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Mental Health Resources

PRHS School Counselors are able to provide brief, solution-focused counseling to support students as they manage the stress and worries of high school, friends and family.  When a student is facing a bigger challenge or mental health struggles, the school counselors will refer students to other area counselors who can provide more in-depth, long-term counseling.  In our buidling, we are fortunate to have 3 clinicians who can meet with students during the day.  These clinicians work for outside agencies and will bill a family's insurance.  We also have a wellness counselor who meets with students who are impacted by substance use.  These servies are free and confidential.  If you are interested in learning more about any of these servcies, please contact your counselor. 

RESOURCES FOR DEALING WITH COVID-19 RELATED STRESS/ANXIETY

Parent Guide - published by National Association of School Nurses and National Association of School Psychologists

CDC Guide to Managing Stress

Emotional Wellbeing During the Covid-19 Outbreak

American Academy of Pediatrics: Talking to and Supporting Children During a Pandemic

Children's Hospital Los Angeles & Nat' Center for School Crisis & Bereavement: Talking to Children During The Pandemic

Relaxation Techniques for Stress Managment

OTHER MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Maine Crisis Hotline & Suicide Prevention:  1-888-568-1112 (Voice) or 711 (Maine Relay)

The Maine Crisis Hotline helps to stabilize individuals and families while assisting in crisis resolution and action planning. If you are concerned about yourself or about somebody else, call the 24-hour crisis hotline and speak with a trained crisis clinician who can connect you to the closest crisis center.
For more information visit: www.sweetser.org/programs-services/services-for-adults/crisis-services/. 

Crisis Text Line:  text HOME to 741741 

This crisis text line is available 24/7 and you will be connected with a trained counselor.  

Maine Teen Text Line:  (207) 515–8398 (TEXT)

This is designed exclusively for Maine teens ages 14-20 to help connect you to another young adult to talk about your feelings or challenges you may be facing.  This is not a crisis line.  It is open from 12pm - 10pm daily.  You will be connected to a staff member who is 19-23 years old.  

NAMI Helpline:  1-800-464-5767 (Press 1)

The NAMI Helpline is a safe and confidential mental health service for peers, law enforcement, professionals, friends and family members. It provides support, education and advocacy for anyone with questions about mental health concerns. Helpline available Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm.
For more information visit: www.namimaine.org or email: helpline@namimaine.org

Sexaual Assault Helpline:  1-800-871-7741 (Voice) or 711 (Maine Relay) 

Call the 24-hour statewide sexual assault crisis and support line (or text Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm) for confidential services free of charge. For more information visit: www.mecasa.org.  PRHS also has a support from the Sexaual Assault Prevention & Response Services agency.  A Youth Advocate visits PRHS weekly to meet with interested students.