Mental Health Resources

The following organizations offer information on and support for various mental health issues:

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – 202-966-7300;


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – 888-333-AFSP;

Anxiety Disorder Association of America – 240-485-1001;

Carter Center Mental Health Program – 404-420-5100;

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance – 800-826-3632;

National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare – 301-984-6200;

National Institute for Mental Health – 866-615-6464;

National Mental Health Information Center – 800-789-2647;

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation – 203-401-2070;



The Anxiety Cure for Kids: A Guide for Parents, by Elizabeth DuPont Spencer, Robert L. DuPont and Caroline M. DuPont, Wiley & Sons, 2003.

Acquainted With the Night: A Parent’s Quest to Understand Depression and Bipolar Disorder in His Children, by Paul Raeburn, Broadway Books, 2004.

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety: Powerful, Practical Solutions to Overcome Your Child’s Fears, Worries and Phobias, by Tamar E. Chansky, Broadway Books, 2004.

National Institute for Mental Health –  – Offers fact sheets on specific mental health problems.

Raising Depression-Free Children: A Parent’s Guide to Prevention and Early Intervention, by Kathleen Panula Hockey, Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services, 2003.

Survival Strategies for Parenting Children with Bipolar Disorder: Innovative Parenting and Counseling Techniques for Helping Children with Bipolar Disorder and the Conditions That May Occur With It, by George T. Lynn, Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2000.

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