Bullying and Suicide Resources

Bullying Classroom Image.jpg

National Bullying Prevention Center: https://www.pacer.org

US Government Stop Bullying Website: https://www.stopbullying.gov

DC OHR Bullying Prevention Task Force: https://ohr.dc.gov/bullyingprevention/taskforce

DCPS Bullying Prevention: https://dcps.dc.gov/bullying

DCPS Bullying Policy: https://dcps.dc.gov/node/910682

Grace's Law- Maryland Anti-Bullying Law: https://mrhs.hcpss.org/sites/default/files/Graces%20Law-Bullying.pdf

National Suicide Prevention Link: http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/Crisis Text Hotline: 1 800-273-8255

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: Text HELLO to 741741

24 hour Department of Behavioral Health Access Helpline: 1-888-796-4357

Cyberbullying Research Center: https://cyberbullying.org/resources

Safe Cyber: https://www.safecyberedu.com/

Therapeutic Resources

Healing-Icon.png

Hayclon Clinical Services - Website: http://www.halcyonclinical.com

Family Focus Therapy, LLC - Website:  https://www.familyfocustherapy.com

Psychology Today - Website: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/african-american/dc/washington

DC Mental Health Services - Website: https://dhcf.dc.gov/page/behavioral-mental-health-services

PG County Maryland Mental Health Services - Website: https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/1733/Behavioral-Health

MD Dept. of Education Mental Health:

http://marylandpublicschools.org/about/Pages/DSFSS/SSSP/SMH/index.aspx

Reasons To Hope Foundation - Website: https://reasonstohope.org/

Mobile Therapy Apps To Try:

Better Help - Download the Mobile App on your cell phone

Talk Space - Download the Mobile App on your cell phone

Quenza - Download the Mobile App on your cell phone

Track Your Happiness - Download the Mobile App on your cell phone

Therapy At Your Fingertips

Article from Positive Psychology: 

Written By: Catherine Moore, Psychologist, MBA

Better-Help-Mobile-Icon.png
Apple-Download-Icon.png
Google-Play-Download-Icon.png

Mobile therapy is a relatively new concept involving the use of smartphones or text messaging to deliver treatment for certain psychological conditions. 

Therapist-patient communication features are included in some mobile apps so that professionals can deliver support and advice throughout the day, while patients are not in the clinic. They may, in other cases, connect the user to an online support community where they can receive advice or chat with others when encountering difficulties. Betterhelp and Talkspace are examples of  mobile therapy apps that links users to trained, licensed counselors for a monthly fee. 

Is it Effective?

There is some meta-analytic research to suggest that mobile health apps can be effective mental health interventions. Looking at randomized controlled trials – the “gold standard” of research methodologies (Hariton & Locascio, 2018), Chandrashekar (2018) found the following:

 

Mobile therapy app users with mild to moderate depression benefited from a reduction in depressive symptoms in comparison to control research participants – the apps they used were designed to help them self-manage their symptoms (Firth et al., 2017);

Anxiety-focused apps helped people with sub-clinical anxiety symptoms by decreasing their total anxiety – although, the positive impact was greatest when mobile therapy was combined with e-therapy or in-person treatment (Ly et al., 2015);

Healing-Icon.png

Other Helpful Resources

Birth Injury Justice Center - Website: https://childbirthinjuries.com

Achievable Tutoring and Mentoring Services - Website: https://www.achievabletutoring.com