The following sites are designed to provide information not to diagnose. If you are looking for a diagnosis, feel extremely stressed, anxious, are using too much alcohol or other substances or are depressed, it is advised that you also talk to a health professional. Anyone under age 16 with symptoms of depression, anxiety or any other mental health disorder, or are using too much alcohol or other substances are advised to talk with their parents or other responsible adults about getting help from a qualified person.
TeensHealth has answers to hundreds of questions - just about any question a youth can possibly think of dealing with mind, body and emotions. Excellent, well-written and easy to understand materials are available to download.
Teenmentalhealth provides a number of resources about mental disorders to enhance the understanding of adolescent mental health and mental disorders. The materials are provided in a variety of mediums that include animations, videos, web-based training programs, easy to understand guides and books designed specifically for youth (as well as parents, educators and health providers).
Mindcheck is designed to help youth and young adults check out how they're feeling and quickly connect to mental health resources and support (in B.C.). On this site, you can take quizzes to find out how you're doing. These quizzes do not provide a clinical diagnosis. After taking a quiz, you will get feedback letting you know what level of symptoms you are experiencing and recommendations for what you can do.
Mytoolkit is an interactive website designed to help educate youth about their mental health. It uses mobile apps, videos and educational modules focused on stress and wellness.
On keltymentalhealth, you will find useful information on a wide range of topics related to mental health challenges that can affect youth and young adults. The site also has links to many additional resources that were developed with youth and young adults in mind (ex. anger management, stress, anxiety, etc.).
Youthanxietybc contains a wealth of information to help people learn about and practice effective strategies to manage anxiety on their own, at their own pace. All content is grounded in scientific research and developed by professionals who specialize in helping people with anxiety. You can learn about effective tools to help manage anxiety. They have PDF files to print off, links, FAQs and the mobile app called MindShift.
Ecouch provides a screening test to identify anxiety and depressive symptoms (not to diagnose). It also provides personality, stress and attitude scales which are also intended solely to provide information. You have to register in order to access the tests and scales.
Cerebral palsy is one of the most common physical disabilities in the
United States, with roughly 500,000 people suffering from the disorder.
It is also a very complicated disorder with a number of different types
and symptoms. Despite how common it is no parent wants their child to be
afflicted by it. Whether your child already has it or you are simply
concerned about its potential harm, cerebral palsy is something every
parent should know about.