Mental Health Resources
Recent studies have revealed the prevalence of mental health disorders in the United States today with mental health disorders affecting approximately 20 percent of adolescents under the age of 18 per year 1. The World Health Organization defines mental health as "a state of well-being in which the individual realizes their own abilities, can cope with normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is stable to make a contribution to the community."2 This guide is meant to merely be a list of resources and is in no way meant to be used to diagnose anything. It is our policy to always direct youth towards professional help for long term and sustainable help. If you or your teen is in any immediate danger please call 911.
Teen Drug Rehab
Drugs and alcohol have a greater effect on teens than on adults. The signs of addiction can be difficult to understand, and many adolescents don’t realize the long-term damage drugs have on their bodies because the short-term side effects fade. If you have questions about drug abuse or think that your teen has an addiction, help is available.
A leading health concern teens are facing is substance abuse. Educating young people on the potential risks of abusing drugs and alcohol can enable them to make better choices. The Addiction Center is a community outreach team that strives to help teenagers prevent and deal with substance abuse. Visit also Recovery.org and American Addiction Centers for additional information.