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The Crier would like to share some community resources that are totally free, from both outside sources and within CV. This post will be updated with more information and resources periodically, and we hope this is helpful in directing you toward what you need in these challenging times. We also have an older article about mental health in our state and district if you're looking for more information.
Library-sponsored Teen Support:
The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library is hosting a series of virtual events, moderated by therapists, to help teens with emotions and anxiety. Every third Wednesday of the month, from 4-5pm, there will be sessions on anxiety support: these are November 18th, December 16th and January 20th. To register for any of these - which are entirely free - you can use these links, in order of the dates: https://bit.ly/anxiety11-18, https://bit.ly/anxiety12-16, and https://bit.ly/anxiety1-20.
Additionally, every week on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:15 there is a teen support series on handling emotions. These will last from November 24 - December 22. A new link to the sign-up page for this series is here: https://corvallisbenton.librarycalendar.com/events/teen-support-series-handling-emotions-1. These sessions are described thus: "At each virtual workshop, teens will explore different aspects of the topic (anxiety or emotions), learn various coping skills, and have a safe space to share about their experience. All workshops will be moderated by a therapist with either Benton County Mental Health (Anxiety) or the Old Mill Center (Handling Emotions). The workshops are meant for youth education and support."
If you as a student need anything, related to school or mental health or anything else, your school counselor is a great resource who can also point you toward other helpful avenues to get what you need.
The Writing Center and Math Lab
The Writing Center and the Math Lab are still open during online school! Reach out to Jill at the Writing Center for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org, and talk to your math teacher about the Math Center, if these are things you're interested in. CV also has tutoring programs that your teachers can put you in touch with if you ask.
DrugWatch Mental Health Information: https://www.drugwatch.com/health/mental-health/mental-illness/ (This linked page is a very helpful guide to understanding mental illnesses and treatment/resource possibilities, and is a good place to start with understanding mental illness and what you can do to feel better or help others who are struggling.)
There are many emergency resources available to anyone in crisis. Listed below are just a few. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.
The National Suicide Prevention Hotline:
Call 1-800-273-8255, or go to https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org for more resources.
Crisis Text Line:
text HOME to 741741 for a text conversation with a trained crisis counselor.
The Trevor Project Hotline:
Call 1-866-488-7386 or go to https://www.thetrevorproject.org for a text chat and other resources. The Trevor Project is dedicated largely to preventing suicide in the LGBTQ+ community, which has far higher rates of suicide than other demographics.
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Hotline:
For emotional distress related to natural or man-made disasters, call1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. 1-800-662-4357. This line will give you information about mental health services and treatment in your area - it’s not a crisis line, but can help put you in touch with resources: "This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations."