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Crisis lines
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. Text or call 988 or 800-273-8255.

The Clark County Crisis Line (360-696-9560 or 800-626-8137) is staffed by a team of mental health professionals and certified peer counselors who are trained in crisis intervention. See Washington Crisis Services.

See more local and national resources for people who are experiencing a crisis.

Mental health resources
Battle Ground Public Schools has counselors at all of its schools to support students and connect them to mental health resources when needed. The district also has partnerships with mental health partners in the community who can help students in crisis. Mental health resources.

TeenTalk 360-397-2428, is a “warmline” offering nonjudgmental peer-to-peer support for a variety of topics, including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, LGBTQIA+ concerns, family and friends, school, STIs and health issues and sports. Visit TeenTalk’s website for additional links and resources.

The National Eating Disorders Association 800-931-2237, provides support, resources and treatment options for yourself or a loved one who is struggling with an eating disorder.

The SAMHSA National Helpline  800-662-4357, provides free, 24-hour information for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

Real Life Counseling 360-619-2226, helps people find a qualified counselor and receive help.

Food, supplies, housing and more resources
Our Family and Community Resource Center helps meet the needs of families faced with housing instability and similar economic challenges. Students who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence may qualify for services that support their education during times of transition.

Safety
Report non-emergency safety concerns (including bullying, intimidation, harassment, abuse, assault, weapons or drugs) using our Online Tip Reporting System or by texting 360-558-3351. Reports may be kept confidential. The online reporting system is monitored only during school business hours. For emergencies, please call 911.

Ombuds
The Washington state governor’s Office of the Education Ombuds is an independent state agency that helps to reduce educational opportunity gaps by supporting families, students, educators, and other stakeholders in communities across WA in understanding the K-12 school system and resolving concerns collaboratively. The Office of the Education Ombuds’ services are free and confidential. Anyone can contact the office with a question or concern about school.

The Office of the Education Ombuds listens, shares information and referrals and works informally with families, communities and schools to address concerns so that every student can fully participate and thrive in our state’s public schools. The office provides support in multiple languages and has telephone interpretation available.

To get help or learn more about what the Office of the Education Ombuds does, please visit their website, email oeoinfo@gov.wa.gov or call 1-866-297-2597 (interpretation available).

This information is provided as a courtesy and does not constitute or imply recommendation or endorsement of external organizations by Battle Ground Public Schools. This list complies with HB 1373 and SB 5476.

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