Kreamer Resource Center for Families MH Mental Health General Resources
Kreamer Resource Center for Families MH Mental Health General Resources

Mental Health - General Resources

Just over 20 percent (or 1 in 5) of children, either currently or at some point during their life, have had a seriously debilitating mental disorder.

Any Disorder in Children. Lifetime Prevalence of 13-18 year olds. Demographics (for lifetime prevalence).

National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day May 3, 2011

Local Organizations:

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Greater Kansas City (NAMI-KC)

Phone: (816) 931-0030

Joshua Child & Family Development Center (Tourette Syndrome, Asperger's, OCD, etc.)

400 E. Bannister Road, Ste A
Kansas City, MO 64131

(816) 763-7605

Children's Mercy Section of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences

 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City MO 64108

12-month prevalnce for children, 8 to 15 years.

Missouri Department of Mental Health

Kansas Mental Health Services

How to Find Help   From the National Institutes of Health(National Institute of Mental Health) 

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Finder (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) 

Choosing a Psychiatrist (American Psychiatric Association) 

How to Find Help through Seeing a Psychologist (American Psychological Association) 

Find a Therapist (Anxiety Disorders Association of America)

Web Sites:

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Facts for Families (lots of online brochures available in English, Spanish, German, French, Polish and Icelandic)

MedlinePlus has health topics on many mental and neurological disorders such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, suicide, child mental health, child behavior disorders, teen mental health etc., and also has drug information on psychiatric medications

Internet Mental Health

Mental Health Net

KidsHealth for Parents: Emotions & Behavior section (in audio and some Spanish)

KidsHealth for Teens: Your Mind-See also the section on drugs and alcohol (in audio and some Spanish)

KidsHealth for Kids: Dealing with Feelings-this section has lots of information on emotions, family situations, grief, OCD, school situations, etc. (in audio and some Spanish)

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Healthy Children (AAP) Emotional Wellness

KidPsych (an interactive site for ages 1-9)

American Psychological Association Resources for the Public

American Psychiatric Association Public Information

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (also in Spanish)

Brain and Behavior Research Fun (formerly NARSAD)

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Conflict Resolution (National Crime Prevention Council)

National Mental Health Association http://www.nmha.org/index.cfm

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare

Healthy Roads Media-Mental Health in multiple languages, multiple formats

All Psych Online: the Virtual psychology classroom

National Center for Children in Poverty: Children's Mental Health

For books and videos: try the Kreamer Resource Center for Families Library Catalog or try your local public library.

updated 10-18-2011

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