A variety of resources exist including government sponsored and private organizations, whose mission is to educate and connect people to services as soon as possible.
Common mental health conditions among youth include but are not limited to: Depression, Bipolar disorders, Suicidality, Anxiety, Substance Abuse Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disiorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiance and Conduct Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Autism, Eating Disorders, Schizophrenia and self injury. Bullying, social, familial and LGBTQ issues also can create stress and the need for supportive counseling.
"OK2TALK is a community where teens and young adults struggling with mental health conditions can find a safe place to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. Anyone can add their voice by sharing stories, poems, inspirational quotes, photos, videos, song lyrics and messages of support in a safe, moderated space." (retriefed 8/7/2018 from http://ok2talk.org/about).
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