This toolkit – written in partnership with Fight Crime: Invest in Kids California – explores the ways in which seven counties are working collaboratively to provide school-linked mental health services, share financial resources to pay for these services, and address local issues such as truancy or recidivism by increasing access to mental health services for students.
This module focuses on adolescent mental health and substance use conditions and includes: screening and assessment tools; 12 mental health and substance use issue briefs; evaluation and treatment algorithms for general behavioral health concerns, depression, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); brief office interventions and counseling guidelines; behavioral health information and worksheets for providers; health education materials for teens and their adult caregivers; online resources and hotlines.
“This report describes the current state of developmental
screening in Orange County.”
Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. The Youth Test is for young people (age 11-17) who are concerned that their emotions, attention, or behaviors might be signs of a problem. Following screening, you will be provided with information, resources and tools to help you understand and improve your mental health.
When you’ve decided to seek help, knowing what resources are available and where to start can be tricky. Answer the questions below to help you figure out your options for getting help.