GRAHAM PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL

COUNSELING DEPARTMENT

HELLO...

IT'S ALMOST 2020. THE FRESH SCENT OF FALL HAS STARTED TO FADE. IT'S DARK BY 5 PM. TIME TO BREAK OUT THE FLANNELS AND FAVORITE HOODIES. SUMMERTIME FEELS FAR AWAY. THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS HERE. DEPENDING UPON YOUR LIFE SITUATION, THIS TIME OF YEAR CAN BE JOYOUS OR SERIOUSLY STRESSFUL OR BOTH.


IT SEEMS THAT THESE DAYS PRESENT EVEN MORE CHALLENGES IN FINDING BALANCE BETWEEN FAMILY, FRIENDS, SPORTS/ACTIVITIES, JOBS AND ACADEMICS. ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S NOW POSSIBLE - THANKS TO SOCIAL MEDIA -- TO KEEP ALL OF THESE THINGS GOING 24/7.


THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THIS NEWSLETTER IS TO SHARE SOME RESOURCES AND HIGHLIGHTS FOR THIS MONTH AS WE LEAVE FOR WINTER BREAK.


ONE OF THE REASONS I LOVE MY JOB AS A COUNSELOR IS THAT I LEARN SOMETHING NEW FROM THE PEOPLE I TALK TO EVERY SINGLE DAY. IT'S A PRIVILEGE TO GET TO SIT WITH STUDENTS AND PARENTS, ASK QUESTIONS AND LISTEN. MY JOB GROWS ME, AS A LEARNER AND AS A PERSON.


INTERESTED IN WRITING AN ARTICLE ABOUT A TOPIC THAT OTHERS IN OUR COMMUNITY MIGHT BENEFIT FROM? HAVE SOME IDEAS OF RESOURCES THAT YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE? PLEASE EMAIL ME AT XANTUSLB@PWCS.EDU. I'D LOVE TO INCLUDE STUDENT SUBMISSIONS!

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RESOURCE NUMBERS

BELOW ARE NUMBERS TO USE IN CASE YOU RUN INTO A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS OVER THE BREAK


HELPLINE, ACTS (PRINCE WILLIAM AREA) 703.368.4141

SUICIDE HOTLINE 1-800-784-2433

TALK HOTLINE 1-800-273-8255

NORTHERN VA CRISIS LINK 703.527.4077

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