If you are suffering with a mental health crisis, or are thinking about harming yourself or attempting suicide, please tell someone you can trust right away.
For Emergency Services
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
1-800-273-8255 or 1-800-799-4889 (TTY)
Responsible Fatherhood inherently involves the well-being and capacity of fathers to be positively involved with their children. Mental health issues, such as depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and biopolar disorder, can cause a wide range of problems, issues, and needs within a family as well as between fathers and children. These are serious, but treatable conditions.
Responsible Fatherhood programs can be well served by being aware of these needs and taking steps to address them. Current research, statistics, and program advice are available through this section of the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC).
- Service Offerings - Resources from the Child Welfare Information Gateway
- Federal Mental Health Resources
- Other Resources
Resources from the Child Welfare Information Gateway
Mental Health Services
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
NAMI services include information to help inform yourself, learn more about support and treatment, and to find and support local mental health alliances.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
NIMH services include information on a variety of mental health conditions, including anxiety disorders, such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and other anxiety disorders which affect about 40 million adults in the U.S.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA services include substance abuse information, treatment options, and statistics as well as technical assistance resources for a wide range of topics and audiences, including Tribal communities, youth prevention, intervention and treatment, and faith-based organizations.
CDC Mental Health Work Group
CDC Mental Health Work Group website includes basic public health information on mental health. While CDC is not a mental health agency, staff members from across CDC whose work relates to mental health established the mental health work group, and this Web site, to support CDC's overall public health efforts. Including information on organizations by state.
Children's Program Kit: Supportive Education for Children of Addicted Parents
Source: SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
This packet of materials was developed to help substance abuse therapists establish treatment and education groups for the children of their clients.
National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (NCPTSD)
NCPTSD aims to advance the clinical care and social welfare of U.S. Veterans through research, education and training on PTSD and stress-related disorders. This site is an educational resource on PTSD and traumatic stress, for veterans and also for mental health care providers, researchers and the general public.
"Real Men. Real Depression." (PDF - 425 KB)
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has a special initiative targeting men and depression, called For more information, and resources in Spanish, visit http://menanddepression.nimh.nih.gov.
National Evaluation of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program
Source: Systems of Care, SAMHSA
This Resource Guide provides information and resources to assist states and communities in developing, implementing, evaluating and sustaining systems of care to benefit children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families.