If you or someone you know is struggling, text ACT to 741741 to contact the Crisis Text Line.
You can also contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by calling 1-800-273-8255.
We encourage you to talk to your child about the suicide prevention education they are receiving in school. Through the Signs of Suicide program, we are teaching students to reach out to trusted adults if they are worried about themselves or a friend. While some students will reach out to school staff, many will reach out to their own parents with concerns.
Talking about these issues can be tough for families. In our society, mental health isn’t discussed openly like physical health. Feelings of depression are often hidden because youth are confused, embarrassed or ashamed and this secrecy can have dire consequences. You can help protect your child and their friends by starting a conversation about mental health.
To help with these discussions, please visit the Signs of Suicide Program Parent Portal.
If you need help or are concerned about a loved one, confidential resources are available 24/7.
If you believe your child is in immediate crisis, please contact the Integrated Family Serives Mobile Crisis Team at 1-866-437-1821 / 24 hours a day / 7 days a week
You can also get help for your child using the following national resources. You may need to call several places to determine which one best meets your needs.
- National Mental Health Resources
- 1-800-237-TALK (8255) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call for 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
- Crisis Text Line Text 'HOME' to 741741 for free, 24/7 crisis support in the U.S.
- http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov - Find quality treatment options close to home using Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration’s (SAMHSA) confidential and anonymous online treatment locator.
- 1-800-662-HELP (4357) SAMHSA’s National Helpline: Call for 24/7, free and confidential information for individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues.
For more information, please visit www.mindwise.org/act
Please see below for some additional parent resources: