Massachusetts Medical Society: Mental Health and Substance Use Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Mental Health and Substance Use Resources for Parents and Caregivers

Resources for Parents and Caregivers

The links below are helpful for parents and caregivers of school-aged children.

  • Children and Mental Health
    The National Institute for Mental Health offers information for parents regarding children’s moods and emotions and when there may be cause for concern.
  • Finding a Therapist
    Information with recommendations for finding therapists and prescribers.
  • Coping with Stress
    Information specifically for parents and caregivers of children in elementary, middle, and high schools from the Child Mind Institute and its California Healthy Minds, Thriving Kids Project.
  • Improving Social Connections
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers this one-page information for schools and families.
  • Youth Violence
    The Massachusetts Medical Society’s Campaign Against Violence offers brochures for parents and caregivers of young children to older teen youth.
  • Smart Health Goals
    Goal tracking for children and adolescents from the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.
  • SAMHSA: Talk. They Hear You.® Substance Use Prevention Campaign
    The “Talk. They Hear You.” campaign aims to reduce underage drinking and other substance use among youths under the age of 21 by providing parents and caregivers with information and resources they need to address these issues with their children early and often.

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