Help and support for Parents


Transition Age Mobile Crisis is a short-term service in Beaver County that will respond by phone within one hour and attempt face-to-face contact in 24 hours to assess, stabilize, and link families to available supports and services while offering side-by-side support. Referrals can come from provider agencies, Courts, Schools, Self-referrals, CYS, etc.

Have Questions? Young people who are experiencing a crisis (and their family members)
are encouraged to call us at 724-630-5189.

Free Online Resources for Families!

NAMI Basics Now Online As “Basics On Demand” Or Local In-Person Sessions!

NAMI Basics is a 6-session education program for parents, caregivers, and other family members who provide care for youth (ages 22 and younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. This program is free to participants, 99% of whom say they would recommend the program to others. NAMI Basics is available both in-person and online through NAMI Basics OnDemand.

The OnDemand program is also guided by parents and family members with lived experience but is self-paced and available 24/7. OnDemand offers the flexibility of participating in the course on your schedule. Both formats provide identical information, strategies, and the opportunity to connect with other parents and caregivers.

The in-person course is taught by a trained team with lived experience raising a child with a mental health condition. They know what you’re going through because they’ve been there too.   To register for a local class in-person class with NAMI Thurston-Mason please click here.

PA Parent and Family Alliance

Resources for Suicide Prevention and Awareness

Knowing the warning signs for suicide and having access to the support you and your child need is critical.
These suicide prevention resources and organizations can help if someone you care about is struggling with suicidal thoughts.

Children, Teens and Suicide Loss

This 48-page guide, provided by the AFSP, offers age-specific recommendations for helping families … from navigating the immediate aftermath of a suicide loss to creating a safe space for healing. The book concludes with resources for child and teen loss survivors, suicide loss survivors, and schools.

10 Tips for Preventing Suicide in Our Children: A guide for parents and caregivers

This resource is provided by Anne Moss Rogers, “the emotionally naked speaker”. A Public Speaker
and registered Suicide Prevention Trainer, Anne is collaborating with Zero Suicide
to make videos on this subject in 2023.

Our Young Children & Suicide Prevention: A Resource for Parents and Caregivers

Learning that your elementary-aged child is thinking about self-harm or using language that signals suicide is frightening and disorienting. Thankfully, suicide is preventable and there are many things that you as parents and caregivers can do to help keep your children safe. This resource is designed to help parents and caregivers prevent suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs), recognize the warning signs of STBs, and, when necessary, intervene early and effectively to keep their child safe.

  • What’s inside the guide?
  • Myths and facts about STBs among elementary-aged children 
  • Recognizing signs and symptoms of STBs
  • Responding effectively to keep your child safe, including sample language and concrete actions
  • Preventing STBs
  • Considerations for BIPOC and LGBTQ children and their unique needs


“To equip you and your school with prevention tools and methods, access the
Self-Harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention in Childhood & Early Adolescence: A Resource for Elementary School Educators & School-Based Professionals today!”

Exploring Your Child’s Emotions

Promoting Children’s Mental Health

Free “Explore Your Emotions” coloring and activity book for kids and parents

Free “Explore Your Emotions” tip sheet for parents and caregivers 

The coloring books promote practical ways for children to share their
feelings with trusted adults in support of their healthy development.