Mental Health Resources for Parents, Students, and Families
The Rockwood School District is a close, caring community that understands the importance of addressing the social and emotional needs of our students, particularly this year in the midst of a pandemic. The District provides multiple supports for students and staff,including: school counselors, school social workers, social-emotional behavior specialists, partnerships with community resources such as Alive & Well Communities St. Louis, our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors program, the RSD Thrive social-emotional health employee training program; and parent workshops on topics such as mental health and wellness.
We continue to expand the support and resources for students, staff and families to ensure the safety, well-being and success of our entire community.
Please explore the resources on this site if you and your family are in need of help.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Number Changes to ‘988’
As of July 16, 2022, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has switched to a three-digit number: 988.
In 2020 Congress passed legislation – “The National Suicide Hotline Designation Act” – that provided for changing the accessibility of the national mental health crisis and suicide prevention hotline from its previous 10-digit number (1-800-273-8255), to just three digits: 988. This is in line with other crisis support, such as 911, 211 or other helplines. Through this new system, the hope is that more individuals will have access to appropriate crisis stabilization and mental health support.