Resources for Teens

What Is an Existential Crisis?

An existential crisis is an umbrella term that encompasses any uneasy feelings concerning the meaning of life. These thoughts typically come down to two foundational questions: Who am I and what is my purpose in life? Read more ›

Dear Stress, I’m Over You. [downloadable]

Dear Stress is a resource to help young people manage stress with three easy strategies – available in English and Spanish. This toolkit includes two sizes for sharing as a handout or small poster and includes a slide deck that can be used as a companion classroom activity. Read more ›

Soluna — California’s Free Mental Health App for Youth Ages 13-25

Soluna, from California’s CalHOPE program, offers free, confidential mental health support for 13- to 25-year-olds in California. Read more ›

California Launches Free Digital Behavioral Health Platforms for Children and Families

On on January 16, 2024, California’s Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) launched the Behavioral Health Virtual Services Platform – two free behavioral health services apps for all families with kids, teens, and young adults ages 0-25. Read more ›

Embracing My ADHD

In a world where ADHD is often overshadowed by its challenges, this episode offers a refreshing perspective that focuses on uncovering its strengths. Listen to this Voices of Compassion podcast for an insightful conversation with Ross Loofbourrow, a millennial who not only lives with ADHD but thrives!
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10 Things You Can Do If You’re Lonely

It’s normal to feel lonely sometimes. Many people go through periods of loneliness, and it doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with them. If you’re lonely, there are some things you can try that might help. Read more ›

Teens and Tweens: Use These Tips to Navigate Social Media in a Safe and Healthy Way

While social media can offer numerous benefits, it’s important to be aware of its potential downsides. From feelings of inadequacy stemming from comparisons to cyberbullying and information overload, the digital realm can present challenges to mental health. This guide aims to provide valuable tips and strategies to maintain a healthy relationship with social media, minimize the potential negative impacts,  and foster a positive online experience. Read more ›

Tip Sheet on Social Media Use and Mental Health [downloadable]

This resource discusses the benefits of social media and provides tips on how to use social media in to support your mental health. Read more ›

Life Skills for Teens and Healthy Lifestyle Tips [web resource]

An important part of growing up is learning how to take care of yourself.

Set to Go, a collection of tools and information from the JED Foundation, helps you prepare for a successful transition to college. Read more ›

Books About Autism & Neurodiversity for Parents, Young Adults, Teens & Kids

The following selection of books includes resources for parents, young adults, kids, teens and tweens. Read more ›

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