The World Health Organization defines mental health as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. The following are some online resources for mental health. Please contact the school counselor for local mental health resources.
Children's Mobile Crisis Team: 800.422.0045
Evergreen Youth Crisis Shelter: 218.751.4332
The Stadter Center: 866-772-2500
If you, or someone you know, has been thinking of suicide, help is available and recovery is possible. Start by learning the warning signs, and do whatever you can to get you, or someone you care about, the help they need. Suicide is preventable. Despite the common misconception, talking about suicide openly is one of the most helpful things you can do for a person. Visit the following links for more information.
Suicide Awarnesses Voices of Education: 1.800.273.8255
Prairie St. Johns:1.877.333.9565
Stellher Human Services: 218.444.2845
DOVE - White Earth: 1.877.830.DOVE (3683)
Upper Midwest American Indian Center: 612.522.4436
Indian Health Services (IHS): 301.443.2038
Abuse is a very serious problem that happens to our students, whether it be through violence, neglect, or sexual trauma. Counselors are mandated reporters, which means that if we hear about abuse, we must report the abuse immediately to the Department of Family and Child Services. Below are some resources if you or your child has been exposed to abuse.
Support Within Reach: 800.708.2727
*CRISIS HOTLINE*: For immediate help, call the mental health crisis line at 1(800)422.0045 or Text "MN" to 741741.
Homelessness among young people is a serious issue. Homeless youth, sometimes referred to as unaccompanied youth, are individuals who lack parental, foster or institutional care. According to National Conference State Legislatures, Minnesota passed the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act. The bill defined homeless youth as a person age 21 or younger who lacks a fixed, regular or adequate nighttime residence. In addition, the bill required the commissioner of Human Services to report on homeless youth, youth at risk of homelessness and runaways.
Evergreen Youth Crisis Shelter: 218.751.4332
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior, that involves a real or perceived power difference. The behavior is often repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Individuals who are bullied, and who bully others, may have lasting memories and difficulties related to their experiences. There are three types of bullying: verbal bullying, physical bullying, and social or relational bullying. For more information and resources related to bullying, see the links below.
If you are experiencing bullying at BHS, please fill out the form below and return it to the Main Office or Guidance Office.
Anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder, and compulsive overeating are concerns every parent hopes to avoid. But, when these eating disorders develop, there are some tremendously helpful eating disorder resources for parents, siblings, and other concerned family and friends. For more information and resources, see the links below.
Most teenage girls don't plan to get pregnant, but many do. Teen pregnancies carry extra health risks to both the mother and the baby. Often, teens don't get prenatal care soon enough, which can lead to problems later on. They have a higher risk for pregnancy-related high blood pressure and its complications. Risks for the baby include premature birth and a low birth weight. Below are some resources that can help one understand about pregnancy.
Northwoods Pregnancy Care Center: 218.444.3035
Going through a divorce can be a difficult process fr all involved. Experts and parents who have been there say that with good communication, effective planning, greater awareness of problems that might arise, and time to iron out the diffculties, families can emerge with positive, supportive relationships and kids can be successful in school, too. Below you will find a few online resources, please contact the school counselor for more local resources.
As children go through changes, whether they be in the home or at school, they can experience a sense of loss or frustration that can lead to anger if their emotions are untreated or not addressed. When dealing with youth who experience problems with anger, it is essential to realize that anger comes from pain. Below are resources that can help one understand and address anger management concerns with children.
Some students struggle with controlling their impulses in class, and often disrupt the learning environment with inappropriate behaviors such as talking, getting out of this or her seat, or interrupting the teacher during the lesson. Distractions can interrupt the learning of other students, and coordinated behavior strategies implemented at school and in the home go a long way in preventing off-task behaviors. Communication is key. Be in contact with teachers, administration, the counselor, and other staff at school to help get a plan in place.