Suicide prevention 

Suicide Prevention

Battle Ground Public Schools is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for students, families and staff. Funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Project AWARE Grant, the district is working to:

  • Increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth.
  • Provide training for school personnel, families, and community members to detect and respond to mental health issues in children and young adults. 
  • Connect youth and families with needed services. 
Contact Sandy Mathewson, Director of Social-Emotional Learning to learn more about the district's efforts to prevent youth suicide. Email: mathewson.sandy@battlegroundps.org Phone: (360) 885-5456


http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/



No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.



Youth Mental Health First Aid

Staff and community members are important participants in the development of safe and healthy environments for youth. Project AWARE provides opportunities for community members and staff to participate in Youth Mental Health First Aid, a training designed to teach caring citizens how to help youth who are experiencing a mental health or addictions challenge or are in crisis. 

Register for YMHFA training here.


Mental Health Resources & Emergency Numbers


Mental Health Crisis and Suicide Support


Clark County Crisis Line (available 24/7)

  • Crisis calls. Children, Adolescents, Adults
  • (360) 696-9560 or (800) 626-8137
  • Vancouver, WA

National Suicide Prevention LifeLine (available 24/7)

  • Crisis calls. Children, Adolescents, Adults
  • (800) 273-TALK (8255)
  • National

The Trevor Project 

Crisis Text Line
  • Text START to 74174

Behavioral Health Hospitals

Unity Center for Beahvioral Health

1225 NE 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97232

(503) 944-8000


Mental Health Providers

  • Catholic Community Services WISE Referral: (360) 907-9043
  • Children’s Center: (360) 699-2244
  • Children’s Home Society: (360) 695-1325
  • Columbia River Mental Health: 
    • Battle Ground Office: (360) 597-9731
    • Vancouver Office: (360) 993-3000
  • Family Solutions: (360) 695-1014
  • Real Life Counseling: (360) 619-2226
  • Sea Mar Vancouver Behavioral Health: (360) 566-4432

Other Resources

  • Teen Talk: (360) 397-CHAT (2428) Hours: Monday to Thursday 4pm - 9pm and Fridays 4pm - 7pm
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Hotline: (360) 715-1563
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness: (360) 695-2823

A Parents' Guide to Facebook

If and when children should be allowed to use Facebook - and with what

level of parental monitoring - are family matters. In an effort to help

parents through all that and guide their students in this "digital"

world, we offer a link to “A Parents’ Guide to Facebook.”


As with any report or online recommendation, parents are encouraged to

read and look into other resources as well. We hope this publication

helps families make good decisions regarding the use of this kind of new

media.

  

Click here for “A Parents’ Guide to Facebook."