Saving our Sons: Mental health resources for teens and families
Our young men are suffering, often in silence. Many will feel there is no way out and turn to harm or suicide.
It’s a difficult conversation, but one 4 News Now is committed to having.
No matter the circumstance, there is help. Whether you are a struggling teen or a parent looking for help, here are some of the resources available to you:
If you are in crisis, get help immediately:
- Call 911
- Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255
- Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for English, I-888-628-9454 for Spanish, or use the Lifeline Crisis Chat
- Contact the Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741 for 24/7, anonymous, free crisis counseling
If you need to find treatment:
- American Psychiatric Association Foundation
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- American Psychological Association
Youth-Friendly Online Resources:
- Center for Young Women’s Health and Young Men’s Health
- Go Ask Alice!: A question and answer website for a variety of concerns surrounding emotional health
- Jed Foundation: Promoting emotional health and preventing suicide among college students
- Kelty Mental Health Resource Center
- Reach Out: A website focused on specific mental health disorders, as well as resources to help teens make safe plans when feeling suicidal.
- Teens Health: A safe place for teens who need honest and accurate information.
- Teen Mental Health: A website with learning tools on a variety of mental illnesses, videos, and resources for friends.
Resources across the Inland Northwest:
- National Alliance on Mental Health Spokane
- Frontier Behavioral Health: Call 211 or 866.904.9060
- Kootenai Health Behavioral Health
- North Idaho Crisis Center
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