Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. We work to raise awareness about mental health in order to fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.
The APCYF Youth Mental Health Resource Guide is designed to help families learn more about mental wellness and provide specific resources – both here in Arlington and more widely – that address their children’s needs.
The guide includes:
- General Information about Mental Wellness: organizations that provide information, education and raise awareness.
- Family Support, Support Groups & Educational Programs: support groups, online counseling or chat services, parenting resources and training programs used at schools.
- Youth Assistance & Treatment Options: services provided by schools, county health department, nonprofit organizations, hospitals and private clinics; national helplines; general information about getting treatment; and searchable databases for private providers.
- Crisis Response: resources for crisis intervention, assessment, rapid response and hospitalization; national hotlines.
Now, more than ever, it is essential for our community to engage with youth and make their mental well-being our priority.