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Select Online Mental Health Resources for Transitional Age Youth (TAY) (14 – 25 years)

Active Minds is the only organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. Active Minds is the only organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. Through campus-wide events and national programs, Active Minds aims to remove the stigma that surrounds mental health issues, and create a comfortable environment for an open conversation about mental health issues on campuses throughout North America.

Aevidum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that empowers youth to shatter the silence surrounding depression, suicide, and other issues facing teens. The word Aevidum, which means “I’ve got your back,” was created by students after a classmate died by suicide. Aevidum inspires schools and communities to adopt cultures of care and advocacy, encouraging all members to have their friends’ backs. Aevidum exists in elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and colleges across the nation.

The first of its kind in the United States, allcove is a network of standalone, integrated youth mental health centers that welcome young people to take a pause from their daily lives and access a range of professional support services and care. Designed with, by, and for youth, allcove centers serve the needs of 12 – 25 year olds experiencing mental, physical and emotional challenges, as well as those of their family and community. Centers are embedded within the communities they serve, and reflect the unique needs of local youth.

Stanford Psychiatry’s Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing, in collaboration with many youth co-creators, partners and supporters, has led the journey to bring allcove to life in the first centers in the United States. Inspired and supported by our partners and friends at headspace in Australia, Foundry | Frayme in Canada, and other international collaborators, the Stanford team is excited to support youth and families, schools, communities, counties, and other partners to bring allcove centers to life in California, and beyond. Thanks to the visionary leadership of Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian​ and County of Santa Clara Behavioral Health Services Department's Director Toni Tullys​, the flagship allcove center is expected to open in San Jose by the end of 2019, with additional centers planned in northern Santa Clara County and San Mateo County.
Stanford Medicine | Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences' Special Initiatives Web page for more information on the allcove initiative​.

Anxiety In Teens, a 501(c)3 non-profit, was founded in 2006 in Minneapolis, MN. Founder and Executive Director Solome Tibebu dealt with a severe anxiety disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder throughout middle school and high school, feeling alone and frustrated. After realizing that there was no immediate resource for education on what she was going through, a refuge to uplift her wherever she was and whenever she needed it, nor a community of others who were going through similar struggles, she decided to start while a sophomore in high school at Eden Prairie High School. Today, Anxiety In Teens is the central resource for youth with anxiety and other mental health disorders and their families. Anxiety in Teens Contributors are part of a nationwide community to help youth and help one another.


Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research (ACR) mission is to promote the full participation in socially valued roles of transition-age youth and young adults (ages 14-30) with serious mental health conditions. We use the tools of research and knowledge translation in partnership with this at risk population to achieve this mission. 

 ​ is a Website developed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) and the National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) for youth and those who work with youth, providing tips for bravery, local mental health resources, and information about volunteering.

Bring Change to Mind

MISSION To end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness.
VISION We create multimedia campaigns, curate storytelling movements, and develop youth programs to encourage a diverse cultural conversation around mental health.


California Youth Empowerment Network (CAYEN)
Formed by Mental Health Association in California, goal is to develop, improve and strengthen the voice of Transition Age Youth (TAY) in local and state-level policy to create positive change in the mental health system.


DBSA (Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance) Wellness Tracker
One of many customizable tools in the Facing Us Clubhouse at (need Flash to view) ©DBSA 2007

Through Half of Us, mtvU and The Jed Foundation want to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help.

College students are especially at risk with half reporting that they have been so stressed that they couldn’t function during the past year. The impact of mental illness is so devastating that suicide is the third leading cause of death among all people ages 15-24. With so many people struggling, why is it still hard for us to talk about “mental health?”

Nearly all mental health issues can be improved with proper treatment. When we decrease the stigma around mental health and encourage students to seek help if they need it, we are changing and saving lives.

headspace national youth mental health foundation provides mental and health wellbeing support, information and services to young people and their families across Australia.


International Association for Youth Mental Health (IAYMH)
IAYMH was established in 2012 to assist in advocating and collaborating for the mental health needs of young people across the world.

In recent years, many countries around the globe have witnessed the emergence of the youth mental health movement, a new paradigm that acknowledges the importance of targeted services for youth in the critical age group of 12 – 25 years.

Recent evidence supports the efficacy of early intervention for individuals in this age band. With the right services and support early on, future health problems and onset of symptoms can be minimized.
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The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is dedicated to the prevention of the “Silent Epidemic” of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth. 


JED is a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. We’re partnering with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems.

For students in college, Mental Health America has developed Back to Campus materials and an accompanying toolkit that provides parents and young adults with helpful information and resources.

This Website was created in order to assist young people to identify and understand mental distress they may be experiencing and to link them to sources of help that will enable them to learn skills and strategies to manage these problems. Being able to recognize early signs and finding ways to deal with them increases the chances of better long-term outcomes and positive mental health across the lifespan.

