Spotlight on Mental Health

PWHS Counseling Chronicles

Dear PWHS Students & Parents

This month's Counseling Chronicles newsletter is a spotlight on mental health. We know that many students are struggling with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and we want to make sure that you and your family have the resources and information necessary to navigate this challenging time - especially as we go into the holiday season. Please reach out to the counseling office if you have questions or concerns or need additional support.


Also, please note that all students have access to a variety of age-appropriate mental health/wellness resources through their Powerschool Learning - Student Life Page.


Kind regards,

The Counseling Team


Mrs. Pasten - Counselor

Mrs. McCaman - Counselor

Mrs. Herlache - Counselor

Mrs. Eason - School Psychologist

Mrs. Hess - Administrative Assistant/Registrar

Important Crisis Resources from the CDC

You may experience increased stress during this pandemic. Fear and anxiety can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions. Below are some links to valuable resources from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).


Get immediate help in a crisis


Find a health care provider or treatment for substance use disorder and mental health



For additional information from the CDC go to: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Articles of Interest

Holidays During the Pandemic - Child Mind Institute

Click HERE for tips to reduce stress, help kids cope with change, and make new traditions.

Signs Your Child May Need More Support - Healthychildren.org

Click HERE to learn more about the signs of stress in children/teens and ways to support your child's mental health.

Empowering Kids & Teens During the Pandemic - UW Health

Click HERE to read an article from UW Health on ways to help your child become more resilient during the pandemic and beyond.

A Positive Side to Coronavirus? The Gift of Hardship & Disappointment for Children

Click HERE for an interesting article on the power of reframing during hardship and challenge.