Navigating Mental Health

Parent and Leader Resources

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Helping your student navigate emotional and mental health challenges was probably not something you anticipated or prepared for. The process can leave you uncertain about everything from what to do to and who to trust to where to go and how to get there. We want to help you find hope and resources to help you do this well. 

Georgia Crisis and Access Line

Crisis Text Line - Text HELLO to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

NAMI Helpline - Find a walk-in crisis center or emergency room

Introduction to Mental Illness

Clinical Definitions and Potential Causes
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Explaining the Increase in Mental Illness
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Common Myths and Misconceptions
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Mental Illness Explained Neurologically
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Partnering With Your Student

What Is a Good First Step?
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Strategies to Process My Student's Diagnosis
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The Importance of Building Trust With Your Student
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Recognizing the Impact on Your Entire Family
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Navigating Conflict and Promoting Healthy Behaviors

Can I Help De-Escalate My Student During Crisis?
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Techniques to Use Mid-Conflict
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Six Daily Basics for Improved Mental Health
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Creating a Communication Strategy for Your Entire Family
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The Relationship Between Mental Illness and Faith

Helping My Student Who Is Struggling to Have Faith
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Faith Plays an Important Role in Recovery
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Mental Illness Requires Medical Attention
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Jesus' Struggles Should Give Us Hope
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Self-Harm and Suicide

Why Is Student Suicide on the Rise?
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Risk Factors and Warning Signs for Suicide
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Explanations for and Definition of Self-Harm
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How Do I Minimize My Fear When My Student Is Suicidal?
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Building a Support Network

Building a Relationship with Your Student's School
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The Importance of Finding Support as a Parent
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The Role of Small Group in Your Student's Mental Health
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How to Help When Your Student Opposes Counseling
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Other Topics

Statistics on Phone Use and Mental Illness
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Social Media Can Dull Satisfaction and Inhibit Interpersonal Connection
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A Personal Testimony and Lessons Learned
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Helping Your Student Navigate Major Life Transitions
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Additional Resources

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Get a Counseling Referral

Dr. Jerome Lubbe's Recommended Reading:

Whole Identity by Dr. Jerome Lubbe

The Whole-Brain Child by Dr. Dan Siegel

No-Drama Discipline by Dr. Dan Siegel

The Soul of Shame by Dr. Curt Thompson

Anatomy of the Soul by Dr. Curt Thompson

The Body Keeps the Score by Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk 

Other Resources from Dr. Jerome Lubbe