Mental Health is as important as physical health to a person’s quality of life and directly impacts learning and development. People cannot learn effectively if they are struggling with mental health problems such as depression, or feel overwhelmed by academic, social or family pressures. It is important to recognize that mental health is not simply the absence of mental illness; it also means having the skills to cope with life’s challenges.
Examples of stress include:
*Anxiety *Bullying *Family problems *Depression *Learning disabilities *Eating disorders *Alcohol and/or substance abuse *Self-injurious behaviors and/or suicidal thoughts If you or a friend experience any of the above stressors, please let a parent, counselor, teacher, administrator or school psychologist know.
For after school hours: Salt Lake County Crisis Hotline: 801-587-3000 Valley Mental Health: 801-261-1442 Primary Children's Hospital: 801-662-1000