Yo Braj, How’s Your Mental Health?

Sometimes it feels like you don’t have anybody to turn to, like your life is spiraling away out of your control. Whether it’s just to talk, to ask questions, or for medical attention, it seems like you’re all alone. The thing is you’re not alone. Not really. There are people out there who want to help you — people out there you can talk to. If you need help and you need it now, check out the following resources:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: This organization offers 24/7 phone counseling to prevent suicide.
  • Connect Safely: This website offers several resources for anyone experiencing trauma, including domestic violence and substance abuse. It also offers help for homeless youth.
  • Teen Line: This page connects teens with other teens who are trained to talk to kids in crisis. There’s a phone or text option.
  • Crisis Lines and Hotlines: The Palo Alto Medical Foundation put together a list of links for teens looking for help with anything from pregnancy to smoking to LGBTQ+ issues.
  • Hotlines and Websites for Teens: This site links teens directly to various hotlines they can use to get help.
  • Teen Line: This hotline is available for calls, text messages, and emails from teens in crisis.

Therapy Resources for Teens

  • Counseling and Therapy: This resource is geared especially for young women. It discusses who needs therapy, what types are available, and how to choose the correct type.
  • Top 10 Reasons Teens Go to Therapy: This article discusses how to recognize if a teenager needs therapy and how they might benefit from visiting a therapist.
  • How Animal Therapy Is Helping Teens: Assisted animal therapy has been shown to help people of all ages, and can be especially helpful to struggling teens. Learn why in this article.

Addressing Teen Mental Health.

  • Ending the Silence: This video from NAMI addresses teen mental health issues in an attempt to end the stigma surrounding recovery.