According to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), mental health conditions are common among teens and young adults. 1 in 5 live with a mental health condition—half develop the condition by age 14 and three quarters by age 24. Access resources today to help prevent and intervene with mental health related illnesses.



Resources & Links
Please Note: A program or website being mentioned here does not imply endorsement by the School Board of Broward County and does not necessarily reflect its views. Please contact the program developers directly for the most current information.

BEEP Portal –for School District employees, the Discovery Health resource has innumerable videos, classroom exercises and lesson plans.

CDC’s Resources for Parents and Families

CDC School Health Guidelines to Prevent Unintentional Injuries and Violence. Students have the right to learn in a safe and protective school environment. These guidelines were designed to help education agencies and schools promote safety and make schools safe places for students to learn.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services

Depression in Children and Adolescents

Developmental Assets:  Grounded in extensive research in youth development, resiliency, and prevention, the 40 Developmental Assets represent the relationships, opportunities, and personal qualities that young people need to avoid risks and to thrive. Parent Resources: resources specifically for parents including early intervention services, transition supports and detailed information regarding rights and the laws that protect students with disabilities.

Family Central: promotes children’s success by providing quality family support and educational services.

Family Resource Guide

Federation of Families of Broward County:  a family network organization acting as a voice on behalf of families of children and youth and young adults with emotional, behavioral, substance use and mental health needs. Find out more about what Federation of Families does.

First Call for Help, 211 Broward – “Help is Just a Phone Call Away!” A 24-hour, free, confidential telephone Helpline for crisis/suicide counseling, empathetic listening and community information and referrals for health and human services resources in Broward County. Just Dial 2-1-1 or (954) 537-0211 or access the directory online

Florida Department of Education

FREE Prevention Resources: a list of materials and curriculum divided into the four strands of prevention.

The Health Center interactive products are used by teachers, parents, and kids to address important youth health issues, including physical activity, nutrition, and social and emotional well-being.

Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT): helps schools select or develop appropriate and effective health education curricula and improve the delivery of health education.

Long Live Kids is delivered by Concerned Children’s Advertisersprovides children, parents and educators with tools (lessons, videos, etc.) for healthy eating, violence prevention, active living and improved media literacy.

Media Sharp Leader’s Guide:  PDF guide which focuses on analyzing tobacco and alcohol messages.

National Institute of Mental Health, 1-301-496-4000

National Resource Center for Safe Schools, The Safety Zone

The Office of Parent Involvement, Broward County Public Schools: a parent-friendly, informative, easy to navigate resource with everything parents need to get involved and stay involved in their child’s education.  For more information, please contact then at 754-321-1970.

Parenting Resources, Find health, education, safety, child care, and other resources for parents and grandparents.

Parenting Special Needs: online magazine serving the special needs population.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG): promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.

Registries of Programs Effective in Reducing Youth Risk Behaviors: Various federal agencies have identified youth-related programs that they consider worthy of recommendation based on expert opinion or a review of design and research evidence. These programs focus on different health topics, risk behaviors, and settings including violence.

SAMHSA, National Mental Health Information Center

School Health Index: The School Health Index can help schools implement school health guidelines and related strategies. This self-assessment and planning tool enables schools to identify the strengths and weaknesses of health promotion policies and programs (including violence prevention) and assists schools in developing an action plan for improving the school environment.

South Florida Wellness Network, Inc: recovery, resiliency & wellness for adults, youth and families in Broward County, view brochure and learn more.

Student Support Services Project

Student Services Locator:  The Locator is designed to help you identify and find the Broward County community based support resources available to each school across the district.

The Switchboard of Miami, (305) 358-HELP (4357)

Teen Health, The Nemours Foundation

Data & Surveys
Good quality data fundamentally underpins all the best service provision. We use data to make informed decisions and to identify critical needs. Being data driven helps to shape every step we take in our prevention and intervention efforts.

There are numerous data sources that can provide you more information on this topic – just go to our Data & Surveys page.