Parents Supporting Students' Mental Health
WHAT CAN YOU DO IF YOU ARE CONCERNED WITH YOUR CHILD’S MENTAL HEALTH?
-Consult with your child’s doctor or pediatrician. Describe what concerns you and ask for recommendations. They may provide a referral for a Mental Health Professional.
-Contact key people at your child’s school. Who should you reach out to? The School Counselor is a great resource to start if you aren’t sure. Teachers can also provide insight such as changes or concerns in your child’s behavior. Ask: Are they noticing similar concerns? The Mental Health Service Coordinator can also help to refer your child to professional mental health service providers.
-Crisis help lines are available:
- National Suicide Prevention Line: Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for free 24-hour help
- Crisis Text Line - A free, 24/7 text line for people in crisis. Text HOME to 741741
If you or your child are in immediate danger, please call 911.
Remember: You are not alone! Reach out for help.
Mental Health Resources for Parents, Caregivers, Families
"National Institute of Mental Health"
"The Teen Brain: 7 Things To Know"
“MentalHealth.gov: For Parents & Caregivers”
“National Alliance on Mental Illness”
National PTA Family Resources for Emotional Health
Child Mind Institute Resources for Families
Children’s Books About Mental Health
Talking To Your Teenager About Mental Health
Military Child Resources for Mental Health
- Suicide Prevention Resources
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention