Links & Resources

Mental Health Links
The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information and counseling resources:

24-Hour Crisis Hotlines
520-622-6000 -- Pima County Crisis Line
866-205-5229 -- Toll-Free Sexual Assault Hotline (Arizona)
520-327-7273 -- Tucson Rape Crisis Center (Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault) -- 24-hour hotline
800-656-HOPE -- RAINN Sexual Assault Hotline (National)
800-SUICIDE -- HopeLine Suicide Hotline (National)

1-800-248-TEEN (1-800-248-8336) -- Arizona Teens' Life Line

Addiction and Recovery
Alcoholics Anonymous
Co-dependents Anonymous
Narcotics Anonymous
American Counseling Association
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Addiction Search
Alcohol Awareness
Tucson Area Substance Abuse Information

Anxiety Disorders

Crisis Hotline
Help-on-Call 24-Hour Crisis Hotline

Depression and How Therapy Can Help
Depression Fact Sheet

Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders

By Parents for Parents

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Hotline

Teenage Brain Development
Drugs & Alcohol
Normal Adolescent Development
Questions & Answers for Teens
Teen Health Resources - Comprehensive Listing

General information About Teen Depression

Depression Breaks down the different types of depression in teenagers, as well as the symptoms and remedies. (TeensHealth)

Depression in Boys – While teen depression is more prevalent in girls, teenage boys have their own special risk factors and warning signs. This article delves deeper into male teen depression.(Psychology Today)

Depression in Girls – With society and hormonal changes wreaking havoc, girls need extra care in the teen years. Learn what parents can do. (Psychology Today)

Teen Depression and Suicide

Arizona Teens' Life Line -- 1-800-248-TEEN (1-800-248-8336)

About Teen Suicide – Discusses teen suicide statistics, risk factors, warnings signs, and how to get help.  Also find coping tips for those who have lost a child to suicide. (TeensHealth)

Youth Depression – Offers a comprehensive list of warning signs and behaviors in suicidal teenagers, as well as advice on how to help. (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education)

Teenage Depression and Violence

Depression and Violence in Teens – Discusses the explosive mixture of depression and school bullying in teens. Includes tips on preventing teenage violence. (Caremark)

The Storms of Youth: Violence and Depression in Adolescents – Looks into the connection between adolescent depression and violence, including the warning signs of violence in teens. (

Warning Signs of Youth Violence – Learn why some teenagers turn violent, what the warning signs are, and who is at risk. (American Psychological Association)

Treatment for Teen Depression

Treatment of Children with Mental Illness – Answers to frequently asked questions about the treatment of mental disorders in children, including depression. (National Institute of Mental Health)

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Finder – Series of articles on when to seek help for your child and where to find it. (American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)

Antidepressants for Teens

Medication Guide: About Using Antidepressants in Children or Teenagers (PDF) – Medication guide from the FDA covers common questions about antidepressants in young adults. (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)

Antidepressant Medications for Children and Adolescents: Information for Parents and Caregivers – Fact sheet from the federal government on medication for children and teens. (National Institute of Mental Health)

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