In this week’s Mindful Monday, Christine Guerrero, a Mental Health Supervisor for IUSD’s Prevention and Intervention team is sharing tips for how students and families can access mental health supports and resources, especially during the busy and often stressful holiday season.
- A good place to start is connecting with your school’s psychologist, elementary resource counselor, counselor, mental health specialist, a teacher or other trusted adult.
- Visit our Prevention and Intervention and Counseling webpages at iusd.org/Prevention and iusd.org/Counseling. Both sites include a variety of resources and supports, including links to:
- The Irvine Family Resource Center, which offers mental health services for students and families
- Care Solace is a free and confidential service that connects families with outside mental health resources
- The Say Something Anonymous Reporting System enables students to seek help for themselves or their friends
- Links to crisis and suicide prevention helplines and services, including texting or calling 988 for crisis support
- Staff directories that provide contacts by school
- Links to IUSD’s Irvine Parent Education Program that offers a range of workshops and resources for parents throughout the school year
- Community resources and support links
- Academic counseling and tutoring resources
- College and career readiness
We want our students to know, you are not alone, your voice matters and we are here to help because we care, so please reach out when needed.
We hope you enjoy this holiday season.