Parent Resources

Parent Resources

If there is a life threatening emergency, dial 911.

Community Resource List
This resource list is provided as a service of Dawson County Family Connection. All information published herein is gathered from sources thought to be reliable and is not a complete list of all resources available to Dawson County citizens. Inclusion in this directory does not necessarily constitute an endorsement by Dawson County School System or Family Connection.
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Dawson County Sheriff's Office
To make an emergency anonymous report to the local law enforcement agency, call (706) 265 - 4744.

Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis
If you or your child are in crisis, please call toll-free

                                                          National Suicide Prevention Lifeline*
                                                           1-800-273-TALK (8255)


                                                              Georgia Crisis & Access Line*


                                                                         Crisis Text Line*
                                       Text "HOME" to 741741

*All calls are confidential and answered 24/7.

Suicide Prevention & Education
Click here for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Click here for the Georgia Collaborative Administrative Services Organization (ASO).

Click here for the National Institute of Mental Health.  This site lists warning signs and symptoms, risk factors, and follow-up steps for preventing teen suicide.

Click here for more information about Suicide Prevention Awareness Month.

Click here for the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide (SPTS).

Click here for a short video from the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide.  This video shares key information for parents in helping to prevent teen suicide.

Click here for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

Click here for the American Association of Suicidology.

Click here for the Suicide Prevention Action Network - GA (SPAN).

Click here for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC).

Click here for the Parents' Guide to Suicide Prevention (Community for Accredited Online Schools).

Click here for the Behavioral Health Link.  This is a 24/7 Crisis Line for families working through a mental health crisis and/or drug or alcohol problem.

Click here for the Georgia Collaborative Administrative Services Organization (ASO).  This organization helps to connect individuals and families to a network of over 600 providers for a wide range of support services.
Click here for a short video from the Dept. of Behavior Health and Developmental Disabilities. "Spot the Signs".

Survivors of Suicide Loss Resources
Click here for resources from the Dept. of Behavior Health and Developmental Disabilities to help survivors of suicide loss in their greatest time of need.

Substance Abuse

Click here for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  This site lists resources, mental health provides, and treatment programs by location.
Click here to for the National Substance Abuse Hotline.

Other Mental Health Resources
Click here for the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Click here for the Dept. of Behavior Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD).

Click here for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Click here for AVITA Community Partners (AVITA).

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