Wellness Counselor Appointments During Summer 2020
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 during Summer.
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.
Make an appointment with a Wellness Counselor during Summer School (June 15 - July 17)
Welcome to the Aragon Wellness Center
The Wellness Program at Aragon provides prevention and short term intervention for all students facing social and emotional challenges that impact academic performance, attendance, and behavior at school. In a safe and supportive environment students can meet with a wellness counselor to discuss a variety of complex issues such as stress, trauma, suicide, depression, bullying, grief, self-esteem, family life, drug and alcohol use, relationships and gender identity and LGBTQ+. Students can learn positive, lifelong habits that contribute to their well-being and success. The Wellness Program provides short-term (up to 12 sessions) individual, group and/or drop-in support in a confidential, non-judgmental space staffed with therapists who are dedicated to improving the health, well-being and educational outcomes of all students.
- Short-term (12 session) individual counselor support
- Group counseling
- Drop-in & crisis support
- Mental health assessments
- Referrals to community partners for:
- Long-term therapy
- Family therapy
- Acute or severe mental health/psychotic disorders
- Eating disorders
Talk with your student's guidance counselor as the first step to accessing wellness service or come in during drop in hours.
Wellness Resources for Parents and Guardians
OnYourMind - Peer Supported Teen Crisis Chat
This is a StarVista program that provides a safe and anonymous place for teens and youth to talk, find support, and explore resources. You can talk about anything that’s on your mind- including relationships, school, depression, stress, suicide, friends, parents, cutting, identity, and health.
VirusAnxiety.org: A curated page of reliable, accessible articlesto help you take care of your mental health.
5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus (NY Times login required)
How to Talk to Kids and Teens About the Coronavirus
Plus comics, podcasts, and links to support your efforts