Educational Mental Health Handouts for Parents and Patients
The handouts on this page are designed to provide brief, practical overviews of common mental health diagnoses, treatments, and management strategies. Those in the first section are written for adolescents but are appropriate to share with parents as well. Consider sharing these handouts when considering or giving a new diagnosis, or when a review of symptoms indicates concerns with sleep, social media use, or peer relationships. Those in the second section are written for parents and caregivers and include anticipatory guidance around trauma response, advocating for educational services, and other topics. The third section is a series of handouts that cover the basics of parent behavioral training as commonly taught in parenting groups or classes.
Some pediatric practices have embedded the urls for these handouts into smart phrases in their electronic health record which facilitate inclusion of the handout into after visit summaries.