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Family life is complex and sometimes difficult to navigate. Our focus is advocating for the needs of all children and families in our community. We aim to provide family resources through advocacy, education, prevention, and intervention, in connecting you with these outreach programs – here are some tools and support we feel can assist you with your needs. 

 

 

 

 

Mental health resources available for students, educators, community:

Here is the link to the Rutherford County Schools Community Resources page:. https://www.rcschools.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=2852847&type=d&pREC_ID=2332147

Suicide Prevention

Suicide is preventable. There is help. 

We recognize and acknowledge that mental health is health, and that suicide is one of the leading causes of death in teenagers and young people. As a district, we are committed to supporting families in distress and want to share this document as a resource for our families.

The mental health impact of COVID-19 will persist longer than the physical virus. Consider the anxiety, trauma, and depression caused by job loss, isolation, seclusion, and the unpredictability about the virus that threatens the life and safety of individuals and their family members.

 

The Rutherford County Schools School Counseling Website:

https://www.rcschools.net/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=2852847&type=d&pREC_ID=2326216

 

While Rutherford County Schools does not endorse any agency or service, the following contains links that may also be helpful:

Text “TN” to 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line and to immediately be connected to a trained crisis counselor 24/7. Click this link to learn about the Crisis Text Line   

The “My Health Care Home” website directs Middle Tennesseans to their nearest charitable clinic (i.e., Matthew Walker, Neighborhood Health, Neighborhood Health, etc.). It includes prescription discounts, screenings, and more information at www.myhchTN.org.

The Suicide Prevention Lifeline number is 988. You may call or text them at this number. If preferred, you can go to the website and participate in a chat feature; https://988lifeline.org/

 

United Way 211 Outreach: file:///C:/Users/Jamie/Downloads/211%20United%20Way%20Outreach%20Info.pdf

 

Family Voices

From the Director of Operations at Family Voices:

 

Family Voices of TN, a statewide organization working to support families raising children with disabilities, chronic illnesses, and special health care needs by connecting them to each other and to resources and information that will assist them in achieving their best outcomes. Historically, we have focused our outreach on hospitals and clinics, which is where so many of our families spend much of their time. However, we are working to expand our reach into the sphere of education to catch families we may be missing. All of our services are available at NO COST TO THEM OR YOU.

 

Educators, social workers, case managers, school psychologists, and others in education, have a wonderful and magical opportunity to influence a family’s journey. Families raising children with disabilities, chronic illness, or special health care needs are uncertain and, often, feel very isolated. We are here to help with that.

 

A giant part of what we do is connecting families with others with similar diagnoses or life circumstances.

 

We also make it our business to know everything about everything concerning resources and opportunities for these families across the state of Tennessee.

 

And, we love young people! We offer youth programming that connects them to each other to build relationships and confidence. We help them grow as powerful self-advocates, ready to transition successfully into adulthood.

 

Check out our website: www.familyvoicestn.org

 
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Trustpoint's Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

The adolescent intensive outpatient program at TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, provides comprehensive care for adolescents who are struggling with mental health conditions that interfere with their day-to-day activities.

Our IOP gives patients the freedom to work, attend school, or engage in other regular activities when programming is not in session. The goal is to help children and adolescents transition back to their daily lives.

Treatment within our intensive outpatient program includes a customized care plan, family engagement, and discharge planning from an interdisciplinary team of experienced professionals.

 

Serves students ages 10-17

For more information: https://www.trustpointhospital.com/adolescent-iop/

 

Ellie Mental Health

Ellie Mental Health is a rapidly growing mental health organization that is

dedicated to positively impacting the lives of people living in our communities. We

offer outpatient mental health services, both in-office and virtually, utilizing a

group practice of providers.

Our services at our Murfreesboro location include:

 

  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • In-Person
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Vertava Health - Adolescent Partial Hospitalization

Vertava's adolescent partial hospitalization program is a behavioral health treatment option for those suffering from addiction and mental health concerns. Clients in their adolescent partial hospitalization program, located in beautiful Murfreesboro, TN, are able to live at home. Those who attend the treatment program will receive treatment during the day, attending close to six hours a day of therapy. This treatment is particularly effective for teens suffering from addiction, mental health issues, or a combination of the two. To learn more about the adolescent partial hospitalization program, please contact Vertava Health today at 888.601.8693.
 

Trustpoint's Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

The adolescent intensive outpatient program at TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, provides comprehensive care for adolescents who are struggling with mental health conditions that interfere with their day-to-day activities.

Our IOP gives patients the freedom to work, attend school, or engage in other regular activities when programming is not in session. The goal is to help children and adolescents transition back to their daily lives.

Treatment within our intensive outpatient program includes a customized care plan, family engagement, and discharge planning from an interdisciplinary team of experienced professionals.

 

For more information: https://www.trustpointhospital.com/adolescent-iop/

 

Candle Wishes for Students in Need (under 12)

Candle Wishes is a faith-based program designed to provide for the basic needs and fulfill the birthday wishes of children in need, who are 12 and under.

 

You will find the application for Candle Wishes as well as parent letter below.

 

https://candlewishes.org/about-us - this video is about opening a new chapter in Arizona, but it also covers the purpose and mission of Candle Wishes.

 

You may mail applications to Jenny Williams at P.O. Box 332503 Mboro 37133-2503.

 

If you have questions, please contact Jenny, her information is below.

 

Jenny Williams

Candle Wishes, Founder and Executive Director

615-275-6614 (cell)

www.candlewishes.org

www.facebook.com/candlewishesfoundation

Serves students ages 10-17

 

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Go HERE for free, anonymous, evidence-based screenings for anxiety, depression, trauma, etc. Parents can take a screening to determine if their children are showing symptoms of depression or anxiety. The backend of the screenings provides local resources and do-it-yourself exercises to help.

 

While Rutherford County Schools does not endorse any agency or service, the following contains links with PortaPortal that may be helpful:

https://guest.portaportal.com/socwork

Mental Health America proudly started Mental Health Month in May 1949.  Annually, we provide helpful resources to promote May as mental health month. I hope that you find these resources to be helpful: https://mhanational.org/mental-health-month. It includes some COVID-19 bonus materials.