HMS Telewellness Resource Center
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 students, staff, and parents, navigate through many different types of crises; including the one we are currently facing.
We realize that students and their families may be experiencing high levels of stress at this time as well as heightened levels of anxiety. The HMS Telewellness Resource Center serves to provide wellness resources that can assist during these difficult times as well as provide additional supports and information for parents to assist in communicating with their children at home.
If you have questions or need additional support, please contact me by email at [email protected]
Office Hours: M-F 8:00 am - 3:00 pm 626-299-7060 ext. 5006
(appointments available by phone, in-person, or virtual)
June Gonzalez, MS, P.P.S.
School Counselor/Wellness Coordinator
Counseling Department Chair
Student Virtual Counseling Office - Now Open!
Students - Click Here to Check In Virtually with Mrs. Gonzalez
Students who are on Independent Study or not on campus for the day, can participate in virtual academic & wellness counseling with their School Counselor during school hours. (*Closed during school holidays and the summer break)
Mindfulness Activities - Resources
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
- Just for Teens: A Personal Plan for Managing Stress https://healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/emotional-wellness/Building-Resilience/Pages/For-Teens-Creating-Your-Personal-Stress-Management-Plan.aspx
- Grounding: Create Personal Calm https://www.winona.edu/
- Self-Care for Kids: 6 ways to self-regulate
Free Evidence-Based Mental Health Relief Downloadable App
Is anxiety getting in the way of life? MindShift™ CBT Anxiety uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help adults and children learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of anxiety.
Get the tools to tackle:
- Social Anxiety
- Coping with COVID-19
- Connect with your child on a deeper level - 250 Conversation Starters
- Talking to Kids About Coronavirus
- Talking to Teens and Tweens About Coronavirus
- National Association of School Psychologist handout (English, Chinese available): Talking to Children About COVID-19: A Parent Resources
- COVID-19 Information By and For People with Disabilities: https://scdd.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2020/03/Green-Mountain-SA-Info-By-and-For-People-with-Disabilities.pdf
- Coping with stress during infectious disease outbreaks: http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/CommunicableDisease‑StrategiesForCoping.pdf
- Self-Care for Kids: 6 ways to self-regulate
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
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.
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.
*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.
School-Based Wellness Services:
Click on image below to access
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
The 'Zen Zone' Hangout is a peaceful, calm, and quiet retreat where students can drop-in to relax and destress at lunch. The 'Zen Zone' Hangout is located in the HMS Wellness Lounge. Doors open at 12:35 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Friday. Students can participate in optional mindfulness activities such as breathing exercises, meditation and yoga, as well as activities that reduce stress and increase calm (such as pleasure reading, journaling, drawing, puzzles, zen sand tray play, origami, or quiet games) while enjoying the sights and sounds of nature with zen music on our oversized screen.
Mrs. Gonzalez, School Counselor and Wellness Hangout AdvisorNamaste