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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

Mental Health & Wellness

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

Mental Health Resources

Recognizing the Warning Signs
That Someone May be at Immediate Risk for Attempting Suicide

  • Talking about wanting to die or wanting to kill themselves
  • Talking about feeling empty or hopeless or having no reason to live
  • Talking about feeling trapped or feeling that there are no solutions
  • Feeling unbearable emotional or physical pain
  • Talking about being a burden to others
  • Withdrawing from family and friends
Sad Student
  • Giving away important possessions
  • Saying goodbye to friends and family
  • Putting affairs in order, such as making a will
  • Taking great risks that could lead to death, such as driving extremely fast
  • Talking or thinking about death often

Positive Mental Health Coping Skills

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 Mental Health Coping

Negative Coping Strategies to Avoid:

  • Substance Abuse
  • Self-medication
  • Violence and abuse
  • Self-Harm
  • Compulsivity
  • Dissociation
  • Catastrophizing
  • Isolating
Warning Sign

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

Resources to Contact for Help

For more resources, visit ESD's Mental Health & Wellness CONNECTIONS website at