Websites Where Parents Can Learn More

LOCAL

These are on-line directories of your county’s many valuable resources. They are for all community members to use as a way to locate local resources (events, programs, webinars, services, professional development, industry news) geared toward family wellbeing.

Bergen County Resources

BergenResourceNet

Passaic County Resources

PassaicResourceNet


General Mental Health and Overview of Mental Illnesses

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)


General Parenting

American Psychological Association

Medline Plus

The Search Institute is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide leadership, knowledge, and resources to promote healthy children, youth, and communities. 

40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents

40 Developmental Assets for Middle School Children 

40 Developmental Assets for Elementary School Children


Resources for Specific Issues

ANXIETY

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

American Psychiatric Association (APA)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)


DATING ABUSE

Love Is Respect – National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline/Website

Break the Cycle

The Safe Space

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence


DEPRESSION

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Mayo Clinic: Depression in Children


UNDERSTANDING THE DEVELOPING TEENAGE BRAIN

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

HealthyChildren.org 


EATING DISORDERS

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Mayo Clinic

AllPsych


SELF-INJURY

Mayo Clinic

International Child and Youth Care Network

iParenting.com

Focus Adolescent Services


SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND PREVENTION

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) 

Provides education, information, help and hope to the public.  NCADD advocates prevention, intervention and treatment through offices in New York and Washington, and a nationwide network of affiliates

The Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources

TCADR, a Program of Children’s Aid and Family Services, provides substance abuse prevention, education, information, and referral services


Recording Artists, Actors and Athletes Against Drunk Driving (RADD)

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH SELF-HELP SUPPORT GROUPS

Families Anonymous

FA is a 12-step fellowship for the family and friends of those individuals with

drug, alcohol or related behavioral issues.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Self-help support group for those suffering from alcoholism or alcohol abuse

Al-anon and Alateen

Self help support group for family members affected by alcoholism or other drug abuse

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)


SUICIDE

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS)

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

About Us

The Y Wellness Initiative is a nonprofit organization through the Ridgewood YMCA, serving many communities in Bergen and Passaic Counties. Our mission is to positively impact mental wellness through services, education, prevention and support.

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