Mental Health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! Join us for weekly virtual seminars to learn more about a variety of mental health topics. All sessions are free. Please see below for our calendar and information.

MHM

 

May Calendar of Events

 

If you or a family member are looking for help with mental health or substance use, Care Solace can help you quickly find treatment options matched to your needs regardless of the circumstance. Care Solace is a complimentary and confidential service provided to students, staff, and their families by Northshore School District 417. Care Solace’s team is available 24/7/365 and can support you in any language.

If you would like to use Care Solace to help you find a provider:

  • Call 888-515-0595 available 24/7/365
  • Visit www.caresolace.com/nsd and either search on your own OR click “Book Appointment” for assistance by video chat, email, or phone.

Optional Disclaimer:
Information on individual treatment providers was gathered by Care Solace based on criteria such as geographic proximity, whether the provider accepts the authorized user’s insurance, and whether the provider is accepting new patients. The school district does not recommend, endorse, promote, or refer to any of the individual treatment providers.

Nexus: Mental Health Hub for Schools
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Nexus is a common access mental health platform for all Northshore students to use 24/7. Nexus was made by Northshore youth for youth and offers a 360° view of support including online self-help resources and in-person events. 

Want to get involved in support of youth mental health? Fill out this form and we will get back to you! 

Want to share your feedback about Nexus? Fill out this form.

Disclaimer: The "Nexus Mental Health Hub for Schools" is intended for informational purposes only. The content provided on this platform is vetted but not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified mental health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Mental Health Resources

Disaster Distress Helpline

This 24/7/365 service from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides crisis counseling for people going through both natural and human-caused disasters. It’s free, multi-lingual and confidential.

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Help Me Grow

The Help Me Grow Washington network represents a growing, powerful coalition of communities and individuals invested in building an organized system of community resources to help families and children thrive.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness - NAMI

Learn more about mental illness. This section covers mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, PTSD, bipolar, borderline personality disorder, ADHD, OCD, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, suicide, addiction and others.

Read More about National Alliance on Mental Illness - NAMI
Seattle Children's - Children’s Grief Handout

One of the hardest tasks after the death of a loved one is talking about and explaining the death to your child or children. It is even harder when you are in the midst of your own grief. This handout offers some ways to help you and your child cope together.

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Seattle Children’s Hospital Mental Health Resources

One in five children experience mental health disorders in a given year, yet half of those children do not receive the care they need. Learn how to recognize the signs of a mental health problem and what to do to help your child or teen. Just as you would get them help for a broken bone or physical illness, you can and should get them help for mental health problems.

Read More about Seattle Children’s Hospital Mental Health Resources
TeenLink

This Washington-based service is staffed by teen volunteers who receive 60 hours of training and often have experienced mental health issues themselves. Call 1-866-TEENLINK (833-6546) to talk by phone from 6-10 p.m. nightly or text from 6-9:30 p.m. every night. 

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Bullying Resources

CDC: Fast Fact: Preventing Bullying

Basic information on bullying which includes video and a free webinar on Thursday October 26th. 

 

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Bullying Resource Center

A great start for families learning more about bullying behavior and how they can support their children. 
 

The Cybersmile Foundation: Cyberbullying Information

This site offers information on the different types of cyberbullying, resources for students to understand what cyberbullying is, and how to stay safe while online. 

Cyberbullying Research Center

Bullying and Cyberbullying Information

Resources for Substance Abuse

https://stopoverdose.org/

This helpful site has resource information which includes: resources, how to get Naloxone, how to support someone experiencing an overdose, and getting help.  

https://www.operationprevention.com/

This resource provides no-cost online tools that support every member of the community with the power of prevention. This resource is for grades 3-12. 

https://www.rehab.com/

This resource provides families with support with substance abuse .