In this episode, Superintendent Steven Cook learns about a key local resource for mental health support for students – YouthLine, a free teen-to-teen crisis support and help line. Dr. Cook talks with two of YouthLine’s local student volunteers who share the kind of issues and challenges they are hearing from students, how youth today are breaking the stigma of reaching out for help and what’s giving them hope right now. This is part 2 in a series on student mental health.
Note: This podcast episode may cover sensitive topics including but not limited to suicide, mental health illness and grief. You are advised to refrain from listening to the podcast if you may be adversely impacted to these topics.
If you or someone needs mental health support, reach out:
First Step App, firststeporegon.org
Deschutes County crisis line - 541-322-7500 ext. 9 (bilingual)
Oregon YouthLine (a free, confidential teen-to-teen crisis and help line; teens are available 4 to 10 p.m. daily; adults available all other times) 1-877-968-8491 or text teen2teen to 839863 (bilingual)
National Suicide Prevention hotline: English 1-800-273-8255 and Español - 1-888-628-9454
Many other resources available on District Student Mental Health website also available en Espańol