Mental Health & Wellness Hub
Please save these numbers in your phone now:National Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)Trevor Project (LGBTQ hotline): 1-866-488-7386Crisis Text Line: Text: 741 741BSD Student Assistance Line: 855-340-6487
This page is filled with resources to help those in crisis, those who need resources, those who need assistance...as well as those who love them. We are committed to and invested in the safety and well-being of our youth and we need your help. Please take time to review the information here, share it with those you know, and let us know how we can help.
Up to one in five kids living in the United States shows signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder in a given year.
And yet nearly 80% of children who need mental health services won't get them.
The problems they face can tie into major problems found in schools: chronic absence, low achievement, disruptive behavior, and dropping out. - Source: NPR, July 2016
FREE Counseling Service for BSD Students
Thanks to our partnership with New Directions, the Belton School District is able to offer FREE counseling and therapy services to Belton School District students and their families.Getting through school (and life!) can be stressful. Finding someone to talk to can be easy. Whether you sense a challenge is around the corner for your child or he's already knee-deep in it, the Student Assistance Program is a free source of assistance, with top-notch experts and broad support offerings for things like:Stress or social anxietyRelationships and family challengesBullying or cyberbullyingLife-Changing eventsUnhappiness or lack of energyDependence or addictionAcademic challengesCounseling is offered for individual students and/or their families and can address a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, grief/loss, substance use, relationship issues, stress management, and trauma-related issues. Resources for "finding your child's best self" include...Evaluation and referral -- One quick phone call can help match children with the services they need to improve health or tackle something that is keeping them up at night.Short-term counseling -- Certified and compassionate behavioral health professionals are available for in-person counseling. Students and their family members receive up to three visits per life topic.Relationship support -- Caring staff are on hand to help your child find the resources to work through parental, personal, or school-related relationship challenges.Health resource library -- An online, comprehensive collection of articles, videos, self-assessments, calculators, and planners for information on hundreds of topics designed to help you and your child.
Benefits:The care is at no cost to you.No health insurance is required.Support is available 24/7/365.Completely confidential.Access to qualified, behavioral health professionals experienced with children and families.For more information, or to inquire about a referral, please contact your school counselor or through the following formats:Call the helpline: 855-340-6487All students can access the helpline 24/7/365.Students age 18 and older can schedule counseling appointments on their own.All students and their families can visit online:Visit ndbh.comClick Log in in the upper left corner.Select Student Assistance Program.Enter code: BeltonSAP
Youth Mental Health First Aid
Sometimes first aid isn't a bandage or CPR...Sometimes, first aid is YOU.
Belton School District Counselors will be facilitating Youth Mental Health First Aid training days. Anyone 18 or older can take Youth Mental Health First Aid, but it is recommended for those who regularly have contact with young people ages 12-18 -- teachers, coaches, social workers, faith leaders, parents, and other caring citizens. We look forward to providing more of these types of training for our families, staff, and communities.