Nurturing Mental Health in Teens

The adolescent years can be a challenging time, particularly for those grappling with mental health issues. This resource guide aims to provide valuable information and support for teens and those involved. Covering topics from depression in teens to youth suicide prevention and educational strategies for students with mental health disorders, this guide strives to offer a comprehensive approach to mental health awareness and support.

  1. Depressed Teens: A Resource from the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
    • Addressing teenage depression is crucial for fostering emotional well-being. This section delves into resources specifically curated for teens, providing information, coping strategies, and avenues for seeking help. The Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation offers insights and support tailored to the unique challenges faced by depressed teens.
  2. Youth Suicide Prevention: Resources and Information
    • Suicide prevention is a critical aspect of supporting teens’ mental health. This section compiles resources and information aimed at preventing youth suicide. It covers warning signs, helpline numbers, and strategies for creating a supportive environment to intervene and provide assistance when needed.
  3. Teaching Students with Mental Health Disorders (PDF File): A Guide from the British Columbia Ministry of Education, 2001
    • Education plays a pivotal role in supporting students with mental health disorders. This section offers a downloadable PDF guide from the British Columbia Ministry of Education, dated 2001. While acknowledging the evolving nature of mental health awareness, the guide provides foundational insights into teaching strategies, classroom accommodations, and fostering a positive learning environment for students with mental health disorders.


Promoting mental health awareness and support for teens is a collective effort that involves educators, parents, caregivers, and the community at large. By exploring the resources within this guide, individuals can gain a deeper understanding of depression in teens, strategies for youth suicide prevention, and effective teaching methods for students with mental health disorders. Together, we can create a more compassionate and informed environment that nurtures the mental well-being of our youth.