Now available! Call, Text or Chat 988
988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States.
When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.
The previous Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis.
YMHTF had a community conversation, Ms. Olivia Cranford asked the panelists about how to deal with stress
Carroll County Youth Mental Health Task Force is a collaborative effort that was created in response to the youth mental health crisis in our country. We have three different areas we are working on:
Youth Peer Support is the help and support that youth with lived experience of a mental illness or a learning disability are able to give to one another.
The Instagram account S.T.A.N.D. (Strong Together and Never Defenseless).
The Erica's Lighthouse program at Central High School, promoting inclusive school cultures through mental health education.
Essentials of Mental Health (EMA) at Carrollton High School, is a club that supports mental health with the purpose to educate one to help others.
Our collaborating partner Ms. Amanda Moore, of University of West Georgia Police Department, worked with Carrollton High School teacher Mr. Robby Blakemore and his students to create the beautiful website for our Task Force. Mrs. Lori Thomas did the special touches, and we have a website where you can find resources and valuable information related to youth mental health.
Please visit: Carroll County Youth Mental Health Task Force
Creating awareness of mental health in our community and break the stigma associated to mental health is one of our goals.
If you have not taken this training in the last two years, then it is time!
As soon as we have 30 registered we can schedule the date.
QPR is a 75-minute educational program designed to teach lay and professional "gatekeepers" the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to respond.
Gatekeepers can include anyone who is strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide (e.g., parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, caseworkers, police officers). The training is delivered by certified QPR gatekeeper instructors.
Maintaining a healthy balance between work and home improves work performance and personal relationships. Through this 45-minute seminar explain the difference between mental distress and mental illness, describe common mood and anxiety disorders and their signs and symptoms and demonstrate effective coping strategies for personal & professional settings.
• Explain work-related risk factors for health & maintaining work life rhythm
• Compare a healthy work environment v/s unhealthy work environment
• Explore ways to support people with mental disorders at work
• Implement wellness strategies to support a healthy work environment
The Youth Move Peer center offers the Youth Advocate Leadership Academy for youth and young adults (ages 14-29)
Leadership Epowerment & Access Program (LEAP)
The Leadership Empowerment and Access Program (LEAP) is a training program designed to improve skills in professional development, leadership and personal resiliency for youth and young adults, 16 – 26 years old, who are managing or at risk of developing behavioral health conditions. LEAP participants master the ability to analyze strengths and weaknesses, set and achieve personal and vocational goals through the training tracks outlined below.
This training program offers training to youth and young adults on mental wellness and employment acquisition and maintenance. Young people have an opportunity to engage with our Program Specialist who will teach the tools and skills to gain self-empowerment, personal growth, and life-skills on their journey to achieve desired vocational goals. Participants have the opportunity to complete any or all of the trainings found in the three tracks outlined below in order to accomplish their personal and professional goals.
More information at https://www.mhageorgia.org/programs-training/youth-programs/leap/
Our collaborating partner, member of the Awareness & Education subcommittee Ms. Victoria Broussard, Program Manager of Health Promotion Resource Center at Morehouse School of Medicine created this video.