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You can get help for your child using the following 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 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones.
  • Text 'ACT' to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 24/7 for free, confidential support. 
  • Find quality treatment options close to home using Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration's (SAMHSA) confidential and anonymous online treatment locator: http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov.
  • 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.
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We encourage you to talk to your child about the suicide prevention education they are receiving in school. Through SOS, 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.

If you need help or are concerned about a loved one, confidential resources (see red button) are available 24/7.

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