ORGANIZATION RESOURCES

ABCares

AB Cares is a community-based collaborative effort that seeks to prevent suicide across the life span and support all who are impacted by suicide. 

ABCares Resource Document



National Alliance On Mental Illness. NAMI

The National Alliance On Mental Illness is a United States-based advocacy group NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.  Join the StigmaFree Campaign on www.nami.org

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - www.aacap.org

offers extensive evidence-based resources.  Check out the tips for supporting student wellness during COVID-19 and Facts for Families (accessible via the home page ‘quick links’) is a searchable database with major topics resources such as depression, suicide, psychiatric medications, etc. for children, adolescents and families.

Families for Depression Awareness



ARTICLES

How to Reduce Your Risk of PTSD in a Post-Covid-19 World

Turn Your Demanding Child Into a Productive Co-Worker

 http://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/return-to-school/guidance.docx

Kids Are Grieving, Too

My kids are fighting more since they’ve been stuck at home. How do I restore order?

Handling Your Kid’s Disappointment When Everything Is Canceled

4 Life Skills Parents Can Teach Their Kids During the Pandemic

Americans are living in a big ‘anger incubator.’ Experts have tips for regulating our rage.



BOOKS

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

Book by Kay Redfield Jamison

In her bestselling classic, An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison changed the way we think about moods and madness.  Dr. Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive (bipolar) illness; she has also experienced it firsthand. 



FOR HEALTHY HUMOR:


Humor has been shown to boost immune function and reduce inflammation, enhancing our ability to be resilient to stress. It also helps us think more creatively and to have the cognitive flexibility needed to problem solve in more effective ways

Baby Laughing Hysterically at Ripping Paper


Beyond Funny Facebook Page


MINDFULNESS APPS FOR KIDS

Mindfulness apps for kids



REFERRAL SERVICES: 



William James INTERFACE Referral Service  The William James INTERFACE Referral Service aims to help break down the “silos” that exist between various agencies, mental health providers, and systems that can often hinder access to mental health and wellness services for individuals.  Through the Helpline that operates Monday-Friday from 9 AM- 5 PM, callers from subscribing communities will work with a Resource and Referral Counselor who will help them navigate the challenges of finding mental health services.

MassSupport   Riverside Trauma Center, a service of Riverside Community Care, provides critical incident services to communities, schools, health and human services providers, organizations, government agencies, workplaces, and individuals in many areas of Massachusetts. The  team is composed of highly-trained, licensed mental health professionals who have expertise in managing acute trauma, sudden or violent death, traumatic grief, and other highly stressful events.



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