Mental Health Support
Report a Concern
Experiencing a crisis? Please contact one of the following:
- For suicide crisis:
988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: July 16 marks our country’s transition to 988 as the easy-to-remember number to reach the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline) and an unprecedented opportunity to expand and strengthen crisis care nationwide. As we approach this transition, we encourage you to visit SAMHSA’s 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline webpage to learn more.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Dial 988 OR call 1-800-273-8255 OR visit on the web here
- For LOCAL suicide crisis: 24/7 Crisis Line: 1 (877) 266-1818 or visit on the web here
- For suicide, mental health or substance use Crisis Text Line (Recommended for Youth): Text START to 741-741
- For mental health, counseling, substance use, depression, anxiety crisis:
- SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1 (800)-622-HELP (4357) or visit on the web here
- For substance abuse crisis: Call 844 289-4479 or visit on the web here
- For eating disorder crisis: Call or Text (800) 931-2237, or visit on the web here
Mead School District Staff strive to ensure each student is Future Ready and empowered to Dream, Believe, and Achieve. We use an Upstream approach to issues related to mental health, substance use, and suicide which includes focusing on youth before any possible risk of suicide has developed. We seek opportunities to build resiliency by promoting mental wellness, enhancing protective factors, creating a sense of belonging, developing problem-solving skills, and build communities that support those protective factors. We collaborate with many community partners to support our youth and families, and additionally, we have trained staff who are able to respond to suicide or other mental health/substance use crisis in the event a student needs that level of support.
Find links to more information about other related topics in the menu on this page. Please also view the calendar below for upcoming awareness campaigns and events.
Please note that the events and organizations identified on our websites may not be sponsored or endorsed by the Mead School District. These organizations or events on the calendar may include views and opinions expressed by that event and those of the speakers, and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of the Mead School District. Community members are asked to conduct their own research on whether that event is right for them.