Emotional wellness resources available at every school
December 29, 2016 at 8:32 AM
Families are encouraged to reach out to your neighborhood school if you know of a young person experiencing emotional difficulties. Trained school staff will act immediately to offer hope, encouragement, and support.
A national suicide prevention hotline is also available at 1-888-506-5991 and can act as a resource 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Some of the support systems available at your local school include:
School psychologists, counselors and nurses available through every school site. These trained professionals are available for all students through self-, peer-, staff-, or parent-referral
Adult-led social skills groups led by trained staff exist around a number of social-emotional issues including loss and grief, eating disorders, suicide prevention and living with divorce.
Peer counselors are also available to support students who are experiencing social or life stressors.
Ninth grade students receive curriculum around social-emotional wellness in health classes.
Staff may refer students who are exhibiting signs that they are struggling emotionally for further psychological evaluation by outside mental health services. This is often done in collaboration with a student’s family.
Special guest speakers are regularly featured at school around issues of self-respect and respect to others, suicide, and substance abuse and other social-emotional topics.