Mental Health & Wellness Resources
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 choices. Talk to your PCH counselor, parents or a trusted adult if you experience any of these things:*
- Can't eat or sleep
- Can't perform daily tasks like going to school
- Don't want to hang out with your friends or family
- Don't want to do things you usually enjoy
- Fight a lot with family and friends
- Feel you can't control your emotions and it's affecting relationships with family and friends
- Have low or no energy
- Feel hopeless, numb, or like nothing matters
- Can’t stop thinking about certain things or memories
- Feel confused, forgetful, edgy, angry, upset, worried, or scared
- Want to harm yourself or others
- Have random aches and pains
- Smoke, drink, or use drugs
- Hear voices
Click HERE to learn more about specific mental health problems.
Your Central High counselor is a valuable resource, so students are encouraged to connect with them as needed. If, however, you need immediate assistance during non-school hours, we encourage you to connect with emergency resources. On-going community resources are also available to provide support.
If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide or experiencing a mental health or substance-use crisis, 988 provides 24/7 connection to confidential support. There is hope. Just call or text 988 or chat at 988lifeline.org.
BHR provides crisis support, telephone counseling, and mental health resources 24/7 for children, youth, and their families. Text BHEARD to 31658 or call 314-469-6644.
If you or someone you know is in crisis or needs help, call the KUTO Crisis Helpline at 1-888-644-5886. Open everyday after 4 pm ~ staffed by trained youth volunteers.
Therapist Referral List (updated 10/2022) - the Parkway School District does not endorse or sanction outside referrals, but does maintain this list of outside agencies and professionals for you to explore and navigate independently.
St. Louis County Children’s Service Fund proudly supports over 80 local organizations who all provide crucial mental and behavioral health services for the children of St. Louis County. Find a provider here.
MAINTAINING EMOTIONAL WELLNESS
Emotional wellness is the ability to successfully handle life’s stresses and adapt to change and difficult times*. Below are a few resources your CHS counseling team feel are helpful to achieve and maintain emotional wellness.
- Emotional Wellness Checklist - National Institutes of Health
- 50 Coping Skills for Teens
- Understanding your Circle of Control - lower your stress and anxiety by understanding and accepting what areas in your life you can and cannot control
- Simple Calming Breathing Exercise
- Daily Calm - 10 minute guided meditations