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Suicide Prevention / Mental Health

NOTE: During the extended school closures due to the spread of COVID-19, the ESD's Student Support department is currently exploring options to continue providing one-on-one supports to students in need (such as telehealth platforms), while still complying with confidentiality guidelines. Prevention/Intervention staff continue to build a library of resources for parents, students, and school staff. Please contact Dana Camarena, Director of Student Support, at 509-544-5762 with questions.

Resource Library

Parenting Tools:

Self-Care Ideas:

Substance Use Prevention/Recognition in Teens:

SAMHSA’s National Helpline –1-800-662-HELP (4357)

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Mental Health Tips for a Crisis:

Text Line: 741741 to anonymously speak with a crisis counselor.

Staying Motivated to Learn while at home:


As children grow into teenagers, it becomes more challenging for parents to know what they are thinking and feeling. When do the normal ups and downs of adolescence become sufficient to worry about?

Your school’s counselor or family physician is a first step to access a list of community mental health resources to further evaluate your child’s unique situation. If your child is depressed or thinking about suicide, you are not alone; there is help and hope for healing.

The ESD 123 Student Support Services department offers suicide prevention and youth mental health first aid trainings. For more information, contact Director of Student Support Dana Camarena at 509.544.5762 or dcamarena@esd123.org.


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