Mental Health

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Suicide Prevention

  • 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 

     

    Suicide  

Abuse

  • 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

    Break the Cycle

    Child Help

    RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network)

    That's Not Cool (Decreasing Teen Dating Violence Online)

    *CRISIS HOTLINE*: For immediate help, call the mental health crisis line at 1(800)422.0045 or Text "MN" to 741741.

Homeless Youth

  • 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.

    Facts About Homeless Teens

    Evergreen Youth Crisis Shelter: 218.751.4332

    Homeless Youth In America

     

     

Bullying/Relational Aggression

  • Stop Bullying

    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.

    Stop Bullying

    Cyberbullying

    How to Deal With Bullying

    Kid's Health-Teen Bullies

    Bullying.org

    If you are experiencing bullying at BHS, please fill out the form below and return it to the Main Office or Guidance Office.

    Bullying Incident Form

     

Eating Disorders

Teen Pregnancy

Divorce

  • 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.

    Divorce and School Success

    About Divorce

Anger Management

Behavioral Issues

  • 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.