Do you know how our youth are doing, as far as mental health and wellness? How can we in the Fox Valley help our teens, and prevent the things that can lead to anxiety or even a crisis? The answers are complex, and challenging.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) has published a helpful website, Building Student Resilience Through Shared Resources:
“As we gear up for the new school year, we understand the importance of mental health for students, parents and educators. That’s why we are adding to our comprehensive youth mental health resource library this back-to-school season. Navigating the challenges of academics, social dynamics and personal growth can be overwhelming but, together, we can build a resilient and thriving community. Our resources aim to support educators, guide parents and empower students on their mental health journey during the school year and beyond.”
For parents, the web page contains useful insights and resources to foster your child’s mental health throughout the school year, including downloadable information in English and Spanish on Bullying Warning Signs, Suicide Warning Signs, and Crisis & Relapse Plan.
For young children, the numerous resources include a “Meet Little Monster” Coloring & Activity Book to help foster dialogue between children and the safe adults in their lives. The tool can help children express and explore their feelings in a fun, creative and empowering way.
- Loop: Local youth face significant mental health challenges By Wendy Harris
- Loop: Path Forward: New Report Outlines Strategies to Improve Mental Health
- New Website Connects To Mental Health Resources
- Healthy Teen Minds
- Sources of Strength
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 988 Resources
- Northeast Wisconsin Mental Health Connection
- Project Zero
- Medical College of Wisconsin
- Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Recommendations
- 2021 Mind Your Wellness Survey
One-Stop Website of Mental Health Resources in the Fox Valley:
Fox Cities residents in need of mental health and substance abuse services for themselves or a loved one now have a path to many resources just a mouse click away.
The coalition Northeast Wisconsin Mental Health Connection has brought together providers from Outagamie, Calumet and Winnebago counties to offer information on available services at MyConnectionNEW.org. A website user can do everything from researching a mental health topic to taking an anonymous mental health screening to locating a therapist.