Many of our youth struggle with depression and anxiety.
PTAs are encouraged to work with their School Board, elected officials and school community to promote mental wellness and resiliency, increase early detection, provide social and emotional support, and encourage help-seeking behavior and access to mental health treatment.
Virginia PTA Specifically Encourages:
VIRGINIA PTA RESOLUTIONS
Virginia PTA Return to Learn
NATIONAL PTA POSITIONS
To be approved at 2018 Convention
Children’s Emotional Health and Mental Health Awareness
SCHOOL POLICY EXAMPLES
CRISIS HOTLINE NUMBERS
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) Nat'l Suicide Prevention
1-800-662-HELP (4357) SAMHSA
TEXT: 'TALK' to 741741
TEXT: 'CONNECT' to 855-11
In an emergency, call 911 and ask for a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) deputy/officer
Loudoun County Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services (703-777-0320) is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week if you are experiencing immediate and severe emotional crisis.
The Crisis Intervention Team Assessment Center
Located at 102 Heritage Way, Leesburg, Va., is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily and mental health professionals are available for anyone in crisis. Non-emergency appointments can be made at 703-771-5100.
I Need a Lighthouse
Mental Health America
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention Lifeline (800-273-TALK)
Crisis Text Line
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
American Association of Suicidology
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Virginia’s Suicide Prevention Program
National Institute of Mental Health
Virginia Department of Mental Health