If you are experiencing a mental health crisis please dial 988 or text 741-741
At the Z-Cares Foundation, while we are not licensed professionals, we are passionate about initiating conversations on Youth Mental Health. This page includes several resources that we encourage you to explore to support you on your journey.
Mark Reinecke provides high quality, evidence-based services to help children, adolescents, and young adults with depression, anxiety, OCD, phobias, panic, and thoughts of death or suicide.
Dr. Mark Reinecke is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He served for 18 years as Professor and Chief Psychologist at Northwestern. While there he directed the Child and Adolescent Mood Lab (CAMLab) and held appointments at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Prior to this he served for 14 years on the faculty of the University of Chicago, where he directed the Center for Cognitive Therapy and taught in the School of Social Service Administration.
Dr. Reinecke has been actively involved in education and clinical research for over 35 years. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications and chapters. In addition, he has authored or edited 11 books on the treatment of anxiety, depression, and suicide. Scientific research, then, serves as a foundation for his care. He has lectured internationally on children’s mental health and has served as a visiting professor at institutions in Europe and Asia.
Mental Health First Aid Training
Mental Health First Aid is a course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.
Find a course near you.
CalHOPE builds community resiliency and helps people recover from disasters through free outreach, crisis counseling, and support services.
CalHOPE Schools Initiative
CalHOPE Schools Initiative combines the resources of partners to support California Schools
Wellness Together delivers effective mental health services so you can provide a safer and more supportive environment for students.
Mind Out Loud
Join students from across the U.S. and around the work guiding the conversation about mental health
Effective Child Therapies
Learn about evidenced-based mental health treatment for adolescents and children from Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
American Psychological Association, Division 53
Their mission is to serve children, adolescents and families with the best possible clinical care based on psychological science.
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
This website includes an anxiety self-test for teens to fill our and take to a health professional. Click on "Teens! Take an Anxiety Disorders Self-Test."
Mental Health America
Visit Mental Health America's site for information on mental health, getting help, and taking action.
National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
To locate menatl health and addiction treatment facilities in your community, use the Find a Provider feature on the National Council's website.
National Institute of Mental Health
This website has a wealth of information and research on anxiety disorders.