HMS Online Wellness Resource Center & Virtual Counseling Office

In the midst of a crisis, students and parents often look to the school to provide resources and assistance. Counselors are often the ones that help staff and students navigate through many different types of crises, including the one we are currently facing. We realize that students, as well as their families, may be experiencing high levels of stress at this time as well as heightened levels of anxiety. Although assisting students while campus safety measures are in place may pose some unique challenges, we will continue to support all students.

 

The HMS Online Wellness Center serves to provide resources and OPTIONAL Mindfulness activities that can assist students during these difficult times as well as provide supports for parents to assist in communicating with their children at home.

 

If students or parents have any questions, please contact me by email at [email protected]

 

Office Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 3:00 pm  626-299-7060 ext. 5006 

 

Be Well.

June Gonzalez, MS, P.P.S.

School Counselor

                                                                             

Virtual Counseling Office - Now Open!

Virtual Counseling Office

 

Students - Click Here to Check-In with Mrs. GonzalezHMS Counselor

 

Students who are on Independent Study and not on campus, can participate in virtual academic & wellness counseling with their School Counselor during school hours. (*Closed June 1 - August 10)

 

 

 

 

 
 

Mindfulness Activities

 

 
MUSIC - A relaxing music video that provides soothing sounds as background music for studying, stress relief, sleep, meditation, healing, and yoga.
 
DEEP BREATHING & GUIDED RELAXATION - A variety of 5-25 minute guided meditations.
 
Did you know that extending your exhales so that they are a little longer than your inhales can help you relax?
 
YOGA - 4-minute yoga for strength and focus https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/strengthen-your-focus
 
JOURNAL EXERCISES - 175 journal prompts for mental health https://kidsnclicks.com/journal-prompts-for-mental-health/
 
SKETCHING - Explore the mental health benefits of expressing your creativity in a 5-10 min quick sketch activity. Pick an Inspiration: Dreamboard, Safe or Special Place, Feel your Power, Gratitude Finding what you lost, Getting through, Maze
 
 
Short Videos & Virtual Hikes:

HMS Virtual Calming Room

 

Students, feeling stressed? Click on any bookshelf image for the calming experience you want.

 When you are done, click on the home icon to return to the Calming Room.

 

                                                                                                                                Enjoy your experience

Articles

 

 

For Students:

 

 
For Parents:

 Free Evidence-Based Mental Health Relief Downloadable App 

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Get the tools to tackle:

  • Worry
  • Panic
  • Perfectionism
  • Social Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Coping with COVID-19
 
CREATE YOUR OWN Breathing Meditation with CUSTOMIZABLE visual background, sound, and pace. https://gritx.org/breathing/
 

Resources

 

Community:

Information and referrals for all health and human services in LA County. The phone line is open 24 hours; 7 days a week, with trained Community Resource Advisors, prepared to offer help with any situation, any time. The community services go far beyond phone referrals (housing, food, transportation, senior services, crisis services, legal services, COVID-19 testing and vaccination locations, etc.) Call 211

 
The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parents and youth, 7-days a week from 8 am - 8 pm at 1-855-427-2736 or https://caparentyouthhelpline.org

 

School Lunch:

A free nutritious lunch will be available to all students this school year. They just need to enter their school ID at the lunch kiosk.

 

 

Counseling/Teletherapy:

 

A SIMPLE, FAST and SAFE tool for mental health help whether you have insurance or not. The most trusted community of care and in partnership with San Marino Unified School District.

caresolace.com/smusdfamilies

 

*Their Care Concierge is available 24/7, in multiple languages (English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Vietnamese) and can be reached by email, phone, or video chat.

 

They are also prepared to assist all mental health concerns related to COVID-19. Especially since this situation can exacerbate existing mental health conditions. Care Solace is a consistent and steady source of support; please utilize their services and allow them to help you and your family.

 

                                                                           *Now Available

 School-Based Wellness Services:

Click on image below to access

Wellness Center

 

Crisis Information

 

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

WE TIP (SMUSD anonymous reporting) 1-800-78-CRIME

Child Abuse Protection Hotline 1-800-540-4000

Emergency Services - 911

San Marino Police Department - 626-300-0720

 
 
 
    Now Open!
        The HMS Wellness Lounge
Wellness Lounge
 
The HMS Wellness Lounge is now open for students to receive individual and group counseling & wellness support services when needed from our mental health interns and professional staff. This 'zen den' environment; bringing the calming elements of nature indoors, will give students a place to self-regulate and decompress. Participating in mindfulness activities such as mediation, guided-imagery, breathing exercises, and art & play therapy, students are better able to return to the classroom feeling less anxious, emotionally refreshed, and can get back to learning. 
 
 
 
 
How to access the Wellness Lounge: 
 
At this time, students have scheduled appointments or are given a call-slip to work with a mental health intern in the Wellness Lounge. Some students are seen individually and others in groups. All students requiring or seeking counseling services must first go through the Counseling Office with Mrs. Gonzalez. They are then sent to the appropriate counseling setting. Most students will meet with Mrs. Gonzalez in her office, while others, will be referred to work with an Intern in the Wellness Lounge. HMS has partnered with the Titan Wellness Center at San Marino High School and they are sharing their Mental Health Interns with us. Interns see students either on a self-referral, teacher, staff, or parent referral basis. Access to the referral system is posted above under School-Based Wellness Services.
 
In the Fall, we will expand counseling services offered in the Wellness Lounge by having a Wellness Wednesday Hangout where students can drop-in during snack or lunch break for wellness activities.
 
 
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