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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Teen Suicide Myths and Facts

Parenting tweens and teens comes with its own set of challenges, and one of the more daunting parts is navigating the topic of suicide. We

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Screen Time and Kids: Striking the Right Balance for Healthy Development

Recognizing the difference between feelings of worry and chronic anxiety in children can be difficult. Children experience a wide range of emotions and may feel overwhelmed by school, extracurricular activities, and more. This article offers tips on recognizing childhood anxiety and suggestions on treating it.

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