Ensuring that parents and caregivers, and the professionals who support them, have the right resources is crucial to the health and wellness of children, youth and young adults who have mental health and substance use challenges - and their families. We have organized our resources below based on specific topics and roles in the community to help you find the information you're looking for quickly and easily.
If you are looking for mental health or substance use treatment, SAMHSA's treatment locator map (to the right) allows you to search by state, city or zip code.
We also encourage you to watch the video at the bottom of this page to learn more about family peer support. You can find and connect with our chapters that provide family peer support here .
Using the links below, you can also access the following:
Resources by Topic
Specific Mental Health Diagnosis Information
Click a mental, emotional or behavioral health diagnosis below to access helpful information and resources. Those that are not highlighted will be published soon.
Visit our current resources here to help you advocate for your own child and family and on behalf of all children, youth and families to improve supports and services in mental health and substance use treatment. New and/or updated resources will be published soon!
Mental Wellness and Self-Care
Click here to visit our resources around mental wellness and self-care.
Substance Use Challenges
Find our substance use resources for parents, caregivers and families here.
View our suicide and suicide prevention resources here. If you are concerned that a loved one may be considering or at risk for suicide, please contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline below.
View our current resources about family-driven care, click here. New and/or updated resources will be published soon!
The Education System
Find resources designed to help families navigate the educational system and advocate for their child, youth or young adult's educational needs here.
The Juvenile Justice System
View our current resources on the juvenile justice system here. New and/or updated resources will be published soon!
Click here to find information and resources related to trauma.
Integrated Health Care
Please find our resources on integrated health care here.
Mental Health Warning Signs and Treatment
New and/or updated resources will be published soon!
Mental Health Treatment
6 Facts Parents Should Know about Mental Illness in Teens
Understanding and Supporting Youth Mental Health (The Youth Mental Health Project)
The Child Mental Health Treatment Act
Please find a list of organizations that provide information and resources about learning disabilities as well as support for parents, caregivers, children, youth and young adults here.
Resources by Role
For Youth and Young Adults
Find helpful resources and information for youth and young adults here.
For Family-Run Organizations
For Parents, Caregivers and Family Members
Find helpful parenting information and resources for parents, caregivers and families here.
Find resources to help young children learn about the importance of mental health and how to talk about their feelings here.
For Family Peer Specialists
Find current information and resources for family/parent peer specialists here.
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