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Shareable Resources 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 informational graphics to help raise awareness about child and adolescent mental health. You can share the text and image directly to your Facebook News Feed or Story by clicking on the button to the right of the graphic. NIMH encourages 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 education and awareness 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? Are your grades dropping? Have your eating or sleeping habits changed? Have you experienced any fatigue or memory loss? Have you thought about suicide or harming yourself? Depression looks different for everyone. You might have many of the symptoms listed above or just a few. How do I get help for depression? You’re not alone, and help is available. You can feel better. To get help: Talk to a trusted adult (such as your parent or guardian, teacher, or school counselor) about how you’ve been feeling. Ask your doctor about options for professional help. Depression can be treated with psychotherapy (also called talk therapy), medication, or a combination of medication and talk therapy. Try to spend time with friends or family, even if you don’t feel like you want to. Stay active and exercise, even if it’s just going for a walk. Physical activity releases chemicals, such as endorphins, in your brain that can help you feel better. Try to keep a regular sleep schedule. Eat healthy foods. For immediate help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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

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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

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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

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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 is a serious mental disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, marked by episodes of mania and depression. Learn the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder in teens and young adults.

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

Spread the Word with these Social Media Messages

Share these messages directly to your Facebook or Twitter accounts by clicking the “Share on” links to the right of the text.

How common is suicide in children and teens? What are the risk factors and warnings signs of suicide? Download the free NIMH suicide prevention FAQs brochure: https://go.usa.gov/xyxv5 #shareNIMH

Know how to help children and adolescents cope with disasters and other traumatic events. https://go.usa.gov/xvDmT #shareNIMH

Anyone can develop bipolar disorder, including children and teens. Educate yourself on bipolar disorder in youth: https://go.usa.gov/xyxvw #shareNIMH

Share Our Facebook Live Event

Watch and like our Facebook Live about puberty and brain development featuring Dr. Peter Schmidt, Principal Investigator and Chief of the Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, and Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Kathy Reding. You can also comment on the video, or share directly to your Facebook Timeline, News Feed, or Story.

Use Videos to Educate Others

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

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