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Depression
Psychology Today – Telling the Difference between Moodiness and Depression in Teens

Psychology Today – Telling the Difference between Moodiness and Depression in Teens.  It is often difficult to differentiate between typical teen mood swings and signs of a more serious issue. This article will provide you with five red flags that could be indicative of a problem.

 

 

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/promoting-empathy-your-teen/201010/telling-the-difference-between-moodiness-and-depression-in-t

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - Depression Resource Center

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – Depression Resource Center.  Here you will find information about the signs and symptoms of depression, frequently asked questions, and more.

http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Resource_Centers/Depression_Resource_Center/Home.aspx#faqs

Mental Health America - Depression in Teens

Mental Health America – Depression in Teens.  This site provides useful information related to the recognition and treatment of depression along with warning signs of suicidality in depressed teens.

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/depression-teens

Teenage Depression: A Guide for Teachers and Parents

HelpGuide.org – Teenage Depression: A Guide for Teachers and Parents.  You will find tips for talking to a depressed teenager, signs and symptoms of depression, the differences between adult and teenage depression and much more.

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/teen-depression-signs-help.htm

Drug and Alcohol Use
Info on Alcohol and Resisting Peer Pressure

The Cool Spot – Info on Alcohol and Resisting Peer Pressure.  This website is designed to educate young teens about alcohol use and how they can resist peer pressure.

http://www.thecoolspot.gov/

Preventing Teen Abuse of Prescription Drugs

Drugfree.org – Preventing Teen Abuse of Prescription Drugs.This fact sheet provides information about prescription drug abuse in teenagers.

http://www.drugfree.org/resources/fact-sheet-preventing-teen-abuse-prescription-drugs/

Teen Drug Intervention

Time to Act – Teen Drug Intervention. Learn strategies to intervene if you suspect or know that your child is using drugs or alcohol.

http://www.drugfree.org/how-to-prepare-for-a-drug-intervention-with-your-teenager/

Preventing Drug Abuse

National Institute on Drug Abuse – Preventing Drug Abuse.  Adolescence is a critical time for preventing drug addiction.

http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugs-brains-behavior-science-addiction/preventing-drug-abuse-best-strategy

Anxiety
Types of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety and Depression Association of America – Types of Anxiety Disorders.  This link provides information on the types of anxiety that children may experience.

 

http://www.adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/children/childhood-anxiety-disorders

School Anxiety/Refusal

Anxiety and Depression Association of America – School Anxiety/Refusal.  Information and tips for parents of children that demonstrate school-related anxiety and school refusal.

http://www.adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/children/school-refusal

Talking to Your Child About Anxiety

Anxiety BC – Talking to Your Child About Anxiety.  Learn more about how to talk to your child about the topic of anxiety.



Grief and Loss
How to Help Your Child Cope with Tragedy

Child Mind – How to Help Your Child Cope with Tragedy.  Tips on how parents can aid their children in processing grief.  

http://www.childmind.org/en/posts/articles/2011-12-27-helping-your-child-cope-deaths-friends

Helping Children Cope with Grief and Loss

Helping Children Cope with Grief and Loss.  Tips to help children through grief and loss.

http://nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/griefwar.pdf

Helping Children Cope with Loss

Mental Health America – Helping Children Cope with Loss.  Information on the signs of grieving in children and adolescents as well as tips to help them.

http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/conditions/helping-children-cope-loss