Emergency: Dial 911 if you or someone you know is in immediate danger or go to the nearest Emergency Room
ChAMPS: 202-481-1440 (Child and Adolescent Mobile Psychiatric Service) is an emergency response service for children, teenagers and adolescent adults who are having a mental health or behavioral health crisis
Access Helpline: 1-888-793-4357 (D.C. Dept. of Behavioral Health) 1(888)7WE-HELP. This 24-hour, seven-day-a-week telephone line is staffed by behavioral health professionals who can refer a caller to immediate help or ongoing care.
PIW: 1-800-369-2273 (The Psychiatric Institute of Washington) offers comprehensive behavioral healthcare to children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing mental health and substance abuse issues.
Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Call or Text 988. The Lifeline provides 24-hour, confidential support to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Call or text to connect with a trained crisis counselor. https://988lifeline.org
The holidays can be a wonderful time of year, but they can also be stressful and overwhelming, especially for students who are juggling their academics, assignments, and other responsibilities. We’ll discuss some essential tips for student mental health this holiday season. Whether you’re a student or a parent, these tips can help you navigate this busy and sometimes challenging time of year.
Make time for self-care
Self-care is essential for student mental health, especially during the holidays. Make sure you prioritize time for activities you enjoy, such as exercise, meditation, or...
With a goal of decreasing barriers to school success by providing students, school staff, and families with tools that promote academic and psychosocial growth and progress, DCPS has launched a new website dedicated to student mental health. DCPSMENTALHEALTH.ORG