This is a reminder that the voluntary TeenHope Emotional-Wellness Screening through the
TeenHope program with Samaritan Counseling Center is taking place on November 9 and
10th for 9th grade students who have PE 9/Health. The TeenHope program is a screening
only, it is not a diagnosis for your child. It is completely confidential, voluntary and is of
no cost to you. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity for your
Below is the link to our resource page and copies of our screening tools:
The following steps are what your teen will experience the day of the screening:
Students complete a 5-minute questionnaire about symptoms of depression, anxiety, and
suicidal thinking and behavior.
● Students who score at risk, or ask for help, meet with a trained mental health
professional in private to discuss further recommendations.
● Students who do not score at risk briefly meet with program staff to discuss general
mental health concepts and ask related questions. Each student is given the National
Suicide Prevention Lifeline number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Text HOME to 741741
for free, 24/7 crisis counseling.
● We also encourage you to put this in your contacts and use it if you suspect that a
Parents are contacted by program staff only if your teen is recommended for further
evaluation. If this is the case, TeenHope staff will share the overall results with you and
discuss ways you can get help for your teen. Parents are not contacted if your teen is not
found to need additional mental health services.
We believe this screening opportunity is valuable for all students, so we plan to make this
available this year to all students in grade 9. However, if for any reason you do not wish
for your student to participate, you may opt out by completing and returning the opt out
form within the time frame listed on the form.
Please do not hesitate to call the school at 717 8729520 ext 1822 or Samaritan Counseling Center
at 717-560-9969 if you have any questions.