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Social/Emotional Wellness

Stress and Anxiety

Professor of psychology at Arizona State University, Suniya Luthar, states in NYTimes Anxiety article “There’s always one more activity, one more A.P. class, one more thing to do in order to get into a top college.  Kids have a sense that they’re not measuring up.”  Another large contributor to anxiety where students are comparing themselves is through the overuse of social media. 

12 Tips to Reduce Your Child's Anxiety

Why We Should Embrace Mistakes in School

How to Help Teenage Girls Reframe Anxiety and Strengthen Resilience

Suicide Prevention

There are definitely tough times and it is okay to feel sad, depressed, or overwhelmed. Just know that it is possible to overcome any challenges that you are facing and there are people around you that are willing to help you out.  The ACT message helps us to remember to Acknowledge how someone is feeling; Care by telling them you care about them; and Tell a trusted adult.

How to Talk to Children about Suicide

What Parents Can Do 

Professionals/agencies to contact during a crisis:

  • Peer to Peer: 1-877-450-5463

  • Suicide Prevention Lifeline Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

  • Radys Behavioral Crisis Center: 1-760-730-5900

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Self Harm

Understanding Adolescent behavior

Building Resilient Children


When family dynamics change, the stability that once was is now different and can cause uncertainty for a child as they need stability. How a child handles these situations can vary. Here are some helpful websites if you need resources to support your child(ren).



  • Parents and Friends of lesbian and gays

  • GLBT National Help Center - Provides free and confidential telephone and e-mail peer-counseling, information and local resources for LGBT youth.  1-800-246-PRIDE and


The Stages of Grief and Loss


The National Center for Grieving Children & Families

Camp Kangaroo: a free camp for all children who have recently lost a loved one

Tips For Grieving Teens