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NYS Mental Health Mandate
"Health education that respects the importance of mental health, as well as the challenges of mental illness, will help young people and their families and communities feel more comfortable seeking help, improve academic performance and, most importantly, even save lives." - New York State Education Department
For TEENS - Titles that explore art to cope with mental health challenges
Get Help Now
Buddy Project - Crisis Text Line
Text BUDDY to 741-741 (for free 24/7 support)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. Call 1-800-273-8255
The Trevor Project for LGBTQ+ Youth
Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386.
Northern Rivers Mobile Crisis
Skilled crisis intervention at the location of the crisis, when it is happening for adults, children, adolescents and their families (Saratoga County Mental Health Clinic, call 518.584.9030)
Saratoga County Mental Health Resources
Find phone numbers for local mental health organizations (last updated 2018)
The Ripple Effect of Mental Illness
For TWEENS - Titles that explore art to cope with mental health challenges
Mental Health Guides for Students
Great Sites with More Info on Mental Health
National Alliance on Mental Illness - Teens & Young Adults
The nation's largest grassroots mental health organization provides information on managing your own mental health and tips on how to help a friend in need.
This is a non-profit movement that aims to prevent suicide and self-harm by pairing people as buddies and raising awareness for mental health.
Seize the Awkward
Find conversation guides, tips and other tools to help those in need.
It Gets Better Project
The It Gets Better Project inspires people across the globe to share their stories and remind the next generation of LGBTQ+ youth that hope is out there, and it will get better.
CDC - Support for Teens and Young Adults
The Center for Disease Control offers tips on how to cope with and manage stress during a pandemic.
Great Apps for Managing Your Mental Health
Slay your stress, get more sleep or find your calm with short mindfulness activities tuned to your emotions.
This free app aims to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety by facing it, rather than avoiding it. Lists symptoms of anxiety and offers strategies to manage worry, panic, conflict, ordinary anxiety, and three specialized categories of anxiety: test anxiety, social anxiety, and perfectionism.
The Insight Timer app offers thousands of free guided meditations led by many different mindfulness experts + music tracks, podcasts and more.
This top-rated app contains playful animations and a variety of conversational guided meditations. The ten-day beginner’s package is free, but unlocking more sessions requires a subscription.
Apple voted this app the 2017 App of the Year. It’s similar to Headspace, but with a calmer, less playful feel. This one is subscription based, but the first several sessions are free.