Other Tools and Resources

Fox Valley Mental Health Advocacy Council


Where Do I Start?

Other Tools and Resources

Where to Start for Community Mental Health

The links below are a starting place to reach helpful resources and tools; this is not a comprehensive listing. These links are provided for informational purposes only; inclusion of a listing does not indicate endorsement by or affiliation with D303 or the FVMHAC. 
 

ARTICLES

The New Science of the Teenage Brain.  David Dobbs in National Geographic, pages 35-59, October, 2011

The Stories That Bind Us.  Bruce Feiler, The New York Times, March 17, 2013.

What's Wrong With the Teenage Mind?  Alison Gopnik in The Wall Street Journal, January 28, 2012

National Institute of Mental Health:  
Teenage Brain: A Work in Progress (Fact Sheet): A Brief Overview of Research Into Brain Development During Adolescence.

National Institute of Mental Health:
The Teen Brain:  Still Under Construction


VIDEO/AUDIO:  (available online)

On Being:  What We Nurture.  Interview with Sylvia Boorstein

Inside the Teen Brain:  PBS Special


PHONE APPS:

Handy Self-Care Tools for Parents:  "Top 10 Mental Health Apps":  PyschCentral.com
                                                 "Top 10 Free Mental Health Apps":  PsychCentral.com
                                                 "Phone Apps for Better Mental Health":  PyschologyToday.com
                                                 "17 Best Depression iphone & Android Apps of 2013":  Healthline.com

NAMI AIR

CRISIS TEXT LINE:

Support for teens, 24/7.  Text "LISTEN" to 741-741  or visit http://www.crisistextline.org/get-help-now.

ONLINE SCREENING TOOLS:

Numerous On-line Screening Tools are available addressing a number of mental health concerns, from depression to anxiety disorders to ADHD.  **Trust only those tools available on a recognized website and only if there is a clear disclaimer that the tool is only intended for screening purposes, and that a mental health professional should be consulted for further evaluation.

The following are screening tools from www.HealthyPlace.com:

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KANE COUNTY REFERRAL & INFORMATION RESOURCES:

Kane County Guide to Community Services

The Crisis Line of the Fox Valley:  630/966-9393