Emotional + Mental Health Support

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  • National Alliance on Mental Illnessresources for mental health support
    • Help Line: 800-464-5767, press 1, MH resource referral line
    • Teen Text Line: a new mental health program for youth 14 – 20 years of age living in Maine. The Text Line can be reached at (207) 515 – 8398 (TEXT). The Teen Text Support Line operates from 12pm – 10pm each day and provides adolescents who may need additional mental health support with a safe space to talk with another young person. Staff providing support via the Teen Text Line are between 19 – 23 years of age. This is NOT a crisis line.
    • Maine Intentional Warm Line1-866-771-9276. It is a mental health peer-to-peer phone support line for adults, aged 18 and older.
  • Talkspacea 24/7 confidential online therapy platform, is currently the No. 1-rated online therapy app with more than 1 million users. Once enrolled, users have access to therapists representing a broad range of mental health services. Personalized care is also provided through evaluations, management suggestions, goal setting, and medication, if necessary through licensed therapists to battle depression, anxiety and stress, relationship problems, trauma and grief, and anger and sleep issues. Safe and secure, Talkspace also allows users to exchange daily messages, schedule video sessions, and monitor progress.
  • ChildMind.org: mental health resources and parental support during the COVID-19 crisis. Expert clinicians can do telehealth evaluations and treatment for ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorders and learning disorders. 
  • Center for Grieving Children - offering virtual services
  • Anxiety podcast with Lynn Lyons, Author, speaker, clinician, lots more on this website
  • Jason Foundation: dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.

  • “A Friend Asks” is a FREE smart-phone app that helps provide the information, tools and resources to help a friend (or yourself) who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide. Download the app today and encourage friends and family to do the same. Education is the key to prevention and with information like this as close as your smartphone; you could help save a life!

  • School Anxiety: Helping Your Kids & Teens podcast - Many families are feeling anxious about changes to their school routine, both kids and parents. How do we support our kids and teens and help them manage their worry about going back to school? And when does this worry become more serious and lead to school avoidance and school refusal? 
  • 4 Steps to Walk Away From Loneliness (article and webinar): Loneliness can impact our mental and physical health—so how can we loosen its grip?
  • Parents can make a plan to decrease suicide risk in their teens. Here’s how.

  • Dr. John Duffy: Parenting in the New Age of Anxiety 1-27-21: Parenting is more difficult and complicated than it has ever been. Our kids today are psychologically and emotionally burdened by social media, unreasonable academic and social stressors, and an unprecedented stream of information. More than ever, our kids need us to help them make sense of, and integrate, all they take in, starting at a very early age. To do that, we must know and truly understand their world.

    Dr. John Duffy is a clinical psychologist, best-selling author and podcaster specializing in relationships, parenting, teens and families.  Along with his clinical work, Dr. Duffy is the author of the number-one best-selling The Available Parent, and Parenting the New Teen in the Age of Anxiety
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