Mental Health Support

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  • What is mental health wellness? Positive mental health allows people to realize their full potential, cope with the stress of life, work productively and make meaningful contributions to their communities.  

    How do I learn more about mental health wellness?   DCS partners with the community to provide parent sessions and resources on many mental health topics.  These offerings and resources are communicated through the DCS web site, email, and social media such as Twitter and Facebook.  Parent sessions are marketed through our Parent University. Your child’s school counselor or Syntero clinician can also assist you in finding resources. 

    How can Dublin City Schools help?   Mental health and substance use supports are available in every school building. Service is determined based on the student’s need and may include support from a school counselor, a student support specialist (S3), or a Syntero clinician. In addition, the district has substance use specialists available to support students and families.

    Students and families may always request help to access mental health and/or substance use supports through the school counselor or through any school staff member. Refer to school building staff directory for specific staff contact information.
     

    What are potential signs of mental health issues?

    • Sad, hopeless or irritable                                                               
    • Overly anxious or worried
    • Unable to concentrate, sit still, or focus attention 
    • Scared and fearful; frequent nightmares
    • Using alcohol or drugs
    • Hearing voices or seeing things that aren’t there
    • Talking about suicide or death
    • Avoiding people; wanting to be alone all of the time 
    • Excessive Anger 
    • Hurting other people or animals; damaging property
    • Major changes in eating or sleeping habits
    • Loss of interest in friends or things usually enjoyed
    • Falling behind in school or earning lower grades
    • Hearing voices or seeing things that aren’t there
    • Needing to wash, clean things, or perform certain rituals many times a day