Friends & Family
You have navigated to this page because you care about a young person in your life – thank you for being an ally! An ally is someone who provides support in an ongoing effort, activity, or struggle.
They provide encouragement and support in a safe and nonjudgmental way and work together with an individual on their journey through life. They help to reduce behavioral health stigma by taking an active role as an ally.
Want to connect better with youth?
Many adults are unknowingly susceptible to adultism, the assumption that young people are inferior to adults because of their young age. Using this tip sheet, learn how to form empowering, professional relationships with youth.
Worried about a young person in your life?
Mental Health America has some great information on how to recognize signs and symptoms of behavioral health issues in children, teens and young adults.
Want to be a better ally?
The Jefferson Center, a behavioral health center in Colorado, has provided several ideas on how to be a supportive ally in someone’s life!
Need to find a TAYLRD Drop-In Center?
A TAYLRD drop-in center is a safe place where young people can come by at short notice to get support in reaching their goals and connect to resources.
Need to find a mental health center?
Kentucky’s Community Mental Health Centers provide a comprehensive range of accessible, coordinated, direct, or indirect mental health services through Kentucky’s 14 regions.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children (KPFC) empower families and youth affected by behavioral health challenges to initiate personal and systems change.
Women, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ Resources
Lexington Addiction Center
28 Addiction and Mental Health Resources For Asian American College Students – Mental health and substance abuse issues have been rising among Asian American college students in recent years. Studies have shown that this population faces unique challenges and barriers when it comes to seeking help for mental health and substance abuse issues, which may contribute to the high rates of mental health problems and substance abuse among Asian American college students.
Southeast Addiction Center
50 Addiction & Mental Health Resources For Black Men – Over the past decade, overdose death rates have increased for all demographics in America. That being so, the overdose death rates for Black Men have risen significantly more than those of other groups.
The Summit Wellness Group
It is no secret that the mental health of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color) is disproportionately affected compared to that of their white counterparts. According to Mental Health America, 17% of Black people and 23% of Native Americans live with a mental illness.
Live Another Day
Extensive information on mental health and substance use resources for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Their mission is equal access to life-saving resources.
Housing Assistance for LGBTQ+ Youth
Research shows that LGBTQ+ youth face more than double the risk of experiencing homelessness, and are more likely to have considered suicide or engaged in self-harm. To help address this issue, Architectural Digest Reviews created a guide to ensure LGBTQ+ youth have access to resources for safe and supportive housing, regardless of their identity or circumstances.
51 Essential Addiction and Self-Care Resources for Black Women – Black women are more negatively impacted by addiction, and they suffer from addiction worse than other populations in the US. Currently, approximately 6.2% of African American women abuse illicit drugs, which is higher than the national average of 5.7%, and this number is only increasing.
LGBTQ+ National Help Center
All support volunteers of the LGBT National Help Center identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ family, and serve the entire community, by providing free and confidential peer-support, information, and local resources through national hotlines and online programs.