The InvestED offers assistance for Sultan High School students in need of help with school related expenses. Students can see Kris Hatfield in the Counseling and Guidance Office to see if they qualify for help. To learn more about InvestED and the work they do to help Washington state students, go to www.investED.org.
TEENLINE is a 7 day a week, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. crisis telephone referral service through the Alcohol Drug Helpline. Teen volunteers are available from 3 - 5 p.m. to answer questions and talk with the callers. Youth can call and receive crisis intervention and referral information regarding substance use/abuse, individual and family counseling, mental health services, food and shelter information, outpatient and inpatient chemical dependency treatment and other support services.
They can also be reached via email through the website, www.theteenline.org. The phone line and website are confidential.
TeensHealth site for information about the well-being of one's body, mind, & spirit. Articles of illnesses, diseases & prevention or treatment of them are alphabetically filed. This is a very informative site. http://www.teenhealth.org/teen/
Free or Low-cost Health Insurance is available for Washington's kids and teens. Call Toll-Free 1-877-KIDS-NOW (1-800-543-7669)
The Youth Suicide Prevention Project (YSPP) envisions a state where youth suicide is a rare event, where young people are nurtured and supported, where individuals and families are aware of risk factors for suicide, and actively seek help from accessible, effective community resources. To that end, we focus on public awareness, training, and communities in action. For more information on the prevention of youth suicide go to http://www.yspp.org.
What are Developmental Assets?
Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets® are concrete, common sense, positive experiences and qualities essential to raising successful young people. These assets have the power during critical adolescent years to influence choices young people make and help them become caring, responsible adults.
Visit http://www.search-institute.org/assets/ to view the list describing the 40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents (ages 12-18).
You can learn ways to help promote asset building in youth. Whether you are a teen, a parent, grandparent, relative or friend, there are things you can do to help develop healthy youth. Check out the Search Institute website above for more detailed information.
Mental Health Services
For 100 years, Compass Health (click here to go to the website) has been providing hope and treatment for children, families and adults who suffer from mental illness. Our caring, professional counselors provide knowledge and expertise in the treatment of mental illnesses and can help individuals cope with the stress of everyday life. Our goal is to help people stay in their home and in their community, surrounded by family and friends who can support them during difficult times
Focus Adolescent Services (click here to go to the website) is an internet clearinghouse of information and resources on teen and family issues to help and support families with troubled and at-risk teens. Their mission is to provide information and resources to empower individuals to help their teens and heal their families. Through education, self-awareness, self-help, and personal responsibility, families can rebuild their relationships and reconnect in positive and loving ways.
AdolescentHealth.com(click here to go to the website)is a site for teens, young adults and their families. Check out the useful information and ideas on ways to become healthy and stay healthy. There is information for young men and young women. New things are being added so check back often.
The information comes from health professionals and health educators in the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine at Children's Hospital, Boston. Teens participate in writing and reviewing the material. They also work on the design of the site and suggest topics for discussion.
Remember that this is only educational material and not medical advice. If you have concerns or questions, see your health care provider. Also, remember to have regular check-ups. Your body is a complicated machine, and like all machines it needs regular maintenance.
The Alcohol/Drug 24-Hour Help Line (ADHL)(click here to go to the website) is a confidential, Washington Statewide telephone service providing assistance and guidance for people with alcohol and other drug-related problems. ADHL has been serving the general public and the professional community since 1979. Through calendar year 2004, we have responded to over 645,972 calls. ADHL has a history as a vital and respected community resource.
Eating Disorders are Widespread and Destructive
Eating disorders cause immeasurable suffering for individuals and their families. Eating disorders have reached epidemic levels in America-- all segments of society are affected: men and women, young and old, rich and poor, all minorities, all socio-economic levels;
Seven million women; One million men have been diagnosed."
For more information, contact http://www.anad.org/2901.html