What to do while you wait for services
We know that many mental and behavioral health services can have long waiting lists. If your child is not experiencing a mental health crisis, they may be able to wait to see a professional. We want to offer these tips for what to do while you wait for your appointment with a mental health professional.
Meet the Speakers:
- Dr. Brian Dixon, Mindful Psychiatry
- Shakira Bailey, mother to two children
- Home | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness - NAMI is dedicated to improving the lives of millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
- Lifeline (988lifeline.org) - Call or text 988 to be connected to the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.
- Suicide Prevention | Suicide | CDC - Helpful information on Suicide prevention from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
- FAQs Category: Mental Health and Substance Abuse | HHS.gov - Helpful information from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to learn more about mental health and substance abuse.
- The Trevor Project | For Young LGBTQ Lives- The Trevor Project is a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to the LGBTQIA+ and questioning young people under 25. Call: 866-488-7386 | Text: START to 678678
- Cook Children's JOY Campaign (cookchildrens.org) - Raising Joy is part of Cook Children’s Joy Campaign, which aims to encourage hope and resilience among children and teens.
Disclaimer: These videos are not intended as a replacement for professional mental health care. If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available.
If you have questions about your child’s mental health, contact your child’s doctor. Call or text 988 for the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. If you believe that your child is having a mental or physical health emergency, go to the nearest emergency room or call 9-1-1.
For more information please contact: Frances.Wampler@cookchildrens.org