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Mental Health Information and Support Websites:
"ReachOut is Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. Our practical support, tools and tips help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times – and the information we offer parents makes it easier for them to help their teenagers, too." ReachOut may be Australian, but they are one of the best websites for anyone looking for information about how to deal with mental illness.
NAMI: The National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI is "the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness." Their website contains many resources: mental health guides, videos, shareables, and other resources to help you learn about stigma and how to challenge stigma. They also have a lot of information to learn about mental illness and how to improve the lives of those with mental illness. We think NAMI is awesome and we think you will too.
COPMI: Children of Parents with a Mental Illness
COPMI is an Australian website designed to provide information about kids who live with a parent with a mental illness. This site provides one of the best resources in the world for children of parents with a mental illness. If you have a parent with a mental illness or you are helping someone who does, check out this website. This is also good for parents who have a mental illness and want some extra help.
Teen Mental Health
Teen Mental Health is Canada's top mental health information website for teens. They provide accurate and non-stigmatized information for youth, their families, and teachers about how to deal with mental illness. They also include videos, games, and apps. Teen Mental Health is one of the best sites in the world for young people to learn about mental health.
"OK2TALK is a community where teens and young adults struggling with mental health conditions can find a safe place to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. Anyone can add their voice by sharing stories, poems, inspirational quotes, photos, videos, song lyrics and messages of support in a safe, moderated space. We hope this is the first step towards helping you get the support you need to feel better." OK2TALK is an awesome place to share your experience or hear from others. They help to fight stigma and bad feelings about mental illness. This is a project of NAMI, so you know it is going to be good!
Project Know has resources, services, phone numbers, and information. Their goal is to educate family and friends of those who use drugs and alcohol. It's a great resource if you want to know more information about what addiction is. Its also a good place to learn how you can find help for yourself or for your friends and family.
This is a fantastic article describing how anyone, including the most famous people in the world, can struggle with mental health conditions. The best way to fight stigma is public understanding of mental illness! A great stigma fighting article!
Good Days and Bad Days By Dr. Joanne Riebschleger
Good Days and Bad Days is resource for talking to young children about parental mental illness by Joanne & Laura Riebschleger. There is also a workbook and instructions for adults talking to the children. The material is written from children’s perspectives.