Anxiety & Depression
Helpful Information on Anxiety----
Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The feelings can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work and relationships. There are several different types of anxiety disorders. Examples include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder and social anxiety disorder. (National Institute of Mental Health)
Anxiety Disorders (Signs and Symptoms, Risk Factors, etc)
Helpful Information on Depression---
Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think and handle daily activities such as sleeping, eating or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks. Some forms of depression are slightly different, or they may develop under unique circumstances. (National Institute of Mental Health)
Depression (Definitions of Various Forms of Depression, Signs and Symptoms, etc. from the National Institutes of Health)
Teenage Depression Fact Sheet from save.org
Anxiety & Depression Helpful Websites
Mental Health Resources
The Minnesota Warmline provides a peer-to-peer approach to
mental health recovery, support and wellness. Calls are answered
by our team of professionally trained Certified Peer Specialists,
who have first hand experience living with a mental health condition.
The Warmline provides a safe, anonymous and confidential
environment to connect with people who are here to listen…
here to help.
Text: "Support" to 855111
Hopelessness is becoming a defining story of this generation. That’s why TreeHouse
is on a mission to end hopelessness among teens. Because we love teens and believe
when they know their God-given value, it unleashes untold potential in their lives and our communities.
Bridge for Youth
Text 612-400-SAFE (7233)
Provides short term, safe housing for runaway youth with a goal of
Bridge to Benefits
Provides information about Hennepin County resources such as
MN Care, emergency assistance, food stamps and other county
Cornerstone's mission is to provide individuals and families who have experienced domestic abuse a continuum of service that builds sustainable self-reliance and revives the human spirit. Their goal is to provide holistic early intervention and prevention services that support people of all ages to overcome the devastation of domestic abuse.
First Call For Help
Call United Way First Call for Help for information and referral to over 2,400 community agencies in the metro area. This hotline provides a link to services such as crisis intervention, economic and housing assistance, medical clinics, food shelves, volunteer activities, educational and recreational programs and support groups.
Interfaith Outreach responds to emergency needs, moves families toward stability and positive change.
Provides drug and alcohol testing and related services 24 hours a day.
MoveFwd is committed to:
Help families stay together or find a way to reunite kids and parents if they’re separated.
Help young people find and maintain safe shelter.
Help students stay in school.
Help families and schools work together to define boundaries for students.
Help young people process and cope with tough choices.
Help families find hope.
myHealth is a clinic serving teens and young adults ages 12-26 for medical and mental health care. myHealth welcomes youth of all races, faiths, cultures, gender identities, sexual orientations and backgrounds. Services are provided in a confidential, non-judgmental, caring and safe environment.
Relate Counseling Center
Relate Counseling Center is a non-profit, community based mental and chemical health center located in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Relate provides outpatient assessments and counseling services to individuals, couples, families and school districts in the western suburbs of Minneapolis.
Sexual Violence Center
The Sexual Violence Center provides a wide range of sexual assault related services including: a 24-hour crisis line, advocacy services, one-on-one and group counseling. The mission is to empower the community by providing prevention and intervention services to all people affected by sexual violence.
Chemical Health Resources:
has resources where you will find you'll find practical advice for guiding your child toward a healthy life at every age. Parenting and health experts as well as real parents share the latest tips and tools for raising drug-free kids.
Helpful Handouts from Hazeldon