K-12 Teachers

In order to cover the broad range of resources of interest to educators, we have grouped topic in six categories with one or two suggested resources in each:

  1. Understanding bipolar disorder and its symptoms: The Balanced Mind Foundation's "An Educators Guide to Pediatric Bipolar Disorder"
  2. General Information and Teaching Resources on Mental Health: School Mental Health, with special sections on training, teacher support, free materials and working with youth in foster care
  3. Evaluating Educational Needs: Massachusetts General Hospital's "Evaluating the Educational Needs of Children with Mental Health Conditions"
  4. School Accommodations:
  5. Teaching about Mental Health in the K-12 Classroom: Educational Resources on the NIMH web site
  6. Transition from High School to College: Moving On:
    Federal Programs to Assist Transition-Age Youth with Serious Mental Health Conditions

The Perils of Adolescence

Hosted by the UCLA Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors, “The Perils of Adolescence,” the inaugural Community Conversations, was a sold out event. The symposium showcased distinguished UCLA Faculty elucidating common teen behaviors to enhance important understanding in parents and educators. As adolescence is a time when mental symptoms often emerge, early recognition and treatment are critical for healthy outcomes.

School Mental Health

School Mental Health, a site developed by the Baltimore School Mental Health Technical Assistance and Training Initiative, covers a wide range of topics from the perspective of educators.

Transition Year: Your Source for Emotional Health at College

From http://www.transitionyear.org/parent/about.php?id=2

The Jed Foundation, a national nonprofit working to promote emotional health among college students, has partnered with the American Psychiatric Foundation to launch the Transition Year, an online resource center that helps students and their families focus on emotional health before, during and after the college transition.

Moving On: Federal Programs to Assist Transition-Age Youth with Serious Mental Health Conditions

Federal Programs to Assist Transition-Age Youth with Serious Mental Health Conditions
Size 166 pages

Moving On is a collection of fact sheets on 56 programs, run by 20 or more different agencies in nine departments of the federal government. Each offers information about the program’s purpose, services and funded activities, the administering federal agency, grantee and beneficiary eligibility, and a brief assessment of the program’s impact.

Available in print or by pdf download

Intense Minds: Through the Eyes of Young People with Bipolar Disorder

Paperback: 172 pages
Publisher: BPChildren (August 1, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0981739644
ISBN-13: 978-0981739649

Tracy Anglada, the founder of BPChildren, wrote this book on pediatric bipolar disorder with potential social workers and counselors in mind.

NIMH Free Booklet, "Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens"

Easy-to-read NIMH booklet, free to order in print or download, with answers to many questions parents have about bipolar disorder.