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In partnership with the Boys Town National Hotline, Brownell Talbot has a dedicated Safe Schools Hotline. Students may call the number 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to speak with trained Boys Town counselors and receive help and guidance with concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, drug and alcohol abuse, bullying, or threats.

Students are often the first to notice when peers are behaving in ways that raise concern. In addition, parents sometimes have concerns, either about their own child or someone else’s. Parents and students are also encouraged to use the hotline to share concerns that may be harmful to other students or the larger school community. 

School Counselor Katie Tessin will share the hotline cards with seventh and eighth grade students during advisory. Director of College Counseling and Guidance Stacey Evert and Assistant Director Bri Vander Vorst will share the hotline cards with Upper School students during college counseling class. We also encourage parents to talk with their children about mental and emotional health and the opportunity to use the Boys Town Hotline as a resource, should they ever need it. 

Brownell is committed to the physical, mental, and emotional well being and safety of our students and school community.

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