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Mental Health Resources

Co-Occuring Disorders

An Intro to Borderline Personality and Substance Abuse Disorders(SAMHSA, 2014)

Definitions and Terms Relating to Co-Occurring Disorders (SAMHSA, 2006)

Improving Awareness And Treatment Of Children With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders And Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disorders

Helping Child Welfare Workers Support Families with Substance Use, Mental, and Co-Occurring Disorders (National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare)

Neurodevelopmental Disorders

What Are Neurodevelopmental Disorders?

Living with Tourette & Tic Disorders: A Guide for Patients and Families

What is Tourette Syndrome?

What is Autism?

Next Steps: A Guide to Families New to Autism

What is Aspergers?

General/ Publications

ADHD Disorder in Children and Teens:What You Need to Know (NIH, 2021)

ADHD and Coexisting Disorders

Recovery Coaching Interventions for Families Involved with the Child Welfare System: Moving Toward Evidence-Based Practices

Family Therapy Can Help: For People in Recovery from Mental Illness or Addiction

Telehealth for the Treatment of Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders

Promoting Positive Mental Health Among Racial/Ethnic Minority Children: Ensuring and Enhancing Services, Programs, and Resources

Children's Mental Health Matters

Supporting a Loved One Dealing with a Mental and/or Substance Abuse Disorder: Starting the Conversation (SAMHSA)

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope With Disasters and Other Traumatic Events

General Anxiety Disorder: When Worry Gets Out of Control

Social Anxiety Disorder: More Than Just Shyness

Eating Disorders: More Than About Food

Teens and Depression

Supporting Children of Parents with Co-occurring Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

Children and Mental Health: Is It Just a Stage? (NIMH, 2018)

Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens (NMIH, 2015)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder:The Basics (NIMH)

Treatment of Children with Mental Illness (NIMH)

A Family Guide to Children's Mental Health Services and Supports (DCF)

Access to Mental Health Care (ChildTrends, 2013)

Choosing the Right Mental Health Treatment (NAMI)

Family Guide to Systems of Care for Children with Mental Health Needs (SAMHSA)

Positive Mental Health: Resilience (ChildTrends, 2013)

Tips for Teachers and School Staff from Students with Mental Health and Behavioral Challenges (2015)

Understanding and Meeting the Needs of Children and Adolescents at High Risk (2015)

Mental Health Problems in Foster Care Children

Parenting a Child With Mental Health Issues

Infant Mental Health

What is Infant Mental Health?

10 Things You Should Know About Infant Mental Health

The Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation

Social and Emotional Tips for Families of Infants

Children and Mental Health: Is This Just a Stage?

Minority Mental Health

Diverse Populations

African Americans

American Indian Alaska Natives

Appalachian People

Asian Americans

Bi-Sexual Populations



Muslim Americans


Fact Sheets (NIMH)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Borderline Personality Disorder


Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

Eating Disorders

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


Residential Treatment

Florida Statewide Inpatient Psychiatric Program Services (AHCA)

Rights in a SIPP Program(Disability Rights Florida)

Tip Sheet for Families Considering a Residential Program (Building Bridges Initiative)

Your Life, Your Future: Inside Info on Residential Programs from Youth Who've Been There (Building Bridges Initiative)


2020-2023 Florida Suicide Prevention Interagency Action Plan

Preventing Suicide: A Technical Package of Policy, Programs, and Practices (Centers for Disease Control (CDC) 2020)

Suicide Factsheet (Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

The National Institute of Mental Health Answers Questions about Suicide (NIMH)

Suicide in America: Frequently Asked Questions

American Association of Suicidology

Florida Suicide Prevention Coalition

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline *1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Take 5 to Save Lives - (National Council for Suicide Prevention)

The Trevor Project - Suicide Hotline for LGBTQ Youth

Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255 and Press 1)