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.
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
- Call 911
- Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 to be connected with a trained crisis counselor
- Disaster Distress Helplineexternal icon: 1-800-985-5990 (press 2 for Spanish), or text TalkWithUs for English or Hablanos for Spanish to 66746. Spanish speakers from Puerto Rico can text Hablanos to 1-787-339-2663.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifelineexternal icon: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for English, 1-888-628-9454 for Spanish, or Lifeline Crisis Chatexternal icon.
- National Domestic Violence Hotlineexternal icon: 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522
- National Child Abuse Hotlineexternal icon: 1-800-4AChild (1-800-422-4453) or text 1-800-422-4453
- National Sexual Assault Hotlineexternal icon: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or Online Chatexternal icon
- The Eldercare Locatorexternal icon: 1-800-677-1116 TTY Instructionsexternal icon
- Veteran’s Crisis Lineexternal icon: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Crisis Chatexternal icon or text: 8388255
Find a health care provider or treatment for substance use disorder and mental health
- SAMHSA’s National Helplineexternal icon: 1-800-662-HELP (4357) and TTY 1-800-487-4889
- Treatment Services Locator Websiteexternal icon
- Interactive Map of Selected Federally Qualified Health Centersexternal icon
For additional information from the CDC go to: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html