Resource Center for Families MH Mental Health General Resources
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) 

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

Find a Therapist (Anxiety Disorders Association of America)

Web Sites:

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)


Healthy Children (AAP) Emotional Wellness

KidPsych (an interactive site for ages 1-9)

American Psychological Association Resources for the Public

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

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

updated 10-18-2011

Copyright © 1996-2015 The Children's Mercy Hospital