With at least 33 sites located to Autism on its’ webpage, Global Autism Collaboration is truly a boon to the many suffering from this mental health disorder. Here they provide information about support groups, the disorder itself, as well as public education on autism and new research.
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This site represents more than just â€œbook knowledgeâ€ or clinical experience, however. It also incorporates my experiences as a family member and pro bono advocate for the Touretteâ€™s Syndrome community. As the parent of two young adults with TS+ and as the spouse of a man with TS+, I know some of the pain and challenges that family members face on a daily basis.
This web site is my way of sharing some of what Iâ€™ve learned personally and professionally in my journey over the past 21 years. If it helps another family, teacher, or colleague, I am delighted.
Freedom From Fear is a national not-for-profit mental health advocacy association. Mary Guardino founded FFF in 1984 as an outgrowth of her own personal experiences having suffered from anxiety and depressive illnesses for more than 25 years. The mission of FFF is to impact, in a positive way, the lives of all those affected by anxiety, depressive and related disorders through advocacy, education, research and community support.
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.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network was established to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events. This section of NCTSN.org provides information about the Network itself.
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.