Wakulla County School District is dedicated to the physical and mental wellness of all students.
How do I know if my student is experiencing a mental health concern?
- Changes in mood or behavior
- Reports of anxiety or excessive worry
- Feelings of sadness or hopelessness
- Lack of interest in activities
- Difficulty concentrating or completing tasks
- Changes in sleep or eating
- Isolating themselves from family and peers
- Conflict with other students or adults in their life
- Impact on their performance at school or extracurricular activities
What are some steps can I take if I am concerned my student has mental health concern?
- Talk to your child’s pediatrician about your concerns.
- Notify your student’s school counselor of these concerns.
- Contact WCSD’s Mental Health Coordinator at (850) 926-0065.
What supports does Wakulla County School District have that can support my student?
- School Counselors: School Counselors can help refer students to appropriate internal and community resources. They are also available for crisis intervention and support.
- District Social Worker/Mental Health Counselors: The District Mental Health Counselors are available to help family’s navigate mental health needs including connecting families to mental health supports in the community. They are also available to provide one on one counseling for students who are appropriate for school-based services.
CDC Children's Mental Health
Mental Health in America
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
National Institute of Mental Health: Child and Adolescent Mental Health
Coalition to Support Grieving Students
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide
The Jason Foundation