Depression in Children and Teens
Depression in Children and Teens
Other Places To Get Help
|KidsHealth for Parents, Children, and
|Nemours Home Office|
|10140 Centurion Parkway|
|Jacksonville, FL 32256|
|Phone: ||(904) 697-4100|
|Web Address: ||www.kidshealth.org|
This website is sponsored by the Nemours Foundation. It
has a wide range of information about children's health—from allergies and
diseases to normal growth and development (birth to adolescence). This website
offers separate areas for kids, teens, and parents, each providing
age-appropriate information that the child or parent can understand. You can
sign up to get weekly emails about your area of interest.
|Mental Health America|
|2000 North Beauregard Street, 6th Floor|
|Alexandria, VA 22311|
|Phone: ||1-800-969-NMHA (1-800-969-6642) referral service for help with depression|
|Fax: ||(703) 684-5968|
|Web Address: ||www.mentalhealthamerica.net|
Mental Health America (formerly known as the National
Mental Health Association) is a nonprofit agency devoted to helping people of
all ages live mentally healthier lives. Its website has information about
mental health conditions. It also addresses issues such as grief, stress,
bullying, and more. It includes a confidential depression screening test for
anyone who would like to take it. The short test may help you decide whether
your symptoms are related to depression.
|National Alliance on Mental Illness
|3803 North Fairfax Drive|
|Arlington, VA 22203|
|Phone: ||1-800-950-NAMI (1-800-950-6264) hotline for help with depression|
|Fax: ||(703) 524-9094|
|Web Address: ||www.nami.org|
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a national
self-help and family advocacy organization dedicated solely to improving the
lives of people who have severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar
disorder (manic depression), major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder,
and panic disorder. NAMI focuses on support, education, advocacy, and research.
The mission of the organization is to "eradicate mental illness and improve the
quality of life of those affected by these diseases."
|National Institute of Mental Health
|6001 Executive Boulevard|
|Bethesda, MD 20892-9663|
|Phone: ||1-866-615-6464 toll-free|
|Phone: ||(301) 443-4513|
|Fax: ||(301) 443-4279|
|Web Address: ||www.nimh.nih.gov|
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) provides
information to help people better understand mental health, mental disorders,
and behavioral problems. NIMH does not provide referrals to mental health
professionals or treatment for mental health problems.
|National Suicide Prevention Lifeline|
|Phone: ||1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)|
|TDD: ||1-800-799-4TTY (1-800-799-4889)|
|Web Address: ||www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org|
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour,
toll-free suicide prevention service. Crisis centers are located in 130
locations across the United States. Each caller is routed to the closest provider
of mental health and suicide prevention services.
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
April 5, 2011
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