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Our Youth Development Resource Portal is being developed thanks to a

grant from the Pallottine Foundation’s Healthy Communities Initiative.

 

ADHD

VIDEO: ADHD SIGNS, SYMPTOMS, & RESEARCH

What does ADHD look like?

MENTAL HEALTH MINUTE: ADHD

This one-minute video briefly explains ADHD: the signs, symptoms, and where to go for more information

 

ANGER

VIDEO: 5 SIMPLE STEPS TO MANAGE YOUR ANGER

Review how to recognize when you're getting mad and reviews 5 steps to calm down so you make choices that you won't later regret?

FREE ANGER WORKSHEETS

Seven printable and downloadable worksheets to help with anger management. The worksheets help children identify their triggers, understand their triggers, learn and practice anger management techniques, and how to express anger constructively.

 
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ANXIETY

VIDEO: PANIC DISORDER

What does Panic Disorder look like?

VIDEO: 3 WAYS TO DEAL WITH ANXIETY

Actor Keith Powers has struggled with anxiety throughout his life, even when he didn't know he was dealing with anxiety. Keith shares the three things he does to alleviate his anxiety.

VIDEO: OCD & ANXIETY DISORDERS: CRASH COURSE PSYCHOLOGY FOR HIGH-SCHOOLERS

Explains and debunks common myths about OCD and anxiety disorders.

 

BRAIN

VIDEO: WHAT IS STRESS?

How does stress affect your brain and what are healthy coping strategies?

THE TEEN BRAIN: 7 THINGS TO KNOW

Did you know that big and important changes are happening in the brain during adolescence? This PDF outlines seven things to know about the teen brain.

GET EXCITED ABOUT THE BRAIN! COLORING BOOK

This PDF is downloadable and printable. This free coloring and activity book for children (ages 8-12) features exciting facts about the human brain and mental health.

 

CONNECTIONS

HOW TO STAY CONNECTED REMOTELY

Guide to staying connected and supporting others during remote events.

VIDEO: HOW TO HAVE EMPATHY

What to do when you are finding it hard to show kindness to yourself and others or if you are having trouble getting along with someone in your life.

VIDEO: TO ANYONE FEELING LONELY

What is loneliness, and what do I do if I suffer from excessive loneliness?

 
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DEPRESSION

VIDEO: WHAT IS DEPRESSION?

What does Depression look like and how to seek help.

VIDEO: HOW TO DEAL WITH DEPRESSION

Charlie Rocket was at the height of his artist management career while also being at the lowest point in his physical and mental health. While he has always dealt with extreme emotional highs and lows, he has found a unique approach to self-care when feeling depressed. Learn more about Charlie's self-care routine to improve his emotional state and outlook.

VIDEO: DEPRESSIVE & BIPOLAR DISORDERS: CRASH COURSE PSYCHOLOGY #30

This 10-minute video discusses mood disorders like depression and bipolar disorder, their causes, and how these disorders can impact people's lives.

TEEN DEPRESSION: MORE THAN JUST MOODINESS

Being a teenager can be tough, but it shouldn’t feel hopeless. Check your symptoms, and find out what you can do if you think you might have depression.

 

LGQBT+

SUPPORT SITE FOR LGBTQ+ YOUTH

Suicide prevention and crisis intervention resource for LGBTQ youth.

THE COMING OUT HANDBOOK

Tools and questions for exploring what coming out means to you.

IT GETS BETTER

The It Gets Better Project’s mission is to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) youth around the globe. Follow this link to access over 60,000 inspiring stories from LGBTQ+ youth, adults, and celebrities!

 

MENTAL HEALTH

VIDEO: TEEN MENTAL HEALTH

How does my mental health impact my life?

MY MENTAL HEALTH: DO I NEED HELP?

When should I seek help for my mental health? Learn when to seek professional help for your mental health and what to do to manage mild symptoms, like feeling down or having trouble sleeping.

BIPOLAR DISORDER: KNOW THE SIGNS

Learn the common signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder in teens and young adults.

PRESENCE OF MIND INTERACTIVE VIDEO SERIES

This interactive video series provides the tools to manage your mental health and well-being and support your friends when they need it most.

 

MINDFULNESS

VIDEO: YOU ARE NOT YOUR THOUGHTS

How do I cope when I feel overwhelmed?

7 WAYS TO PRACTICE MINDFULNESS

This one-pager offers seven tips to practice mindfulness.

PRACTICING PATIENCE

A worksheet that helps youth realize the importance of practicing patience.

VIDEO: EVERYDAY MINDFULNESS

What is mindfulness, and how can it help my stress?

 
Friends

ONLINE SAFETY

GUIDE TO SAFELY USING THE INTERNET

Tips for using online resources safely when in an abusive relationship.

 

RELATIONSHIPS

THE RELATIONSHIP SPECTRUM

A guide to understanding the difference between healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships.

HOW TO REACH OUT TO A STRUGGLING FRIEND

Tips on how and when to reach out to a friend who is struggling.

HOW TO START A CONVERSATION

Twelve questions that you can use to start or deepen a conversation.

 
Happy Friends

SELF-CARE

3 Rs OF SELF-CARE

Action guide on practicing positive self-care.

CRISIS TEXT LINE

Free, 24/7 crisis support line.

HOW TO LIFT YOUR MOOD

Ten ways to lift your mood!

HOW TO BE YOUR OWN BFF

Five tips on how to be your own best friend.

SELF CARE TIPS

Eight tips for taking care of yourself.

 

TIPS FOR MANAGING STRESS

Learn about various tips and methods for managing stress.

VIDEO: STRESS & THINKING - MIND/BODY CONNECTION

What is stress, and how does it affect my thinking? How can I keep my stress under control?

VIDEO: EMOTION, STRESS, & HEALTH: CRASH COURSE PSYCHOLOGY FOR HIGH-SCHOOLERS

This 10-minute video discusses stress, emotions, and their overall impact on our health.

VIDEO: GUIDED VISUALIZATION - DEALING WITH STRESS

Learn how the brain handles stress and practice a guided visualization activity.

IM SO STRESSED OUT!

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Read this fact sheet to learn whether it is stress or anxiety and what you can do to cope.

STAND UP TO STRESS: COLORING BOOK

This PDF Is downloadable and printable. This free coloring and activity book teaches children (ages 8-12) about stress and anxiety and offers tips for coping in a healthy way.

HOW TO MAKE A STRESS CATCHER

Follow the instructions to create a fun and interactive way to practice coping strategies! This stress catcher, “fortune teller,” offers some strategies kids can practice and use to help manage stress and other difficult emotions.

STRESS

VIDEO: STRESSBUSTERS

How do I cope with stress?

 
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SUICIDE PREVENTION

SUICIDE PREVENTION GUIDE FOR YOUTH

Self-care guide for suicide prevention including safety plans.

YOUTH SUICIDE WARNING SIGNS

Guide for youth on identifying warning signs of suicide.