Mental Health

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.

Resource: Remembering Trauma: Connecting the Dots between Complex Trauma and Misdiagnosis in Youth

This film highlights the importance of using a trauma lens when working within child-serving systems and the potentially detrimental impact of excluding a trauma framework.

Resource: Psychiatric Diagnoses in Youth and Young Adults Video

This video provides an overview of psychiatric diagnoses in youth and young adults, including symptoms of various mental disorders, treatment options, and support services, as well as links to SAMHSA’s related educational materials for caregivers and young adults.

Resources: Briefs on Prolonged Youth Homelessness

These briefs discuss characteristics and experiences of young people who are homeless for prolonged periods of time, including the intersection with serious mental illness, and provide information on promising interventions for this population.