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Mental Health Resources

If you observe warning signs and need to seek help, consult your healthcare provider or mental health professional. In life-threatening situations, call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room. In a crisis, you can call or text 988 (for English or Spanish) to be connected to trained counselors in the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. For TTY users, use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988.


At TTUSD, we value the mental health and emotional well being of every student. As stated by the US Department of Health and Human Services, many youth and adolescents experience positive mental health, but an estimated 49.5 percent of adolescents have reported having a mental health disorder at some point in their lives.  For young people who do have mental health disorders, early intervention and treatment can help lessen the impact on their lives.

It is a normal part of development for youth and teens to experience a wide range of emotions. It is typical, for instance, for teens to feel anxious about school or friendships, or to experience a period of depression following the death of a close friend or family member. However, mental health disorders are characterized by persistent symptoms that affect how a young person feels, thinks, and acts. Mental health disorders also can interfere with regular activities and daily functioning, such as relationships, schoolwork, sleeping, and eating.

Common Mental Health Warning Signs

Variations in how youth and adolescents experience symptoms can make identification and diagnosis of mental health disorders challenging. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH):

Younger children may benefit from an evaluation and treatment if they:

  • Have frequent tantrums or are intensely irritable much of the time
  • Often seem fearful or worried
  • Complain about frequent stomachaches or headaches with no known medical cause
  • Are in constant motion and cannot sit quietly (except when they are watching videos or playing video games)
  • Sleep too much or too little, have frequent nightmares, or seem sleepy during the day
  • Are not interested in playing with other children or have difficulty making friends
  • Struggle academically or have experienced a recent decline in grades
  • Repeat actions or check things many times (for example, repeatedly checking that a door is locked) out of fear that something bad may happen

Older children and adolescents may benefit from an evaluation if they:

  • Have lost interest in things that they used to enjoy
  • Have low energy
  • Sleep too much or too little, or seem sleepy throughout the day
  • Have periods of highly elevated energy and activity and require much less sleep than usual
  • Spend more and more time alone, and avoid social activities with friends or family
  • Diet or exercise excessively, or fear gaining weight
  • Engage in self-harm behaviors (such as cutting or burning their skin)
  • Smoke, drink alcohol, or use drugs
  • Engage in risky or destructive behavior alone or with friends
  • Have thoughts of suicide
  • Say that they think someone is trying to control their mind or that they hear things that other people cannot hear


Our Community Partners in Mental Health


Specific Mental Health Resources