- If urgent, call 911. If possible, go to ER with pediatric psychiatric unit; in greater Boston, this includes Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Franciscan/McLean.
- Samariteens is dedicated to assisting teens 800-252 TEEN (8336)
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 / 7 at (800) 273-8255
- Child and family survivors of suicide
- Riverside Community Care helps communities and individuals cope with the aftermath of trauma. The 24 hour community number is (888) 851-2451 and individual counseling is (781) 433-0672 x5636
- Toolkit for schools – After a suicide (AFSP / SPRC)
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (www.afsp.org) has resources on coping for family & friends following a suicide completion
- Tip Sheet – Talking with Children After Traumatic Events
- Tip Sheet – Practicing Self-Care After Traumatic Events
- The Dougy Center for youth in grief
Information You Should Know
- Depression is treatable and, in some cases, preventable, but the majority of youth developing symptoms do not receive treatment.
- Request that your pediatrician screen for anxiety and depression during every well-child visit.
- Depression is the most common factor in suicide and prevention
- Build resilience during ages 8-12 in the virtual Wellness Center
- Ten ways to build healthy coping skills
- Safe web site for kids to read what other kids write about depression
- Research and treatment for all mental illnesses at McLean Hospital
- Research and treatment in adolescent depression at Johns Hopkins Hospital
- Assisted referral to match with symptoms, schedule, location and insurance of the caller
- MGH clinicians joined forces with educators and parents to launch www.schoolpsychiatry.org
- Stress and Anxiety guidebook
- RYR Tip Sheet – Managing Stress