During the high school years of Adolescence young people experience many things for the first time. These experiences, and how we react to them, are crucial in one’s development toward a healthy adulthood. Inevitably, Life will present some obstacles along the way. Some of these problems are easily overcome by utilizing the skills we have already developed. Other problems are more difficult to understand and very complex to deal with.
Often time’s teens rely on their peers for help. Although support from their friends is helpful, they do not have the experience or training to adequately assist someone facing particular problems. It is strongly recommended that teens seek the assistance from an adult who they can trust. The counselors at Central Regional are dedicated to helping our students through any problems that Life may present them. We can work directly with students to resolve many problems. In situations where the problem is beyond our expertise counselors can help you contact the professionals who can help.
We have offered a number of links along with emergency numbers to assist our students and their families seek the help they may need.
Emergency Phone Numbers
*Suicide Hotline (PESS): 732-886-4474 or 866-904-4474
*Suicide and Crisis Hotline (Contact): 732-240-6100
*National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
*2nd Floor Helpline: 888-222-2228
5 Stages of Grief: The following link will help you understand one's progression through grieving. http://grief.com/the-five-stages-of-grief/
Sexual Abuse and Rape:
Signs of Drug Use in Teens: http://family.samhsa.gov/set/signs.aspx