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. To have healthy behaviors students must first start with education and awareness.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
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, our 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. Our toll-free NAMI HelpLine allows us to respond personally to hundreds of thousands of requests each year, providing free information and support—a much-needed lifeline for many.We 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.
You Are Not Alone
For 2022’s Mental Health Awareness Month, NAMI will amplify the message of “Together for Mental Health.” NAMI will use this time to bring our voices together to advocate for mental health and access to care through blogs, personal stories, videos, digital toolkits, social media engagements and national events.
Together, NAMI can realize a shared vision of a nation where anyone affected by mental illness can get the appropriate support and quality of care to live healthy, fulfilling lives.
Help NAMI spread the word through awareness, support and advocacy activities.
Share awareness information, images and graphics for #MHAM throughout May.
Types of Mental Health Professionals
Types of Professionals
A large part of the WRHS School Counseling Department's role is to assist students and families with mental health and social-emotional concerns; here's a list of providers:
What other mental health services are offered 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)