teens & young adults

NAMI NH offers several supports to teens and young adults (ages 14-21) who are looking for information and resources to help them successfully transition to adulthood. We also encourage teens and youth to become involved with leadership opportunities to ensure the youth voice is strong and heard regarding the mental health system.

The NAMI Teen & Young Adult (T&YA) HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals and support to teens and young adults. It provides a safe space for young people to connect with peers who understand their struggles and offers them resources and information that help. The NAMI T&YA HelpLine Specialists are young adults with firsthand knowledge of mental health challenges who are experienced, well-trained and available by phone, text or chat to provide resources and guidance so no one needs to go through their mental health struggles alone.

Life Under Construction. Communications do you want to connect with other youth who are on the path to proactive mental health management? Stigma free. Are you a youth who wants to learn more about resources? Do you want to connect with your peers in a safe social media space? Join us on your preferred platform! Questions? Contact Deb Jurkoic at djurkoic@naminh.org

Life Under Construction ~ social networking site on FACEBOOK  facilitated by a young adult. This site provides information, support and resources to assist teens and youth with emotional disorders/mental illness transition successfully into adulthood. You’ll also find information about how teens and young adults can get involved and connect with leadership opportunities that can influence policies in mental health, education and other related areas. Life Under Construction also has a presence on TikTok, Instagram, and X (formerly Twitter).

Youth M.O.V.E National

Youth M.O.V.E. National ~ this youth led national organization is devoted to improving services and systems that support positive growth and development by uniting the voices of individuals who have lived experience in various systems including mental health, juvenile justice, education and child welfare. Would you be interested in helping to strengthen the voice of youth in the NH policy-making process? Get involved in the development of the NH chapter. Contact youthmovenh@gmail.com.

The Tribe Wellness Community ~ a free, online support community offering members a safe place to connect on various mental health challenges, including a dedicated group for teens.

Your Life Your Voice ~ this resource provides information for teens on coping skills, anxiety, depression, and more, as well as ways to get help 24/7 via call, text, or email. 

Trevor Project — TrevorSpace ~ this moderated online space offers an affirming, global community for LGBTQ+ young people to explore their identity, get advice, and find support. 

Center of Excellence on Social Media and Youth Mental Health ~ this resource from the American Academy of Pediatrics works to support and educate youth in healthy social media use and mitigate the potential harmful impacts of social media on mental wellbeing.

A Youth Guide to Treatment and Treatment Planning: A Better Life ~ this workbook for youth by Dr. Mary Grealish and Dr. Mark Chenven provides strategies to encourage them to engage in their treatment planning, using a strengths-based approach.

Find more resources for kids, teens, and young adults from NAMI National.

NAMI NH Information and Resource Line ~ call (800) 242-6264 ext. 4, Monday ~ Friday, 9 am ~ 5 pm or email info@naminh.org

NAMI NH Membership ~ the voice of youth is essential to the transformation of NH’s public mental health system. Become a member today!