Mental Health Help for High School & College Students
You Are Not Alone. You Can Find Help.
Being young can be stressful. So many people to please, activities with expectations, obligations to fulfill. Changes in relationships…dealing with family and social conflicts. It all can become confusing and overwhelming, especially when you’re trying to figure out what you want to be in life and what future road to take. Read More
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you are having thoughts of death or suicide and need to speak to someone immediately, call 800-273-TALK (8255). Lifeline is a free, confidential, 24-hour hotline for anyone experiencing emotional distress or suicidal thoughts.
National Crisis Hotline Information
National Crisis Hotline is available from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Callers will be connected to a network of local crisis centers across the country.
Phone: 800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Intervention: 610-782-3127
Warmline (non-crisis): 610-820-8451
Warmline (non-crisis): 610-820-8549
Crisis Intervention: 610-252-9060
Peer line: 855-727-3377
MyLife Program for Youth Ages 13 to 23
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ
340 E. Hamilton Street
(2nd Friday, 5:00pm to 7:00pm)
Magellan Health Services offers a program called MyLife for youth ages 13 to 23 living in Lehigh and Northampton counties. The group is made up of persons who have experience with mental health, substance abuse, juvenile justice and foster care-related issues. Through regular meetings, special events and local and national workshops, presentations and performances, the group focuses on important issues affecting youth. You do not need to be a Magellan member to join the group.
For more information, go to Facebook.com/MYLIFEyouth.
Strength of Us
StrengthofUs is an online community developed by NAMI and young adults. It’s designed to empower and inspire young adults impacted by mental health issues to think positive, stay strong, and achieve their goals through peer support and resource sharing. Talk about making and keeping friends, dating, building healthy relationships, intimacy and much more. Gain knowledge about mental health conditions, services and supports, co-occurring conditions, and much more. Join the chat about staying healthy as a student, accessing campus-based supports, and finding financial aid.
Access to this site is directed at preteens, teens and young adults. The site offers:
- Anonymous Helpline website
- For teens, by teens just like you!
- Developed by experts in teen counseling and psychology
- Professionally monitored
- A password-protected, safe cyberspace for teens to work out their issues
- Brought to you by KidsPeace, the leader in teen crisis counseling
Parents can read Kidspeace’s Note To Parents and explore the Parent’s Resource Page.
Valley Youth House
Valley Youth House services include residential and independent living programs, children’s behavior health and managed care services, and prevention and intervention programs.
Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network (RAINN)
If you have experienced a sexual assault or violence, call 800-656-4673, a free, confidential, and secure 24/7 crisis hotline for victims of sexual assault or violence and their friends and families.
LGBT: The Trevor Project
If you are a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning youth experiencing a crisis, call 866-488-7386. The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. It operates the only accredited, nationwide, around-the-clock crisis and suicide prevention helpline for LGBTQ youth.
The National Runaway Switchboard
If you want to run away or are homeless, call 800-RUNAWAY (786-2929). The National Runaway Switchboard is an anonymous and free, 24-hour crisis line for anyone who might want to run away from home or finds themselves homeless. This hotline can also help if you want to come home if you are on the run or have a friend who is looking for help and is thinking about running away or is already on the run.
Mental Health Awareness on Campus
This NAMI presentation is designed to educate college students about mental illness.
Ending the Silence
This is an in-school presentation about mental health designed for high school students.