• SHINE Initiative: The SHINE Initiative is a leader in the effort to recognize mental illness in children and young adults and as a mainstream health issue. The SHINE Initiative has partnered with Monty Tech to actively engage students to raise awareness, increase knowledge, and break the stigma surrounding mental health and wellness. 

     A Parent’s Guide to Teen Depression: Teenagers face a host of pressures, from the changes of puberty to questions about who they are and where they fit in. With all this turmoil and uncertainty, it isn’t always easy to differentiate between normal teenage growing pains and depression. But teen depression goes beyond moodiness. It’s a serious health problem that impacts every aspect of a teen’s life. Fortunately, it’s treatable and parents can help. Your love, guidance, and support can go a long way toward helping your teen overcome depression and get their life back on track.  

    Riverside Trauma Center: The Riverside Trauma Center provides resources and references for individuals promoting emotional recovery after trauma and loss.  If you have experienced a loss and are not sure where to turn, the Riverside Trauma Center can help connect you with the services you need. 

    Mayo Clinic Video on Preventing Teen Suicide: Education videos that serve as a resource for parents, students, and friends alike.  Below is a link that offers some sound advice on how to respond to an at risk teen.