Mental Health Resources for Families
It can be quite tricky to identify, manage and mitigate students' mental health issues before they escalate. Did you know:
- 20% of 13-18 year olds live with a mental health condition?
- 17% of high school students seriously consider suicide?
- 50% of 8-15 year olds with a mental health condition don't receive treatment?
Watch a slideshow from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), with tips to help parents and teachers identify students who may have a mental health condition
Starting in 2018, Springfield Public Schools is partnering with several community organizations to provide additional supports in our schools. We are very thankful to work in collaboration with local organizations such as The Child Center, Direction Service, Looking Glass, Ophelia’s Place, Oregon Community Programs and CAHOOTS's Mobile Mental Health Resource Clinic to serve our students' mental and emotional health needs right in their neighborhood school.
Also, the Springfield Schools Health Center has two mental health specialists on staff. Call (541) 682-3550 for more information or to make an appointment.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
The National Alliance on Mental Illness, Lane County chapter, offers a variety of services for students and their family members who suffer from mental illness.
NAMI's website has information on a number of conditions, and the NAMI Lane Co. office has an even more extensive library of materials on brain disorders.
Please review the Springfield Public Schools Suicide Intervention Plan. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.