Shareable Resources on Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Use these resources to raise awareness about the importance of child and adolescent mental health.
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. Raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and early diagnosis and treatment by sharing informational materials based on the latest research.
Share these Graphics and Social Media Messages
Download and share this informational graphic 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.
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. With a new school year ahead, learn more about warning signs: https://go.usa.gov/xdQUd #shareNIMH
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
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. 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.
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
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 “Share” link to post these videos on social media, or embed them on your website.
Diagnosis and Treatment in Children and Adolescents: Learn about research related to stress on children and adolescent brains, and diagnosis and treatments for severe irritability disorder.
Irritability in Children - Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder: Learn about DMDD, a childhood condition of extreme irritability, anger, and frequent, intense temper outbursts.
Irritability in Children - How Parents Can Help: Listen to NIMH researcher Dr. Ellen Leibenluft discuss how parents can help an irritable child.
Teen Depression Study: Learn about NIMH research studies to understand the causes of depression, the teen brain, and evaluate new treatments, and how to participate.