Mental Health Resources and Support for Youth in Crisis
This link directs you to resources to help cope if you are experiencing crisis. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please call 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) to speak with someone and get help.
The library - and the community at large - are here to help you find what you need. Use the phone numbers and websites on the left to find information outside the library. Use the image on the right to locate books and materials on topics inside the library. (The bookmark is available in print in our Teen Space). Need more? Contact Heather, Teen Services Librarian at firstname.lastname@example.org or 447.1690 x 132.
Helena Youth Crisis can connect with with all services: mental health, violence, drug/substance abuse, etc.
Love is Respect
Visit www.loveisrespect.org, text "LOVEIS" to 22522, or call 1.866.331.9474 to talk with a peer advocate to prevent and end abusive relationships.
Go Ask Alice
The Trevor Project: Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ+ youth
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Visit www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org or call 1.800.273.TALK (8255)
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health)
Share stories: http://strengthofus.org/ and find support.
This website offers resources for teens to prevent bullying in their schools. www.stopbullying.gov
Mindfulness: Help yourself with online tools for relaxation and awareness
Reading and viewing: Selected books and videos from YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association
Teen Health from Medline Plus
Downloads and Printables
Teen Depression Fact Sheet
Six Facts about the Teen Brain
Guide to Mental Health
Taking Charge of Your Mental Health
How to Help a Friend
Mental Health Facts: Children and Teens
Teen Mental Health: Downloadable Magazines
#Letstalk App: This app is designed to provide youth with useful information about mental health and suicide prevention.
Warning Signs of Suicide
Montana Crisis Line Poster (Text MT to 741-741 24/7)
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please call 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) to speak with someone and get help.