Mental Health Resources for Parents

Mental health is a continuum, meaning that at certain points people experience well-being and manageable stress and at other times people may experience significant distress that overwhelms their ability to cope and results in changes in thinking, mood, and behavior. If you are concerned about your child's mental and/or behavioral health, please contact the elementary school counselor, middle/high school counselor or school psychologist. ——— If someone you know is in crisis, please ACT - Acknowledge that they are experiencing significant distress, express Care and concern for their well-being, and Tell someone that can intervene immediately including 911 or (800) 273-TALK (8255). ——— There are several providers in and around our area that can help you, your child, or someone you care about: Community Mental Health Resources for Iowa, Lafayette, and Green Counties ——— Resources from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP): Depression in Teens: What Parents Can Do Supporting Children's Mental Health: What Parents and Educators Can Do Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders in Children Anxiety: Tips for Teens The Seven Ingredients for Resilience: Information for Parents

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