Student Mental Health

Hope & Help


For Emergencies

  • Call 9-1-1

For Ongoing Support

If you or someone you know needs help, take one of the following actions:

  • Oregon Youthline (a free, confidential teen-to-teen crisis and help line; teens are available 4 to 10 p.m. daily; adults available all other times) 1-877-968-8491 or text teen2teen to 839863
  • Deschutes County Crisis Line 541-322-7500 ext. 9
  • Contact school counseling center or other mental health professional
  • Visit the crisis walk-in center, 2577 NE Courtney, Bend, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Call Deschutes County Behavioral Health 541-322-7500
  • Counselors are available at School-Based Health Centers (located at Ensworth Elementary School, Bend Senior High School and La Pine High School). Contact the closest center to make an appointment. Learn more about School-Based Health Centers.
  • Oregon State University - Cascades has a free counseling clinic in Bend and La Pine 541-322-2047 (services provided by counseling students in training for those ages 14 and older)

Additional Resources

Youth Suicide Prevention Tips, Warning Signs and How to Help

How to Talk to Students About Suicide (from Oregon Health Authority)

Warning Signs:

  • Talking about hurting themselves
  • Making plans for suicide
  • Expressing severe distress, hopelessness and/or withdrawing from others
  • Displaying worrisome behavior

How to Help:

  • Ask if they are having thoughts of suicide
  • Listen thoughtfully, without judgement
  • Let them know that you care and they have been heard
  • Help them find assistance through a trusted adult and/or by calling one of the resources, such as Oregon Youthline 877-968-8491; Deschutes County Crisis Line 541-322-7500; or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK
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