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Second Washington safety and well-being line survey is live

Washington State is working to create a youth safety and well-being line available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to address youth safety and well-being concerns. This is a follow-up to the initial survey launched in July 2022. We would love to hear from any youth and young adults, including those who did not respond to the initial survey!  
 

September is Suicide Prevention Month

Remember that the vast majority of people who experience suicide ideation, access resources and move back into a place of wellness. Resources are available to help. If you or a loved one are struggling, call 988 to talk with a trained crisis counselor 24/7/365. 

For resources for you and your community, please see the attached HCA suicide Prevention Month Communications Toolkit. You can find key messages, specific audience resources for supporting non-English speakers, LGBTQ+, Native American, and others.

Wilderness Therapy Programs: information gathering from Tribal and Urban Native partners

Tribal and Urban Native representatives are invited to share their perspectives on wilderness therapy programs as part of a legislative research assignment. 

New brief on children's mental health available

A new brief, Responding to the Current Youth Mental Health Crisis and Preventing the Next One, summarizes a three-day workshop of the same name by the 

Resources to help communicate about events in Ukraine

As the situation in Ukraine evolves, adults and children alike may have strong responses; news of war can easily generate fear, anger, worry, and a host of other emotions. Please see below for a selection of resources that may be helpful to your networks as they help youth understand and process the ongoing conflict in developmentally appropriate ways. These resources were compiled by the National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health.

13 Reasons Why resources

Early childhood mental health promotion program opportunity - Vroom

The Washington State Department of Health, Essentials for Childhood Program is offering free “starter sets” of VroomTM print materials and technical assistance on how to use Vroom.

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board crisis text line social media posts released

The Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board THRIVE project has released new and updated materials for the Crisis Text Line and #WeNeed

Trauma Informed Approach Resources for Prevention Providers

Just announced:  "Trauma-Informed Approaches in Prevention" webinar on Tuesday, September 14, 2021.  2:00-3:30pm.
Visit www.theathenaforum.org/webinar-trauma-informed-approaches-prevention for more information. 

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