Monday, November 30, 2020

Child and Youth Mental Health Screening Tools

Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether your symptoms might indicate a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable.

AND RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE.

Sometimes it can be hard to know if the symptoms are a normal part of childhood or adolescence. Using one of the screening tools below can help you decide whether you need to seek out additional help.

* I am a teen worried about myself

* I am worried about my child.

Please note:

Online screening tools are meant to be a quick snapshot of your mental health. If your results indicate you may be experiencing symptoms of a mental illness, consider sharing your results with someone. A mental health provider (such as a school counselor/Stephanie Evans Hanson/328-3316), school social worker/Lindy Lange/328-3219), doctor or a therapist) can talk with you about the results and talk options for how to feel better.

You can schedule a free consultation with a therapist at this link.


If you are in need of immediate assistance, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK.


Providing screening tools does not indicate a professional relationship and disclaims any liability, loss, or risk incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, from the use and application of these screens.

Free winter gear for families



We know that winter gear can be a big expense for families. Folwell and RPS have (limited amounts of) coats, snow pants, boots, gloves and hats available for families. If your child does not have winter gear and you need help getting them winter gear, please reach out to Folwell's school social worker, Lindy Lange (melange@rochesterschools.org/328-3219) or Folwell's school counselor, Stephanie Evans Hanson (stevanshanson@rochesterschools.org/328-3316).

Low-cost internet service



There are local low-cost internet options available in and around Rochester. They cost about  $20/month. Prices vary. Most require a copy of the family's free and reduced price lunch letter. If you have other questions, please reach out to Folwell's school counselor, Stephanie Evans Hanson/328-3316 or Follwell's school social worker, Lindy Lange/328-3219.

 

Spectrum Low-Cost Application  https://www.spectrum.net/support/forms/spectrum_internet_assist 

 

AT & T: https://www.att.com/shop/internet/access/#!/ 

 

Verizon: https://www.verizon.com/info/low-income-internet/ 

 

MetroNet: https://www.metronetinc.com/lifeline-program/