Mental Health and Counseling Resources
Mental Health Education Law for Health Education Power Point from Student Support Services Update to Education Law Article 17 Section 804, effective July 2018. Includes links to resources. Covers areas like Trauma Informed, SEL, PPS, and school climate as well.
Crisis/Trauma, Disaster and Bereavement
National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement- Trauma and bereavement support services within school settings to help students, staff and families. Provides resources, training materials, consultation assistance for schools,
Quick Find Clearing House of Emergency Preparedness and Crisis Response Information-Resources for crisis planning, training staff, school-based crisis teams. Contains handouts for staff, students and parents on grief, violence, stress and assisting students with traumatic loss.
Disaster Distress Helpline-Provides trained counselors who can provide crisis counseling, info on how to recognize distress and its effects and/or referrals to local crisis call centers. Open 24 hours, every day of the year, call 1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746.
Mental Health Services Facility Locator is an online, map-based program to find near-by facilities.
General Mental Health Resources
2-1-1 Connects about 90% of the U.S. population to information to services available in their community. It is administered through a national partnership between United Way Worldwide and the Alliance of Information and Referral Services (AIRS)
Center for Mental Health In Schools-UCLA School Mental Health Project-Comprehensive listing of mental health resources for school nurses, staff, parents and students including crisis and disaster response, violence, suicide, and includes:
Mentalhealth.gov (US Dept. of Health and Human Services) Mental health basics, what to look for and where to get help. Includes eating disorders, suicide and OK2TALK is a community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems.
National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH)-Educational resources, research publications and updates, statistics and news related to mental health topics. Click on the Health and Education tab. This agency is part of the National Institute of Health.
YouMatter is a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline site for youth, complete with a blog where visitors can share problems and get support. Reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Page last updated 12/3/17