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Dear Families and Students,

With all that is going on in the world, in our community, our school and your life, you may feel that you need some extra emotional support right now. Some of you have already reached out for help and support but many of you may be quietly struggling. It’s normal to feel sad, mad, or scared. It’s normal to have questions. And it’s also normal to come and talk about your feelings and concerns, especially when emotions are running high.

There are adults here at school who can offer you support--it is important to reach out to us! Your school support people are listed below as well as community and national resources. In addition to the usual school hours from 7:45 to 2:10, support will be available in the afternoon as well.

Counselor Mary Moore: 7:30-3:30 Counselor Diane Cook: 7:30-3:30 Counselor Scott Bradley: 7:30-3:30 Counselor Christina Ring: 7:30-3:30 Drug & Alcohol Counselor Geno Ring Social Worker Mary Kunhardt: 7:30-3:00 Phone: 844-2407 Social Worker Meredith Vogel: 7:30-3:00 Phone: 844-2409 Sweetser Clinician Jaime Mastrorio: 8:00-2:15 Phone: 468-5072 Email: jmastrorio@sweetser.org

BHS has partnered with Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine (SASSMM) to offer support services to all students. Beginning next week, students can meet privately with a SASSMM advocate in the Counseling Office from 11-1 on Mondays and 9-11 on Thursdays.

SASSMM is a local organization providing free, confidential services to any individual or community impacted by sexual violence. All community members are welcome to call SASSMM's 24/7, free, confidential Helpline: 1-800-871-7741. SASSMM also offers an

Phone: 844-2359 Phone: 844-2358 Phone: 844-2355 Phone: 844-2353

Email: mmoore@brunswicksd.org Email: dcook@brunswicksd.org Email: sbradley@brunswicksd.org Email: cring@brunswicksd.org

Phone: 844-2356

Email: gring@brunswicksd.org Email: mkunhardt@brunswicksd.org Email: mvogel@brunswicksd.org anonymous, chat-based support group every Tuesday from 12-1:30 PM. Both services are staffed by trained advocates. Please visit their website sassmm.org for more information.

Crisis Services

24 hours a day, 7 days a week Crisis text line: to connect with a crisis counselor Text: 741741

Maine Crisis hotline: Need Help with a Mental Health Crisis? Suicide prevention? Available Statewide. Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Trained crisis call specialists. Access to trained mobile crisis specialists that can come to you. Call: 1-888-568-1112

Suicide Prevention Lifeline: If you’re in crisis, there are options available to help you cope. You can call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at any time to speak to someone and get support. For confidential support available 24/7 for everyone in the U.S., Call: 1-800-273-8255

Supports and Resources

  1. Maine 24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 1-888-568-1112

  2. National Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

  3. The Trevor Project: A great general resource and also a specific suicide prevention

    resource for LGBTQ youth & allies https://www.thetrevorproject.o...

    TrevorText is a confidential and secure resource that provides live help for LGBTQ youth with a trained specialist, over text messages. Text START to 678678

  4. SASSMM (Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine): 1-800-871-7741

  5. Through These Doors: Providing local domestic violence resources and Advocacy

    1-800-537-6066 (24/7 free and confidential helpline)

  6. RAINN (Rape Abuse and Incest National Network): 1-800-656-4673

  7. Peer Teen Text Support Line: 207-515-8398 (available 12pm-10pm)

  8. Maine Teen Suicide Prevention Resource Page: https://www.maine.gov/suicide/...

  9. The Maine Crisis Line: https://www.maine.gov/suicide/...

10.If you are concerned about a friend: https://www.maine.gov/suicide/... 11. Ideas for Healthy Living: https://www.maine.gov/suicide/... 12.Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide: http://www.sptsusa.org/teens/ 13. Sweetser: 329 Bath Road, Brunswick: (800) 434-3000 14. Sweetser: 329 Bath Road, Brunswick: (800) 434-3000

“When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” Fred Rogers 

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