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Mental Health

Dunstan Middle School takes mental health very seriously and we have an experienced and competent mental health team here to support students. Social Emotional learning and skills development for students and staff are focused on prevention and support. If you think your student needs support, you're not alone:

You might call it a silent epidemic. Up to one in five kids living in the U.S. shows signs or symptoms of a mental health disorder in a given year. So in a school classroom of 25 students, five of them may be struggling with the same issues many adults deal with: depression, anxiety, substance abuse...experts say schools could play a role in identifying students with problems and helping them succeed. (NPR, August 31 2016)

Don't hesitate to contact any member of the team, and encourage your student to do so as well. 

Valuable Community and Internet Resources:

Safe2Tell
Jefferson Center for
Mental Health

Jefferson County Juvenile 
Assessment Center
 (JAC)

Cyber Bullying Research Center
I'll Push You 
(
official trailer)

Self-Injury Prevention
Second Wind 
(suicide prevention) 
 iFred 
(International Foundation for
Research and Education on Depression)
 
 Teen Substance Abuse Resources
Tips on dealing with Anger Management 
Tips for dealing with teen anxiety  Contact A Member of Dunstan's Mental Health Team

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