Virtual Calming Room

  • Welcome to the VA Calming Room

    By clicking on the link above, students will have access to a variety of resources that may be helpful in managing stress and/or anxiety.  These include:  music, meditation, games, coloring, and a variety of exercises to aid in relaxation.

Mental Health Resources

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    Studies show that it is important to have conversations about mental health and suicide prevention. You can reduce the risk of suicide in your community by encouraging positive social connections.

    The five steps you can take to help someone in emotional pain are:

    1. Ask.
    2. Be there.
    3. Help keep them safe.
    4. Help them connect.
    5. Follow up.

     

    Call 988 for a confidential and free crisis line if you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health, substance use or suicidal crisis. Trained crisis counselors are available 24/7/365. Access is available through every land line, cell phone and voice-over-internet device in the United States and call services are available in Spanish, along with interpretation services in over 150 languages. 

    Prairie St. John's offers confidential assessments at no cost 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year.  You can either walk in to wait for an assessment or call ahead to (701) 476-7200.

    Southeast Human Service Center offers walk-in behavioral health assessments with no appointment needed, Monday through Friday between 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  People with acute, severe symptoms are served right away while others may be served within 1-2 days or assisted with a referral to another community behavioral health provider.  An adult must be present with the student to sign consents.

    Suicide Prevention Helpline:  1-800-273-TALK (8255)

    Fraser, LTD offers an emergency shelter for youth who are homeless or at risk of being homeless ages 18-26 and their children. To sign up, call Stepping Stones Resource Center at (701) 356-8585 or stop in at 711 South University Dr prior to 8:00 pm.  On weekends, call (701) 356-8588.

    Youthworks provides street outreach to youth who have runaway, are homeless, or are at-risk.  They offer short-term transitional housing and support services to homeless young adults ages 18-21.  Housing services are based on availability and can be offered for up to 18 months.  They also offer drop-in hours to local youth in need between the ages of 18-22 for access to their food pantry, clothes closet, personal hygiene items, household goods and more.  Hours are Tuesdays/Thursdays from 3:00 to 5:00 pm with no appointment needed. They are located at:  1330 18th Ave S, Fargo, ND.  For more information, contact (701) 232-8558.