Mental health challenges and substance use problems often start in adolescence and the young adult years. Research tells us that intervening early can prevent problems from worsening to the point where professional help is needed. Mental health disorders seldom appear in full bloom. They are usually preceded by signs of emotional distress and difficulties in day-to-day activities. British Columbia, Canada

mindyourmind is an award-winning, non-profit mental health program that engages youth, emerging adults and the professionals who serve them to co-develop reliable and relevant resources. Website operated by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).

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. is a project of the StarVista Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Center in San Mateo County, and is staffed by volunteer high school students from the Bay Area who have been trained to help other teens.

Project UROK is an inclusive community with expert mental health resources for teens and young adults who are committed to ending the stigma and isolation of struggling with mental illness. An initiative of the Child Mind Institute, we know that mental illness does not discriminate and everyone’s story matters so we offer a safe space for young people to share powerful personal stories, find the help and support they need most, and hear the empowering message: You are not alone. You are okay.

ReachOut Australia, was established in 1997 and became the world’s first Online mental health service for young people. After friends and family, the Internet is the first place young people turn to for information and support. That’s where comes in.


Rethink from England, seeks to reach out to young people between the ages of 14 - 25 who are at risk of developing, have, or are caring for someone with, a mental illness.

Research and Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures​
Since 2009, the Research and Training Center (RTC) for Pathways to Positive Futures has worked to improve the lives of youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions through rigorous research and effective training and dissemination. Our work is guided by the perspectives of young people, and their families, and based in a positive development framework.


“Set to Go” is a new JED Program launched 2017. All transitions, big changes and exciting new beginnings can be challenging and the transition from high school to college is no different. Coupled with the fact that the late teen and young adult years are a vulnerable time for developing mental health issues, JED developed Set to Go to help support young people through this critical time period.

Student Minds is the UK's student mental health charity, and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Students Against Depression campaign.

Students Against Depression Campaign aims to provide self help and an online community for those in full and higher education who maybe suffering depression whilst trying to study.​

Teen Central Teencentral is powered by KidsPeace as a free and safe prevention and intervention resource for youth. Designed by founders Dr. Julius Licata and Ginger Papp as an innovative use of the internet, TeenCentral was unveiled in Washington DC in 1998. For nearly twenty years KidsPeace has provided TeenCentral to teens seeking answers and support to meet the challenges they face.

Teen Mental Health

Our vision is to help improve the mental health of youth by the effective translation and transfer of scientific knowledge. Our model is to use the best scientific evidence available to develop application-ready training programs, publications, tools and resources that can be applied across disciplines to enhance the understanding of adolescent mental health and mental disorders. is a Canadian developed adolescent mental health resource.

TeenzTalk is your connection to teens worldwide who discuss pursuing their passions, find opportunity in challenges, share stories regarding mental health.

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. They are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to

Transition Year, an online resource center that helps students and their families focus on emotional health before, during and after the college transition, has been launched by The Jed Foundation, in partnership with the American Psychiatric Foundation.  “Your Source for Emotional Health at College”


ULifeline is a program of The Jed Foundation, the nation’s leading organization working to prevent suicide and improve the mental health of college students, and is overseen by an expert board of mental health professionals. ULifeline is provided to all colleges and universities free of charge, regardless of the size or type of institution. Currently, more than 1200 colleges and universities participate in the ULifeline Network.

Voice Collective is a UK-wide, London-based project that supports children and young people who hear voices, see visions, have other ‘unusual’ sensory experiences or beliefs. We also offer support for parents/families, and training for youth workers, social workers, mental health professionals and other supporters.

Voices4Hope Website is created and maintained by Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research (ACR) formerly known as the Transitions Research and Training Center (RTC) as a place for teenagers and young adults with mental health conditions to find resources and stigma busting information that can help them lead happy and independent lives. 

Each Mind Matters’ Walk In Our Shoes program presentations and related curricula utilize real stories from teens and young adults to teach youth about mental health challenges and mental wellness. Walk In Our Shoes reduces stigma associated with mental illnesses by debunking myths and educating 9 - 13 year olds about mental wellness.


Young Minds Advocacy is the U.S. government Website that helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news.

YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

We are a team of passionate young people from the San Francisco Bay Area, working in collaboration with the Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing. Having had personal experience with suicide loss, we know firsthand how media coverage of such tragedies can complicate the healing process and how suicide is too often sensationalized and misrepresented in the media. By starting a conversation between young people and the media, we hope to educate people about the harmful effects of irresponsible representation and encourage members of the media to cover mental health in a more hopeful and healing way.

Youth In Mind (YIM) is a California-based nonprofit organization founded and steered by youth affected by the mental health system. Youth In Mind members participate in multiple levels of leadership and advocacy, including developing member leadership summits, mental health conferences, and local advocacy activities with the purpose of promoting positive change through authentic youth engagement.
Last updated: 12/18/2019 8:20 PM