One of NAMI’s main goals is to ensure that people get help early. Since mental health conditions typically begin during childhood, adolescence or young adulthood, we have compiled essential information and resources intended to help young people get the mental health support they need.
Having a child that is facing mental health symptoms can be incredibly difficult. To make things easier, explore our information, tips and resources for getting your child the treatment, support and accommodations they need.
When to worry and how to respond if your child is struggling.
Finding mental health services for your child can often seem like an immense challenge.
Improve your understanding of how to advocate for your child’s needs in school.
Learn the warning signs of a mental health crisis and what to do.
Read our tips on how to start the conversation with your child.
Explore whether residential placement is right for your child and what that would entail.
Determining whether certain behavior is normal or a symptom of a mental health condition can be difficult. Learn when to ask for help, how to talk to your friends and family about mental health, and more.
Learn what to do when you need help with your mental health.
Read our tips on how to open up to your friends.
Read our tips on how to start the conversation with your parent or guardian.
Explore our suggestions for protecting your mental health while using social media.
Learn what to do if you need more mental health support in school.
If you are experiencing symptoms that are affecting your everyday life, it is essential to seek help. The following information, resources and tips may be helpful during your journey toward finding the right care and support for you.
Determine if what you are experiencing might be a symptom of an underlying mental health condit..
Learn how to search for a mental health professional.
Better your understanding of health insurance and what plan is right for you.
Explore our suggestions for managing your mental health while in college.
Read our tips on how to disclose to your university, employer and significant other.
Youth mental health has never been more important. Make an impact, apply for NAMI Next Gen.
Suicidal thoughts are common among teens and young adults. If we can identify and support young people who are experiencing mental health symptoms, including thinking about suicide, we have an opportunity to help prevent tragedy.
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