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Mental Wellness Resources

For Parents/Caregivers of Teens

This research website will help you and your family find information and support resources to assist with a wide range of mental health and substance abuse issues. Check out books available, access premium online resources and health databases using your Onondaga County Public Library card. 

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211 CNY

An online resource directory that connects people with health and human resources. Find local agencies and organizations that can provide aid and resource on a variety of health and wellness topics, including mental health, substance abuse, health care and more. Mental Health resources include referrals to hotlines, support groups and counseling services in Central New York.


American Academy of Pediatrics

The many physical, sexual, cognitive, social, and emotional changes that happen during this time can bring anticipation and anxiety for both children and their families. Understanding what to expect at different stages of adolescent development can promote healthy development. The website also address a wide variety of parenting topics including Attendance, Truancy & Chronic Absenteeism.


Attendance Works

Parents want their children to do well in school but many don’t fully understand the connection between chronic absence and a student’s academic achievement. The mission of Attendance Works is to advance student success and help close equity gaps by reducing chronic absence. The website offers resources for understanding and addressing chronic absence beginning in the early grades through secondary school. Help build the habit of good attendance using these tips.

cornell humanecology

Cornell University: College of Human Ecology - Self-injury and Recovery Resources

The Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery was launched in 2003 to understand what was then widely believed to be a new and emerging behavior among youth and adults. The Self-Injury and Recovery Research and Resources website provides resources, studies and recovery materials for individuals who injure as well as those who live with, care about, and work with them.


Health Reference Center: Academic*

Health Reference Center Academic integrates millions of articles from a wide range of nursing and allied health journals, magazines, newsletters and select consumer health information sources, all available 24/7. This database  contains over 2800 journals and magazines, covering a variety of mental health topics, ranging from child health services to mental health screenings and prevention.



MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's website for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. Research topics including child mental health, child development, bullying and cyberbulling, and more.


NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

NAMI, the acronym for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a grass roots, self help, support and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of families who have relatives with a brain disorder (mental illness). This includes the families of persons diagnosed with a mental illness, relatives and friends, mental health professionals, and all who share NAMI’s vision and mission.


Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
Resources for Families Coping with Mental and Substance Use Disorders: https://www.samhsa.gov/families

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