Client - Patient Resources

 

 

General Mental Health Resources:

Colorado Crisis and Support Line

Offering 24/7 walk in, free assessments

http://www.metrocrisisservices.org/  Call 844-493-TALK (8255) to find the location nearest you

 

AACAP’s Facts for Families

Brief summaries on dozens of child mental health topics from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

https://www.aacap.org/aacap/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/Home.aspx

 

APA (American Psychiatric Association)

The main professional organization of psychiatrists and trainee psychiatrists in the United States, and the most influential worldwide.  

http://psych.org/

 

Adolescent brain development

http://www.dana.org/Cerebrum/Default.aspx?id=39411

 

Child Mind Institute

General resource and news:

http://www.childmind.org/

 

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

A non-profit grassroots, self-help and advocacy organization of consumers, friends and families.

http://www.nami.org

 

The Colorado chapter of NAMI

www.coaimh.org

 

NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) 

Transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illness through research.

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/

 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

1-800-SUICIDE

 

Books:

 

 

Anxiety Resources:

 

Anxiety BC

Self help resources for adults and children with anxiety, including a free online anxiety management toolkit: www.AnxietyBC.com

 

Anxiety Disorders Association of America

A leader in education and research for anxiety, OCD, PTSD, depression, and related disorders.

http://www.adaa.org/

 

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation

Support for parents of children struggling with mood disorders, both depression and bipolar.

http://www.thebalancedmind.org/

 

NAMI

What Families Need to Know about Adolescent Depression

Visit the website to download the PDF booklet:

http://www2.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Child_and_Adolescent_Action_Center&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=24806

 

NIMH booklet on anxiety disorders:

http://pediatricbipolar.pitt.edu/sites/default/files/AnxietyDisordersNIMH.pdf

 

Books:

 

 

ADHD Resources:

ADDitude Website

Strategies and support for ADHD and Learning Disorders

http://www.additudemag.com/

 

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)

 A non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families. CHADD offers support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.

www.chadd.org

 

National Resource Center for ADHD

The nation's clearinghouse for the latest evidence-based information on ADHD.

http://www.help4adhd.org/

 

Books:

 

Books for Children and adolescents with ADHD:

 

Books for parents and adults with ADHD:

 

 

 Autism Resources:

University of Colorado Hospital

Interdisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, speech and occupational therapists that provide assessments for kids on autism spectrum in Denver.

http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/medicalschool/programs/JFKPartners/clinicalservices/Pages/clinicalservices.aspx

 

Autism Speaks

A broad resource to connect families with information, resources and opportunities.

https://www.autismspeaks.org/

 

Educational advocacy and Information

Wrightslaw-Education Advocacy Topics: Explains the legal rights and responsibilities as it applies to education, and how to use strategies to get better special education services for children.

http://www.wrightslaw.com/topics.htm

 

 

Medication Resources:

Psychiatric medications by NIMH

An overview of medications, conditions treated, side effects, FDA warnings:

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/mental-health-medications/mental-health-medications.shtml

 

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

MedlinePlus Drugs Information 

 

 

Mood Disorder Resources:

Anxiety Disorders Association of America

A leader in education and research for anxiety, OCD, PTSD, depression, and related disorders.

http://www.adaa.org/

 

Bipolar Risk Calculator

http://cabsresearch.pitt.edu/calculator/BPRiskCalculator.html

 

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation

Support for parents of children struggling with mood disorders, both depression and bipolar.

http://www.thebalancedmind.org/

 

NAMI

What Families Need to Know about Adolescent Depression

Visit the website to download the PDF booklet:

http://www2.nami.org/Template.cfm?Section=Child_and_Adolescent_Action_Center&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=24806

 

www.PsychEducation.org

website about "depression plus: more than plain depression, more up and down"

www.PsychEducation.org

 

Books:

 

Books for parents and family members:

 

Books for children and adolescents with a mood disorder

 

 

OCD Resources:

OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation

They work to increase access to effective treatment, end the stigma associated with mental health issues, and foster a community for those affected by OCD.

http://www.ocfoundation.org/index.aspx

 

 

Parenting:

Books

 

 

Pregnancy and Psychiatric Medications:

Antidepressants: Safe during Pregnancy? - Mayo Clinic

Antidepressants are a primary treatment option for most types of depression. But there are benefits and risks to consider when taking antidepressants during pregnancy. Here's what you need to know.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/pregnancy-week-by-week/in-depth/antidepressants/art-20046420

 

 

Self Harm:

Books:

 

 

Substance Use Resources:

Adolescent STEP (Substance Abuse Treatment Education & Prevention Program)

Established in 2004 and licensed by the Colorado Department of Behavioral Health, STEP provides outpatient, psychiatric and substance abuse treatment to clients ages 12-21. STEP delivers individual treatment for young patients and their families, working with schools, faith-based organizations, community groups and the juvenile justice system.

http://www.denverhealth.org/medical-services/mental-health/our-services/step-program

 

 

Tourette Syndrome Resources:

National Tourette Syndrome Association

Dedicated to making life better for all people affected by Tourette and Tic Disorders. The offer education, support, and other resources.

http://www.tsa-usa.org/