Mental Health Resources
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being.
May Is Mental Health Awareness Month
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. Each year many of our students and families will face the reality of living with a mental illness.
During the month of May, Newport News Public Schools joins the national movement to educate staff, students, and families to raise awareness about mental health, provide support, and fight the stigma associated with mental illness. Presented below are links to Mental Health Resources for students, families, and staff.
Support Resources for Community Members, Students, and Families
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Mental Health Awareness Month Resources and Activities: The link provides mental health care information, education, support services, activities and resources.
Social Stories and Communication Tools (pdf): This document offers social stories and communication tools on a variety of topics that may be of concern to your child while at home.
Social Emotional Wellness Considerations for Parents and Caregivers (pdf): This document from the Virginia Department of Education shares tips, tools, and ways to promote social emotional wellness for parents and caregivers.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Mental Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Children’s Mental Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Need Help Right Now