The Charter School recognizes that when mental health challenges go unidentified and unaddressed, it can lead to poor academic performance, increased likelihood of suspension and expulsion, chronic absenteeism, student attrition, homelessness, incarceration, and/or violence. Access to mental health services at the Charter School and in our community is not only critical to improving the physical and emotional safety of students, but it also helps address barriers to learning and provides support so that all students can learn problem-solving skills and achieve in school and, ultimately, in life. The following resources are available to your child:
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Text 988 - 24hours/day
AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS:
• School-based counseling services – you or your child is encouraged to directly contact the Principal or Site Administrator to initiate counseling opportunities. The Charter School provides mental health professionals to facilitate individual sessions, group or parent or guardian consultations whenever a student is having a difficult time due to academic stress, transition to changes in their environment, or social concerns, including isolation. Counseling services, whether provided by our Charter School or by an outside provider listen in this letter, are voluntary.
• Prescription medication while on campus – if your child requires prescription medication during school hours and you would like assistance from school staff in providing this medication to your child, please contact the Principal or Site Administrator to request a meeting.
AVAILABLE IN THE COMMUNITY:
• Plumas County Behavioral Health 270 County Hospital Rd #109, Quincy, CA 95971 530.283.6307 24 Hour Emergency Response Line: 800.757.7898
• Lassen County Behavioral Health 555 Hospital Lane Susanville, CA 96130 530.251.8108 24 Hour Crisis Line: 888.530.8688
• Plumas Rural Services Inc.
711 E. Main St. Quincy, CA 95971 530.283.2735
• Lassen County Drug/Alcohol 1400 Chestnut St. Susanville, CA 96130 530.251.8112
• Banner Lassen Medical 1800 Spring Ridge Dr. Susanville, CA 96130 530.252.2000
• Eastern Plumas Health Care 500 1st St. Portola, CA 96122 530.832.6500
• Plumas District Hospital 1065 Bucks Lake Rd. Quincy, CA 95971 530.283.2121
• CA Youth Crisis Line: This organization is a statewide emergency response system for youth ages (12-24) and families in crisis. Thoughts of suicide, depression, bullying health and identity questions, trauma, human trafficking or any teen-related struggles are discussed with a crisis counselor in confidence. They do not provide advice, they listen with compassion. Call or Text 800.843.5200.
• National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – This organization provides confidential support for adults and youth in distress, including prevention and crisis resources. Available 24 hours at 1.800.273.8255.
• The Trevor Project – This organization provides suicide prevention and crisis intervention for LGBTQ youth between the ages of 13 and 24. Available at 1.866.488.7386 or visit https://www.thetrevorproject.org/.
• Big Brothers/Big Sisters or America – This organization is a community -based mentorship program. Community-specific program information can ne found online at https://www.bbbs.org or by calling (813) 720.8778.
• Your Life Your Voice - If you are having thoughts of harming yourself or you are being abused, please call 800.448.3000 or text VOICE to 20121.
• National Runaway Safeline: Crisis services center team is available 24/7/365. They are available to listen and help 800.786.2929.
• Strength After – If you are experiencing emotional distress or other mental concerns after a disaster, the Disaster Distress Helpline is there for you 24/7/365. Call 800.985.5990.
• The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) – The largest anti-sexual violence organization. They carry programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors and ensure perpetrators are brought to justice. 800.656.4673. Chat online at: https://www.online.rainn.org