Thursday, June 2, 2022

Community Service Opportunity: Civic Engagement

Interested in city leadership? Want to get involved in the city of National City?
Register to volunteer at www.DitasYamane.com
or send an email to ditasyamanecitycouncil2022@gmail.com

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Wellness Wednesday: State of Mind

 Happy Wellness Wednesday Red Devils!

It's been a pleasure bringing the weekly messages to you this year! As we head into the summer, seniors are off to their new journeys and we are all planning for some summer fun and relaxation. Remember, summer is a state of mind. You have the power to make it what it is! We hope you have a restful and recharging summer!

Please fill out our survey to improve our messages for next year. 


Virtual Wellness Room
Please visit our Virtual Wellness Room to take a break from your daily routine. Do some breathing exercises, stretch, or play a game. It's OK to take a time out for a "brain break".
suhivirtualwellnessroom.blogspot.com/

COVID-19 Updates and Resources
Get the latest information on specific programs and services as well as efforts to support the wider community and additional resources as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. http://www.sweetwaterschools.org/covid-19-information/

Congratulations Class of 2022


Hello Seniors!

Please complete the senior exit questionnaire for graduation clearance purposes. This information will also be used to celebrate your accomplishments for end of the year celebration. You can make updates as you receive updated admissions and financial aid information.

This is due May 6, 2022.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Lifeguard Teaching Assistants

Crown Cove Aquatic Center over in Coronado is currently are recruiting for Lifeguard Teaching Assistants (LTA)

They offer a fun, educational and safe program to the community. Crown Cove will also assist with potential LTA getting the Lifeguarding Training they need to become certified. 





Wellness Wednesday: Recharge

Happy Wellness Wednesday Red Devils!

It's been a pleasure bringing the weekly messages to you this year! We hope you have a restful and recharging summer! Please fill out our survey to improve our messages for next year. 

As mental health month comes to a close, you may be addressing your mental health for the first time with the information we have been sharing with you.  You may come across words that seem simple but you aren’t exactly sure what they mean.

The link is a list of terms used throughout the 2022 “Back to Basics” Mental Health Month Toolkit:
Fact Sheet #7 
SPANISH

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022.

When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

The current Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis, even after 988 is launched nationally.





Because YOU play the most important role at our school in keeping our campus safe, don't forget if you see something, say something

Because YELLOW stands for happiness, positivity, energy, optimism, and joy, we are asking for our campus community to wear YELLOW on Wednesdays to help promote our Wellness Wednesday efforts.

We all need someone to talk to, someone who listens, and someone who understands. Your Sweetwater High School Counselors are here for you. Click here to complete the SUHi Wellness Check-In. Your counselor will reach out to you 😀


Virtual Wellness Room
Please visit our Virtual Wellness Room to take a break from your daily routine. Do some breathing exercises, stretch, or play a game. It's OK to take a time out for a "brain break".
suhivirtualwellnessroom.blogspot.com/

COVID-19 Updates and Resources
Get the latest information on specific programs and services as well as efforts to support the wider community and additional resources as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. http://www.sweetwaterschools.org/covid-19-information/

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Wellness Wednesday: You Can Do It

Happy Wellness Wednesday Red Devils!

As the school year comes to an end, there are lots of deadlines and expectations that may cause some stress and anxiety. Remember, there are no limits to what you can accomplish! Keep your eyes on the goal and ask for help when you need it. 

May is Mental Health Month so here are a few more tips for mental health self-care and how to be an ally to those needing mental health supports. 

RECOGNIZING WHEN YOU NEED HELP WITH YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

Think about your physical health. We all have days where we feel a bit sore, have a headache, or are extra tired. That doesn’t necessarily mean you’re sick. You’re sick when something suddenly and significantly changes for the worse or prevents you from functioning properly.

Mental health is similar – the occasional bad day is to be expected, but when things that used to be easy become a lot more difficult, something’s going on. Instead of focusing on physical symptoms, you’ll want to look at your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Read more here: Fact Sheet #4 SPANISH
 
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU NEED HELP

When living with a mental health condition or facing a mental health concern, it’s common to feel like no one understands what you’re going through. But many people overcome the mental health challenges they face. You aren’t alone – help is out there, and recovery is possible.

Read more here: Fact Sheet #5 SPANISH

We invite you to participate in our Mental Health Month Bingo to introduce mental health topics like recognizing warning signs, knowing the factors that can lead to mental health conditions, maintaining mental wellness, seeking help for mental health.

Our weekly emails and our Instagram @SUHiCounseling during the month of May will provide the answers.

Please submit your responses here: https://bit.ly/ suhimay2022 by May 29th for a chance to win a variety of prizes!




 














Because YOU play the most important role at our school in keeping our campus safe, don't forget if you see something, say something

Because YELLOW stands for happiness, positivity, energy, optimism, and joy, we are asking for our campus community to wear YELLOW on Wednesdays to help promote our Wellness Wednesday efforts.

