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Additional Resources

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

 

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

 

Community Crises and Disasters: A Parent’s Guide to Talking with Children of all Ages, Mass General Hospital, Marjorie E. Korff PACT Program

 

Conversation Guide     Expert's guidance for having individual or group conversations with Kids' Mental Health: Lessons from the Pandemic 

 

Depression: True Stories    This video, with Discussion Guide, features three young adults, including former WNBA star Chamique Holdsclaw, who describe living with depression and thoughts of suicide. They tell how treatment transformed their lives. (26 minutes) Recommended grades 6 through college, parents, and other caregivers.

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Depression Warning Signs in Adolescents and Young Adults     Excerpted from Words Can Work: When Talking About Depression

Drugs: True Stories    This video, with Discussion Guide, features Joel, who describes how abuse of alcohol and marijuana led to addiction to prescription drugs by 10th grade. His parents describe denial, spiraling addiction, and Joel’s ongoing recovery. Trevor, 18, tells how he stays drug free. Leading experts answer FAQ. (28 minutes) Recommended for grades 5 through college, parents, and other caregivers.

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Marijuana: The Unbiased Truth about the World's Most Popular Weed, Dr. Kevin Hill, Director, Division of Addiction Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Massachusetts Association for Mental Health      Offering educational and advocacy resources

Mental Health America      National community-based nonprofit addressing needs of those living with mental illness and promoting overall mental health for all. Offers information, programs including their Back to School Toolkit, and free, confidential mental health screening.

Ways to Use Our Program     Ways to use Kids' Mental Health: Lessons from the Pandemic in corporate, school, and other community settings

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Words Can Work® E-books and Videos

Resources to support conversations with kids about challenges they face growing up. Created with experts from Harvard Medical School and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

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