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Suicide, Self Harm, Depression, and Anxiety

  • The teenage years can be a difficult time for both the teenager and his/her parents or guardians. Some of the issues faced can be a matter of life and death. There are no substitutes for getting a student professinal care when it is warranted. The Counseling Office can help you with planning for such concerns. However, if school is out of session or closed for the day, the following resources might be useful or necessary. The following phone numbers can be used if the the student needs immediate help:

    The National Suicide Hotline 1 (800) 273-8255

    Local Crisis Line 1 (940) 387-5555 or 1 (800) 269-6233

    Texas Youth Hotline 1 (800) 210-2278

    If it is an emergency and the student is a danger to self or others, call 911

    If it in not an immediate emergency, the following resources provided by HelpGuide.ORG can help the student or the parents in understanding the nature of the problem and possible solutions. this resource has many articles on such issues as Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Self Harm, Suicide Prevention, and other important topics. The link is:

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