“JED is a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. We’re partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems. We’re equipping teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other. We’re encouraging community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health” Set to Go is a program from The Jed Foundation (JED) “built to help teens prepare for the transition out of high school.” Starting the Conversation: College and Your Mental Health
“This guide is written to provide students with important information about mental health during the college years. This guide is also for parents and families. It’s important to know more about mental health during the college years and proactive steps that can help you support your student if needed.”
“the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
If you are someone you know is struggling with mental illness, you are not alone.” NAMI provides numerous supports including a helpline, peer lead education and support programs, and information for special populations. The Family and Caregivers section provides helpful information about supporting your student and other family members affected by mental illness. NAMI Illinois is the Illinois chapter, offering information about local programs and resources.
TEEN LINE provides educational and support resources for parents of adolescents
PFLAG “People who are LGBTQ and their families deserve to be safe and secure, no matter where they live, work, study, pray or play. Through our mission of support, education, and advocacy, PFLAG works
to make sure that all communities provide this type of security, and have the resources needed to help those communities thrive”
TransWhat? “A guide towards allyship”
Get Smart About Drugs a DEA resource for parents, caregivers and educators