Our heart goes out to the families of the victims, the students who witnessed the violence, and the community of Newtown, CT. But also to families who struggle with raising a child with mental illness, loving them, wanting the best for them, yet often finding few resources to help them. The resources below comes from a variety of sources dedicated to providing assistance and resources to children and adolescents with mental health needs, their families and professionals who work with them. Please follow the links below for information from the National Association of School Psychologists, Child Mind Institute, SAMHSA and others. Please contact the Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health of South Carolina for one on one assistance, to request training and for other information, toll free 866-779-0402.
Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) via phone 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746. This helpline is dedicated to crisis counseling related to disaster/trauma and is available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
We have shared this information with you courtesy of our National oraginazation. http://www.ffcmh.org/