Mental and Behavioral Health Resources

An Employer’s Guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health – Recommendations for the workplace, health plans and Employee Assistance Programs. Produced with support by the Child, Adolescent and Family Branch, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Bipolar Disorder in Children and Adolescents – This booklet is a guide for parents who think their child may have symptoms of bipolar disorder, or parents whose child has been diagnosed. (2012).

Guidebook for Caregivers of Children and Adolescents with Serious Emotional Disorders – from NAMI New Hampshire – This guidebook is a resource for New Hampshire caregivers of children who have severe mental illness and/or emotional disorders. It is comprehensive and family friendly because it was written with and for families.

Illinois LANS – Illinois LANs designation map.

National Directory of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Facilities 2015 – a listing of Federal, State, and local government facilities and private facilities that provide substance abuse treatment services.

National Institute of Mental Health – The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure.

SASS – Screening, Assessment and Support Services – In an effort to provide improved coordination in the delivery of mental health services to youth, Illinois developed the Screening, Assessment and Support Services (SASS) program for children and adolescents experiencing a mental health crisis.

NAMI Resources  – Young adult groups and other resources to connect from NAMI.

What A Difference A Friend Makes – This brochure is designed to provide you with the tools to help support a friend you know is living with a mental illness in the recovery process. Families who have a child with a mental illness need support and understanding as well.