Poor mental health in adolescence is more than feeling blue. It can impact many areas of a teen's life. Youth with poor mental health may struggle with school and grades, decision making, and their health. Mental health problems in youth often go hand-in-hand with other health and behavioral risks such as: increased risk of drug use, experiencing violence, and higher risk sexual behaviors that can lead to HIV, STDs, and unintended pregnancy. Because many health behaviors and habits are established in adolescence that will carry over into adult years, it is very important to help youth develop good mental health.
This webpage is designed to provide resources for students to address different mental health needs. Click on the category below that that reflects the age group you are interested in receiving resources and information on.
If you are looking for immediate help, consider the following:
- Crisis Text Line: Free and confidential support for individuals in crisis available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Text HOME to 741741
- 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: For free and confidential support for individuals in crisis available 24 hours a day 7 days a week, dial 988.
The previous Lifeline phone number 1-800-273-8255(TALK) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.
- National Runaway Safeline: This 24-hour 7 day a week national Safeline is for youth at risk of running away or already have and are looking for help. Dial 1-800-Runaway (786-2929) or text: 66008