In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Resources for Youth and Young Adults
Please find four tip sheets that NAMI has
developed for youth and young adults. These were developed based on suggestions
we received from young adults and by analyzing the resources young adults are
accessing at www.strengthofus.org.
Tips for Taking Charge of Your Life
Tips on Meeting Someone for the First Time
Tips for Setting and Achieving Goals
Tips for Finding Your Strength
Live a Better Life through Community
Reaches More Than 1,300 Community Members and Continues to Grow!
is NAMIís online resource center and social networking website for young
adults (ages 18-30) living with mental health conditions. It exists to empower
young adults to live out their dreams and goals through peer support and
resource sharing. We believe every young adult deserves to feel hopeful,
supported and encouraged to love who they are.
are excited to announce that StrengthofUs.org
has empowered more than 1,300 young adult community members since launching in
March. The site continues to grow rapidly with inspiring young adults, guest
blogs, positive discussions, resources and much more! This is a tribute to all
of the thoughtful young adults on the site who have created a welcoming
community where users can share their challenges, successes and strategies of
living with a mental health condition and, most of all, draw strength from each
pass the word along and see the attached ad to promote StrengthofUs.org. Join
this supportive community today at StrengthofUs.org.
check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/StrengthofUs
to keep up with the latest happenings on StrengthofUs.org and the latest news
about young adults and mental health.
NAMI Ending the Silence (ETS) is a 50-minutes presentation designed for high school students and is typically presented in the freshman/sophomore health classes during the mental health portion of the curriculum. This transformational program is devoted to giving students an opportunity to learn about mental illness through an informative PowerPoint, short videos, and personal testimony. Through the presentation, students learn symptoms and indicators of mental illness, and are given ideas about how to help themselves, friends, or family members who may be in need of support. Read more...
Talk to your Children About Mental Health Before they Leave for College
see below for an excellent article about why it is so important to talk to your
children about mental health before they leave for college.