Mental Health Support

People holding the letters to spell the words "Mental Health""
 
Melvindale-Northern Allen Park Schools is dedicated to helping our families improve mental health through prevention by ensuring access to appropriate quality mental health supports. information, and resources. The following supports have been compiled by our school social work staff members in order to best serve our families, students, and staff.
 
Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Public health actions, such as social distancing, can make people feel isolated and lonely and can increase stress and anxiety. However, these actions are necessary to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Coping with stress in a healthy way will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
 
 
Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.
 
 
This website will help those in 6 counties of S.E. Michigan, find the resources they need in the privacy of their own home or office or even on your phone! This website offers not only well-known agencies in S.E. Michigan, but private and religious organizations which other "information agencies" do not offer.
 
 
The Michigan Department of Education, in collaboration with the School Based Mental Health Professionals Coalition (consisting of Michigan Association of School Social Workers, Michigan Association of School Psychologists, and Michigan School Counselor Association), has created a Return to School Toolkit. The toolkit offers school community members and stakeholders effective tools and resources needed to help plan for the road back to the classroom.
 
 
During times of crisis, our students need extra support to process their emotions. Our Michigan Cares Portal offers Michigan families and educators FREE digital lessons designed to help students in grades K-12 develop the skills required for social, emotional, and mental well-being. This portal will be freely available until the end of the 20-21 school year.
 
 
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders. NIMH is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
 
 
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.
 
TRAILS is building a network of coaches and school professionals by training them in evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness. Coaches are paired with their local TRAILS-trained school professionals and co-facilitate school-based skills groups focused on reducing students' symptoms of depression and anxiety.
 
Dozens of social services and emergency assistance programs are administered by the Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency. The organization provides services that offer both short term help and long term relief. Assistance may be available for rent, food, utility bills, job searches, foreclosure counseling and much more. They operate across the region, including in both metropolitan Detroit and Wayne County.