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2022-2023 Apex Parent Survey

Parents, this survey is important to our evaluation of the Apex program. It provides us with your valuable input regarding Apex services for your child.

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Spanish Survey

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Mental health and substance abuse hotlines and resources

Willowbrooke at Tanner 24-hour Help Line – 770-812-9551


Get confidential, 24-hour help for behavioral, mental, emotional and substance abuse concerns. Schedule free, confidential mental health assessments at Willowbrooke Behavioral Health's locations in Carrollton, Cartersville and Villa Rica. Help is also available at any area hospital's emergency department.

24-Hour crisis hotlines

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline – 988
988 has been designated as the new, national three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Offers free and confidential support to those in suicidal or emotional distress through a national network of crisis centers.

Boys Town Suicide and Crisis Line – 800-448-3000
Provides crisis and suicide support 24/7 in 40 languages, including for the hearing and speech impaired.

Crisis Text Line – text HOME to 741741
Provides text-based help with anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.

Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) - 800-715-4225
Provides free and confidential 24/7 suicide and crisis support to Georgians.

JED Foundation – Text “START” to 741-741 or call 800-273-TALK (8255)
Equips America’s teens and young adults with the skills and support they need to grow into healthy, thriving adults.

Loveisrespect – 866-331-9474 – text LOVEIS to 22522
Works to prevent and end abusive relationships among teenagers through a 24-hour hotline and text messaging.

National Runaway Safeline - 800-RUNAWAY or 800-786-2929
Confidential, toll-free assistance for youth and teens by team members who have been trained to handle a crisis, provide support and listen to the caller's story.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 800-273-8255
For the hearing and speech impaired: 800-799-4TTY (4889)
Offers free and confidential support to those in suicidal or emotional distress through a national network of crisis centers.

Samaritans USA – 800-273-TALK (8255)
Helps people who are suicidal or in crisis, 24 hours a day.

The Trevor Project – 866-488-7386
Provides a nationwide crisis-intervention and suicide-prevention lifeline for lesbian, gay, transgender and questioning youth.

Your Life Your Voice – 800-448-3000
Provides teens/youth through age 23 with 24/7 suicide and crisis intervention, with live chat on Monday-Thursday from 8 to 11 p.m. CST.

Georgia addiction resources

Georgia Overdose Prevention
Information on preventing overdoses, a link for requesting a Naloxone (Narcan) kit for those at high risk of overdose and their loved ones, and instructions on how to administer Naloxone.

Local addiction support groups

Al-Anon Support Group - 706-509-5000

Alcoholics Anonymous - 770-386-9621

Drug Addicts Anonymous - 214-444-9585

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Helpline - SAMHSA - 800-662-4357

Online resources

Alliance of Hope – www.allianceofhope.org
Offers online resources to help grieving individuals cope with the deaths of their loved ones.

Anti-Bullying Network – www.antibullying.net
Supports anti-bullying in schools, provides website resources and offers and anti-bullying information.

Covenant House – www.covenanthouse.org
Offers crisis care for homeless and at-risk kids in numerous U.S., Canada and Latin American offices.

Georgia Disaster Mental Health - www.georgiadisaster.info
Disasters affect everyone, but especially those who may have the most difficulty coping before, during and afterwards. This state website provides maps, links, guides and more.

It Gets Better Project – www.itgetsbetter.org
Uses online resources to target LGBT youth with messages of resilience to combat the damaging effects of discriminatory harassment.

Mental Health First Aid - https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/
Offers an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. (See below. Willowbrooke at Tanner offers free Youth Mental Health First Aid training.)

Youth Mental Health First Aid
Provides free training to help individuals who work with children respond when a child or adolescent is experiencing a behavioral health challenge or crisis. A National Council Federal Grant currently funds this program through Willowbrooke at Tanner.

Willowbrooke at Tanner – www.WillowbrookeAtTanner.org
Provides confidential, 24-hour help for behavioral, emotional and substance abuse concerns and free mental health assessments. Willowbrooke Behavioral Health locations include Carrollton, Cartersville and Villa Rica.

Teacher and parent resource videos

Managing Anxieties for Parents and Students - Victoria Dupree, RN

Self-Care for Teachers - Anna Cowan, LPC

Talking About Our Social Climate - Patrick Henderson, LPC

Event videos

Close to Home: The Sobering Truth About Alcohol and Opioids

Recognizing the Warning Signs of Adolescent Suicide

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