School Safety

Handouts from 3/6/18 Community Forum:



Statement from the MDIRSS Crisis Team
We've included this article for parents to read because it is in the words of a teenager.  It really underscores how important it is to keep in touch with our children by talking to them regularly, especially in this troubled time.   The article also reminds us to make sure to keep our homes environments safe by locking up medications and guns.  

Here is the link to the NYT article: 
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/07/opinion/coronavirus-teenagers-depression.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

Resources

namimaine.org (Link to the National Alliance on Mental Illness/Maine)  

Maine Suicide Prevention/Crisis Hotline:  1-888-568-1112 (This number may be texted as well)

 https://www.namimaine.org/page/HelplineLanding (This is the "FInd Help" link from nami maine.  Find Help will connect you with a volunteer mental health provider.  It is staffed Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.)

Teen Text Support Line:  207-515-8398 (Staffed daily from noon-10:00 p.m.) This is a support line, not a crisis line.  It is staffed by young adults.

Meditation App: Insight Timer

My 3 App (students put in their contact people to get in touch with during a crisis on their phone) 


National Suicide Prevention Hotline:  1-800-273-8255

National Suicide Prevention Textline:  Text:  HOME to 741741