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Children and Adolescents


NEW RESOURCE: Children's Mental Health Newsletter


Children's Mental Health During COVID-19:


Resources for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults

One of NAMI's main goals is to ensure that people get help early. Since mental health conditions typically begin during childhood, adolescence, or young adulthood, we have compiled essential information and resources intended to help young people get the mental health support they need. Learn more at:


Resources for Educators

We understand how difficult navigating back-to-school with COVID-19 can be. That's why NAMI has created a one-page "Back-to-School Wellness Guide" for educators to prepare them for what their students may have experienced over the last year. Click here to learn more.



Maryland Early Intervention Program (EIP)

The Maryland Early Intervention Program offer specialized programs with expertise in the early identification, evaluation, and comprehensive psychiatric treatment of adolescents and young adults at risk for, or in the early stages of, a mental illness with psychosis.

OK2TALK: OK2TALK is a community where teens and young adults struggling with mental health conditions can find a safe place to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. Anyone can add their voice by sharing stories, poems, inspirational quotes, photos, videos, song lyrics and messages of support in a safe, moderated space. We hope this is the first step towards helping you get the support you need to feel better.

Talking to Kids About Mental Illness:

A guide to talking to kids about mental illness.

Children of Parents with Mental Illness

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: The mission of AACAP is to promote the healthy development of children, adolescents, and families through advocacy, education, and research, and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers.

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health: The National Federation works to develop and implement policies, legislation, funding mechanisms, and service systems that utilize the strengths of families. Its emphasis on advocacy offers families a voice in the formation of national policy, services and supports for children with mental health needs and their families.

How Siblings and Children Deal with Mental Illness

Maryland Coalition of Families

CONNECTION, SUPPORT, EMPOWERMENT...for parents, caregivers, children and young adults experiencing mental health, substance use and/or other behavioral health challenges.

Strength of Us

Young Adult Discussion Groups and Resources

Children’s Mental Health Matters!


A family resource kit. We hope this kit will provide you the information and resources you need to help your child.