At Bend-La Pine Schools, we care deeply about our students' mental health. The following resource can help connect families and students to the help they need.
Find all of our resources, including tips for talking to children about COVID-19, on our Student Mental Health webpage.
Families — If you haven't yet downloaded the First Step app, we hope you'll take a minute to do so now. This app is available on all student iPads in grades 6-12.
It is our hope that families will spend a few minutes familiarizing themselves with this new tool and talking to your children about it. Inside First Step you will find resources like, “3 Ways to Help a Friend,” “Getting Through Today,” contacts for free counseling and two featured resources: SafeOregon and YouthLine.
First Step is made possible thanks to the Bend Police Department, Lines for Life, SafeOregon and many other incredible community partners. Thank you families and have a safe spring break!
If you or someone you know needs help, take one of the following actions: