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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. 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. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #shareNIMH in your social media posts! For more ideas on how to use these education and awareness resources, visit our help page.

A photo montage of young people with the message

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: #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: #shareNIMH

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: #shareNIMH

Did you know that big and important changes are happening to the brain during adolescence? Download a free copy of the NIMH “Teen Brain: 6 Things to Know” fact sheet: #shareNIMH

Anyone can develop bipolar disorder, including children and teens. Educate yourself on bipolar disorder in youth: #shareNIMH

It’s tough to tell if troubling behavior in a teenager is a part of growing up or a problem that should be discussed with a health care provider. Read about possible warning signs for depression in teens: #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.