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
- Suicide Prevention Resources