Community Help Center Trained counselors are always available by telephone and are available Monday - Friday, 9am to 6pm on a walk-in basis; no appointments. Call 814-237-5855 or walk in at
410 South Fraser Street in State College.
Good Mental Health Website: Click here
Cool new app: Called RETHINK iOS and Android; Free
Gr 9 Up–Created by American teenager Trisha Prabu, this award-winning app gets teens to slow down before hitting the send button. Using context filtering software and an alternate keyboard, the app prompts users to pause before sending potentially harmful content, and, according to the creator, 93 percent of messages are not sent in their original form. Available for free for parents, schools, kids, and law enforcement agencies.
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ANXIETY & DEPRESSION:If you are worried about anxiety/depression and your child, please call the Counseling Office today at 231-1130 and schedule an appointment with your student's assigned counselor.Understanding High Functioning Anxiety: https://themighty.com/2016/06/living-with-high-functioning-and-hidden-anxiety/Great resource book found in the high school library or can be found online @ 101+ ways to conquer Teen AnxietyGet the App: http://www.livebeyondthelabel.com/ to track your mood and find support.Two additional articles on teens and anxiety:http://theconversation.com/with-teen-mental-health-deteriorating-over-five-years-theres-a-likely-culprit-86996
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2017/11/21/more-middle-school-girls-are-inflicting-self-pain-experts-say-it-might-be-because-of-smartphones/Anxiety & the pressure to go to college:http://www.forbes.com/sites/willarddix/2016/04/21/resisting-the-call-of-college-brand-names/#6f3fa82377abhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/willarddix/2017/04/20/pay-attention-to-students-anxieties-about-success/#4f37d55a2926College & Mental Health Guide: http://time.com/4473575/college-mental-health-guidebook/Youth Mental Health First Aid: https://www.janamariefoundation.org/courses/
Youth Mental Health First Aid is designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or is in crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people.
The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD), and eating disorders.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your course today!________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________SUICIDE:If you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, call CENTRE COUNTY CAN HELP at anytime and they will help anytime, anywhere. 1-800-643-5432NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE: http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.Or TEXT the word "Go" to 741-741 to be linked with a 24/7 Crisis Hotline.NETFLIX13 Reasons Why Season 2 Pre-Release Statement & Resources
Statement from Perri Rosen, Project Director, Garrett Leigh Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Grant
As you may have heard, the second season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why is being released this coming Friday, May 18th. Please see the attached pre-release statement by Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) regarding the series and some general guidelines and resources for educators and families.
As stated in the attached document above, numerous organizations from around the world have partnered to develop resources for youth, families, educators, clinicians, and the media around the various challenging topics portrayed in the series. These resources are presently being compiled on the following website:https://www.13reasonswhytoolkit.org/.
Perri Rosen, PhD, NCSP | Project Director, Garrett Lee Smith Youth Suicide Prevention Grant
Department of Human Services | Office of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services
Bureau of Children’s Behavioral Health
P.O. Box 2675 | Commonwealth Towers | 11th Floor | Harrisburg, PA 17105-2675
Phone: (717) 772-7858 [office] | (717) 303-4611 [mobile]Fax: (717)-772-7964
Additional key resources:
1. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK)
2. Crisis Text Line - text "HOME" to 741-741
3. www.youthsuicidewarningsigns.org - accurate, up-to-date, empirically-informed warning signs for youth suicide and how you can respond to someone in crisis.4. Centre Safe (former Center County Women's Resource Center) click here or call the 24-hour hotline 814-234-50505. National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline (RAINN) Call 800.656.HOPE (4673)
Suicide is preventable!
Helping someone in a suicidal crisis using Facebook - An amazing link online at (http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org) explains how friends and loved ones can help someone going through suicidal crisis on Facebook.________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ADDICTION TO TECHNOLOGY:To understand more, please read this article:
The Technology/Social Media Rules Kids and Teens Wish Their Parents Would Follow. click here
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________SEXUAL ASSAULT & VIOLENCE:For immediate help, please go to one of the following resources:Centre SAFE (814-234-5050) -former CCWRCorcall the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800-656-HOPE)
Here is a really excellent resource that helps to support and educate young people about healthy relationships. It's called loveisrespect.
This site has recently been revamped to be more compatible with mobile devices, and most importantly, includes interactive resources about healthy relationships, quizzes, and even offers online chat and text options to talk with trained advocates in the fields of domestic and sexual violence who are available 24/7 if you or someone you know is experiencing something unhealthy in a peer or dating relationship.
TEXT: LOVEIS TO 22522Further resources:Title IX: http://knowyourix.org/________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________DRUG & ALCOHOL:
The PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs has established a hotline for individuals and/or their loved ones who are seeking drug and alcohol treatment services. The phone number is 1-800-662-4357. This service is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
For more information and help, go to Addiction Center: https://www.addictioncenter.com/teenage-drug-abuse/A new support group for the parents of teens with addiction problems has been started in the State College area by Centre Helps. PACCT (Parents of Addicted Children Come Together) will provide education and support to parents struggling with the substance abuse of a child. Call 814-234-8222 to learn when the next program starts and to get in touch with the group facilitators. A modest fee is based on income and is due one week before the group starts. New groups will start on a monthly basis.Please click here for another helpful resource: Alcoholrehabguide.org