Resources for teens
In crisis? Get help now:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255 - Available 24 hours everyday
The National Domestic Abuse Hotline: Call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) - Available 24/7 in over 200 languages
Crisis Call Center: Call 1 (800) 273-8255 Text: “ANSWER” to 839863
Crisis Text Line: Text "HOME" to 741741 - for free, 24/7 crisis support in the US
Local resources for Flathead Valley parents and families
Drug Use / Addiction
Substance abuse in Montana - a summary of state level initiatives for the Department of Justice
Need help opening a dialogue to speak with your child about alcohol? Take a look at this publication from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alocholism to get some ideas.
Need help talking with your teen about drugs? Here's an article from the Huffington Post with 6 Tips for parents to begin the conversation.
Free dinners in the Flathead served at 6 pm
Flathead Valley Health & Wellness Resource Guide - Whether you are struggling yourself or know someone who is, we hope this guide will help you navigate through your difficult times or support those in need. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive guide for the Flathead Valley.
Looking for something that isn't here? Check out ASSIST for a list of resources here in the Flathead Valley.
Montana 211 connects you with the community resources, services, and assistance you need.
Resources for volunteers and the community
The impacts of TRAUMA
Trauma and the Brain - a YouTube video explaining more about trauma and how it affects our brain
How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime - a TED Talk about how childhood trauma affects health
Intro to Trauma and the importance of trauma informed care - An article explaining what trauma is and why trauma-informed care is important
Adolescent Brain Development
The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain - a TED Talk comparing the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically "teenage" behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain
Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains - an NPR interview explaining the development of the brain and how it affects decision-making
Restorative Justice: Why do we need it? - a YouTube video explaining an alternative to the current criminal justice system
Little Book of Restorative Justice - a book by Howard Zehr