Mental Health Digital Toolkit: Resources For Parents

Teenagers are subject to all sorts of pressures, and it can be difficult to know how to best support them through it all. Included in this mental health toolkit is a wide range of resources for parents to help you encourage your children’s mental and social well being.

Depression

If you are think your teenager may be struggling with depression, here are resources on seeing the signs, and how you can help.

Anxiety

The goal isn’t to eliminate anxiety, but to learn how to manage it. If your teenager is chronically anxious, look here for strategies to help them cope.

Communicating with your teenagers

If you feel like you are having trouble reaching your teenagers, here are resources to help you understand them better and communicate more easily.

Important conversations

Some of the most important conversation are difficult ones to have. Here are some helpful thoughts on talking to your children about sex, consent, substance abuse, and dealing with tragedy.

Finding help

If you think your teenager might have an easier time talking to other teens about his or her mental health issues, encourage them to reach out to Oregon Youthline or Teen Line, where trained people their own age are ready to listen and help.

If you are worried your teenager may harm him or herself, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

For other social resources, look here.

To join the conversation about mental health online, share your own experiences using the hashtags #BeWell and #BeHeard.

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