- CHOC CHILDREN'S CHIEF PSYCHOLOGIST DR. HEATHER HUSZTI
"Mental health is a state of wellbeing in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community."
What is wellness?
"A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
SM is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure learning environment for students and staff. TIPS is a web-based incident reporting and incident management platform that empowers students, parents, teachers, staff, administrators and community members to be heard and to anonymously report warning signs and trouble. The goal of TIPS is prevention and to help identify red flags before an incident occurs or escalates.
Suicide Prevention Policy
"Chaptered as California Education Code (EC) Section 215, AB 2246 mandates that the Governing Board of any LEA that serves pupils in grades seven to twelve, inclusive, adopt a policy on pupil suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention....While the mandate does not apply to private schools or schools with students below grade seven, we encourage private schools and schools with students below seventh grade to consider adopting a suicide prevention policy as a safety net for all of their students. This is particularly important since suicide is now the second leading cause of death for youth ages thirteen to eighteen..." - California Department of Education
Contact Wellness to review SM's Policy.
- "I'm Fine" - a short film by SM alumni. View the film. (Mature subject matter.)
CHOC Children's Mental Health Update
- June 2020
- How to talk to kids about racism
- November 2019
- About pediatric mental illness
- August 2019
- Does your child suffer from anxiety?
- July 2019
- Tips for enjoying an unplugged family vacation
- June 2019
- April 2019
- March 2019
- Crisis Hotlines
- Centralized Assessment Team (CAT)
- Suicide Prevention
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange
- Mental Health Care
- Physical Health
- Grief & Loss
- Mobile Apps
- Disordered Eating
- Substance Abuse - Drugs/Vaping
- Self Injury
- Bullying & Cyberspace
- College Transition
- Parenting in a Digital World
- Local Resources
- Mental Health Education
- Social Media and Media
THIS IS MEANT TO BE A RESOURCE FOR FAMILIES RESEARCHING PROVIDERS AND IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT OF SERVICES. SMCHS IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT OF OR SERVICE PROVIDED BY ANY REFERRALS listed.
We are incredibly grateful to our friends at CHOC, Our Lady Queen of Angels Mental Health Ministry, St. Ignatius College Preparatory and the Making Caring Common Project for their continued guidance and counsel as we develop stronger mental health and wellness resources and support at SM.