t feel hopeless. If you have been feeling sad most of the time for a few weeks or longer and you’re not able to concentrate or do the things you used to enjoy, talk to a trusted adult about depression. Do I have depression? Do you often feel sad, anxious, worthless, or even empty? Have you lost interest in activities you used to enjoy? Do you get easily frustrated, irritable, or angry? Do you find yourself withdrawing from friends and family?

Teen Depression

Being a teenager can be tough, but it shouldn’t feel hopeless. Check your symptoms, and find out what you can do if you think you might have depression. https://go.usa.gov/xFWnV #shareNIMH

My Mental Health: Do I Need Help?

My Mental Health: Do I Need Help?

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Do you need help with your mental health? If you don't know where to start, this infographic may help guide you. https://go.usa.gov/xGfxz #shareNIMH

Both stress and anxiety can affect your mind and body. You may experience symptoms such as: Excessive worry; uneasiness; tension; headaches or body pain; high blood pressure; and loss of sleep. If you’re struggling to cope or the symptoms of your stress or anxiety begin to interfere with your everyday life, it may be time to talk to a professional. Find more information about stress and anxiety and getting help on this site.

I’m So Stressed Out!

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Life can be stressful. If you are struggling to cope, or the symptoms of your stress or anxiety won’t go away, it could affect your health. Learn more at https://go.usa.gov/xfQKq. #shareNIMH

Let's Talk About Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Share Science. Share Hope.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Help raise awareness about the importance of child and adolescent mental health by sharing informational materials based on the latest research. Share science. Share hope. https://go.usa.gov/xvWKK #shareNIMH

Children and Mental Health -  is it just a stage? Know when to seek help for your child.

Children and Mental Health

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If you’re concerned about your child’s mental health, where do you begin? Start by talking with your child’s teacher or ask your family health care provider for a referral to a mental health care provider who focuses on children. Read more here: https://go.usa.gov/xyxvD #shareNIMH

A photo montage of young people with the message "Mental health is an important part of iverall health for children and adolescents too."

Mental Health is Important for Children and Adolescents

It can be tough to tell if troubling behavior in a child or teen is just part of growing up or a problem that should be discussed with a health professional. Learn more about warning signs: https://go.usa.gov/xdQUd #shareNIMH

A photo montage of high school graduates with a message "The teen brain is resilient."

The Teen Brain is Resilient

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Did you know that big and important changes are happening in the brain during adolescence? Here are 7 things you should know about the teen brain: https://go.usa.gov/xdHY6 #shareNIMH

Illustration of a girl on a swing, with the message, "All young people have highs and lows, but extreme swings in mood and energy may be a sign of bipolar disorder."

Know the Signs of Bipolar Disorder

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Bipolar disorder is not the same as the typical ups and downs every kid goes through, but with help, children and teens can manage their symptoms and lead successful lives. Learn more at https://go.usa.gov/xyxvw #shareNIMH

Bipolar Disorder in Teens and Young Adults: Know the Signs

Bipolar Disorder in Teens and Young Adults

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Bipolar disorder is a serious mental disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, marked by episodes of mania and depression. Know the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder in teens and young adults: https://go.usa.gov/xdezM #shareNIMH

Illustration of caregiver behind child who is doing their homework with the message “Know how to help children and adolescents cope with disasters and other traumatic events.

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Traumatic Events

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Learn what caregivers and family members can do to help children and adolescents cope with traumatic events. https://go.usa.gov/xtw7B #shareNIMH

Use Videos to Educate Others

Click the “Copy Link” link to post these videos on social media, or embed them on your website.

Use These Materials to Educate Kids about Mental Health

Print or order these educational tools to help teach kids about mental health and the brain. Resources are available in English and Spanish.