Resources and links to organizations and websites that provide information on specific diagnoses and possible options for treatment.
Bright Futures in Practice: Mental Health, Volume I, Practice Guide
National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (2002)
Promotes family and community awareness among health professionals working with children and youth experiencing mental health issues. Suggestions for identifying and intervening in psychosocial problems are provided.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health
National Mental Health Information Center
Examines a broad range of emotional, behavioral, and mental health disorders that can be diagnosed. These include depression, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, and eating disorders.
Facts for Families
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Includes 93 fact sheets on child mental health issues in English, Spanish, German, Malaysian, Polish, Icelandic, and Arabic.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Provides information on prenatal exposure to alcohol which can cause a range of disorders, known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
Mood Disorders (PDF - 736 KB)
Includes an overview of disorders characterized by disturbances in mood, including major depressive disorders such as dysthymic and bipolar disorder.
Symptoms and Treatment of Mental Disorders
Examines the diagnostic criteria most commonly used in the United States by mental health professionals.
What Every Child Needs for Good Mental Health
National Mental Health Association (2007)
Provides factsheets for parents to help them meet the emotional needs of their children.
What is Infant Mental Health and Why is it Important? (PDF - 246 KB)
Florida State University Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy (2008)
Discusses the importance of infant mental health and strategies parents can use to nurture the mental health of infants.