Use these resources to find national organizations and community resources for supporting the mental health of children, adolescents and families.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The mission of AACAP is the promotion of the healthy development of children, adolescents and families through advocacy, education and research, and to meet the professional needs of child and adolescent psychiatrists throughout their careers.
American Board of Pediatrics Foundation
The ABP Foundation funds a targeted group of projects to advance the emotional health and resilience of children and their families.
American Psychological Association
The mission of the American Psychological Association is to promote the advancement, communication, and application of psychological science and knowledge to benefit society and improve lives.
Behavioral Health Integration (BHI) Collaborative
The BHI Collaborative, convened by the American Medical Association and includes the AAP and 7 leading medical associations, is dedicated to catalyzing effective and sustainable integration of behavioral and mental health care into physician practices.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.
National Federation of Families
The National Federation, a national family-run organization serves to 1) provide advocacy at the national level for the rights of children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health needs and substance use challenges and their families, 2) provide leadership and technical assistance to a nation-wide network of family-run organizations, and 3) collaborate with family-run and other child-serving organizations to transform mental and substance use health care in America.
National Network of Child Psychiatry Access Programs
The National Network of Child Psychiatry Access Programs supports existing and emerging child psychiatry consultation programs and works to further national progress toward effective integration of mental health with primary care.
Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program
The Pediatric Mental Health Care Access (PMHCA) Program promotes behavioral health integration into pediatric primary care using telehealth. State or regional networks of pediatric mental health teams provide teleconsultation, training, technical assistance, and care coordination for pediatric primary care providers to diagnose, treat and refer children with behavioral health conditions. The PMHCA program is administered through the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Screening and Treatment for Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Disorders Program
The Screening and Treatment for Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Disorders (MDRBD) program helps address maternal mental health conditions that often affect women during and after pregnancy. The MDRBD program is administered through the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Youth Move National
Youth MOVE National is a youth-driven, chapter-based organization dedicated to improving services and systems that support positive growth and development by uniting the voices of individuals who have lived experience in various systems—including mental health, juvenile justice, education and child welfare.
American Academy of Pediatrics