SMILe was formed in 2008 after its founder discovered that she was not the only one suffering in (relative) silence through University with mental illness. Students she talked to felt their universities didn’t want to admit their students were ‘unhappy’, especially in the long term, and that as students their vulnerability was overlooked.
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ReachOut is an information and support service using evidence based principles and technology to help teens and young adults facing tough times and struggling with mental health issues. All content is written by teens and young adults, for teens and young adults, to meet them where they are, and help them recognize their own strengths and use those strengths to overcome their difficulties and/or seek help if necessary. The Inspire USA Foundation oversees ReachOut.
Reachout.com has 4 key sections:
The Facts provides information on a range of mental health issues
Real Stories shares personal experiences with mental health issues from teens and young adults and how they got through these issues
Get Help provides information about how you might find the help you need
Add Your Voice presents opportunities for you to contribute content to ReachOut and have your opinions become part of the larger ReachOut community.
Our tagline is “Be Happy. Be Healthy. Be You. Beautiful.” It focuses on the idea that being yourself â€” finding what makes you smile and how to live well â€” is what makes you “you.” And that is beautiful!
The Initiative creates books and Web materials for adolescents on topics including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, and suicide prevention. CopeCareDeal is administered with the assistance of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
Raising a child is probably the most gratifying job any of us will ever haveâ€”and one of the toughest. We live in an increasingly complex world that challenges us every day with a wide range of issues that can be difficult for children to understand and for adults to explain to them.
These practical tips and techniques can help you talk easily and openly with young children ages 8 to 12 about some very tough topics.
This site provides useful general references for both professionals and the general public. It is not intended as a substitute for individualized professional evaluation or treatment. There are many good resources here, including information, support groups, and clinical treatment providers.
Internet Mental Health is for anyone who has an interest in mental health.
This site contains discussion about Adjustment Disorders, Alcohol-Related Disorders, Anxiety, Drug, Eating Disorders, Childhood and Mood Disorders and more.