The Wellness program will provide a range of resources and referrals to support students and their families in meeting the challenges of adolescence through prevention, early-intervention and education.


If this is an emergency, dial 911
During School Hours: 7:15am – 3:45pm
Phone: 949-766-6084  Email:

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.


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
SPEAK UP! ambassador




Suicide Prevention

OC Referrals List with Private Practice Resources

Download List

CHOC and OC Department of Education Resources

Download List

(949) 682-UTIP or (949) 682-8847

• Abuse
• Bullying/Harassment
• Depression
• Drug Sales
• Drug Use
• Fights/Pre-Fights
• Safety Concerns About a Friend
• Suspicious Activity
• Thefts
• Threats to Campus Safety
• Vandalism

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.

TIPS reporting

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.

Wellness at SM

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.

The Well Balanced Student

A webinar from Challenge Success brought to you by the SM Mothers Club

When we are too focused on grades and performance, we deny our children the time and energy they need to tackle the demanding work of growing up. As academic and extracurricular activities begin to get back to "normal," we have an opportunity to consider how high-stakes, high-pressure culture and expectations can have unintentional and potentially damaging effects on our children. In this presentation from Stanford's Challenge Success, we’ll learn how we can establish a

  • healthier home environment
  • reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement
  • increase resilience, creativity and well-being

Q&A to follow.

Brainstorm: Discovering the Hidden Purpose and Power of the Adolescent Brain

What is mental health?

"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."

Boards and Committees

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.


  • "I'm Fine" - a short film by SM alumni. View the film. (Mature subject matter.)

CHOC Children's Mental Health Update