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New York State PTA

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Albany, NY 12205
Phone: 518.452.8808
Toll Free: 1.877.569.7782
Fax: 518.452.8105


Resources - Counseling Links

Resources For Supporting Students and Staff Following the Newtown, CT Tragedy

FAQ Advocating for School Safety

FAQ about Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary

National Association of School Psychologists

New York State Center for School Safety

Resources from NYS Education Department

Tips for Helping Students Recovering from Traumatic Events

Tips for Crisis Planning and Management

Alcohol-Related Links

AL-ANON/ALATEEN - Information assisting adults and teens with alcohol-related concerns

Alcoholics Anonymous - The teen section for the well-known 12-step program for treatment of alcoholism

Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention - Excellent resource and information site

Alcohol Problems and Solutions - Facts on alcohol plus suggested solutions to alcohol-related problems

MADD Drunk Driving Statistics - Data from MADD and the National Highway Transportation Administration

Teen Anon - Help for Teens Who Drink or Drug And All Those Who Love Them!  

Attention Deficit Disorder

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder - Resource site devoted to information about ADD 

Child Abuse

Childhelp USA  - Child Abuse resource including information on prevention, treatment and reporting - Another on-line resource with a wide variety of information on child abuse

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NYS Office of Mental Health - Several data bases including information about local Mental Health providers, programs and services.

Hope for Bereaved -  Support groups and services for grieving children and adults.

NYS Student Support Services Center - Making Connections...To Increase Student Achievement

Stop Bullying - How to stop bullying

Bullying at School and Online - How to address bullying at school and online

National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center - How to keep youth safe  

Dating Violence/Rape

National Centers for Victims of Crimes - Information site from the National Centers for Victims of Crimes  

Depression and Suicide

Suicide Prevention - Information on suicide and suicide prevention

NIMH Depression - Comprehensive information from the National Institute of Mental Health

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association -  A comprehensive resource site regarding eating disorders - Informational website by Anorexia and Related Eating Disorders, Inc.

Ophelia's Place - Ophelia's Place offers support and encouragement to individuals, family and friends faced with the personal challenges and obstacles associated with eating disorders

Bulimia Nervosa Resource Guide - This Web site provides a one-stop comprehensive resource on bulimia nervosa for anyone who wants to understand the disorder and how to support a family member or friend with bulimia nervosa

Health and Wellness

depressionTeen Health & Wellness - A data base which provides students with support and self-help tools on topics including diseases, drugs, alcohol, nutrition, fitness, mental health, diversity, family life, work readines, and more

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) - The mission of NIDA is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction

Mental Health Concerns

Anxiety Disorders - Information on Anxiety Disorders from the National Institute of Mental Health

Change Your Mind (About Mental Health) - Sponsored by the American Psychological Association for teens

Musical Therapy - Explores music's potential value for students coping with a variety of issues

Online Colleges - Critical mental health resources guide for college students

Top 5 Mental Health Problems Facing College Students - Learn the signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating disorders and others – and find resources that lead to a happier and healthier college career

Please note that some of these links lead to websites outside the New York State PTA website. Although New York State PTA periodically reviews the linked sites for acceptable content, we are not responsible for the content posted on these independent sites.