Student Wellness Support

San Gabriel Mission High School
Wellness Vision Statement:
 
Through a collaborative effort, we support all students in their development of the whole self, including a healthy balance of mental, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being.

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL RESOURCES DURING COVID19

The Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health (LACDMH) has provided the following mental health resources accessible to all persons in Los Angeles County.  

 

These are great resources for students and their families, and offer services in different languages.

 

  • LACDMH’s 24/7 Help Line at (800) 854-7771 is available to provide mental health support, resources and referrals. 
  • LACDMH has partnered with Headspace to offer a collection of mindfulness and meditation resources – for free – to all LA County residents.  The free Headspace Plus subscription includes access to hundreds of science-backed guided meditations in English and Spanish, as well as movement and sleep exercises to help manage stress, fear and anxiety related to COVID-19.
 LACDMH is also a part of PsychHub’s COVID-19 Mental Health Resource Hub, which is dedicated to providing free resources to help people address their mental health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Physical wellness promotes proper care of our bodies for optimal health and functioning. There are many elements of physical wellness that all must be cared for together. Overall physical wellness encourages the balance of physical activity, nutrition and mental well-being to keep your body in a healthy state. Obtaining an optimal level of physical wellness allows you to nurture personal responsibility for your own health. As you become conscious of your physical health, you are able to identify elements you are successful in, as well as elements you would like to improve.

 

Physical wellness encourages us to care for our bodies through physical activity, proper nutrition and a strong mind. Understanding the relationship between your body’s physical health and mental health is crucial in order to develop a balanced physical wellness.

 

The information provided on the San Gabriel Mission High School Wellness pages is strictly for general reference and does not replace professional treatment. San Gabriel Mission High School does not endorse or guarantee the effectiveness of any particular resource and does not accept liability for anyone’s use or failure to use any of these resources. In case of any emergency, contact 9-1-1 immediately.

 
Use and abuse of drugs and alcohol by teens is very common and can have serious consequences. In the 15-24 year age range, 50% of deaths (from accidents, homicides, suicides) involve alcohol or drug abuse. Drugs and alcohol also contribute to physical and sexual aggression such as assault or rape. Possible stages of teenage experience with alcohol and drugs include abstinence (non-use), experimentation, regular use (both recreational and compensatory for other problems), abuse, and dependency.
 
Repeated and regular recreational use can lead to other problems like anxiety and depression. Some teenagers regularly use drugs or alcohol to compensate for anxiety, depression, or a lack of positive social skills. Teen use of tobacco and alcohol should not be minimized because they can be "gateway drugs" for other drugs (marijuana, cocaine, hallucinogens, inhalants, and heroin). The combination of teenagers' curiosity, risk taking behavior, and social pressure make it very difficult to say no. This leads most teenagers to the questions: "Will it hurt to try one?" (Reference from AACAP.org)
 
 
The information provided on the San Gabriel Mission High School Wellness pages is strictly for general reference and does not replace professional treatment. San Gabriel Mission High School does not endorse or guarantee the effectiveness of any particular resource and does not accept liability for anyone’s use or failure to use any of these resources. In case of any emergency, contact 9-1-1 immediately.

SGMHS is committed to provide a safe and comfortable learning environment that respects Christian values and is free from harassment, bullying or hazing in any form on or off campus.  SGMHS believes that individuals and groups have the right to be free from any form of harassment. If the implicated parties do not comply with the SGMHS or Archdiocesan (see section XVI) Harassment/Bullying Policy, they will face disciplinary consequences that may include disciplinary probation, suspension, or expulsion as well as involve public authorities and a civil process. For more information please visit our Family Handbook.

 

If someone's life is in danger, call 911 or your local emergency number.

 

Bullying, also known as peer victimization, is a deliberate and unsolicited action that occurs with the intent of inflicting social, emotional, physical, and/or psychological harm to someone who often is perceived as being less powerful. Bullying typically happens repeatedly and is a form of aggression and harassment that prevents someone from enjoying a safe, stress-free living, learning, or working environment. (Reference from NCTSN)

 

Read more from NCTSN | Bullying

 

Common Sense Media (Resource)

 

The information provided on the San Gabriel Mission High School Wellness pages is strictly for general reference and does not replace professional treatment. San Gabriel Mission High School does not endorse or guarantee the effectiveness of any particular resource and does not accept liability for anyone’s use or failure to use any of these resources. In case of any emergency, contact 9-1-1 immediately.

Untreated eating disorders may lead to significant medical complications, and can also be extremely difficult on teens and their families. - CHOC 

 

Take a moment to review some of the treatment options that CHOC offers.

 

CHOC | Eating Disorder Program

 

The information provided on the San Gabriel Mission High School Wellness pages is strictly for general reference and does not replace professional treatment. San Gabriel Mission High School does not endorse or guarantee the effectiveness of any particular resource and does not accept liability for anyone’s use or failure to use any of these resources. In case of any emergency, contact 9-1-1 immediately.

Emotional wellness promotes healthy ways to cope with the stress and problems that are a normal part of life. Overall emotional wellness inspires self-care, relaxation, stress reduction, the development of inner strength and proper decision making skills, and the ability to learn and grow from experiences. The emotional well-being of all students is of prime importance to all educators at SGMHS.

 
Our on campus resources:
Ms. Michele Mullaly '94
Director of Counseling
(626) 282-3181 x108
For Support with Coping:
(Free & Confidential)


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255
 
Crisis Text Line
Text "HOME" to 741741
The information provided on the San Gabriel Mission High School Wellness pages is strictly for general reference and does not replace professional treatment. San Gabriel Mission High School does not endorse or guarantee the effectiveness of any particular resource and does not accept liability for anyone’s use or failure to use any of these resources. In case of any emergency, contact 9-1-1 immediately.