If you are concerned about an individual in crisis, please refer to our crisis support webpage
Newsletters, Media, and Resources for Parents
Jordan School District's partner Hope4Utah has created a monthly newsletter with information for families in our District. Click the link to view this great resource!
|How to help your teen deal with suicide grief: A handout for parents|
|Helping others with grief||Mental Health Resources Handout|
If you have lost a loved one to suicide or are struggling to support someone who has, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention has a number of resources to support suicide survivors, this information can be found at this link.
Light the Fight is an amazing podcast created by individuals who live in Jordan School District. This podcast is full of helpful tips for parents that will help them connect with their kids and improve the quality of their relationships.
One of our Jordan School District counselors recently published a book on developing positive and healthy relationships with teens. You can check it out here.
Join Jordan's Community Wellness Coalition
There are a number of wellness coalitions throughout our District that represent specific communities or cities. As our District spans many cities and communities it is essential to coordinate and communicate efforts that are taking place across the District. Jordan District will be forming its own community-based coalition to meet this need. Any individual who lives within Jordan's boundaries and who is interested in community wellness should feel welcome to attend. In order to ensure that our efforts are responsive to community perceptions, interested individuals are invited to take a brief survey found at this link prior to attending the meeting.
Click here to view a flyer for our first meeting which will take place at Bingham High School @ 7pm on November 15th, 2018.
Community Mental Health Resources
Salt Lake County Youth Services
Salt Lake County Youth Services provides immediately available, free crisis counseling by phone or in person at the Juvenile Receiving Center 385-468-4470. This service does not require an appointment and is available 24-hours a day. Youth may come to a Juvenile Receiving Centers (JRC) on their own or parents may bring youth in for a break, respite, or individual/family crisis counseling.
- Salt Lake JRC: 177 W Price Avenue, South Salt Lake: Open 24/7 – (385) 468-4500
- West Jordan JRC: 8781 South Redwood Rd. Building # 3, West Jordan: Open Monday-Friday 8 AM to 8 PM – 385-468-4610
Valley Behavioral Health provides counseling services throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Patrons of Jordan School District can call 801-284-4990 and identify themselves as being from Jordan School District. The receptionists at that number will gather information and set an appointment ASAP with a therapist with urgency and location a consideration. Valley Behavioral Health has several locations around the valley enabling the caller to get an appointment as soon as possible with the therapist and location nearest them. The cost for uninsured individuals will be on a sliding scale based on income.
Jordan School District is in the process of developing an ongoing partnership with Valley Behavioral Health to provide improved access to counseling resources to our patrons.
The Optum Care Advocates (for individuals with Medicaid) can be reached by calling (877) 370-8953, and pressing 3. Individuals with Optum coverage can also search for mental health and substance abuse service providers throughout Salt Lake County at this link
Our partners at Hope4Utah have compiled a running list of the mental health providers that service our communities. This list is constantly being updated and the link above will connect you to the most recent version. This list includes information on specialties, insurance coverage, and credentials for each private agency.
NAMI-Utah offers FREE courses designed to provide education on mental health and normalization of symptoms which are led by persons with lived mental health experience. These classes take place at Primary Children's Wasatch Canyons Campus in Taylorsville.
- Progressions is a FREE course designed for the adolescent experiencing mild/moderate behavioral health symptoms, click here for a flyer or visit the NAMI-Utah website at the link above.
- Basics is a FREE course designed for the family or caregiver of a child/adolescent experiencing behavioral health symptoms, click here for a flyer or visit the NAMI-Utah website at the link above.
Resources for families and individuals struggling with grief and loss
The Sharing Place is a support program offering grief support for children and their parents.
The Bradley Center is a non-profit organization focusing on helping community members with grief and loss.
Caring Connections is run through the University of Utah and offers grief support groups and educational resources for dealing with grief.
The following pamphlets and documents offer suggestions for talking about and dealing with grief.
- Information on identifying signs of distress as well as suggestions for talking with children and teens about tragedy and loss can be found at this page published buy the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI)
"Lifetimes (the beautiful way to explain death to children" is a book by Brian Melloni and Robert Ingpen. A YouTube version of this book can be found at this link
Resources Specific to Jordan School District
The Jordan Family Education Center provides weekly classes on anger management, parenting, dealing with divorce, anxiety, social skills, and many other important topics of wellness and mental health. You can also receive FREE counseling services through the Jordan Education Center. For a current class schedule, click this link You can also call the number below to schedule an intake appointment or ask about specific classes.
Each of our Jordan District schools have qualified counselors who are available to support many of your child's needs. Visit your school's site or call the school to get in touch with your child's counselor.
Psychologists in Jordan District are part of our Guidance Department and each school has a psychologist available to support your child.