AACAP (Mental Health Disorders)
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. An Alphabetical list of quick facts on Mental Health Disorders specially designed for Families:
SAMHSA (Mental Health Disorders)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Quick Facts on Mental Health Disorders from SAMHSA:
Child Mental Health Disorders
The site will help you meet the needs of young people with depression, bipolar disorder, attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorders, and anxiety disorders, including panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Internet Mental Health: Mental Health Disorders
Mental Health Disorders in America
Resource for learning more about mental health disorders
Healthy Minds an APA expert answers common questions about mental health.
Mental Health Videos
WebMD mental health videos
This site provides informative videos regarding mental health and other health related concerns. Here are some other videos below:
Helping Children Deal with Fear and Death
Helping Your Child through a Death in the Family
Recognizing Childhood Anxiety
Fear and Anxiety
Is Your Child Depressed?
Teen Suicide: Too Young To Die
Treating Major Depression
What is Depression?
The Link between Sleep and Depression
Separating Depression from Being Blue
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder:
ADHD in School: The Importance of Communication
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Myths and Facts
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Tips for Parents and Teachers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: What Every Parent Should Know
Understanding the ADHD Racial Gap
Treatment Options for Children with ADHD video
Helping Kids with ADHD Succeed in School video
Treating ADHD during the School Year video
Additional Mental Health Websites
Autism Society of Delaware
We will educate, advocate and raise public awareness in order to promote lifelong opportunity and acceptance for people with autism in their communities.
Lower Delaware Autism Foundation
The Lower Delaware Autism Foundation (LDAF) was formed by a group of caring parents of children with autism. Tied by the common bonds created by struggling with the challenges of autism on a daily basis, this dedicated group of parents decided to help make programs, services, and resources available to children and individuals with autism and their families, caregivers, and educators in Sussex County, Delaware.
How to Access Mental Health Services
This is a general reference that can be used to explain what steps to take to access mental health and substance abuse services for your child. It explains what to do in an emergency, a non-emergency, when you have insurance questions, and how to apply for Disabled Child's Medicaid, a type of insurance that is based on the child's diagnosis (Axis I and some Axis II diagnoses) and the child's income - NOT THE PARENTS' INCOME - so this is a way of getting benefits that one's private insurance does not cover.