Resources for Students and Parents
The links below have been shared in an effort to point parents and students in the right direction should the need for more information or assistance arise. This is not a substitute for the help of a licensed professional nor is this an exhaustive list of resources.
If you or a loved one is in need of immediate medical attention, dial 911.
What to Do in a Crisis
If possible, talk first with your primary care doctor or another health care professional and ask for their support and direction.
If you do not have a health professional to assist you, use these resources listed below.
Emergency Medical Services-911
If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911, available 24 hours a day.
Mobile Crisis Assessment Team (MCAT)
MCAT is available to anyone seeking crisis intervention services in Oneida, Herkimer, Schoharie, Otsego, Delaware and Chenango counties. For Crisis Services call (315) 732-6228 or (844)732-6228 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Click here for the MCAT brochure.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Live Online Chat
If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Trained crisis workers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline – 1-800-662-HELP (4357)/ 1-800-487-4889 (TDD)
Free and confidential information in English and Spanish for individuals and family members facing substance abuse and mental health issues. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Utilize the Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator.
National Alliance on Mental Health: NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Health, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
The Trevor Project: The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people.
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide: Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is dedicated to increasing awareness, saving lives and reducing the stigma of suicide through specialized training programs and resources that empower teens, parents and educational leaders with the skills needed to help youth build a life of resiliency.
David’s Legacy: The mission of David’s Legacy Foundation is to eliminate cyber and other bullying, of children and teens, through education, legislation, and legal action.
NEW YORK STATE RESOURCES
Suicide Prevention Center of NYS: New York State is committed to preventing suicides. This site was designed to provide a comprehensive set of tools, information, and resources to support the effort. (“What Every Parent Should Know” Document)
Mental Health Association in NYS: MHANYS is a not-for-profit organization that works to end the stigma against mental illness and promotes mental health wellness in New York State. MHANYS achieves this through training, education, advocacy and policy, community-based partnership programming, and by connecting individuals and families to help.
NEW HARTFORD RESOURCES
Role of the New Hartford Social Worker: This document provides information about what services are available to New Hartford students along with contact information for specific schools in the district.