We all need someone to talk to, someone who listens, and someone who understands. Your Sweetwater High School Counselors are here for you. Click here to complete the SUHi Wellness Check-In. Your counselor will reach out to you 😀


Virtual Wellness Room
Please visit our Virtual Wellness Room to take a break from your daily routine. Do some breathing exercises, stretch, or play a game. It's OK to take a time out for a "brain break".
suhivirtualwellnessroom.blogspot.com/

COVID-19 Updates and Resources
Get the latest information on specific programs and services as well as efforts to support the wider community and additional resources as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. http://www.sweetwaterschools.org/covid-19-information/

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Wellness Wednesday: Maintaining Good Mental Health

Happy Wellness Wednesday Red Devils!

Since May is Mental Health Month, we want to continue sharing some mental health resources for you. 

WHAT PLAYS A ROLE IN DEVELOPING MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS?

Most mental health conditions don’t have a single cause – they have many possible causes, called risk factors. The more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop a mental health condition in your lifetime. Mental health conditions can develop slowly, or symptoms can start to appear more suddenly after you’ve experienced a stressful event or big change.

MAINTAINING GOOD MENTAL HEALTH

Whether you realize it or not, mental health plays a big role in your overall well-being. When you’re mentally healthy, you are able to enjoy your life and the people in it, feel good about yourself, keep up good relationships, and deal with stress. It’s normal for your mental health to shift over time – we all face difficult situations in our lives. Creating positive habits is a great way to support your mental health when you’re doing well and helps you build skills to use if you do face symptoms of a mental health condition.

Read more here:
Fact Sheet #2SPANISH
Fact Sheet #3 SPANISH

If you need help with a behavioral health crisis or know someone who does, seek out a trusted adult here at school or you can call the San Diego Access & Crisis Line (888) 724-7240

We invite you to participate in our Mental Health Month Bingo to introduce mental health topics like recognizing warning signs, knowing the factors that can lead to mental health conditions, maintaining mental wellness, seeking help for mental health.

Our weekly emails and our Instagram @SUHiCounseling during the month of May will provide the answers.

Please submit your responses here: https://bit.ly/ suhimay2022 by May 29th for a chance to win a variety of prizes!


























Because YOU play the most important role at our school in keeping our campus safe, don't forget if you see something, say something

Because YELLOW stands for happiness, positivity, energy, optimism, and joy, we are asking for our campus community to wear YELLOW on Wednesdays to help promote our Wellness Wednesday efforts.

We all need someone to talk to, someone who listens, and someone who understands. Your Sweetwater High School Counselors are here for you. Click here to complete the SUHi Wellness Check-In. Your counselor will reach out to you 😀


Virtual Wellness Room
Please visit our Virtual Wellness Room to take a break from your daily routine. Do some breathing exercises, stretch, or play a game. It's OK to take a time out for a "brain break".
suhivirtualwellnessroom.blogspot.com/

COVID-19 Updates and Resources
Get the latest information on specific programs and services as well as efforts to support the wider community and additional resources as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. http://www.sweetwaterschools.org/covid-19-information/

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Our Safe Space - May Calendar



CONTACT:
Lydia Halcott
Pronouns She/They/He
Youth Support Partner | Our Safe Place
SBCS | Strengthening Communities
Cell: 619-643-5418
lhalcott@csbcs.org
SBCSSanDiego.org

Wellness Wednesday: What is Mental Health?

Happy Wellness Wednesday Red Devils! 

May is Mental Health Month so today, let's define mental health. 

Mental health refers to our emotional and social well-being and impacts how we think, feel, and behave. It plays a role in connecting with others, making decisions, handling stress, and many other aspects of daily life. Everyone has mental health, and it deserves your attention just as much as your physical health does.

Read more here: Fact Sheet #1, Spanish

We invite you to participate in our Mental Health Month Bingo to introduce mental health topics like recognizing warning signs, knowing the factors that can lead to mental health conditions, maintaining mental wellness, seeking help for mental health.

Our weekly emails and our Instagram @SUHiCounseling during the month of May will provide the answers. Please submit your responses here: https://bit.ly/ suhimay2022 by May 29th for a chance to win a variety of prizes!












Because YOU play the most important role at our school in keeping our campus safe, don't forget if you see something, say something

Because YELLOW stands for happiness, positivity, energy, optimism, and joy, we are asking for our campus community to wear YELLOW on Wednesdays to help promote our Wellness Wednesday efforts.

We all need someone to talk to, someone who listens, and someone who understands. Your Sweetwater High School Counselors are here for you. Click here to complete the SUHi Wellness Check-In. Your counselor will reach out to you 😀


Virtual Wellness Room
Please visit our Virtual Wellness Room to take a break from your daily routine. Do some breathing exercises, stretch, or play a game. It's OK to take a time out for a "brain break".
suhivirtualwellnessroom.blogspot.com/

COVID-19 Updates and Resources
Get the latest information on specific programs and services as well as efforts to support the wider community and additional resources as we monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts. http://www.sweetwaterschools.org/covid-19-information/