Welcome Back Parents & Scholars!
Wellness for A New School Year:
Surviving and Thriving In 2021
We are so excited to welcome all of our scholars back to the building this fall! Looking ahead, we are full of hope for a new school year full of In-Person Learning and Social-Emotional Growth.
At Friendship, we believe that now more than ever, you need access to all the people, places, and things that will help you reach your goals and make this school year safer, and more secure for you and your family.
We are relaunching our wellness website to bring you all the up-to-date information on new and existing community resources, direct links to services, and inspirational thoughts and ideas to get you moving in the right direction. So, are you ready?
A Message From Our Clinical Director
Welcome back! We are so glad to see you again. It has been a long time and we have missed seeing you all. While this past year has been full of uncertainties and even losses for some, one thing has surfaced as being significant - the importance of mental health. Most of us have never lived through a pandemic and have had to endure many new and challenging situations.
As we begin to transition back into the buildings, it is critical that we take time to notice how we are feeling. It will be important to pay particular attention to when and if we feel like we may need additional emotional/mental health support. It is only when we have taken care of ourselves that we will be able to take care of anyone else. As the saying by Norm Kelly goes, “you can’t pour from an empty cup.” So, let’s take time to rejuvenate and refresh so that our own cups remain filled.
Seeking mental health support is not a sign of weakness, and I implore you to not judge yourself if you find that you need additional support. I ask that as we continue this journey together, you fill your cup first so that you can truly be of service to the most vulnerable among us, our scholars.
Stay Safe. Remember to physically distance, but stay emotionally connected.
Dr. Bronwen Millet
Friendship Public Charter Schools
District Residents can call the Access Helpline:
1-(888)-7WE-HELP or 1-888-793-4357 to get connected to services provided by the Department of Behavioral Health and its certified behavioral health care providers. This 24-hour, seven-day-a-week telephone line is staffed by behavioral health professionals who can refer a caller to immediate help or ongoing care. The Access Helpline can activate mobile crisis teams to respond to adults and children who are experiencing a psychiatric or emotional crisis and are unable or unwilling to travel to receive behavioral health services.
Call the Access Helpline to:
Get emergency psychiatric care
Help with problem-solving
Determine whether to seek ongoing mental health services or other types of services
Find out what services are available
Young people can call the Access Helpline for help dealing with the drama of family, death, school, drugs, gangs and violence. They can help you sort out and manage feelings of hopelessness, anger, grief, stress or whatever is troubling you.
If You Are Worried About Yourself
Or Someone Else...
Other Emergency Numbers:
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
National Hopeline Network: 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433)
Crisis Text Line: Text "DESERVE" TO 741-741
Lifeline Crisis Chat (Online live messaging):
Self-Harm Hotline: 1-800-DONT CUT (1-800-366-8288)
Essential local and community services: 211 or https://www.211.org/
Planned Parenthood Hotline: 1-800-230-PLAN (7526)
American Association of Poison Control Centers: 1-800-222-1222
National Council on Alcoholism & Drug
Dependency Hope Line: 1-800-622-2255
National Crisis Line - Anorexia and Bulimia: 1-800-233-4357
LGBTQ Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
TREVOR Crisis Hotline: 1-866-488-7386
AIDS Crisis Line: 1-800-221-7044
Veterans Crisis Line: https://www.veteranscrisisline.net
TransLifeline: https://www.translifeline.org - 877-565-8860
Suicide Prevention Wiki: http://suicideprevention.wikia.com
Explore The Links Below
For Updated Wellness Resources For
Students, Staff and Families
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Staff 's Station
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The Daily Dose
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