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Mental Health Language Guide

Helpful language tools and guidance for discussing mental health concerns with youth.

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The Well Beings Mental Health Language Guide is designed to equip adults, regardless of their experience, with the language tools that they need to discuss mental health concerns with youth. In addition to the guide, readers will find a glossary, a list of other resources, and a calendar with important days, weeks, and months relative to mental health.

Download the Well Beings Mental Health Language Guide (9.8 MB PDF)

WellBeings.org is a mental health resource, not a crisis or suicide response website. If you are in crisis, or experiencing thoughts of suicide, please text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741), or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Both services are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.