Student and Family Support Resources
PTA's Mission is to make every child's potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for ALL children.
The resources found in the links below are available for any student and family member, DAY or NIGHT, in need of additional help or guidance with a mental health concern.
As a community, we need to care for our youth through listening for any warning signs of distress (concern about a student's behavior and/or concern about other's mistreatment of a student) and speaking up when we are worried about another's mental health.
Please click on the links below to access the resource list compiled by Copley-Fairlawn City Schools:
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
Suicide is an uncomfortable topic to think about and discuss, but one that is a very real risk in the lives of our students.
- Among youth ages 10-24, suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death
- Research has shown that at least 17% of high school students have seriously considered suicide and 8% have attempted suicide
The unfortunate reality is that suicide can happen to any young person in any family.
It can be hard to know how to address difficult topics, such as mental health and suicide, with adolescents. However, we know that these conversations are crucial for keeping our kids safe and healthy.
Please see the link below for some wonderful information and tips for parents from the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide:
If you have any questions or would like additional resources for supporting your child's mental health, please reach out your child's school counselor.
Please Note: Counselors do not maintain 24-hour access to email accounts.
If you have an urgent mental health need, please utilize the following resources:
⇒ Crisis Text Line: Text 4hope to 741741
⇒ National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
⇒ Akron Children's Hospital: 330-543-7472