Depression Resources

Crisis Help

If your child is having a mental health crisis and needs immediate assistance, please use one of the following resources:

UNI Crisis Line

Utah Safe App

Text “HELLO”

Counselor-recommended Books on Managing Depression

Mary Karapetian Alvord, Ph.D and Anne McGrath, MA

Francis Mark Mondimore, MD

Patrick Kelly, MD

Lisa M. Schab, LCSW

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Depression Coping Skills Quick Tips

Our counselors have created a coping skills cheat-sheet for managing depression. Parents will find tips for helping tweens and teens make daily lifestyle and mindset adjustments to help manage depression.

Articles by FFP Counselors

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Building Resilience to Stress in our Kids!

Stress can occur at any age; even children can experience it. Whether it’s school, extra-curricular activities, or social relationships, learning stress management skills can be helpful. Here are some suggestions to help alleviate stress in children and ways to help them cope as they get older.

External Website Recommendations

These resources contain multiple articles, screenings, and tips for parents on pediatric and adolescent depression.

Created by the American Academy of Pediatrics, this website offers a comprehensive collection of resources for children’s health and mental health.

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders.

HelpGuide.org is an independent nonprofit that runs one of the world’s leading mental health websites. It offers information to help with healthy changes.