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Mental Health Resources

This page offers links to local and national resources for parents, educators, and professionals serving children and youth in school and out-of-school settings.

American Counseling Association
To help all professional counselors in their important work, the American Counseling Association offers an array of free resources via their website.

Born This Way Foundation
This foundation is committed to supporting wellness of young people and empowering them to create a kinder and braver world. Their website provides training information, resources, and links for getting help.

Central East Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network
Funded by Substance Use Mental Health Service Administration and managed by the Danya Institute, the Central East MHTTC supports resource development and dissemination, training and technical assistance to behavioral health and primary care workforce in HHC Region 3, which includes Pennsylvania.

Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network
Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the MHTTC Network includes 10 Regional Centers, a National American Indian and Alaskan Native Center, a National Hispanic & Latino Center, and a Network Coordinating Office.

Our collaborative network supports resource development and dissemination, training and technical assistance, and workforce development for the mental health field.  We work with systems, organizations, and treatment practitioners involved in the delivery of mental health services to strengthen their capacity to deliver effective evidence-based practices to individuals.

Mental Health Webquest
Health Vista, Inc provides interactive online learning activities via their website.

National Institute of Mental Health
NIMH is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders.

National School Mental Health Curriculum
A resource to help states, districts, and schools across the United States understand the core components of comprehensive school mental health and engage in a planning process. The national school mental health curriculum focuses on six core features of effective school mental health initiatives and is intended to be used with district teams that can influence, develop, and oversee school mental health systems at the school district and building levels.

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
Every individual served by the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Service system will have the opportunity for growth, recovery and inclusion in their community, have access to culturally competent services and supports of their choice, and enjoy a quality of life that includes family members and friends.

PSYCOM provides resources and information on a wide range of mental health topics via their website.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA): Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center
This new Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center aims to provide communities, clinicians, policy-makers, and others in the field with the information and tools they need to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings. The Resource Center contains a collection of scientifically-based resources for a broad range of audiences, including Treatment Improvement Protocols, toolkits, resource guides, clinical practice guidelines, and other science-based resources.

Supporting Student Mental Health: Resources to Prepare Educators
This document describes the role of educators in supporting student mental health, explains the core components of mental health literacy, and provides an annotated list of existing resources and trainings that instruct educators on mental health literacy.