Teen Health Behavioral Health Services

While schools are remote learning, Behavioral Health services are still availble. Normally you would come down to the Teen Health Clinic at your school and ask these questions. Hopefully this will help answer some of them!

  • On this page:

    • What are Behavioral Health services? How can I start meeting with someone for therapy? 
    • Why do teens meet with SBHC therapists?
    • I already meet with a SBHC therapist, how can I contact them?
    • I think my friend could use some support, how can I help them? 
    • Mental Health Resources
  • What are Behavioral Health services? How can I start meeting with someone for therapy? 

    • Behavioral Health services at your school based health center (SBHC) include individual therapy, short term counseling, medication management, and sometimes group therapy. Individual therapy means you get to meet one on one with a therapist who works at your school based health center. Due to the Covid19 pandemic, most SBHC behavioral health services are done virtually, meaning you meet with your therapist for a telehealth visit (a video or phone visit). 

    •  If you are interested in starting therapy or would like to learn more information about behavioral health services at your SBHC, you can call 781 598 8128. Let the office coordinator know your name, the school you attend in Lynn, and that you would like more information/are interested in therapy at your SBHC

  • Why do Teens meet with SBHC therapists?

    • Teens meet with SBHC therapists for many different reasons, including: 
      • Depression / La depresión

      • Relationships with friends and family members 

      • Anxiety La ansiedad

      • Stress / El estrés

      • Self esteem – how you feel about yourself 

      • Drug/alcohol use 

      • Sexual/physical abuse/violence 

      • Issues connected with sexuality 

      • Psychiatric disorders 

      • Medication managemen

  • I already meet with a SBHC therapist, how can I contact them?

    • If you are already meet with a SBHC therapist, you may call 781 598 8128 and ask the office coordinator to connect you to your therapist’s phone number. 
    • SBHC therapists are typically available on school days during school hours. They are not available on weekends, evenings, or holidays.
      • If you need to speak with someone after hours, you may contact LCHC’s 24/7 on call clinician by dialing 781 581 3900 and following the prompts to speak with the behavioral health on call clnician.
      • If you are experiencing a medical or behavioral health emergency, please contact 911 or go to your local emergency department.
      • If you are in need of immediate support you may also contact: 

        24/7 Eliot Crisis Services in Lynn: 1-800-988-111 

        24/7 Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741 741 

        24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
  • I think my friend could use some support, how can I help them? 

    • If your friend is needing immediate help or is experiencing a medical or behavioral health emergency, please go to your local emergency room or call 911 and contact a trusted adult

      • If a friend is in need of immediate support they can also contact: 

        24/7 Eliot Crisis Services in Lynn: 1-800-988-111 

        24/7 Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741 741 

        24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 

    • You can encourage your friend to inform a trusted adult/parent/guardian to help them receive services through the SBHC/Teen Health at their school. 

    • If you think a friend could benefit from SBHC Teen Health services, you can talk to them about it and share this information, including the SBHC number to call to schedule an appointment. You cannot make an appointment for your friend, but you can give them information found on this site.  

  • Resources

    • The Trevor Project
      • Resources and information for LGTBQ youth and allies
    • Sleep Journal from Calm
      • Help to declutter your mind to get a better night’s sleep
    • Coping Calendar 
      • These days are STRESSFUL. Try these daily activities to increase moments of calm, relaxation, and staying connected to others.
    • One Love
      • Do you have questions if relationships in your life are healthy ones? Do you wonder if some are uhealthy