MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH
Mental Health Awareness Month!
Helping students adopt and maintain healthy behaviors is at the core of our school counseling program at WRHS. Education and awareness is a critical piece of our students feeling well and making healthy choices.
The Role of a School Counselor
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The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During May, NAMI joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health. Each year, NAMI fights stigma, provides support, and educates the public and advocates for policies that support people with mental illness and their families.
What NAMI does:
Educate. Offered in thousands of communities across the United States through NAMI State Organizations and NAMI Affiliates, their education programs ensure hundreds of thousands of families, individuals and educators get the support and information they need.
Advocate. NAMI shapes national public policy for people with mental illness and their families and provides volunteer leaders with the tools, resources and skills necessary to save mental health in all states.
Listen. Their toll-free NAMI HelpLine allows them to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many.
Lead. Public awareness events and activities, including Mental Illness Awareness Week and NAMIWalks, successfully fight stigma and encourage understanding. NAMI works with reporters on a daily basis to make sure our country understands how important mental health is. NAMI relies on gifts and contributions to support our important work.
This blog has some helpful information, resources, and ways to get involved.
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What other Mental Health Resources are Available at WRHS?
- Counseling with a student’s assigned School Counselor for social-emotional, academic, and college/career support
- Counseling with the School Adjustment Counselor for additional mental health support (referral required)
- School-based counseling with a licensed therapist, which is contracted through Pediatric Behavioral Health or Enlightened Interventions (referral required)
- BRYT Program: a short-term clinical and academic support program designed to help students and families reintegrate into the school community after an extended absence due to a medical or mental health condition (referral required)
Summer Mental Health Resource List
The WRHS School Counseling Department's role is to assist students and families in navigating mental health and social-emotional concerns, as well as connecting families with appropriate resources. Please see the list of mental health resources that can be accessed throughout the summer while school is not in session, along with clickable links with additional information.
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