The Sefcik family will share their pain over losing their son T.J. They will discuss their experiences, help families to recognize signs of teen depression and give advice and information to help other families better understand teens in crisis.
Compiled by Wendy & Steve Sefcik
We care and want to help. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any with questions or just need someone to talk to. The resources below provide a wealth of information and guidance.
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Erika's Lighthouse is a grassroots, educational organization dedicated to raising awareness of adolescent depression and mental health for young people.
NAMI provides a wealth of information and resources for being battling mental health disorders and for their families.
The Mental Health Division aims to raise public awareness that mental illness is a disease, not a choice. The website provides a wealth of information and resources.
Bring Change 2 Mind’s mission is to end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness through widely distributed Public Education Materials based on the latest scientific insights and measured for effectiveness.
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.
Depression and BiPolar Support Alliance
DBSA provides help, hope, support and education to help improve the lives of people dealing with mood disorders.
The mission of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging overall public awareness through the development and promotion of educational training programs for teens, parents and educators. Look for the “Not My Kid” video on their website.
Eight Stories Up
An Adolescent Chooses Hope Over Suicide
A firsthand account of one teenager’s experience with depression
A first hand account of one teen’s experience with Bipolar
“A Suicidal Teen, a desperate mother, and a chronicle of recovery.
An Unchanged Mind
John McKinnon, MD
Cracked, Not Broken
An Unquiet Mind
Kay Redfield Jamison
Kay Redfield Jamison
Angel and the Dragon
When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens
Bev Cobain R.N. C.
Perfect Chaos: A Daughter's Journey to Survive Bipolar, a Mother's Struggle to Save Her
Linea & Cinda Johnson
A Mother's Story
My Son, My Son
His Bright Light