If this is an emergency, dial 911
During School Hours: 7:15am – 3:45pm
Phone: 949-766-6084 Email: Wellness@smhs.org
Wellness referrals and emails will be read and addressed during normal school hours. If there is an urgent need for mental health services or support outside of school hours, please go to the nearest emergency room or contact the Orange County Warmline 24/7 at (714) 991-6412.
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Wellness Program Offers Expanded Support Services
After significant research and planning, and with your support and the guidance of experts from around the country, we are expanding support services for our students this year. The Wellness Program will provide mental health education, training, resources and referrals to support students and their families in meeting the challenges of adolescence.
Reach out to a
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(949) 682-UTIP or (949) 682-8847
• Drug Sales
• Drug Use
• Safety Concerns About a Friend
• Suspicious Activity
• Threats to Campus Safety
The texts are reviewed by our Orange County Sherriff’s School Resource Officer and by school administration. Although these texts are confidential (identities will not be disclosed), they are not anonymous. Intentionally false or misleading texts are taken very seriously, and could result in school discipline or investigation by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
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.
Meet the Interim Director of Wellness
Joy Cleary, LCSW, PPSC brings a wealth of experience in school-based mental health services to SMCHS. Ms. Cleary has developed and implemented many school-based Wellness Programs in Orange County and maintains a private practice in adolescent counseling. Joy has an MSW from USC and a BS and BA from Santa Clara University. She will be collaborating with the Administration, the Counseling Department, Student Support Services Programs, the Mental Health and Wellness Task Force and Advisory Board, Challenge Success team, and Faculty/Staff to implement a comprehensive Wellness Program at SMCHS.
"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."
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.
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