Fairfax Community Professionals (FCP) is a network of mental health clinicians committed to being available to students and their families in a timely way when there is a crisis or urgent mental health need that is beyond the services available at school.
Click HERE for information about mental health clinicians in the community who are available to meet with students and their families in a timely way when there is a crisis or urgent mental health need.
When calling a clinician please make sure to mention you received his or her information from the Fairfax Community Professionals (FCP) clinician directory.
- Locally and nationally, 14% to 18% of high school students report seriously contemplating suicide. (CDC, 2015; 2016 FCPS Youth Survey) https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/pdf/2015/ss6506_updated.pdf; http://www.fairfaxcountyyouthsurvey.com/highlights.php?cat=11&year=2016
- One in six adolescents (17%) report that they have considered suicide; one in seven (13.6%) have made a suicide plan; and one in twelve (8%) have made a suicide attempt. (CDC, Suicide: Facts at a Glance, 2015) https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/suicide-datasheet-a.pdf )
- Among high school students, 23% of high achievers and 47% of low achievers felt sad or hopeless almost every day for two or more consecutive weeks during the prior 12 months. (CDC Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — United States, 2015) https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/pdf/2015/ss6506_updated.pdf
- Bullying, particularly cyberbullying, is strongly associated with adolescent suicide attempts. (Journal of Adolescent Health, 2013) https://www.jahonline.org/article/S1054-139X(13)00270-X/fulltext
- From 85% to 94% of youth ages 12 to 19 have experienced cyberbullying through others sharing private communications or embarrassing pictures (Pew Research Center) http://www.pewinternet.org/2007/06/27/cyberbullying/
- Teens report higher stress than do adults, saying they stress leads to feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or sad (30-31%), being tired (36%), and skipping meals (23%) http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2014/02/teen-stress.aspx
- Of parents with teens, 40% report that their teens are highly stressed, primarily from academic pressures; and 24% report that the stress of their teens is related to homework. https://media.npr.org/documents/2013/dec/rwjf_npr_harvard_edpoll.pdf
- Teens ages 13 to 18 who spent the most amount of time daily on their smartphones were 70 percent more likely to have suicidal thoughts or actions than those who reported one hour of use per day. (Clinical Psychological Science, 2018) http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/141/6/e20172426?sso=1&sso_redirect_count=1&nfstatus=401&nftoken=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000&nfstatusdescription=ERROR%3a+No+local+token
- In affluent areas, young adolescents benefit from a parental focus on intrinsic, prosocial values that promote affiliation and community, rather than a focus on academic performance and external achievement. (Suniya S Luthar,· Journal of Youth and Adolescence, November 2016) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/309651504
- Over two-thirds of high school students report getting too little sleep. (CDC, Suicide: Facts at a Glance, 2015) https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/suicide-datasheet-a.pdf )
- FCPS Youth Survey Highlights
Mental Health Resources: 24/7 Emergency Numbers
CrisisLink Regional Hotline
Dominion Hospital Emergency LineFirst Step, 24/7 Information and Admissions Counselors
INOVA Hospital Emergency Line
Mobile Crisis Unit
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Merrifield Center Emergency LineFairfax/Falls Church Community Services Board
Life Threatening Emergency911 or go to your nearest emergency room