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Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families

Division of Prevention & Behavioral Health Services

Information for Youth and Teens

Your Voice Matters

Text DE to 741741 to access the crisis text line

Talking about how you feel can sometimes be awkward or difficult. We may not even have the words to describe how we are feeling.

It’s OK to not know how to start the conversation. It’s OK to not know who you can talk to when things get overwhelming. But please know, you are not alone. Your voice matters. You matter.

In difficult times, it’s even more important to have a support network to lift you up. Know that you can text the Crisis Text Line any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Text DE to the number 741-741. Help and support are waiting.

There when you need it.

A list of ways to help a friend having mental health issues


Resource Links

Taking Charge of Your Wellbeing

Source: TeensHealth from Nemours

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Youth Engagement Specialists

Youth Engagement Specialists with the Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services work to empower youth, provide education and awareness and engage young people and their families in conversations to reduce the stigma around behavioral health challenges.

Contact wade.jones@delaware.gov for more information.

Check back for more information about upcoming events coordinated by our specialists!