No school May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Learn more about this closure.

RESOURCES FOR BOTH OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES

If you have an urgent mental health need, please contact the Crisis Line for immediate support at 866-427-4747 or text HOME to 741741 or visit the Crisis Connections website for more options at https://www.crisisconnections.org/. If you are already connected with an outside counselor/therapist – please connect with them. More mental health resources and information below – please scroll down.

NEW Family Resource Center at Highland Middle School: A Family Resource Center with basic needs will be opening at Highland Middle School starting September 7, 2021. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and 8 a.m. – 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

If your student qualifies for free and reduced lunch or if your family is facing financial hardship, you can apply to programs offered by our community partners. If you are interested, please complete the online form for each BSD student so that your family can be added to the appropriate community program list. Please select your home school when completing this form. Note: Being on a program list does not guarantee participation as these programs are funded and managed by our community partners (Bellevue LifeSpring, Backpack Meals, Jubilee REACH, Assistance League of the Eastside, Eastside Baby Corner, Congregation for Kids and more!). Please complete the form in this link: https://familyconnections.bsd405.org  

BSD’s Family Connections Centers are open to all BSD students and families. In addition to providing families with food and hygiene items as needed, staff will continue to provide families with information about resources and services available in Bellevue. To learn more about our Family Connections Centers, please follow this link: https://bsd405.org/departments/family-and-community-engagement/family-connections-centers/

 

Mental Health Support – Connecting and Resources for Home

Youth Eastside Services – YES is available for an open access intake assessment either virtual or in-person. To schedule an intake assessment please call 425-747-4937. For YES school based services, please connect with your school counselor.

Asian Counseling and Referral Services: ACRS provides comprehensive mental health counseling services to address the social, emotional and behavioral issues of AAPI children, youth and their families. Culturally appropriate counseling services are tailored to individual needs, interests, strengths, and goals of each child or youth and his or her family. For more information, please contact: Ha-Yoon Lee at cyfintake@acrs.org or call (206) 774-2432.

Sound Health, Youth and Children’s Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Services: Whether in the community, home or school, Sound is dedicated to helping children and youth overcome mental health, intellectual/developmental and addiction issues. Our offerings include school-based services, individual counseling, addiction treatment programs and much more, all designed to reintegrate the family and get kids back on track to becoming healthy and productive adults. Sound is now open for in-person, safely distanced appointments as well as for telehealth, call 206-302-2300 or e-mail admissions@sound.health.

Seattle Children’s Hospital Mental Health Referral Service – Washington’s Mental Health Referral Service for Children and Teens connects families with mental health providers who have openings in their schedule and can meet your child’s needs. We link you to providers in your local area who fit your child’s specialty needs and insurance coverage.

SOS ACT at Home for Parents – The SOS Curriculum provides resources for parents to support their children’s mental health needs including a Parent Brief Screen for Adolescent Depression. International School will be providing SOS lessons through health class in mid-November along with a screening. We invite you to attend the Bellevue School Foundation Education Connections Night on Wednesday November 3rd at 5pm via Zoom. CLICK ON THIS LINK to register.

Psychology Today – The Psychology Today Find a Therapist website is a great starting point for students and families who wish to use their private health insurance to search for a therapist. You can filter by: zip code, health insurance, gender, topics/issues, types of therapy, and more. Many therapists have post their “bio” online for you to read.

 

Seattle Children’s Hospital Quick Guides for Wellbeing Education

Seattle Children’s Hospital has shared some amazing resources for students and caregivers to learn more about common topics such as anxiety, depression, and parenting teens. Please check out this website for more comprehensive information: https://www.seattlechildrens.org/healthcare-professionals/access-services/partnership-access-line/fast/.

 

Bellevue School District Hotlines

 

Grief and Loss Resources – please connect with your school counselor if you need to talk to someone. We are happy to support you.

The Grieving Process A brief YouTube clip that will help you take your first step towards understanding grief and loss.

What’s Your Grief? A place for sharing, support, resources, and more.

Social Justice Resources – Courageous Conversations 

What do we tell our children? A resource on how to talk to kids about racism, racial violence, and police brutality.

Talking with children about racism, police brutality, and protests

 

LINKS TO SHARE

https://childmind.org/

From the website: The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Child Mind offers a symptom checker tool and comprehensive information from A-Z relating to children.

https://www.adolescenthealth.org/Resources/Clinical-Care-Resources/Mental-Health/Mental-Health-Resources-For-Parents-of-Adolescents.aspx

From the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine: The Mental Health Resources for Parents are online resources aimed specifically at parents of adolescents and young adults.

http://www.parenttoolkit.com/

Parent toolkit is a website that contains growth charts, tips and guides for parents, resources and information on health and wellness for your child and family.

www.kidshealth.org

Kidshealth.org features a wide array of information, advice and knowledge on almost any topic you are curious or have questions about related to your health, friends, and school.

http://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/teen-depression-signs-help.htm 

HelpGuide.org is a website that offers resources and information regarding mental health and well-being for parents and students.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.