If your student is having significant stress including thoughts of hurting themselves:
National Hotlines and local safety offices.
- Emergency - 911
- National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE
- Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK
- Crisis Text Line: CONNECT to 741741
- Crisis Line for Western MT Mental Health 406-532-9710
- National Domestic Violence Hot Line: 1-800-799-SAFE
- RAINN (Rape Abuse and Incest National Network): 1-800-656-HOPE
- Child Abuse Help Line: 1-800-4 A CHILD
- Trevor project https://www.thetrevorproject.org; Suicide hotline and 24hr helpline for LGBT kids
- Trans suicide hotline; www.translifeline.org and number: 1-877-565-8860
A list of community resources and phone numbers can be found at Youth Diversion Project: http://missoulayouthcrisis.org/ This is a great place to start and to get guidance. as well as crisis stabilization, brief counseling, and connection to resources. Providence St. Patrick's Hospital--327-3034. Sandy Cummins LCSW, is the lead facilitator.
Urgent Care Mental Health Clinic: The Urgent Mental Health Clinic provides short term mental health care with access to same day or next day appointments. Request an Appointment:P:(406) 327-3034
- Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- 900 N Orange Street 1st Floor, Suite 102, Missoula, MT 59802 https://montana.providence.org/clinics/urgent-mental-health-clinic/
- Be aware that when we are calling you from outside the school, our number will come up as "No Caller ID".
- Please be aware that crisis evaluation and response are very limited. As a result, referral to outside crisis resources will be necessary.
Student and Family Resources
Local resources from our Family Resource Center:Food, Housing, and Mental Health Resources and the County: Missoula County Local Resources
From the Center for Disease Control (CDC):
Things you can do to support yourself:
- Take breaks from reading, watching, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
- Take care of your body. Take walks, deep breaths, or meditate. Try to eat healthy well balanced meals, excercise regularly, get plenty of sleep and avoid drugs and alcohol.
- Take time to unwind and do activites you enjoy.
- Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.
Talk with your health care provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row. Learn more about taking care of your emotional health.
Stress Reduction Resources:
"Our Calm is Contagious": How to use mindfulness in a pandemic