The Wellness Bulletin
1 in 5 Americans live with a Mental Health condition
A mental illness is a condition that affects a person's thinking, feeling, behavior or mood. These conditions deeply impact day-to-day living and may also affect the ability to relate to others. If you have — or think you might have — a mental illness, the first thing you must know is that you are not alone. Mental health conditions are far more common than you think, mainly because people don’t like to, or are scared to talk about them.
Response to Stressors ~
In the face of increasing need, Eatonville School District has added additional counselors that focus specifically on mental health and substance use needs, as well as contracting with Consejo Counseling Services as an additional resource to provide both group and individual counseling opportunities for students.
Eatonville Counseling Staff Members:
Columbia Crest - Deborah Noble-Perry
Eatonville Elementary - Jana McIlraith
Weyerhaeuser Elementary - Jessica Sotl
Eatonville Middle School - Anisa Parks
Eatonville High School - MaryAnn Baker and Kirsten Saari
Secondary - Brenda Waugh-Reimer
Elementary - Elle Gladstone
Is it just a phase or a serious problem? Help your child cope with life's ups and downs, or find out how to understand your child's behavior, whether it's toddler-tantrums or teenage depression.
Tough Topics - Let's face it, what we dealt with as kids isn't what our kids deal with...so how can we support, love and guide them if we have no idea ourselves? Here are some informative resources and additional educational tools to assist.
Treatments for mental illness vary by diagnosis and by person. There’s no “one size fits all” treatment. Treatment options can include: diagnosis, medication, counseling (therapy), social support and education.
With technology rapidly evolving, social media now plays a central role in the lives of youth, creating both challenges and opportunities. Research is beginning to uncover how specific social media experiences may influence youth mental health.