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
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.