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Kids don't come with instructions

We can help with that.

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How trauma impacts kids & teens, and ways to support them.

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Information and support about parenting during COVID-19 quarentine and beyond.

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How it develops and ways to promote positive behaviors.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 -- 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Crisis Text Line Text: CONNECT to 741741

National Sexual Assault Hotline - RAINN 800-656-HOPE (4673)

National Human Trafficking Hotline 888-373-7888 (TTY:711) or text 233733. In the US Call 911 if you are in immediate danger.

The Trevor Project 24/7 helplines:

TrevorLifeline 1-866-488-7386
Or visit their online
Get Help Now page with information on text and chatlines with counselors available 24/7.

Other Resources - Information and Support

Organizations Strive Directly Supports

Take This A 5013(c) non-profit organization dedicated to decreasing stigma and increasing support for mental health in games and in the gaming community.

Headed to a con? Check out the Take This AFK Room™ for a quiet reprieve when you need a break from the noise.

Our Managing Director, Erika S. Wheelhouse, LMHC is a proud clinical volunteer Psychomancer offering support in the Take This AFK Room™ during the annual PAX East convention in Boston.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) A non-profit, grassroots organization focused on advocacy, education, and support for individuals and families living with mentai illness. They seek to improve the quality of life for those impacted by mental health challenges.

NAMI On-line Knowledge Center

The NAMI Helpline can be reached Monday through Friday, 10 am–6 pm, ET. 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)


Our plan to officially open our new website and present our series on parenting and general mental health has been postponed.

During the current Caronavirus crisis we are working on creating pandemic-related content and supporting the mental health needs of our local communities.

Thank you for your patience, and hang in there.


Exclusive videos and written information covering parenting and child development for Members of
Strive Family Resources.


Other - General

  • Commonsense Media Movie and media ratings, explainations of social media trends, etc.

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The Strive Family Resources (“Strive”) website provides general information about mental health resources. The website is intended for use by individuals (non-professionals) for non-commercial, personal purposes.

The information and resources on this website are intended to help individuals better understand the U.S. health care system, health services research and medical effectiveness, and diagnosed conditions, but not to provide specific medical or mental health advice. Individuals are urged to consult with their own qualified health care providers for all diagnosis and treatment, and for answers to personal health care questions.

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