Mental Health Resources

Youth and Family Mental Health Initiative

You can be the one to make a difference.

Remember, someone struggling with a mental health issue may not be able to reach out for help. Be kind. Reach out to others. Listen. Help others access resources. Create a positive culture that supports health and well-being.


Ways everyone can help … or get help

  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-TALK (8255) for yourself – or to help someone in crisis.
  • Text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.
  • Download the “MHU” app
  • Sign up for mental health training.
  • Consider the effect of stigma and undervaluing someone’s experience. Saying, “Just get over it,” isn’t providing help or understanding. Imagine if you got blamed for having cancer, diabetes or heart disease.
  • Use person-first language. A diagnosis does not define a person; see the person before the disability. For example, ‘Jane experiences autism’ versus ‘Jane is autistic.’
  • Be mindful of language. Saying, “I’m having an ADHD kind of day” isn’t helpful to those experiencing ADHD, nor in promoting positive mental health.


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