Teens often times do not share the difficulties they are having, but still need emotional support from parents, other students, and community members in order to be successful. In some cases families may need professional help in order to gain academic and personal success. RPA can help.
RPA’s counselors assist students who are struggling with a variety of emotional and mental health concerns. Working with students individually or in groups, school counselors help students address barriers to academic functioning and to promote growth and well being. School counselors help identify students who are struggling, connect families with outside mental health support, and intervene in a crisis. RPA’s counselors are available on a walk-in or appointment basis for students and their families.
In the column on the right you will find a number of articles to help you in supporting your student.
If you believe your student is suicidal please contact a mental health professional, the Deschutes County Behavioral Health 24-hour crisis line at 541-322-7500, or 911 immediately.
To see a comprehensive list of mental health support services, please see the Counseling Services Referral List.