Mental Health Resources for Students During School Closures
We recognize that our students may feel additional stress and anxiety during this period of uncertainty. Students can request to speak with a Wellness Counselor while schools are closed by filling out a form specific to their school site at the bottom of this page. Appointments are available during regular school hours, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
If this is a medical or mental health emergency, please do not fill out the form, and contact the following sources immediately:
- Crisis Text Line: text "home" to 741-741
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
- Anonymous Alert: www.anonymousalerts.com/sanmateouhsd
- StarVista Crisis Hotline: 650-579-0350
- 911 or visit your nearest hospital emergency room if you can get there safely
Additionally, please see this resource produced by the National Association of School Psychologists about talking to children about COVID-19.
Students and families: Make an appointment with a Wellness Counselor
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Free Mental Health and Life Guide App for Students
The SMUHSD Mental Health and Wellness team is excited to announce that students in the San Mateo Union High School District are being offered free access to the Atlas Life Guide to Mental Health app, a new social media app that makes people feel good about themselves.
Atlas facilitates guided journaling around topics focused on life's central concerns while teaching concepts from Mindfulness, Social Emotional Learning, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology and Self Compassion research.
Learn more: atlasmh.com
Additional Resources for Parents and Guardians
5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus (NY Times login required)
How to Talk to Kids and Teens About the Coronavirus
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