Mental Health Resources

Blog Posts

Your Everyday Parenting Skills Are What Your Child Needs Most.  by Saki Iwamoto, Boston Children’s Museum. 

Videos

The Reflection in Me - A heartwarming family film sharing themes of love, acceptance, and having a positive self-image.

California Surgeon General on kids’ mental health struggles during coronavirus shutdowns - California Surgeon General, pediatrician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, discusses how parents can recognize signs their children are struggling with their mental health during the coronavirus shutdowns -- and the impact of stress and anxiety on children’s physical health.

Just for Fun Videos (good for a laugh)

Coin Operated - Animated Short
Wonky Donky
Laurie Berkner Videos

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Websites



Children's Mental Health Campaign - The Children's Mental Health Campaign supports efforts by both the centers for disease control and prevention (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (Mass DPH) to protect children and families and limit the spread of coronavirus.  

Kids in Crisis: You're Not Alone - From PBS Kids, 4 young people share their mental health journeys in hopes of encouraging others. 


DMH WebsiteThe Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH).  This site contains resources for people within the community to learn about mental wellness and the Department and its services. 
A few key features on the website for the community are: 
  • The Community Engagement page provides opportunities for everyone to learn more and be aware of mental wellness.  This can be done through community conversations, speakers, and digital media. 
  • Isaac's Story is an animated film and graphic novel for elementary and middle school-aged children, shows how an honest conversation about "different kinds of hurting" between two classmates can have a lifelong effect. 
  • DMH Application - For people who are familiar with DMH and/or have explored the site and want to apply for DMH services, there is a page that contains eligibility information, contact information and the application. 
  • Social Media - DMH uses a number of social media channels to deliver mental health information and resources.