The Safe Community Coalition has hosted critical presentations on anxiety, stress, teen depression, resilience, dating abuse, drug and alcohol prevention, safe technology use, positive discipline, and parenting.

The SCC’s community meetings and programs focus on youth mental wellness, coping mechanisms, and current issues of concern that are raised by members of the community. We are able to do all of this by partnering with mental health practitioners, law enforcement, faith organizations, parents, students, and administration from our local schools. In conjunction with our annual speaker event, we organize book talks in schools prior to the event featuring the speaker’s works. We have brought national bestselling authors and experts such as Lynn Lyons, Madeline Levine, Brad Sachs, Julie Lythcott-Haims, Ana Homayoun, and Catherine Steiner-Adair. Our speakers have discussed topics such as resiliency, grit, the perils of over-parenting, and disconnecting from technology to connect with one another.

We have pulled together below the myriad resources from our outside speakers, internal Mental Health Committee, and our local schools and county government.

The SCC offers resources for those programs and speakers we have worked with and partnered with in the past. Due to the constraints on our volunteers involved in reviewing additional resources and the inherent conflicts of interest, we cannot advertise additional programs. The inclusion of links from external sites does not imply endorsement or support of any of the linked information, services, products, or providers. The SCC makes no effort to verify, or to exert any editorial control or influence over, information on pages outside of the “mcleanscc.org” domain.

Click here to <a href=”http://mcleanscc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Prescription-Medicine-Abuse-Resource-List.docx”>download our drug abuse resources.</a>

Click printable <a href=”http://mcleanscc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Crisis-Resource-Card.pdf” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Crisis Resource Card</a>. The card includes phone and text numbers for resources around mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence, child abuse, eating disorders, poison control, sober rides, and others.

<a href=”http://www.activeminds.org/”><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>http://www.activeminds.org/</span></a><span style=”font-weight: 400;”> Active Minds empowers students to change the perception about mental health on college campuses.</span>

(The inclusion of links from this site does not imply endorsement or support of any of the linked information, services, products, or providers. The SCC makes no effort to verify, or to exert any editorial control or influence over, information on pages outside of the “mcleanscc.org” domain.)

<span style=”font-weight: 400;”><a href=”http://mcleanscc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/T2T-Summit-MH-Resources.pdf”>Mental Health Resources, June 2014</a>, our list from Teen to Teen Summit</span>

<a href=”http://mcleanscc.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Suicide-Talk-ACT-and-SCC.pdf”>Suicide Talk, ACT and SCC</a>

<span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Minding Your Mind’s (MYM) primary objective is to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens and young adults, their parents, teachers and school administrators. Our goal is to reduce the stigma and destructive behaviors often associated with mental health issues. Treatment is available, yet only 3 out of 10 individuals needing help actually seek help. Minding Your Mind Programs move away from crisis based response to prevention through education.</span>

Visit Minding Your Mind’s site: <a href=”http://mindingyourmind.org/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>http://mindingyourmind.org/</a>.

<b>Mental Health Resources: 24/7 Emergency Numbers</b>
<li style=”font-weight: 400;”><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Life Threatening, 911</span></li>
<li style=”font-weight: 400;”><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>CrisisLink Regional Hotline, 703-527-4077, CrisisLink is a hotline for individuals in crisis or family/friends seeking guidance for how to help a loved one</span></li>
<li style=”font-weight: 400;”><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>CrisisText, Text NEEDHELP to 85511</span></li>
<li style=”font-weight: 400;”><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Dominion Hospital Emergency, 703-536-2000</span></li>
<li style=”font-weight: 400;”><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Inova Emergency, 703-289-7560</span></li>
<li style=”font-weight: 400;”><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Mobile Crisis Unit, 1-844-627-4747</span></li>
<li style=”font-weight: 400;”><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK, 1-800-SUICIDE</span></li>
<li style=”font-weight: 400;”><span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Merrifield Center Emergency, 703-573-5679, TTY dial 711. The Merrifield Center, of the Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board, offers a range of clinical programming. Emergency Services, staffed 24 hours per day, seven days per week, works with people in psychiatric crisis who need immediate attention. </span></li>


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