Mental Health & Wellness
Evergreen School District (ESD) strives to promote academic achievement while also supporting the social and emotional needs of its students. Our schools have counselors, school social workers, and school psychologists along with rotating social work interns and marriage and family therapy trainees to support students through different types of challenges and opportunities.
Mental Health & Wellness Resource Website
Due to our commitment to the well-being of our students and families, we are proud to share a dedicated resource website designed to cater to their mental health needs and overall wellness.
Mental health literacy helps us become responsible, effective, and successful in living full and healthy lives. Good mental health education and practices, can help us take better care of ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities. Students, parents, and educators can use this online resource to find information and tools that will assist during the journey from mental health awareness to wellness. Visit our Mental Health & Wellness Connections website at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mental Health Resources
Positive Coping Skills Include:
- Establishing a mindfulness and meditation practice.
- Accessing mental health awareness programs and services.
- Establishing a self-care practice; including healthy eating.
- Asking for support from friends, family, or a professional.
- Practicing time management & problem-solving skills.
- Contact your school-site counselor and support staff.
Negative Coping Strategies to Avoid:
- Substance Abuse
- Violence and abuse
Warning Signs & Symptoms
- Thinking of suicide
- Excessive worrying, fear and sadness
- Extreme mood changes, including uncontrollable “highs” or feelings of euphoria
- Prolonged or strong feelings of irritability or anger and changes in sleeping habits
- Changes in eating habits such as increased hunger or lack of appetite
- Difficulty perceiving reality (delusions or hallucinations, in which a person experiences and senses things that don't exist in objective reality)
- Overuse of substances like alcohol or drugs