If you are a coach, a tutor, a school staff, or just someone who knows a lot of young people, you may be one of the first people to notice when something has changed or they aren’t doing well. It can be easy to think they would ask for help if they needed it and you want to respect their privacy, but many young people aren’t confident reaching out and would love to know you’re available to support them. They may be working hard at just getting by and may not have realized how much they’re struggling. Having an adult with more awareness about mental health issues point out what they’re noticing can be the key to starting a conversation around a young person getting the support they need.
A young person may be working hard at just getting by and may not have realized how much they’re struggling. Having an adult with more awareness about mental health issues point out what they’re noticing can be the key to starting a conversation around a young person getting the support they need.
Did you know you can bring our trainers with Crisis Connections to your school?
Following the WA Department of Health’s guidelines, Crisis Connections offers suicide prevention training for middle school and high school students that are residing in King county and surrounding areas. Each training addresses common warning signs and symptoms of depression and suicidal behaviors.
Schools play an important role in youth suicide prevention. Crisis Connections offers three health curricula designed to be taught by classroom teachers or counselors, and appropriate for students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels: Riding the Waves, LOOK LISTEN LINK, and H.E.L.P.
Working with mental health challenges can be overwhelming sometimes, and it’s okay to feel that. If you need extra support, consider calling Crisis Connections’ adult support line, the 24-Hour Crisis Line: 1.866.4CRISISVisit Crisis Connections
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Where to Turn for Teens (WTTFTs) is a resource guide created especially for youth in King County, covering important topics like:
The agencies listed in WTTFTs can link youth to organizations providing a wide variety of services. The goal of WTTFTs is to make sure teens are aware of the many youth-friendly resources that exist and empower youth to seek help with the support of others.