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Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Resources

In conjunction with World Mental Health Day on October 10, the Beaverton School District is launching a district-wide Suicide Prevention Week.

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Did you know that last school year, BSD staff completed 578 suicide screenings and/or interventions? Of those, 138 were for elementary-aged students. Despite those efforts, our BSD community lost two students to suicide last year. That is two students too many.

According to the 2018 Student Wellness Survey from Washington County, 12% of 6th graders, 18% of 8th graders and 18% of 11th graders seriously considered attempting suicide in the past 12 months.

 


 

 
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CDC COVID-19 Parental Resources Kit

Children and young people in particular can be overwhelmed by stress during an event like the COVID-19 pandemic. These stressors include changes in routine, breaks in continuity of learning, missing significant life events and feeling less safe and secure due to loss of housing or food scarcity.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed a Parental Resources Kit. It includes resources by age group to help you support your child’s social, emotional and mental well-being.

 

Hawthorn Walk-in Center

Urgent care services for mental health and addiction
General: 503-846-4555
24-hr. Crisis Line: 503-291-9111 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Need help now?

Text "START" to 741-741

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BIPOC Mental Health Resources

Self-Care for Individuals Who Are Black, BROWN, Indigenous and People of Color

We recognize that many mental health conditions are being triggered as a result of the pandemic, the economic crisis and repeated racist incidents and deaths. Learn more about mental health conditions including anxiety disorders, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

 

ASHA International

Empowers people within underserved and underrepresented communities – immigrants, refugees, black, indigenous, people of color and LGBTQ+ to share their stories to normalize conversations about mental health and inspire hope and well-being, one story at a time. 

 

Asian Mental Health Project

Aims to educate and empower Asian communities seeking mental healthcare.


Behavioral Health Division of the Indian Health Service

Promotes the integration of behavioral health and primary care treatment, while respecting the balance, wellness and resilience of AI/AN people.


Black Emotional and Mental Health Collective (BEAM)

Aims to removing the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. It does this through education, training, advocacy and the creative arts.


Black Lives Matter Meditations

Provides guided meditation directed toward healing racial trauma.


Black Men Heal

Provides limited and selective free mental health service for Black men.


Black Mental Health Alliance – (410) 338-2642

Provides information, resources and a “Find a Therapist” locator to connect with a culturally competent mental health professional.

 
Black Mental Wellness

Provides access to evidence-based information and resources about mental and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, as well as training opportunities for students and professionals.


Black Women’s Health Imperative

Advances health equity and social justice for Black women through policy, advocacy, education, research and leadership development.


Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation

Raises money for mental health services provided by licensed clinicians in its network. Individuals with life-changing stressors and anxiety related to the coronavirus will have the cost for up to five (5) individual sessions defrayed on a first-come, first-serve basis until all funds are committed or exhausted.


Brother You’re on My Mind

Raises awareness of the mental health challenges associated with depression and stress that affect Black men and families. Website offers an online toolkit that provides Omega Psi Phi Fraternity chapters with the materials needed to educate fellow fraternity brothers and community members on depression and stress in Black men.


Dear Black Women Project

Promotes affirmations, resources, therapist connection and events for Black women by Black women.


Ebony’s Mental Health Resources by State

Complies list of Black-owned and focused mental health resources by state.

 
Henry Health

Provides culturally sensitive self-care support and teletherapy for Black men and their families, currently in pilot program available only to residents of MD, VA and DC. Residents of other states can join the waiting list and will be notified when Henry Health is available in your state.


Liberate Meditation

Provides app for meditation, created by BIPOC people for BIPOC community.


The Loveland Foundation

Prioritizes opportunity, action, validation and healing for communities of color with a particular focus on Black girls and women. Includes a therapy fund to provide assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy nationally.


Melanin and Mental Health

Connects individuals with culturally competent clinicians committed to serving the mental health needs of Black & Latinx/Hispanic communities. Promotes the growth and healing of diverse communities through its website, online directory and events.


The Nap Ministry

Explores and promotes the healing power of napping for BIPOC communities – with a focus on Black people – whose rest is challenged by the ever-present trauma in their lives.


One Sky Center

Provides resources for American Indigenous and Alaskan Indigenous communities for access to health, education and research.

Ourselves Black

Provides information on promoting mental health and developing positive coping mechanisms through a podcast, online magazine and online discussion groups.


POC Online Classroom

Contains readings on the importance of self-care, mental health care and healing for people of color.


Real to the People

Offers free therapy services to help people cope, including a group support series four times/week.


Sista Afya

Provides mental wellness education, resource connection and community support for Black women.


The SIWE Project

Promotes mental health awareness throughout the global Black community.


The Steve Fund

Supports the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color.


Unapologetically Us

Provides online community for Black women seeking support.


We R Native

Offiers information about health, relationships, education for Indigenous youth.  Also offers various contests and grants.

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LGBTQ+ Youth Mental Health Resources

The Trevor Project 

Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.

  • The Trevor Lifeline: (866)-488-7386
  • TrevorChat : Available 7 days/week (1p.m.-6 p.m. PST)
Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues in Counseling 

Delivers educational and support resources for LGBTQ individuals, as well as promoting competency on LGBTQ issues for counseling professionals


Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists 

Offers numerous resources for LGBT individuals experiencing mental health conditions and psychiatric professionals with LGBT clients.

National Center for Transgender Equality 

Offers resources for transgender individuals, including information on the right to access health care.


LGBT National Help Center 

Offers confidential peer support connections for LGBT youth, adults and seniors including phone, text and online chat.

Gay and Lesbian Medical Association's Provider Directory

Helps locate LGBTQ-inclusive health care providers.

Be True and Be You

Provides health guide for LGBTQ+ youth


 

Be The 1 To...

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#BeThe1To is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's message for National Suicide Prevention Month and beyond. The site includes the five action steps for communicating with someone who may be suicidal.

 

Each Mind Matters

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Learn more about mental health and how to engage kids in important topics by accessing the resources at eachmindmatters.org. The organization has gathered a list of resources, including mental health resources for children and families, plus mental health resources for young adults.