How you respond to stress can depend on your background, your social support from family or friends, your financial situation, your health and emotional background, the community you live in, and many other factors.
For more information on warning signs that your child might need help, please visit our When to Seek Help webpage.
Both Clark and Cowlitz County offer mental health crises support free-of-charge to the community. In addition, if you or someone you know has been contemplating suicide, the National Suicide Prevention Helpline is available free-of-charge as well. Below are helplines you can use if you need immediate assistance in a crisis:
Studies have shown that drug and alcohol use has increased nationwide during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you or someone you know is suffering from substance abuse, Start Your Recovery, a free website, offers resources including stories from individuals with similar experiences who share how they were able to overcome their misuse and locate support.
You can learn more from their website: www.startyourrecovery.org.