Student Support

Student well-being is critical not only to success in school, but in helping children grow into compassionate, capable and healthy members of our community.

Our school provides a range of services that help our students feel connected to our school, get the assistance they need and make the most of their time in the classroom.

The safety of our students and staff is our top priority.

We encourage any member of the Richland School District community to submit tips regarding issues such as cyberbullying, harassment, threats, weapons, drugs, mental illness, domestic abuse, family/home issues and suspicious activities in our schools through the SafeSchools Alert system.

Report A Safety Concern

Hello, Fellow Bombers! These are mental health resources chosen by students for students. If you can’t find something you need or have a topic or resource you think needs to be added on here, let us know by messaging fellow RHS student Michelle.Pereira01@students.rsd.edu

Mental health Instagram accounts:

 

28 Instagram Accounts That Destigmatize Mental Health

10 Mental Health Support Resources For The Latinx Community

 

General mental health:

 

NAMI tips on managing mental health 

Mental Health Websites especially for teens 

 

BIPOC mental health resources: 

 

NAMI resources for Latinx youth

South Asian Mental Health Website

MHA resources for Asian American and Pacific Islander Youth

NAMI And ADAA resources for Black youth

MHA And NAMI resources for Indigenous youth


 

Resources for LGBTQ+ youth

 

It Get’s Better Project Website for LGBTQ+ youth of color

It Get’s Better Project Website for Intersex youth

The Trevor Project Website for mental health

 

Informative Resources about LGBTQ for students and staff:

Presentation on LGBTQ+ Resources 

LGBTQ+ Communities and Mental Health 

ADAA resources for LGBTQ+ youth




 

Crisis Phone Numbers:

  • Lourdes Crisis Services (24/7)* - (509) 783-0500 

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255) 

  • Crisis Text Line - Text “Start” to 741-741 

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) 

  • Child Abuse Hotline - 1-800-4-A-Child (2-24453)

  • Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

  • National Youth Crisis Hotline - 1-800-442-HOPE (4673)

  • GLBT National Youth Talkline - 1-800-246-PRIDE (7743) 

  • The Trevor Project LGBT Crisis Line - 1-866-488-7386 

  • Trans Lifeline - 1-877-565-8860

*Lourdes is local.


 

Local help centers:

Lourdes/Benton-Franklin Crisis Response Unit

Call or Walk-In

(509) 783-0500

500 N. Morain St., Suite 1250, Kennewick

My Friends Place:

“For homeless teens ages 13-17 years old. Provides a safe and nurturing environment for children and teens when there are no other alternatives.”

1112 N. Grant Place in Kennewick

509-783-5734

http://www.crisisnursery.org/ 

ANSIL:

“A residence for individuals ages 18-24 who are low income (50% or lower of poverty level). Priority is given to those with limited or no family support and those who are homeless or at risk.”

2625 W Bruneau Place, Unit B, Kennewick

(509) 628-4047


 

Apps to Help With Depression/Suicidal Thoughts/Self Harming Impulses:

Calm

Helps with sleep, stress, and anxiety. This app is free and has in-app purchases. Requires iOS 10.0 and watchOS 6.0 or later on Apple products and Android requirement varies on Androids. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Calm Harm

Helps with self harm urges. This app is free. Requires iOS 9.0 or later on Apple products and Android 5.0 or later on Androids. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Youper

Helps with anxiety and depression. This app is free and has in-app purchases. Requires iOS 11.0 or later on Apple products and Android 7.0 or later on Androids. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. 

Mindshift

Helps with anxiety and changing the way you think about it. This app is free. Requires iOS 10.0 or later on Apple products and Android 5.0 or later on Androids. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.