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Supporting Mental Health & Wellness

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HCPSS promotes the mental health and wellness of each of our students to develop their unique strengths, abilities, and characteristics towards success and well-being. Staff consider the variety of factors that impact a student’s functioning such as age, cultural background, social emotional skills, academic outcomes, and access to resources.

Learn more about the HCPSS Model for Mental Health Supports in Schools

Seeking Immediate Help

If you or someone you know is having suicidal or thoughts of self-harm, or has taken/ingested drugs or alcohol and is in danger of overdose:

  • Call 911
  • Call the 988 Suicide & Crisis Line
  • Seek immediate help from a health care provider

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Behavioral/Mental Health

Parents/guardians, family members or friends who are concerned about a child/student’s safety, well-being or health should reach out to their school administrator and/or student support team.

Substance Abuse

HCPSS provides substance abuse prevention and intervention services for any students in need, and specifically around tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.

Traumatic Events

HCPSS has student services teams in every school available to support the social-emotional wellbeing of children every school day. During times of increased stress caused by traumatic events occurring close to home or viewed on the news, there is an increase of required services. Our schools are equipped with the resources to support children during the school day, and we want to make sure parents and community members have resources to speak to children outside of school hours.

In addition to the Crisis Supports and Resources, parents/guardians and family members may find these resources helpful:

HCPSS Student Support Services

Psychological Services

School psychologists provide strategies and recommendations to assist with student interventions.

School Counseling

Counselors are available in all schools. They develop and implement a comprehensive school counseling program for all students that supports academic growth, social/emotional well-being, and college and career readiness.

School Culture and Climate

HCPSS has a strong commitment to teaching students, families, and staff about bullying prevention and providing students with a safe learning environment.

School Social Work

School social workers provide mental health services and facilitate connections between home, school, and community supports to promote students’ academic achievement.

Employee Well-Being

HCPSS strives to provide staff with an organizational culture and climate that is supportive, safe and healthy. Staff have many resources and programming available to them to support their mental health and well-being.

Learn More About Employee Well-Being