Mental Health

OK2TALK: Help for Youth

Developed by the National Association of Broadcasters and featured on MentalHealth.gov, OK2TALK is a new campaign that aims to encourage young people struggling with mental health challenges to talk about their experiences, without fear of stigma, and to create opportunities for open conversations in schools, in the workplace, and among families about mental health. The campaign includes TV and radio PSAs and an online community where youth can share their story by submitting creative content. Learn more.

Celebrating Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and National Mental Health Awareness Month

One in every four or five youth in the general population meets criteria for a lifetime mental disorder,1and the risk of mental illness increases for young people from low-income families2 and those who have been involved with the juvenile justice3 or child welfare systems.4 Discrimination associated with mental ill

Making Healthy Choices: A Guide on Psychotropic Medications for Youth in Foster Care

The Children's Bureau, within the Administration for Children and Families and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has published a new guide on managing psychotropic medications written specifically for youth in foster care: Making Healthy Choices: A Guide on Psychotropic Medications for Youth in Foster Care.

Highlights from the 2012 Summit on Preventing Youth Violence

Representatives from Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Salinas, and San Jose gathered in Washington, DC on April 2 and 3, 2012 for the second Summit on Preventing Youth Violence.