Counseling Resources

Mentally healthy children are more successful in school and life. Good mental health is critical to children’s success in school and life. Research demonstrates that students who receive social–emotional and mental health support achieve better academically. School climate, classroom behavior, on-task learning, and students’ sense of connectedness and well-being all improve as well. Mental health is not simply the absence of mental illness but also encompasses social, emotional, and behavioral health and the ability to cope with life’s challenges. Left unmet, mental health problems are linked to costly negative outcomes such as academic and behavior problems, dropping out, and delinquency.

There is a growing and unmet need for mental health services for children and youth. According the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one in five children and adolescents experience a mental health problem during their school years. Examples include stress, anxiety, bullying, family problems, depression, a learning disability, and alcohol and substance abuse. Serious mental health problems, such as self-injurious behaviors and suicide, are on the rise, particularly among youth. Unfortunately, estimates of up to 60% of students do not receive the treatment they need due to stigma and lack of access to services. Of those who do get help, nearly two thirds do so only in school.

Grief and Loss Resources

Washtenaw Alive Resource List

Children and Grief Parent Handout

Crisis Support Especially for Teens

Ways to Help Your Child and Yourself-page 1

Ways to Help Your Child and Yourself-page 2

When Should I Be Concerned?

 


Below are suicide and crisis line numbers;

  • Ozone House Crisis Line:                                 734-662-2222
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:             800-273-8255

For emergency treatment services, the county crisis line is available 24/7 at 734-544-3050 for assistance if needed. 


Washtenaw Alive Suicide Prevention Coalition

National Suicide Prevention LIfeline

 

What parents need to know about "bullycide"