Mental Health

Federal Resources for Helping Youth Cope after a School Shooting

To help youth cope with school shooting incidents, has compiled a list of federal resources those who work with youth can use to address trauma and bolster resilience.

Resource: Reports and Detailed Tables from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)

These reports and detailed tables present findings and data based on results of the 2016 NSDUH, an annual survey that provides national and state-level data on mental health and the use of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs in the United States. 

Report: Psychotropic Medication Use among Children Who Are Subjects of Child Protective Services Investigations: Does Court Oversight Matter?

This brief examines courts’ roles in overseeing psychotropic medication prescriptions for children who were the subjects of child maltreatment investigations. It also explores the relationship between oversight roles, rates of psychotropic medication use, and rates at which children were re-reported to child protection agencies.

Share with Youth: Never Give Up: A Complex Trauma Film by Youth for Youth

This short film features a diverse cast of seven youth and young adults who describe the trauma they experienced and how they tapped into their resilience and found their way to recovery.

Share with Youth: A Roadmap to Behavioral Health: A Guide to Using Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services

This guide provides an eight step road map for understanding behavioral health, finding and accessing appropriate providers, and staying on the road to recovery.