Mental Health Resources
Students and families sometimes find themselves facing challenges that require some additional support. If you or your student need help, here are some resources for you to explore:
If you are in need of immediate assistance and have concerns about safety, call 911 or go to your local emergency room.
For crisis support, call 774-HELP (4357) in Cumberland County, or 1-888-568-1112 statewide. Crisis workers can help over the phone, direct you to services, or come to you to provide assistance.
To find a therapist near you, consider contacting your primary care provider, who can often offer you a list of providers in your area. Families can also find success when they start by contacting their insurance company and getting a list of covered providers directly from them. Once you have some names, you can call them directly or look them up on Psychology Today, which offers more information about many providers. Patience is the key - some counselors might not be taking new patients, might no longer take your insurance, or might just not turn out to be a good fit. But further calls often result in finding a good match.