mental health resources

A large part of the FHS School Counseling Department's role is to assist students and families with mental health and social-emotional concerns. Many times families ask us for counseling agencies in the area for their students, only later to encounter long waitlists and insurance compatibility issues. On this page, you will view community resources available to you and your child!

MindMatters
Learning How to Cope with Life.pdf

CRISIS SUPPORT RESOURCES

1-877-870-4673

Our mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide by alleviating despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings among individuals in our community, 24 hours a day; to educate the public about suicide prevention; to help those who have lost a loved one to suicide; and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide. We accomplish this through services that emphasize confidential, nonjudgmental, and compassionate listening.

Text HOME to 741741

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis.

1-800-273-8255

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

1-800-656-4673

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

1-800-799-7233

24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse.
Contacts to The Hotline can expect highly-trained, expert advocates to offer free, confidential, and compassionate support, crisis intervention information, education, and referral services in over 200 languages.

1-866-488-7386

Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

1-800-977-5555

NORTH CENTRAL TEAM
A mobile, community-based resource for youth in crisis and their families.
The YMCI team helps youth and their families during a crisis by providing:• Assessment• Intervention• Stabilization• Links to community resources
YMCI’s trained professionals will travel to the youth’s home, school, residential program, or other community setting, as well as Emergency Departments at local hospitals, to provide on-site evaluation and crisis intervention services.

1-888-244-6843

MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This is a free, confidential referral service for Fitchburg residents and other participating communities. Callers from these participating communities are matched with licensed mental health providers from our extensive database, on average, within 2 weeks of their call to INTERFACE. Each referral best meets the location, insurance, and specialty needs of the caller.

1-877-382-1609

Handhold was created by a team of mental health and child development experts in partnership with parents who have gone through what you are going through. Our goal? To guide you in caring for your child’s mental health and emotional well-being.
LUK offers Telehealth for some of our services utilizing Zoom, a secure & HIPAA compliant videoconferencing platform. Your LUK staff person will email you a link to a Zoom Telehealth meeting before your session. You must provide your LUK staff with an email address. If you do not have an email address, you can sign up for a free email account at several sites including Gmail.com, Yahoo.com, and Hotmail.com.