Youth Links

Youth Links

Behavioral Health Safety Net for Children
The Behavioral Health Safety Net (BHSN) for Children provides essential outpatient mental health services to Tennesseans ages three to 17 who don’t have insurance coverage or lack full behavioral health coverage. There are no limits on family income for eligibility.

Health and Human Development Programs
Serving maternal and child health agencies and other organizations by providing information and technical assistance in efforts to reduce unintentional injuries and violence to children and adolescents. Also provides summaries of state prevention plans, and contact names for other states developing plans.

The Jason Foundation
The Jason Foundation, Inc. is a nationally recognized leader in teen suicide awareness and prevention. They make a wide range of informative, educational materials and programs available, at no charge, to parents, teachers, youth workers and others who are concerned about the alarming statistics that link our country’s next generations and suicide.

The Jed Foundation
The Jed Foundation is a nonprofit public charity committed to reducing the young adult suicide rate and improving mental health support provided to college students nationwide., Guide to College Student Mental Health
A comprehensive guide to help college students identify common mental health disorders, their warning signs, when to seek treatment and how to manage them.

LGBTQ Friendly Colleges & Student Resources
This guide, created by AffordableCollegesOnline, provides an overview of how college campuses across the United States are working to make the college experience more welcoming and supportive for LGBTQ students. It includes information on resources, curricula, and student organizations, as well as candid interviews with LGBTQ community leaders about the concerns LGBTQ students may have about postsecondary education.

The Link Counseling Center’s National Resource Center
For Suicide Prevention and Aftercare. Programs of The Link Counseling and Psychotherapy Children in Crisis and Grief Suicide Prevention and Aftercare Community Education, Training and Supervision.

National Center for the Prevention of Youth Suicide
A division of the American Association of Suicidology, this agency engages teens and the people who care about them through the U OK? Friends Ask! peer suicide prevention program.

Promoting Student Mental Health
An overview on mental health conditions common among college students. Includes segments on proactive wellness techigues, information on helpful phone apps, and resources for students and parents.

Suicide Prevention in College
A resource guide on warning signs and risk factors, aimed at college students. Includes an interactive depression screening test.

Tattered Teddies
This suicide prevention curriculum from the Centre for Suicide Prevention in Canada is highly recommended for guidance on talking with small children about suicide and for spotting suicidal tendencies in children.

The Trevor Project
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. The Trevor Project provides free and confidential phone, instant message and text messaging crisis intervention services. It also offers the largest safe social networking community for LGBTQ youth, best practice suicide prevention educational trainings, resources for youth and adults, and advocacy initiatives.

Understanding Suicide Prevention
This resource from provides a comprehensive overview of the problem of suicide, with a focus on suicide risk of college campuses and tips on choosing a mental-health-friendly college.

Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program
Because of the internal nature of depression and loneliness, thousands of youth who appear to be happy are screaming silently in the deepest emotional pain. What can we do? Find the answer on this site.