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  • teen Mental Health First Aid

    Talk to someone if you’re not okay.

    Are you in grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 in Pierce County?

    Get trained in teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) and learn how to:

    • Identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among your friends or peers.
    • Talk with friends supportively.
    • Get help from a safe, trusted adult.

    Want to get trained in tMHFA? Talk to your guidance counselor to see if your school offers tMHFA.

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      Pierce County’s behavioral health tax funds tMHFA.

    Hear from Pierce County’s teens 

    Learn more about tMHFA

    You’re not alone. It’s okay to get help.

      Mental health challenges are common.

      • Most mental health challenges start at age 14.
      • 1 in 5 youth experience a mental health challenge before the age of 18.

      Get help early. Get help often.

      Anyone can experience violence.

      • 1 in 5 youth experience bullying.
      • 1 in 6 youth have experienced cyber bullying.
      • In 2021, 17% of 10th graders said they felt unsafe in school.

      If you or someone you know needs help, talk to a trusted adult.

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      Get help early. Get help often.

      Early support can help a friend or peer who needs it. Here are some helpful tips for getting support for you or your friends:

      • Turn to safe and trusted adults for help when you think you or your friends are experiencing mental health challenges or crises.
      • If you see something, say something. You could save a friend’s life! Report threats of harm to self or others.

      Find hope. Start here:

      • Get help from a professional, like your doctor, therapist, or school counselor.
      • Suicide & Crisis Lifeline—Connect with compassionate, accessible care and support for mental health-related distress any hour of any day: (800) 273-8255.
        • Text CONNECT or MHFA to 74174 —Talk with a crisis counselor anytime, from anywhere in the USA.
      • Teen Link—A help line for teens, by teens: (866) 833-6546.
      • Trevor Project—Info and support for LGBTQ people ages 13–25 any hour of any day: (866) 488-7386 or text START to 678678.
      • Trans Lifeline—A help line for trans people, by trans people any day, 7–1 a.m.: (877) 565-8860.
      • If you believe someone is having a life-threatening crisis, call 911.

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